Wednesday Write-in #19


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Merry Christmas! If any of you are feeling overwhelmed by festivities, why not ground yourself for ten minutes today with a little creative writing. Best seasonal story will win an extra point!

 

Prompts

slither  ::  world cinema  ::  construct  ::  unwrapped  ::  wine

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein and comment with a link so we can read it. You can write as many stories as you like.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.

Featured Story

We’ll feature our favourite story on the blog with a review of it and links to the author’s blog/twitter/facebook if relevant.

Posts will generally go up at 9am(ish) on Wednesday – stories are due by 10am Thursday (UK) to be considered for the featured story. You can keep posting your work after this, it just won’t be featured.

The winner will also be eligible to publish on our special CAKE.shortandsweet genre through Ether Books.

Rewards

We’ll keep track of who takes part in the write-ins, and you earn points for different things.

  • Take part in a write-in = 1 point.
  • Comment on other people’s stories = 1 point.
  • Share/reblog this post = 1 point.

When you reach ten points the editing team will give detailed feedback on a story of your choice. This only counts for separate sessions—so if you write five stories for one write-in, that counts as one, and if you share on both facebook and twitter, that’s one.

 

Please look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Don’t forget to read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

 

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

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Check out this post about our first CAKE.book publication!

a slice of imagination

Thank you to the lovely Louise Gibney for tagging me in her Blog Hop! Louise is a novelist, blogger and generally brilliant person who wrote Girl Meets Boys, and is now working on her own Next Big Thing.

The first book I’ll be self-publishing, and my Next Big Thing, is a short story collection by myself and three good friends. It will be released in early 2013, and it will be awesome.

The other writers involved are Jacky Hillary, Naomi Racz and Helen Dring.

 

What is the working title of your next book?

It’s called Recipe, which we felt got across the idea of a few different ingredients (the writers) being combined to make something delicious and awesome (the book). Quite a few of the stories feature food as a theme too, so it just kind of clicked. 

Where did the idea come from…

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Wednesday Write-in #18


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

 

Prompts

the worst party  ::  cucumber  ::  listen  ::  grumpy  ::  waterfall

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein and comment with a link so we can read it. You can write as many stories as you like.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.

Featured Story

We’ll feature our favourite story on the blog with a review of it and links to the author’s blog/twitter/facebook if relevant.

Posts will generally go up at 9am(ish) on Wednesday – stories are due by 10am Thursday (UK) to be considered for the featured story. You can keep posting your work after this, it just won’t be featured.

The winner will also be eligible to publish on our special CAKE.shortandsweet genre through Ether Books.

Rewards

We’ll keep track of who takes part in the write-ins, and you earn points for different things.

  • Take part in a write-in = 1 point.
  • Comment on other people’s stories = 1 point.
  • Share/reblog this post = 1 point.

When you reach ten points the editing team will give detailed feedback on a story of your choice. This only counts for separate sessions—so if you write five stories for one write-in, that counts as one, and if you share on both facebook and twitter, that’s one.

 

Please look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Don’t forget to read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

 

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Please take a moment to read Babushka’s Wardrobe by Anthony, which I’ve chosen as our 17th featured story.
This story is an interesting take on remembering a loved one, and exploring their life through the mementoes they have left behind. The language creates a very rich atmosphere and lost world. Have a read!

Anthony Martin

Wednesday Write-in #17@ CAKE.shortandsweet

Prompts: ancient history :: organised :: pickled :: wardrobe

BABUSHKA’S WARDROBE

Dearest Family,

I’ve been opening the door to Babushka’s room and using her wardrobe for time travel. It has remained closed for too long, like the entrance to some ancient hermetic tomb. So I wanted you all to know.

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Wednesday Write-in #17


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Christmas is coming, your notebook’s getting fat, take part in the write-in, wear your writing hat!

Alright, singing isn’t our strong point. We’ll put pen to paper instead (or finger to keyboard?)

 

Prompts

ancient history  ::  organised  ::  pickled  ::  sugar rush  ::  wardrobe

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein and comment with a link so we can read it. You can write as many stories as you like.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.

Featured Story

We’ll feature our favourite story on the blog with a review of it and links to the author’s blog/twitter/facebook if relevant.

Posts will generally go up at 9am(ish) on Wednesday – stories are due by 10am Thursday (UK) to be considered for the featured story. You can keep posting your work after this, it just won’t be featured.

The winner will also be eligible to publish on our special CAKE.shortandsweet genre through Ether Books.

Rewards

We’ll keep track of who takes part in the write-ins, and you earn points for different things.

  • Take part in a write-in = 1 point.
  • Comment on other people’s stories = 1 point.
  • Share/reblog this post = 1 point.

When you reach ten points the editing team will give detailed feedback on a story of your choice. This only counts for separate sessions—so if you write five stories for one write-in, that counts as one, and if you share on both facebook and twitter, that’s one.

 

Please look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Don’t forget to read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

 

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!

Featured writer week 16

I hope everyone enjoyed this week’s write-in. You might notice that I’ve been trying to keep up with tweeting everyone’s stories on our twitter feed, so if you have twitter make sure you follow us and share your stories. If you don’t yet, twitter is a great tool for engaging with other writers and readers, so might be worth thinking about!

 

And now, without further ado, time for our Featured Writer!

Week 16

Siren by Becca Audra.

Becca has created a stunning piece of storytelling this week. She picks up themes and imagery in the first few lines that carry her through to the end of the piece, and her writing is assured and confident. Perhaps from her poet background, Becca has a great sense of sound and rhythm, and lines such as her sea smitten fancies that had married her to a sailor just ring out through your mind.

I can’t recommend this enough.

Please take a moment to read Siren and leave Becca some feedback.

Wednesday Write-in #16


Welcome to the Wednesday Write-in!

CAKE.shortandsweet runs a write-in every week to writers to practise their skills, and get chatting to each other about their work. Everyone is welcome to join in, and the more people you tell, the more everyone will get out of it.

Do we have any NaNo winners amongst our ranks this week? Congratulations to all those who took part, and especially to those who reached their goal!

 

Prompts

siren  ::  under the bed  ::  slice  ::  bark  ::  neon

Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some brief guidelines:

  • You can use the prompts as inspiration or try to work them into your story somehow. Use as many as you want.
  • When your story is done, post it online (your blog/twitter/in a comment here), tag with #wednesdaywritein and comment with a link so we can read it. You can write as many stories as you like.
  • Please take the time to read and comment on as many other stories as you can.

Featured Story

We’ll feature our favourite story on the blog with a review of it and links to the author’s blog/twitter/facebook if relevant.

Posts will generally go up at 9am(ish) on Wednesday – stories are due by 10am Thursday (UK) to be considered for the featured story. You can keep posting your work after this, it just won’t be featured.

The winner will also be eligible to publish on our special CAKE.shortandsweet genre through Ether Books.

Rewards

We’ll keep track of who takes part in the write-ins, and you earn points for different things.

  • Take part in a write-in = 1 point.
  • Comment on other people’s stories = 1 point.
  • Share/reblog this post = 1 point.

When you reach ten points the editing team will give detailed feedback on a story of your choice. This only counts for separate sessions—so if you write five stories for one write-in, that counts as one, and if you share on both facebook and twitter, that’s one.

 

Please look for us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the write-ins, or click the follow button to get blog updates!

Don’t forget to read our Previous Issues and check out the Submissions page if you’d like to be a CAKE.author!

 

Any questions? Otherwise, have fun writing!