An unexpected joy in reading through the Storm entries was discovering some amazing stories and poems about animals, so this month’s feature image is Storm the cat nestling on her log. The sheer force of water, snow, ice, wind and fire remind us of how fragile we are, how tiny and how everything we treasureContinue reading “A Storm is forming”
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Minds Shine Bright writing competition – December Update
Sea birds on the remains of Princes Pier at Port Melbourne tell a story. The image can be used as a visual inspiration to write and create.
The Confidence Anthology Launch – Part 1
Amanda Scotney, founder of Minds Shine Bright with CONFIDENCE Minds Shine Bright Anthology 2022 at the CONFIDENCE Launch at the Wheeler Centre on 28th October 2022.
Celebrating writers and poets
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”
Confidence 2022 – Shining a bright light on writers
Bright light at sunset over the Derwent River. Minds Shine Bright shines a bright light on writers.
Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022 Awards
This post announces the winning and commended entries for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022.
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”
Something is brewing . . . not my morning coffee, delectable as its aroma may be . . . something big. The judging is progressing and a long list will be finalized soon. We will write to each of you in May to let you know whether your entry has made it to the nextContinue reading “Taking shape”
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”