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Studying Prose: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I’ve realised that there’s an overabundance of book review blogs around, whereas not many young people do much in the way of critically commenting on literature (not exactly the most popular teenage past-time). If you’re like me, the first time round you usually devour the book without deliberating for too long on the writer’s craft.  Books, however, are like icebergs, […]

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First Post: Summer and Writing Competitions!

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 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 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 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 Some competitions […]

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