Workshop: 'Short Stories for Competitions - Catching the Judge's Eye' with Helen Yendall
Entering writing competitions can be fun and inspiring but also a source of frustration. If you’re not placed or shortlisted, how do you know how close you were, or whether your story had the ‘X-factor’?
As we launch our 2020 Short Story Competition*, this practical workshop, led by one of our Competition Readers, will provide an insight into what makes a good competition story (and what doesn’t!) and how to give yourself the best chance of doing well.
There will be exercises to help generate ideas and Helen will refer to the 120+ entries she read for the 2019 Competition (but without names or specifics!) and the lessons learned, as a writer, from judging them.
Whether you regularly enter competitions, or are taking the plunge for the first time, you’ll feel better equipped – and inspired – to start sending your stories out into the big wide world.
Helen Yendall is a writer, tutor and blogger, who has won or been placed in several writing competitions, including TamLitFest, Wells Festival and Winchester Uni Festival.
- Evesham Festival of Words 2020 Short Story Competition will be launched 1st November. Closing date for entries, midnight on Friday 20th March 2020.
Venue: Evesham Library, Upstairs Meeting Room.
Tickets: £15, including tea/coffee and home-made cake. NOTE: This workshop is now sold out. For waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.