Wednesday Write-in #28


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

farewell  ::  pocketful  ::  feeding  ::  thief  ::  maroon

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 12am(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.

Get Involved

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

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

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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Featured writer week 27

Thanks for joining in again, people!

Week 27

Core by Dave

Dave has taken an interesting approach to the prompts and really thought about how he could interpret core. This simple but subtle character study is an intriguing look at the concept of a superhero, and one that I’d love to see him explore more deeply!

Please take a moment to read Core and leave Dave some feedback.

If anyone wants to workshop their writing further and get more feedback, please join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile. Scrib is free to join and provides a safe, friendly community to get feedback from a lot of different writers.

Wednesday Write-in #27


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

oedipal  ::  intervention  ::  core  ::  pepper  ::  rouge

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 12am(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.

Get Involved

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

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

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 26

From now on we’ll try and keep up with this on a weekly basis. Promise!

Thanks to all who took part and promoted us last week, we had some brilliant stories and everyone deserves a big pat on the back. After much deliberation we chose the following featured writer:

Week 26

Untitled by Elaine McKay

Without giving too much away, Elaine uses an interesting structure in this piece to convey a sense of tragedy and destruction through the removed point of view of a journalist/news reporter. What’s excellent about this piece is the deliberateness in the confusing narrative, and the way that once you’ve finished, it makes perfect sense. Thank you to Elaine for taking part again, and thanks for writing us a brilliant story, well done!

Please take a moment to read this story and leave Elaine some feedback.

 

If anyone wants to workshop their writing further and get more feedback, please join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile. Scrib is free to join and provides a safe, friendly community to get feedback from a lot of different writers.

Featured writer week 25

I know you all want to know who won last week’s Wednesday Write-in to become our 25th featured writer. First I’d just like to say a quick thanks to all of our writers and community members, and especially to those of you who’ve stuck with us since the beginning. You’ve helped make this a lovely place to write and read every week, and we’re proud to host your stories! Here’s to another 25 write-ins…

Without further ado, here is our winner, who will shortly be the owner of a £5 voucher for amazon.

Week 25

Bernadette by Emmaleene Leahy

From the first line Emmaleene introduces us to a world that seems sinister and otherworldly, and she keeps up a theme of good and evil throughout, prayer and sinning. The religious overtones are really interesting contrasted with the cruelty inflicted on the main character, and you find yourself rooting for her. In that respect I was a little disappointed that the ending spells out her defeat so clearly: I’d have liked a little more ambiguity, but Emmalene is to be congratulated for conjuring up such a rich world and tapestry of relationships in a short space.

Please take a moment to read Bernadette and leave Emmaleene some feedback.

 

If anyone wants to workshop their writing further and get more feedback, please join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile. Scrib is free to join and provides a safe, friendly community to get feedback from a lot of different writers.

Featured writer week 24

We’re going to keep you in suspense a little longer about the winner of last week’s write-in! Sorry about that. For now, here’s the featured writer from write-in #24

Week 24

Dear Gloria by Patrick

One of the best things about reading a really good story is feeling that the author enjoyed writing it. I certainly get that sense from this lighthearted – yet wicked – piece by Patrick. Part story, part agony aunt letter and part poem, this piece pokes fun at agony aunting and the notion of publicly going to others with our problems, while celebrating the idea of just embracing what you want in life. This is really good fun, not to mention well-rhymed, and is a brilliant use of your next three minutes!

Please take a moment to read Dear Gloria and leave Patrick some feedback.

 

If anyone wants to workshop their writing further and get more feedback, please join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile. Scrib is free to join and provides a safe, friendly community to get feedback from a lot of different writers.

Wednesday Write-in #26


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

bloodbath  ::  sweet and sour  ::  unplanned  ::  soprano  ::  on top

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 12am(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.

Get Involved

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

Join our CAKE.writers group on Scribophile, an online community for writers to give and receive constructive criticism.

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!