where and how do I develop finesse in writing?
Your child, or you absolutely love writing and when you pick up the pen (or set your fingers upon your keyboard), words flow seamlessly from your mind, through your heart and onto the canvas that you paint.
What better way to give yourself and the writer in you a creative challenge that could possibly inspire you to tap on that bank of creativity and originality deep within you than to… take part in a writing competition?
There are plenty of competitions in Singapore that celebrate the art of writing and we’ve picked out some for you. Hurry though, some are coming to a close pretty soon!
Before we begin raving about how exciting it is to attend the All In! Young Writers Festival on the 12th and 13th of March 2016, let’s have a brief look at some of the writing competitions the festival is hosting:
1. 55-Word Fiction Competition
Ah… the beauty of fiction encapsulated in 55 words. Short stories are most enticing to the reader and writer as the allure of mystery, suspense and revelation are savoured within seconds. To catch a glimpse of what a 55-word story might be like, check out this link that contains a collection of entries from the past.
2. 10 Word Story Sentence Competition
A one sentence story? We kid you not! After all, there’s been talk of two sentence stories circulating all over the internet because it’s amazing how two sentences that are superbly crafted create visceral reactions in us. For more 10 word stories in a sentence, click here!
3. The All In! Pitch
The skill of writing is not only found in crafting narratives. All great advertisements we’ve come across are born from equally great campaigns. Are you a tertiary-level student looking for an awesome internship in the advertising industry? Check out this project by All In! and Havas Worldwide Singapore to earn your attachment to a global advertising agency.
You’ve just completed your O’Levels and have some spare time on your hands? Fantastic! Check out the quarterly competitions organised by Writing the City. You can even read the entries sent in by other writing enthusiasts and engage in deep discourse with regards to writing. The website is also a great resource for literary enthusiasts. Check out this quarter’s competition here!
Those lazy crazy hazy days
Now if those prompts were enough to stir up a sense of ingenuity in you… why not craft a story and stand a chance to win up to $250, a free story-writing workshop and become a published writer with your work featured in SOTA’s annual anthology of writing?
We hope these great avenues for writing will invigorate that voracious reader/writer in you. After all, we truly believe that the gift of literature is one that is exceptional indeed.