Panel discussion, ‘Finding Confidence in the Arts in 2022’ Amanda Scotney in conversation with Jennifer Harrison, Naomi Lisner, Gayelene Carbis and Monique Nair.
Running a fiction writing competition has really exceeded my expectations. My life has been vastly enriched by embracing the arts and publishing books. There are tremendous levels of talent out there, so many stories, scripts and poems yet to be discovered. I’m looking forward to opening Minds Shine Bright writing competition CONFIDENCE 2023 on theContinue reading “Celebrating writers and poets”
Storm image by Lily Mulholland
This post announces the winning and commended entries for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.
A storm rolls in towards Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island. Photo by Lily Mulholland. Storm writing competition open until 30 September 2022 at Mindsshinebright.com
Minds Shine Bright writing competition Storm is calling for entries from writers of stories, scripts and poems. Seeking short, sharp powerful fiction writing on the theme of storm.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. Your entries were a joy to read. Some made us laugh and some made us cry. There was a great diversity of thinking around the theme of confidence and we look forward to exploring this theme further over time. By the end ofContinue reading “Thank you”
It was hard to write this post. Not because the days here are getting shorter, but because the next entry awaits and a moment of reflection and clarity is needed. Like a submerged tree in a river I’m immersed in the judging process for the first Minds Shine Bright writing competition. Reading each entry providesContinue reading “Autumn light”
As the end of 2021 approaches and we start to think about what 2022 might bring our way, it feels like a good time to reflect on why writers might like to submit an entry to the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. 1. Writing creates an environment away from the hustle and bustle of everydayContinue reading “12 reasons why”
As we start to explore the theme of confidence it doesn’t matter what we look like, how old we are or where we live. The focus is on the written words. The way we feel drives much decision making in society. We don’t always apply logic and science when we consider the choices we willContinue reading “Exploring confidence”