The 2017 Young Walter Scott Prize has opened for entries, for writers aged 11 to 19. We’re looking for a piece of creative writing between 800 and 2000 words, inspired by any aspect of the past – an actual historical event, place or person. It just has to be set in a time before you were born – a time recognisably different from the present. By creative writing we mean prose stories, poetry or drama – and they can be in the form of diaries, letters of reportage – whatever inspires you!
If you're already an avid writer, participate in #NaNoWriMo or have submitted to contests before, we'd love to hear from you. But if this is your first time, don't worry: all entrants are warmly encouraged, and you'll be in with a chance of winning a travel and research grant to further explore historical places in the UK. Winners are also invited to the fantastic Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland, in June 2018, to receive their prizes in person from the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and meet the winners of the Walter Scott Prize, our adult prize for historical fiction. 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 To find out more and apply, click link in bio or visit http://bit.ly/YWSP17 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 #writersofig#writingcommunity#scotland#sirwalterscott#history#writingprize#walterscottprize#amwriting#historicalfiction#bookish#writersofinstagram#writersofig#writingcommunity#ywsp#writingprize7 ♡ 0 ✍
And so I seek you.
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You might think that the bestselling erotic author LS Hilton would be a champion of wild, chandelier-swinging passion. But, as she reveals in the latest @redmagazine, the best sex is often the simplest. Find out why in our August issue, on sale now. 7 ♡ 1 ✍
Yay it's time for another #eloquentefflorescence post and #artstew52 combo 🙌 Writing these things really makes me so happy and refreshed so I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!! ❤ (this is for the prompt "favorite smell") || She tried to describe the scent of adventure and it was a journey in itself. Through her mind's eye she trekked the wilds of far off lands-- she breathed in the smells of earth and damp and moss. Do you know what it's like, this aroma of green? She traced her fingertips down tree bark, rough and solid and fragile all the same. Her feet crackled through the forest floor and she felt the rush of something whizzing past her face in a flurry of wings. Her heart slowed its pounding as she crossed a stream bed, dipping toes in icy water, turning smooth "rubbing stones" over in her hands, passing them between her fingers. She turned her face upward and through a break in the treetops her freckles greeted the sun. She smiled as she breathed in the comfort, the quietness, the contentment, and the peace of the nature that surrounded her. She soaked in the rays of freedom and yes, of adventure... Then came a screaming kettle--eyes slowly opening--a sigh escaping parted lips...but not one of disappointment, for in a steady stream of steaming water over dried leaves, again she could feel the mist on her face that brought that aroma--that scent of green-- into her little walled-up corner of the world... 🌿 •
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#Softness | A haiku, inspired by my mother. I hope it brings to mind for you, too, someone whose heart is a pillow. You know you're safe, and loved. You can be deeply at rest. To have one such person in your life, is a blessing indeed. Iso K. 🙏 6 ♡ 1 ✍
El padre #JosedeJesusAguilar nos habla sobre el #ApóstolSantiago el Mayor. El nombre Santiago, proviene de dos palabras Sant Iacob. Porque su nombre en hebreo era Jacob. Los españoles en sus batallas gritaban: "Sant Iacob, ayúdenos". Y de tanto repetir estas dos palabras, las unieron formando una sola: Santiago. Primera parte 1/5
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@amatoryband Amatory повертаються до Києва! 🤘🏼 Уяви, ти сам можеш вибрати 20 пісень, які хотів би почути на концерті групи. Зробити це можна на tour.amatory.ru. Будь-який альбом, будь-який трек з тих, що качають по повній. Круто, правда ж? 😎 #concert#concertua#concert_ua#kyiv63 ♡ 3 ✍