Thursday 30 August 2012

Two months to go...

There are still two months to write and submit a winning entry to the 2nd Greenacre Writers Short Story Competition.

Greenacre Writers Short Story Competition 2012.

The winning entries will win cash prizes and will be published on this blog and our website and in the second Greenacre Writers Anthology.

Genre: Fiction

Word count: Maximum 2000 words
Prizes: 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £50, 3rd Prize £25
(3 Runners up: Greenacre Anthology)

Entry fee: £5 per entry (£5.50 on-line)

Closing date: 31st October 2012
Judge: Paolo Hewitt

About the judge: Paolo Hewitt is a former journalist and author of over 20 books. He has written for Melody Maker and NME, and The Sunday Times. Among other books, he is author of The Jam: A Beat Concerto, The Small Faces: The Young Mod’s Forgotten Story, Getting High: The Adventure of Oasis, and Alan McGee and the Story of Creation Records. His two excursions into fiction include the novels, Heaven's Promise and The Mumper which was recently made into the film, Outside Bet. His highly acclaimed autobiography, The Looked After Kid brilliantly chronicles his time growing up in the care system.

Entries may be made by post: e-mail for entry form or enter online: Here

Friday 3 August 2012

Workshop: Plot

* This workshop is now full *

Who dunnit? Why? And what happens next? Learn how to sequence events that take place within the narrative.

Do you get a bit muddled when trying to remember who does what, when and how? If so, this workshop will help. For beginners as well as the more advanced writer. We will design our own plot chart as well as work on creative writing exercises.

Where and when:
Saturday 25th August
25 Chislehurst Avenue

About me:
I am a co-founder of Greenacre Writers. I studied MA Writing at Middlesex University. I’ve recently started submitting stories for competitions – all of which have been either short or longlisted. I’ve written a novel, short stories, and am currently re-writing my autobiography, ‘Bibliotherapy: Stories that Saved my Life’.

For further details or to reserve a place, please contact:
Rosie Canning (MA Writing) 020 8346 9449

There will be a small charge to include yummy cakes:
Members £5; Non-members £10