Monday, April 23, 2012

It's not too late...

From: Mytton Williams Design

As the deadline for the EWF Writing Competition approaches - yes! This Friday, April 27! – two more judges offer their advice to writers.

Writing Tip: “Have fun!”
"When I sit down to write each day, I try to let go of any worries I have about my writing. Instead I think, 'I'm going to have a lot of fun with this!' By thinking positive thoughts before I sit down, it makes my writing not only a lot easier, but better too!"
 — Kira Vermond, author of The Secret Life of Money: A Kid’s Guide to Cash, published by Owlkids Books (Judge: Poetry, Category 3)

Writing Tip: “Keep it simple!”
"You don't have to be fancy to write well. Fancy, high-fallutin' words don't show you can write, they can make your reader mad if they don't know what the words mean and no one likes to feel stupid. Simple words can tell a story. For example, look at this sentence: 'For sale. Wedding dress. Never worn.' Simple words can paint the picture."
— Lisa MacColl (Judge: Short Story, Category 4)

You can find contest details here...

And more advice and Competition links here...

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