Any fellow Reedsy Prompt writers out there?

Happy Sunday all! With no A to Z challenge on Sunday what am I to do? Well I thought this could be a nice opportunity to share my Reedsy Prompts Page and find some other Reedsy Prompt writers in the WordPress world.

Why I enjoy writing for Reedsy Prompts?

  • I think the prompts are unique and inspire uniqueness from me. I hope for my entries to stand out and be different even if they aren’t chosen as the best.
  • It’s cool to see what other writers have done with the same prompts, and be part of a community.
  • Sometimes you get nice pieces of feedback on your writing which is always a moral boost.
  • The contest is consistent, it’s every week and free to enter, but I don’t need to enter every week. I can chose the weeks and prompts that work for me.
  • The word limit feels right to me (1K – 3K words). I have often found myself writing over 3000 words and then cutting down, which gives me editing practice. A bonus!
  • Finally it’s nice to write for a purpose, have a deadline and a word limit. It gives me structure and something to aim for.

So do you have Reedsy Prompts? If so I’d love you to share your author page in the comments. And if not, why is it something you wouldn’t want to enter?

What a Fab Friday! | 05 Mar 2021

Well today has been a bit of a rollercoaster, along with it being pay review day at work (woohoo) today also brought the results of my first Reedsy Prompt entry. And I’m so excited to announce my story was short listed!

This is a crazy achievement for me having only recently gotten into fiction writing. I am so blown away that my submission was judged as one of the best top 7 of 681 entries. (A lil bit of Maths here, it is my day job after all..) That’s the top 1%!

I’m so grateful for this little piece of blog community I have gathered in my short time here. I hope I can keep growing connections and being part of this wonderful world where we cheer each other on. I’d also like to thank my husband, who as always is my #1 fan. Who do I think I am with my acceptance speech?!

Anyway… the Reedsy prompt I submitted my entry for was:

Write a near-future thriller where a piece of everyday technology has turned against your character — and only your character.

My story was titled Bethany Blooms, I won’t give any spoilers, but for a quick 10 minute read, find it below.

I absolutely am still working on my writing, discovering my style and developing techniques. I’ve submitted a story for the next contest too but I’m not as confident in it. So any feedback on any of my work would be greatly appreciated, even if you’re an amateur like me!