February 2013 archive

February 2013 Poetry Judge’s report

This competition provided a variety of pieces, some with great potential and others needing more care in the writing.    In some there was a good use of words (the English language has so many to offer)  which gave one a suggestion of a kind of music.   Write and rewrite; the first offering is never to […]

February 2013 Flash Fiction Judge’s Report

This was a challenging topic which really stretched the imagination of participants. Few have experienced real war which makes ‘write about what you have experienced’ difficult. And so new interpretations of war were conjured up – war with the neighbours, wars of words and analogies of teenage rebellion and rugby battles. Interestingly, the pieces which […]