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THIS IS A FREE TO ENTER WRITING COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL GROUP MEMBERS. Newcomers are welcome, and to apply for membership please contact our Facebook Blog on this link … https://www.facebook.com/36shortstories/

 The topic for February 2018 has been set by the winner of the 2017 Bumper Winter tcwg competition, ‘Chester B Goode” who chose “Education, School, and Teaching”

Chester added these inspiring thoughts  by Alan Watts …

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.”

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The length of entries in February will be the regular “between 500 and 3000 words”, and competitors are reminded that multiple entries can be accepted, particularly of the shorter variety.
Closing date for entries will be Midnight on Wednesday the 28th. of February 2018.*
* Please note the early closing date.
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 February competition will be to set the topic for April 2018 when I am proposing that we will again have a regular month for stories with a word limit between 500 and 3000 words.

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, and good luck.

 

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35 thoughts on “The February 2018 tcwg Competition. All you need to know to enter a story.

      1. So sorry for delay, Bleda: hadn’t realised it was my turn … Recently I had a discussion about a peculiarity of the English language: two word phrases which are almost inseparable eg helter skelter, pell mell, harum scarum, hotch potch… I propose we write a story or script taking any such two word idiosyncrasy as its title.

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