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15 July 2010 @ 01:30 pm
Hey guys - I'm thinking about posting writing comps there for people - a few of us have been discussing actually setting this place up so that writers can get real crit for their work and perhaps advice on their ongoing works - such places are rather ratre on the net atm. More soon - just ned to get organised with that.
10 November 2009 @ 11:22 pm
Title: Writers' Block: The Great Myth
Summary: ... since I began writing, I've heard many different people exclaim "What shall I do? The horrid Overlord Writer's Block doth wound me greviously!"

Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice

10 November 2009 @ 02:02 am
A Simple Plotting Technique

Here's a simple plotting technique you can use to organize your novel!

09 November 2009 @ 07:45 pm

Could some people please read this and tell me what you think?
Daughter of KingsCollapse )
06 November 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Title: Making Clay
Genre: Writers on Writing
Summary: "...a great man once told me that writers write. Raw material won't come to you in a flash of inspiration and no-one will make it for you."

Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice

Title: Resources for Writiers
Summary: A listing of my favorite software and books directed towards writers on the internet; click and see what you might find!

Down the Rabbit Hole, Alice

30 September 2008 @ 01:21 am
Hey guys, I want to know what you think of this before I post it anywhere else! LOL

It's called, DISTURBED...Collapse )
21 September 2008 @ 03:50 pm
pimping several writing communities!

loveletters_v1  - a rating community for writers

thousandtables  - a prompt table community open to all types of fiction and graphics

start_writing  and start_writing_2  for great tips on story and character development not to mention challenges!

webfictionguide - a great online resource for writers of original fiction as well as a place to sit back and read.

19 August 2008 @ 11:15 am


The National Story Writing Competition is open for business although you've only got until the 22nd of August... so I'd get writing. It's one of the few comps in Australia to offer good prize money and you have a reasonable chance of winning. Here are the details:

  • Entry is for Australian residents
  • Short stories should be original, previously unpublished work
  • Stories should not exceed 3,000 words
  • Adult 1st Prize $1500
  • Teenage 1st Prize $350 13-18 years
  • Junior 1st Prize $250 9-12 years
  • Local Award $500 For residents in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges

If you're into script writing check out the INSCRIPTION which offers $200 000 in prize money to up and coming script writers. That's big money... so I guess it's worth a look!

These guys have a wonderful website with many different workshops on offer both in person and online. Their entry criteria goes like this:

*~* Writers must be living in Australia
*~* Writers may enter more than one category and/or scripts in more than one form
*~* There is no restriction on style or genre, but the piece must run a minimum of 40 minutes.
*~* Identity of the writer(s) should be removed from the script
*~* The work should not have been professionally produced.

Each category of Prize receives the following:

*~* $5 000 cash
*~* Extensive script development workshops with leading international practitioners
*~* A presentation
*~* Production of scripts

Your deadline is OCTOBER 31ST!!!

18 August 2008 @ 06:29 pm
As always, WRITER'S DIGEST has their annual competitions running. The following is a list of competitions and their prize monies. Please click on the competition for further details.


POETRY ~ $500

SHORT STORY ~ $3 000

For the full list go here

These guys accept emailed submissions for international writers. There are also prizes for those that are placed including subscriptions to their magazine.
28 July 2008 @ 10:28 pm
Not sure where this piece is going, but here's a start lol

by: ellymelly
Rated: M I guess, though at the moment it's PG
Summary: So far? A look at the relationship between the colonies of Mars and Earth.


Earth is not a museum. It is a glasshouse in a universe that likes to throw stones. A house of cards that plays it own hand. Little more than a rock, dragged unwilling through space with its waters bulging out the sides and its face to the sun.

That is what I would like to believe. It gives me comfort on cloud choked nights. Yet it is not the complete truth. Earth is a crucible with its slippery edges curved inwards. We settle in its centre, writhing against the silence.