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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

 

As the year draws to a close…

I hope the blog title makes for an inspiring prompt 🙂

The end of my 2014 has slipped in a couple more hiccups . . . this year is determined to go out with a loud crash and bang!

Thank you to everyone for all the kind messages and emails. They help . . . they really do! And my thoughts are with all who are also experiencing tough times.

As my years draw to a close I have been catching up with submissions and correspondence and will be posting more competition results in a few days.

And I have also written a couple of stories, something I haven’t done for quite a while. You can read them on the ABC Open project:

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

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

 

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.

Role Reversal

Today’s writing prompt:

Role reversal.

Apologies for the lack of prompts over the past week . . . I’ve been caught up with some of life’s ups and downs!

 

Wanted!

Today’s writing prompt:

Wanted!

In my case . . . words are desperately wanted! My NaNoWriMo has fallen a long way behind as I complete the copy for the December issue of Positive Words magazine 😦

Hoping tomorrow will bring LOTS of inspiration!

My Space!

Today’s writing prompt:

Get out of my space!

Just venting my frustration but I’m sure the offender will end up as a character somewhere down the line 🙂

 

Ring! Ring!

Today’s writing prompt:

Off the hook.

Yesterday after three nuisance telemarketing calls to my landline, despite being on the do-not-call register, I put the phone down on my desk mid-sentence and walked away. I did intend to put it back after a an hour or so but completely forgot!

Last week, a friend who suffers from emphysema called and hesitated before responding to my somewhat strained ‘hello’. Fortunately, I realised just in time who it was and he didn’t cop an ear-full!

I love calls from friends, subscribers and anyone interested in Positive Words magazine but my blood boils when I’m constantly disturbed by someone who wants to sell me something . . . particularly when I’m struggling to get my NaNoWriMo total up to the target.

Colour Schemes

Today’s writing prompt:

Changing the décor.

Just re-read my NaNoWriMo, and found the furniture layout in one scene different to another. Oops!

At least there’s no heavy lugging in changing it back 🙂

Old flames

Today’s writing prompt:

Old flames.

While outside watering before dark {it’s very dry here already 😦 } I had an idea and decided to introduce an old flame into my NaNoWriMo story.

Not sure what will come of it but time will tell 🙂

Tortoise or Hare?

Today’s writing prompt:

Are you a tortoise or a hare?

I think I’m more of a tortoise but in this year’s NaNoWriMo I’ve made a couple of hare-like dashes 🙂

As long as we get there in the end!

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