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Writing prompts

 

My apologies for the lack of writing prompts over the past weeks…I’ve had a break and will now endeavour to provide them at regular intervals again 🙂

Prompt for today:

I think I’m beginning to understand.

I hope it inspires some great poems and stories 🙂

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Along came a spider…

Thank you everyone, for all the kind comments and emails about my stories on the ABC 500 project site. I really appreciate it and am hoping I can do a lot more writing in 2015. If you haven’t seen them, the links are below:

https://open.abc.net.au/explore/26jj6ix

https://open.abc.net.au/explore/58ld1yg

Today’s writing prompt:

She slid her toes into the leg of her jeans and out ran a . . . spider!

Yes…it happened this morning 😦

Okay, it was only the tiniest of spiders and didn’t cause any harm but I thought it would be a great writing prompt.

Imagine a HUGE hairy spider with big eyes and an evil grin . . .

And, remember after drying your jeans on a hot summer day . . . give them a good shake before putting them on 🙂 Just in case!

December Mini-competition

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the December 2014 mini-competition.

The word for this month is TRAVEL.

Write a story in 100 words or less, or a poem in ten lines or less including the above word and drop it in the mail box by midnight tonight with the entry fee of $1.40 per entry 🙂

Positive Words magazine

PO Box 798

Heathcote 3523 Victoria

 

Mini-competitions 2015

The monthly mini-competitions will continue to be held throughout 2015.

Thank you everyone for your support over the past year as it really does help to keep the magazine going.

For those who are new to the magazine/competitions . . . the mini-competitions are held every month. Each month there is a ‘word’ which must be included in either a 100 word (or less) story, or a ten line (or less) poem. Multiple entries are welcome as long as each one is accompanied by the entry fee which is $1.40 in unused stamps and need to be posted by the last day of the relevant month. The list of topics is below:

mini themes 2015

 

Thank you

Dear Subscribers, Readers and Contributors,

Thank you all for your much appreciated support of Positive Words magazine during 2014.

It has been a difficult year on a personal level with illness, tough times for several family members and sadness as my mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and my father struggles at times to cope. It has all taken its toll both emotionally and financially but I am forever indebted to all who have continued to support Positive Words, especially those who have sent kind donations towards the printing costs and stamps which have really helped with the huge postage bill (further extended with the rise earlier this year!). As most of you know, the magazine is a labour-of-love and I do not receive wages or payment for my time, so the support is vital and very much valued.

Many of you have also confided you own troubles throughout the year and my thoughts are with you. I do hope your situations improve in the near future.

Unfortunately, perhaps in part due to my distractions elsewhere and lack of time to promote the magazine and competitions, subscriber numbers have fallen but Positive Words will continue as usual through 2015. Apart from my mother’s condition, most of the other situations have improved and I am looking forward to the coming year and encouraging new writers and subscribers in their writing endeavours. Please spread the word if you know of anyone interested in writing.

Once again, my sincere thanks for all the support and encouragement through the year and I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing more of your work in 2015.

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and New Year,

Sandra James

 

A Step in the Write Direction

999+ ideas for Creative Writers

By Sandra Lynn James

Want to write but can’t think of anything? Contains more than 999 ideas to get you started. Ideal for writing groups or individuals, beginners or experienced writers.

Priced at: $6.60 (includes postage to anywhere in Australia)

Available from: Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria.

Coming out of the Fog

Today’s writing prompt:

Out of the fog emerged . . .

Hope the idea prompts some interesting stories and poems. Don’t forget that submissions (hard copy) for the magazine are always welcome and I have started working on the 2015 issues, so please send them in 🙂

Me . . . I’m emerging from a very, very foggy brain after completing the NaNoWriMo challenge on Sunday. Phew!!

Home alone as my husband had another commitment, I gave it my very best shot and although I’m sure it will need major editing, changes and re-writing, at least it will be something to work with . . . but definitely not until the New Year!

 

 

August Mini-Competition Results ELVIS

Thank you to everyone who entered; the support really helps to keep the magazine going 🙂

Congratulations to Rachel Loveday and Susan Cornford who were equal winners this month!

Please find the results here: Positive Words AUGUST 2014 Mini

The word for November is LAUGHTER. Please see under ‘competitions’ at the top of the page for details on how to enter.

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