Having a go…
‘Determination’ and ‘tenacity’? For most of us they are not necessarily the words which spring to mind when describing ourselves.
But ‘Having a go…’
Now, that’s much more like it!
For those of you who are (aspiring) writers like myself, why not have a go at these opportunities?
- The Neil Gunn Writing Competition. You can choose from three themes, all taken from Neil Gunn’s work. http://highlifehighland.com/libraries/neilgunn
“For love is the creator and cruelty is that which destroys”
“The secret loveliness and laughter in things”
“The extra magic of distance”
I think I’ve got a decent idea for one, but whether I manage to get it to work on paper is quite a different matter. Closing date is 2nd of March.
- The Mhairi Hedderwick bursary for Moniack Mhor – one lucky person will get a free space at the Moniack Mhor Writing for children course in July. This just happens to be the week of our family holiday, otherwise I’d definitely give that one a go myself! Closes 27th March. http://opportunities.creativescotland.com/opportunity/index/6f920feb-48e8-442a-8e96-6aac20720ba3/?Ref=%2F
- I find Nicola Morgan’s Write to be Published a treasure trove of useful, no-nonsense advice, so I really hope I can attend this The SWBI course in Edinburgh on the 14th of March. https://britishisles.scbwi.org/events/edinburgh-nicola-morgan-on-perfecting-your-agent-or-publisher-submission/
Surely, having a go is the only way to make sure that – just maybe – it could all happen. Today might be the day that email comes. Tomorrow might be the day the phone rings with the news I’ve been waiting for.
The only way I can guarantee that it won’t happen?
By not having a go at all.