Here's this week's creative experiment - a 200 word paragraph about a child playing in puddles after the rain, inspired by the rich imagery of The Great Gatsby.
“I think that for immigrants, the challenges of exile, the loneliness, the constant sense of alienation, the knowledge of and longing for a lost world, are more explicit and distressing than for their children.” – Jhumpa Lahiri Arguably, few types of people can claim to know alienation and insecurity better than a third culture kid. Until recently, I did not […]
How do I introduce this poem? It is about a beginning or an end that I will ever fully understand. It is about a poem in it’s own way; a human one, a memento of your heritage. What you are about to read is the humble attempt of a great-granddaughter, who, making her own way in the world generations later, […]
If you’ve been reading my earlier posts, you’ll know about my plans to submit an essay for the NUHA Foundation Blogging Prizes Writing Competition. I’m finally done! You can vote for my essay by liking or commenting below my essay on their website: http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english/youth/let_me_be_a_girl_not_a_bride#.WZ0zOPojHIV It’s an essay centred on the issue of child marriage, a practice which isn’t the first […]
Summer has finally arrived in my half of the world, and I’ve finally gotten a blog started! As I’ve had a lot of free time recently, I’ve made this blog so that I have a place to talk about all things reading and writing, sharing my journey with like-minded people in the process. For starters, here is a list of writing competitions for young people I’m planning to look into. These are open internationally and are valid June 2017 onwards. Disclaimer: read the details of any competition from the official website as it is the most reliable source to consult before applying. The Nuha Foundation http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english/youth This competition is run by a charity organisation focused on developing education, NUHA. It’s giving young people the opportunity to respond to one of their writing prompts. I think I’ll be targeting the 140 USD prize (see details in the prizing section) Deadline: Sunday 15 October 2017 No Plag Scholarship Competition https://noplag.com/students-scholarship The first prize for this is pretty good at $3500, and it seems to be open to anyone 16 and above enrolled in a high school/university/college student. Deadline: June 25th so it’s practically passed, whoops. You can keep an eye out for it next year though! Writers of the Future http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/ This is really well known from what I gather, and I’m looking forward to entering in the fourth quarter which starts from June till September 30. Write the World https://writetheworld.com/competitions/25 Some competitions […]