The Your Messages project was definitely a highlight for me last year.
So how could we not do something again this November?
Trouble was, what? Lynne and I knew we couldn't do it exactly the same all over again - not least because we worked out we read nearly three times the equivalent of War and Peace, however wonderful it was!
BUT we have worked something out. Come and join us on the Your Messages website, and keep November 1st in your diary.
Here are the details:
Every day during the month of November 2008 we will post a writing prompt of exactly 30 words and you’re invited to respond, via the comments box, with your own original piece of writing which may be either exactly 30 words or 300 words long.
At the end of the month we’ll be choosing one response as the overall prize-winner (although we may well comment on one or two others as well) and the writer of that piece will receive signed copies of our books: Leading the Dance, Learning How to Fall, Something Beginning With and The Oven House.
And how will we make our decision from so much fine writing? Here are a few things to bear in mind:
1.There should be some kind of link to the prompt, e.g. theme, image, word or phrase
2.It should be a stand-alone piece of writing.
3.It has to be brilliant! :-)))
We look forward to meeting up with as many old and new ‘Messagers’ as possible online from 1st November.