I am pleased to announce that my pleading has paid off and the entries for the Merry Auld England contest are pouring in! ;) Or at least steadily trickling. Now, girls. It is the 16th of September today...(right?) and that means there are only 6 days left to enter the contest! If you have been procrastinating but really do mean to enter, now is your chance! If you've begun but have only been doodling with your pens and drawing funny faces on the men in the newspaper instead of scribbling in earnest, now is the time to mend it. If you have simply been thinking you aren't good enough, or you can't write in the style of these people, let me correct you. All writing, if the writer's heart is in it, has some merit. Don't let that stop you. And as for the style, I suppose I ought to correct myself. You don't have to write in the same style as the Greats, but simply in the same subject arena. Anything English.
Now that I have ranted somewhat, on the double, women, and let us show the writing world what we're made of! ;) Can't wait to read your entries! ~Rachel
I'm Rachel Heffington; in varying degress, that will mean a dreamer, a writer, a people-lover, and a great many other things. I write chiefly because I read, and I read chiefly because the love of Story is writ on my soul and I cannot escape it. I hope I can inspire readers with an ache for that one Story of which we are each a part. I released my debut novel, Fly Away Home (available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble online) in February, 2014, and my short Cinderella retelling (The Windy Side of Care) is scheduled to be released in the Five Glass Slippers collection published by Rooglewood Press in June.
I am so pleased to make your acquaintance; do stick around and partake in the whimsy!