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”

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.

Thank you

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”

Taking shape

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”

Autumn light

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”

Writing competition deadline is 28th February

There are less than two weeks left to enter the Minds Shine Bright writing competition. We want your fictional stories, flash fiction, poems, screenplays and plays on the theme of confidence. Let inspiration set your imagination free! You can enter here at Minds Shine Bright.com

Behind the scenes

The 28th February deadline for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition is fast approaching. A ding on my phone indicates a new entry has arrived. A pile of folders sits on the table behind the Monstera, filled with stories, flash fiction, poems and scripts.  Each entry is labelled with its own code, with names removedContinue reading “Behind the scenes”