Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is a permanent bloghop posting every second month. Check out our program for 2018 in our sidebar and Pages. We usually post three times between bloghops–winners’ announcements, guest posts and up-coming bloghops. Submit your name to the InLinkz list to join us each challenge. WEP challenges are free, open to all. If your entry catches our eye, you will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a winners’ badge.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

#WEPFF The End is the Beginning WINNERS for December, 2017!

Hello there!

What a wonderful challenge to end 2017. 


The entries were outstanding as always, and quite varied -- flash fiction ran the spectrum from time travel (Christopher) to a story of loss and renewal (Pat G), then a tale from a cat's POV (Pat H), to the macabre (Dolorah) which was countered by a funny Christmas letter (Liz). Then there was a sci-fi Asimov-inspired tale (D.G) and an environmentally-aware flash from Deborah.

Flash fiction received a challenge from the poets, with poems of healing and hope (Carrie, who made the shortlist), The Walk by Nidhi, and even a colors puzzle within a poem (L.G. Keltner.) Not to forget Desk 49 (Ellis) commented on practically every post in poetic form even though he chose the flash fiction route with his time loop. Go Ellis! 

There was non-fiction (Tyrean, an early contender), who shared her personal challenge of rising from the ashes. I'm sure each of you was mightily touched by Tyrean's will to survive. Hilary's interesting short memoir of her life, looking back and to the present made for great reading. An informative craft post was Roland Yeoman's contribution.

Each time we've read through the entries, our winners' choice changed; it wasn't easy to achieve consensus. Those finally chosen were always in the mix.  

Kudos to you all for coming out to play so close to Christmas. It was lovely to welcome new writers--Keith, Nidhi, Carrie Ann and Liz. I hope you've enjoyed the experience and will come again! 
For the newbies to WEP, with winners it comes down to who strikes the loudest chord with us as readers -- choosing is so subjective! Then it must be edited, with apt paragraphing, grammar and punctuation (as you'd submit to an editor.) An occasional lapse will be overlooked if the story touches us, of course. We also take into account the collegiality of the participants. Reading and commenting on each other's posts is  crucial to the success of WEP and we spell it out on the Submit list.  We're delighted that many of you took the time to do just that and disappointed that some didn't read any, not even the hosts', who read entries many times and use comments to ascertain people's choices.

There is a DL after each name, so you can come back at any time and read or reread for yourself. I hope you'll at least go read the winners' entries if you haven't already.
I take my party hat off to thank my wonderful team members -- Yolanda, Olga and Nila, who always write quality entries, but cannot be in the running for a prize. Ladies, thank you for your help in 2017 and into 2018 with its gorgeous challenges!
So, without further procrastination, I announce...

THE WINNER OF THE
2017 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE
THE END IS THE BEGINNING
is
ADURA OJO

We loved Adura's take on the Cinderella story where the Prince is a Princess and "I Kiss Frogs No more" a powerful statement. A timely tale!
Congratulations Adura!
Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to your poem.

An Amazon Gift Card of $10 will be winging your way shortly.

THE RUNNER UP OF THE
2017 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE
IS
KEITH HILLMAN

"All the world's a stage" was the apt title for Keith's flash which was a clever interweaving of drama and real life.
Congratulations Keith!

Please accept the Runner Up Badge
And display on your blog with a link to
"All the World's a Stage."

THE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR THE
2017 WEP DECEMBER CHALLENGE GOES TO
SALLY STACKHOUSE


Congratulations, SALLY. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to your story.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Thanks, everyone, for joining us in DECEMBER. We appreciate each and every one of you. Can't wait for the first challenge of 2018!
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We know it's Valentine's month, but treat this challenge any way you wish.
Go to our Challenges Page to read the prompt schedule for the year.

Be sure to return for the winner’s guest post!

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Celebrate with Adura Ojo first place winner #WEPFF The End is the Beginning Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/01/wepff-end-is-beginning-winners-for.html

The #WEPFF writers are all winners! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2018/01/wepff-end-is-beginning-winners-for.html  
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Happy New Year and may we enjoy your company every two months in 2018! 
From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

See you soon!!

Friday, 1 December 2017

#WEP #ff December Challenge -- The End is the Beginning -- Sign Up Now!!

Welcome to the WEP - Write...Edit...Publish The End is the Beginning December Challenge.


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As we head into the holiday season, our minds can focus on year's end and perhaps new beginnings. 
This December, WEP dedicates the month to thinking about life, taking stock, where we're at at this point in time. Perhaps you'll be inspired to write a flashback, perhaps there's a cascading change you're going through or one approaching, perhaps there's a branching off point that could be either an end or a beginning. Whatever strikes you, you have a choice in the way you present it -- a flash fiction, a non-fiction piece, poetry, a photo essay or get your feelings onto a canvas and show us some artwork...


The End is the Beginning
has any number of possibilities!
Let your imagination run riot!

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The WEP 2017 December Challenge - @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey  https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/12/wep-ff-december-challenge-end-is.html #amwriting #flashfiction #WEPFF 



Time to take stock The End is the Beginning @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey    https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/12/wep-ff-december-challenge-end-is.html  #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction 


Join @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey  for the December FF Challenge https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/12/wep-ff-december-challenge-end-is.html  #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction


Brought to you by the team:

Denise – Renée – Nilanjana – Olga

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

#WEPFF WRITE…EDIT…PUBLISH… DARK PLACES WINNER ELEPHANT’S CHILD ON THE AWE AND WONDER OF BEING A WRITER


We are thrilled to have Elephant’s Child, the winner of the WEP October Challenge – DARK PLACES here to discuss the Awe and Wonder of being a writer. Her winning piece is
Congratulations, Sue!
AWE AND WONDER


When Yolanda sent me the email telling me that I had won the Halloween WEPI was shocked (my first reaction was to reply asking if she had sent the email to the right person).  After assuring me no mistake had been made, she reminded me that I was expected to do a guest post - and the subject was up to me.

So I am going to write about what WEP means to me.  All of us wear labels.  Some are foisted on us, some we choose, some we aspire to.  The label I am most comfortable with is appreciator.


I don't remember how I first found WEP but I loved it from my very first visit.  Reading is one of my obsessions and I was given a giant smorgasbord of excellent writing to revel in.  Polished, imaginative pieces.  All based around a common theme, all so very different.  Many of them find permanent niches in my head and heart.

 So I bookmarked the site, read and cheered.  D.G Hudson encouraged me to dip my toes in further.  I love words but am a dabbler rather than a writer.  I surprised myself, took the challenge and jumped in.

And was met with nothing but kindness and support.  Incredible and generous support.

Since then I have participated in some challenges but always read all of the submissions even when I wasn't able to participate.  I read them with awe and wonder, marvelling at the talent and expertise on display.  In the challenges I have entered I feel inadequate, over-awed and outclassed from the first piece I read until the last.

But I need to stress that inadequacy is a personal foible.   The organisers, the other participants and the readers have never fanned those embers in any way.

WEP gives me excellent reading, a safe place to play and incredible support.  Who can ask for more?

So huge thanks are in order.  To Denise, to Yolanda, to Olga, to Nilanjana and to all of you who participate.


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Thank you, thank you, thank you.  You have enriched my world. 

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Thank you, Sue, we love that you’re an appreciator, an all-round participant, because you are also an amazing writer!

What about you, readers and writers, does reading inspire you?

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Celebrate with Sue our 1st place winner #WEPFF DARK PLACES October challenge #amwriting https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/11/wepff-writeeditpublish-dark-places.html



#WEPFF October Challenge winner discusses the Awe & Wonder of being a writer @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/11/wepff-writeeditpublish-dark-places.html  #amwriting #flashfiction


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And don't forget December is the
END IS THE BEGINNING CHALLENGE


For those of you who are enthusiastic about what WEP has to offer in 2018, click on the 2018 Challenge Page above or use this LINK.  It's all prepared. Please take the year badge and share it on your blog in December! 
Thank you!



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

WEP-HALLOWEEN DARK PLACES CHALLENGE WINNERS!



AMAZING!

HORRIFYING!
THOUGHT PROVOKING!
 along with
SUPERIOR WRITING!

 

We could go on and on. The stories, poetry, and images presented for the 2017 WEP Halloween – Dark Places Challenge are beyond description.


From the talented L. G. Keltner, who describes in explicit detail the fear we all have regarding strangers, but especially when it comes to our children in her tale  A Dark Man in a Dark Room. Then one of our veterans, Pat Garcia, brought the emotion with her story of a survivor haunted by horrific nightmares in A Dark Night of the Soul. Newcomer Carrie Anne Golden – hit a cord in all of us (bitches) with her ode to the darkness within in Black Heart.
Positive thinker Hilary Melton-Butcher brought us to Dark Places through images and poetry that highlight the violent sacrifice of martyrdom.  And horror queen Laura Clipson’s tale of Darkness details the caution we all need to take when love is too good to be true.

But folks there are more, many, many more so please go HERE to find the dark delights our writers are sharing with you this Halloween! 

But we are all here to find out who took us to the darkest of places, and to that end I'm proud to announce the winners!



The Winner of the

2017 WEP Halloween Challenge
Dark Places
is
Elephant’s Child


Congratulations, Sue!

The build-up was perfection, the fiend unexpected, and the horror subtle.
 With everything in its place and a place for everything, disobedience will not be tolerated!

Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to Prestwich.

An Amazon Gift Card of $10 will be winging your way shortly.

The Runner-Up of the
2017 WEP Halloween Challenge
Dark Places
is
DB McNicol

Congratulations Donna!
 I read The Taxi Ride as a cautionary tale. We’re so used to judging humanity on its differences – beware the freak within!
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The Encouragement Award for the
2017 WEP Halloween Challenge
Dark Places
goes to
Julie Flanders


Congratulations, Julie.
In The Apartment, a young boy has the power to decode the past, but a locked closet won’t let the details out. Chilling!
Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to
The Apartment.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS

Thanks, everyone, for joining us for Halloween. We love each and every entry.
But soon it will be time to prepare for the next challenge !

DECEMBER
THE END IS THE BEGINNING!


 
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Celebrate with Elephant’s Child first place winner #WEPFF PEACE AND LOVE APRIL Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/10/wep-halloween-dark-places-challenge.html

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See you soon!!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

#WEPFF - OCTOBER 2017 CHALLENGE – DARK PLACES


Welcome to the WEP - Write...Edit...Publish DARK PLACES Challenge.

As the season changes it seems creativity calls to us.

In October, the WEP dedicates the month to the fantasy, fun, and horror of Halloween.

Spooky stories, haunted lives and possessed houses, enliven the imagination and titillate the psyche.

We hope you’ll join us for the fun.
Copyright Alan Ayers

Dark Places
Physical or psychological.
It’s Halloween.
This has any number of possibilities!
Let your imagination run riot!






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 Time for fantasy, fun and horror @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey    https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/10/wepff-october-2017-challenge-dark-places_1.html Halloween Flash #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction 

Join @YolandaRenee & @DeniseCCovey  for the Halloween FF Challenge Dark Places https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/10/wepff-october-2017-challenge-dark-places_1.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction


Brought to you by the team:

Denise – Renée – Nilanjana – Olga


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

#WEPFF August Challenge WINNER, Pat Hatt, tells us where he gets his inspiration!

Hi all!

It's a thrill to have Pat Hatt take over the blog today as August's winner.  I asked him to tell us about his story inspiration as this story was a different journey for our Rhyme King.

PASSIONATE NIGHTS – This flash grabbed us by the throat and didn't let go. A completely scary, deep, dark flash where horror came out to play. Certainly a REUNION with a difference.

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I’m being put to work again. You’d think I was getting paid or something. Two posts in a year. Hmm, the cat does 388 in a year. I think I can put out two for WEP. I should stop thinking, or whining, and get to it, huh?

I have done the whole advice thing. I gave so little with a lot. Wasn’t that impressive? No? I guess I will have to try harder. Maybe I’ll go with inspiration. Where does it come from? How does it form? How do you go with it? My, you sure are full of questions.

Inspiration is the key to anything creative. At least if you want to make it half-decent or beyond. If you are miserable doing something or flat out hate it, then you won’t be inspired and…what’s the point? Unless it is your job, which has a point, to live, then why put yourself through that?

Image result for images for inspiration Now that I have your head spinning with inspiration, let’s go further. Where does it come from? What makes a rhyming cat go all serial killer? The answer is easy. Beats the heck out of me. The voices in my head tell me what wants to be told and away I go. I suppose they like to stretch their skill as well.

That’s very helpful, huh? Now you will be able to find inspiration on a whim. Just listen to the voices in your head. The one telling you right now that this nut needs to be put on medication. Wait. Are there none up there? Score a win for me. But guess what? Some days there are. Many people stick a phone to their head. You have a voice in your ear. Listen and take it in, maybe a story shall spin. Maybe even a rhyme. It could happen any time.

And that is the long and short of it. It is happening most any time. You only need to look. How does that work? Easy peasy.

You could look at a tree and see a face. Bingo! Spirit of the Willow Tree.

You could look at a chair and see a butt crease in it. Bingo! The Day The Fat Guy Sat Across From Me.

You could rip off a hangnail. Bingo! My Blood is Blue. Germs That Seeped In and Gave Me Super Powers. How I Lost My Finger. The Four Fingered Man. The Fourth Finger. Where Does The Ring Go?

You could see a chimney. Bingo! What Lives Within. Built With Bricks of Lore.

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 I could go on and on and on. The voices in my head may get mad at me for sharing all of their ideas though. I don’t want them yapping all night, so we’ll stop there. The Voice In The Night. Okay, now I’ll stop and get on with it.

Best of all, these bingos don’t cost money to do. You can just look around and get to thinking. Everything can have a story. The only way they come out half-arsed or as boring as actual bingo, sorry bingo lovers, is if you let them. With a little twist and turn, everything can take a twist and turn.

Does that make sense? If not, now you can have a story about how nuts this guy is. The nutty blogger who wrote an inspiration post that made no sense and ruined my life. You may want to work on that title though, as it is a bit wordy.

The wordy title that caused me to choke to death. A bit less wordy with that one.

Did you see though? It can get a bit morbid the more you go on. I can’t say my entry came like that. But it can and then away I go. Any genre and any subject comes my way and I tackle it when it wants to stay.

Tackle yours and see what happens. You might just find something new that inspires and you enjoy.

So now I am done with my WEP trespass and off I go with my inspiring, hopefully, little rhyming ass.


Enjoy life, forget the strife. 

Thank you, Pat, loved the post.
What about you, readers and writers, 
where do you get your inspiration?

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And don't forget OCTOBER is the
HALLOWEEN DARK PLACES CHALLENGE

WEP CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER, DARK PLACES.

Please join us!

YOUR WEP TEAM!
Denise, Yolanda, Olga, Nilanjana