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A FREE ENTRY WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL!

Details of the December 2016 Creative Writing Competition.

The topic for December has been set by the winner of the October 2016 competition ‘ExpatAngie’ who has chosen as a subject  ‘the effect that the commencement of World War One would have had on families around Christmas in the year 1914’.

Men had gone off to war leaving their families to fend for themselves … what effect was that having and what difficulties were having to be faced. Some men may not have  volunteered and left for the war. Had that led to accusations of cowardice or favouritism within communities. Let your imagination wander as to how families were coping, and the worries and traumas that had resulted  from the mass exodus of breadwinners across the land. Women had to become the breadwinners and go out to work. This alone would provide a thousand possible scenarios for a story of the times. There were new found freedoms and independence for women, no more simply the home-maker but also head of the household and sole provider. Yet all set against a backdrop of  worry and uncertainty for the future. A challenging subject, but one that I feel sure will fire the imagination.

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The length of the story in December  will be the regular “between 500 and 3000 words”, and competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.

EARLY CLOSING.
Closing date for entries will be Midnight on Friday the 30th of December 2016 so as not to coincide with New Years eve.
The period for receiving votes will be announced when the competition closes, and votes will not be accepted until after the competition closes.
The “prize” for winning this December competition will be to set the topic for February 2017.

Voting.
After the competition closes there will be a vote to decide the first three places.
Just after the closing date, details of how to vote, and a vote collection point will be set up here in this competition section.

How to enter.
Post your story on your personal WordPress blogs and post a link to your story in the form of a comment below (“Leave a reply” panel.)

For those unfamiliar with the workings of the monthly competition a list of detailed rules for the competition can be found here …
https://tcwgshortstories.wordpress.com/competition-rules/

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Pleasant writing everyone.

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