August Writing Prompt

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A simple challenge this month, as I have randomly decided we will have alternate months of word lists and “other” prompts this month is one of the “other”. A first line prompt!

The line:

“It seemed like such a good idea at the time…”

Aim: about 500 words starting with this line.

As usual use the line however you like and have fun!

Happy writing!

Armageddon 2012

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We are fortunate, thanks to members’ hard work and heaps of donations, to have a Christchurch Writers’ Guild table at the Christchurch Armageddon this weekend.

All members have been given an opportunity to have their self-published books on the table, with an opportunity to sell something and to be a presence at the convention which we hope will bring in some thousands of people.

If you’re local, please come down and see us at Addington Raceway. Below there is a schedule for writer appearances if you’re interested in talking to, or getting an autograph from, a particular author. Other members, such as myself, who haven’t got to selling their work yet will also be around to talk to, or get autographs from 😉

A huge thank you to all of our supporters who have made this possible, and to our awesome authors who are sharing their wonderful words with the world.

😀 Fran

Author Appearances:

Beaulah Pragg   The Silver Hawk   Saturday & Sunday 10-12 & 3-5pm

Gonzalo Navarro   Aotearoa Whispers   Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

Francis D. Tanner   David Tremain Series   Saturday & Sunday 10-1pm

Angela Oliver   Aroha’s Grand Adventure   Saturday only 11-2pm

Christopher Keene   Sunday only 1-3pm

Au Contraire Anthology Submissions open

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The wonderful people over at Random Static are looking for short story submissions on the topic of Regeneration for next year’s anthology. Due date is December 2012, so gives you a bit of time to think about the topic.

Here’s a bit more info from the page:

Tell us stories of how cities and societies regenerate after disaster; of bodies regenerated by science or magic, and the consequences; or natural – or unnatural – environments thriving once more. We’d also like to see stories that examine the psychological or moral dimensions to regeneration, or any other interpretation of the theme.

I figure that, being from Christchurch, we should have a pretty unique perspective on this theme – and it could be kathartic to write about the regeneration (not just the destruction and loss).

Full link is:

Writing Prompt for July

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Here is the next month’s writing prompt, unlike the previous format this time there are 10 words. You may use as many or as few as you wish, the place I got the idea from taunted me by saying it was impossible to use all 10 but here are this month’s words:

Good Luck!
If you want to do the buddy system of last time then if you get your names to me by 4pm Monday the 18th (ish) I’ll buddy you up.
Otherwise you are welcome to post your stories on here, facebook or link to a website, blog or whatever.
(Any suggestions for next month’s prompts are welcome too)