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Directory of Stories and Writers @geowriting @paragraphplanet

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Thanks to the hard work of Richard Hearn, developer of http://www.paragraphplanet.com/ there is now a full list of the published stories on the geo-writing website. Presented in random order (mine’s in there somewhere!), clicking on each author’s name takes you to their story. Based on location prompts, there are many fantastic stories set in such diverse places as Sunderland, New York, Dover and Limerick and a variety of stories to suit everyone.

You can access the page here: http://www.geo-writing.com/writing.php

It was great fun to be a part of the project – hope it runs again next year.

 

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Fun story on Geo-writing website #BDF14 @geowriting

I’m really pleased that I have a story included as part of the Brighton Digital Festival on the Geo-writing website. The project relies on the public to take a given prompt in a given location and write a story of up to 300 words. By visiting the website, http://www.geo-writing.com/index.php you can get a prompt, submit your story and then read other stories from all over the place, such as Cambridge, London, Scotland and New York. Prompts are available for a variety of locations across the globe so anyone can take part! Why not have a go?

 

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Great fun with @FlashFridayFic @postupak

Flash! Friday

I had great fun last Friday taking part in the weekly @FlashFridayFic competition properly for the first time. I had a go a short while ago but was not able to follow up as a reader. This time I had the luxury of time and was able to both submit a story and to read the other entries and comment on them.

That’s what makes the competition so much fun! Each week the organiser Rebekah Postupak posts a photographic prompt then the writers get writing. The word limit is 150 words with 10 per cent leeway. It’s amazing that so many great stories come out of so few words and so quickly. Submissions are only allowed on the Friday based on Washington DC time. Guest judges preside and choose a winner which is announced on the following Sunday.

There is such a variety of writing and takes on the prompt which also makes being a reader fun, although it’s great to have an opportunity to see your own work up there too.

If you get a chance, try having a go this week. The rules are on the website at http://flashfriday.wordpress.com/

And you will be made to feel most welcome – enjoy!