Our 'Covid-19 Collection' of stories is growing - with October's Theme "This Life" just added -- here are links to the stories from March to September...
March: Making Waves
April: Winging It/Taking the Plunge
May: Anzac Day or Turning Point
June: 'I grew up in...'
July: 'Car Stories' and 'Ideas Piggy Bank'
August: 'Right Here, Right Now'
September 'Out of the Blue'
To find 'Our Stories', you need to go through this page to find the link. Visitors to the website need to be sufficiently interested to go to visit this page to find the link, providing a degree of privacy in terms of our individual pages.
October's topic usually follows the topic set for Benalla Festival's annual Writing Competition. With the Festival being cancelled this year, we are trying something different.
The theme for October is '"This Life" (due Monday 26 October). The aim is to submit a 500 word story of own choice, a story important to you, a story you have often wanted to write about. After writing the story, develop a title for it using the title 'This (......) Life". Drawing on titles submitted to the Australian newspaper's 'This .... Life' weekly column of submitted stories, it might be something like, "This (inspiring) Life", "This (entitled) Life", "This (serendipitous) Life" or ‘This (downsizing) Life’, A recent story published in the Australian was titled - ‘This (Number 8) Life’ - a story about growing up as ‘Number 8’ in a family of nine children. Ray O'Shannessy has already submitted his story - it's titled 'This (blessed) Life'.
If you have a photograph to go with your story, just send it along as a jpeg attachment with your story. Give me a call on 5762 8171 if you need any help with this and/or if you would like to run past your title with someone.
I do apologise for not always sending out an update/reminder, The months go by so quickly, however I'm earlier than usual this month, and am including a reminder about November's topic - 'Triggers' (due 23 November) - as you may like to begin recording 'triggers' which led you to reminisce about a time in your life in a notebook. What was the trigger, what memories did it stir up for you? You may have been talking to someone, watching television or a film, driving somewhere, reading a book. If you do this now, you will have a menu from which to choose one to three of these and write about the memories evoked. Try to keep the total words to 500 to 750 words.
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