A Storm is forming

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”

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.

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”