Welcome back to another blog! Now, I know this may sound easier said than done, but I’m sure we’ll get there together…I hope.
This blog’s title may seem a little OTT (over the top, for people who may not know what that means) but I think it might be an idea to widen people’s eyes a little at this. A lot of writers are out there and they all want to get noticed, get their work made but there is one thing you have to do to get there.
I know it seems really simple, but it can be difficult. What I find great is that there are so many different competitions that you can enter to get your work out there. You don’t get noticed if you don’t make any noises about you or your work. So here is what I recommend. At the moment the WRITER’S MAGAZINE (that you can buy in WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s and other shops a little like that) they are doing a bumper pack. It is £4.10 for it, but it is also coming with not just the magazine, but a pack that lists different competitions you can enter throughout the year. A lot of this afternoon I have been highlighting the ones that aren’t poems and that would apply to me and where I am living. It’s actually rather handy. It allows you to write short stories, get your novel/s out there.
So don’t just sit there writing and waiting for the call that will never come because you’re not entering any competitions. Show off how incredible your writing is. It’s ok if you don’t get it first time round. It just gives you a chance to see what you’re able to do and learn from it to make your writing better. It took me long enough, so don’t worry if it takes plenty of times to get there. It just means you have more time to hone your skills.
I hope this is helpful to all you clever people and I wish you all the luck in those competitions you enter. If you don’t get the magazine, try googling competitions or try the site below (which is for the magazine, but you can still enter through the site if you wish).