Writing Wednesday: Use Writing to Find Inspiration! Join Our Contest!
Updated: May 5
TALES OF INSPIRATION: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
ANNOUNCING: RosieCentral’s FIRST EVER Writing Contest
Write to find, to celebrate, and to acknowledge inspiration in your life.
Kendra and I have held many writing contests in the past. We’ve also served as writing judges for other organizations. And, of course, we've taught life writing.
But this writing contest is different. In our other writing contests, a person could choose to write about any aspect of her life.
This contest focuses on inspiration in your life — past, present, and wished for in the future.
In all of our previous contests, the prize was getting your piece published in our website. And that is also true of this contest. But as our first inspiration writing contest on this new website, RosieCentral, we are also offering a prize of one of our Thai Silk Handmade Journals to enhance your notes of all those moments in your life that you want to record, vow to remember, and intend to build on.
Our Thai silk journals were handmade just for us in Thailand. A friend had a dream. It was a dream of living in a foreign country. Would she leave it as a dream or would she take steps to fulfill it and live the life she wanted?
She took action. She moved to Thailand and once there agreed to help us create a very special product for women journalers / would-be journalers, memoir writers, and even scribblers. She found a place where Thai silk fabric is woven, chose colors and patterns in consultation with us, found women who would cut the fabric and turn it into journal covers and more. We'll tell you the rest of this story next week.
ONLY 1 JOURNAL BUT EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP GETS A FREE COPY OF OUR INTRODUCTION TO WRITING ALCHEMY: Writing Alchemy is an approach to writing that ensures your words grab your reader and inspire her to find the courage to lead her own inspired life.
CONTEST DETAILS: Here's What You Need to Know
Writing of Inspiration Contest
Think about your life and reflect on what makes you feel inspired. Was it something you have done in the past? Is it a regular activity that always leaves you feeling motivated? What energizes you today or what do you want to be doing in the future that you are excited about.
Length - Between 500-1500 words
Deadline - July 31, 2022
Title - Be sure to give your entry an intriguing title that will make others want to read
Beginning and Ending - And definitely craft a powerful opening and closing that will help to inspire others and grab readers
Submit - Email your contest entry to:
You can attach your entry to your email as a .doc file
Copy and paste the entry into the email itself.
Either is fine.
NECESSARY. NECESSARY. NECESSARY
SUBJECT LINE: You must use the subject line below when you submit:
RosieCentral Inspiration Contest #1
We need this Subject Line so that your entry won’t get lost in our email. We can’t promise to spot your entry if you use another subject line. Trust me. Kendra and I get hundreds of emails each day and we don’t want yours to get buried.
Please contact us if you do not have an acknowledgement within one week from submitting your entry. We carefully monitor emails, but it is always possible that something happens and the entry doesn’t get to the inbox or that it isn’t seen.
Writing really ISN'T the hardest thing ever! Especially when you think that your words will help to inspire others.
And, as we like to say, “You can’t win unless you take the first step by submitting your entry.” Sometimes submitting to a contest means moving outside normal comfort zones. However, we invite you to do just that.
Share you stories of inspiration,
In sharing, you will help to inspire all of us to grow in our own lives.
Want Some Inspiration from Other Women as You Embark on This Writing Adventure?
We selected a few quotes that we hope with help inspire you in your daily life and as you consider entering our RosieCentral Inspiration Writing Contest.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
I'm giving you permission to root for yourself and while you're at it root for those around you, too.
George Eliot [AKA Mary Ann Cross] leading Victorian novelist
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
Am I good enough? Yes I am.
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