For Creative Writers Everywhere…

Six minutes of fame?

This morning I did a radio interview with ABC South West (WA) Breakfast host Niomi O’Hara.

Who would have thought I would being doing interviews on radio? I’ve always been rather shy and back at school (way back!) used to cringe in my desk seat if the teacher so much as looked in my direction.

I’ve done quite a few now on various radio stations and it does get easier each time…the interviewers have always been lovely and, hopefully, that little tremor in my voice isn’t too obvious!

Niomi kindly gave me a heads up on the questions she would be asking, very handy as one’s mind can go incredibly blank even when talking about something one knows very well :)

Lets hope lots of budding writers heard the talk and are inspired to have-a-go and send in some of their work.

I’m just glad they can’t see this editor . . . baggy pink pyjamas, hair frizzing and desperately in need of a cut :(

My six minutes of fame are over . . . time for a shower and some industrial strength hair product to control the frizz . . . while I wait for LOTS of new submissions to drop int my mail box :)

If I can combat my nerves, I’m sure there are many others who can take that first step and bravely send in that special story or poem . . . why not have a go? :)

No Empty pages

The word for the August Mini-competition is EMPTY and here are a few prompts/quotes to inspire you :)

Empty nest.

Empty promises.

Glass half full – glass half empty.

Empty vessels make the most noise.

I hope they help to inspire you for the competition or anything else you want to write – no empty pages :)

August Mini-competition

The mini-competition word for August is EMPTY, but I’m hoping my mail box is soon full :)

Write a short story in 100 words (or under) or a poem in ten lines (or less) and use the word at least once.

The entry fee is $1.40 in unused stamps (used for posting out the monthly magazine) You can enter as many times as you want  but each entry must include an entry fee.

Send to: The Editor, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria.

Father’s Day

I’m starting work on the September issue and would love to feature stories, poems and articles about FATHERS.

The usual submission guidelines apply (see above) or email me it you would like further information. (But please note that submissions must be in hard copy.)

Send submissions to The Editor, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.

Entries for this month’s mini-competition featuring the word CHEESECAKE need to be posted by midnight tomorrow.

Write a short story in 100 words (or less) or a poem in 10 lines (or less) and include the word CHEESECAKE.

The entry fee is $1.40 in unused stamps per entry. Entry fees help with the postage costs involved in sending out the magazine to subscribers and contributors each month and the winner receives a six-month subscription to Positive Words magazine – full of great writing from fellow writers, inspirational articles, tips, hints and topics to get you writing.

You can find further details here: mini themes 2015

And…email me ( positivewordsmagazine@live.com.au  )  if there is anything else you would like to know about the competition or the magazine :)

Thank you to everyone who entered the April Mini-competition!

Please find the results here: Positive Words APRIL 2015 Mini

The word for the July mini-competition is CHEESECAKE and you can find entry details here: mini themes 2015

Entries need to be posted by 31 July 2015.

Favourite Flavours

The word for the mini competition this month is CHEESECAKE and to help inspire winning words, why not indulge in a slice or two of your favourite variety?

I think I like a classic lemon best of all but I’m open to trying most flavours :)

What’s your favourite?

You can find the mini-competition details here: mini themes 2015

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