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Random Writing Quote:

“Writer's block…a lot of howling nonsense would be avoided if, in every sentence containing the word WRITER, that word was taken out and the word PLUMBER substituted; and the result examined for the sense it makes. Do plumbers get plumber's block? What would you think of a plumber who used that as an excuse not to do any work that day?
The fact is that writing is hard work, and sometimes you don't want to do it, and you can't think of what to write next, and you're fed up with the whole damn business. Do you think plumbers don't feel like that about their work from time to time? Of course there will be days when the stuff is not flowing freely. What you do then is MAKE IT UP. I like the reply of the composer Shostakovich to a student who complained that he couldn't find a theme for his second movement. “Never mind the theme! Just write the movement!” he said.
Writer's block is a condition that affects amateurs and people who aren't serious about writing. So is the opposite, namely inspiration, which amateurs are also very fond of. Putting it another way: a professional writer is someone who writes just as well when they're not inspired as when they are.”

--Philip Pullman

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"Will Write for Food" Contest

The ”Will Write For Food“ contest is a monthly blind competiton to determine the best story based on the monthly writing prompt. First prize is a free admission to an SCWA meeting and publication on the SCWA website. Second prize is two movie tickets to a Regency theater. Third prize is a $5.00 gift card.

Email your story before the deadline to meeting@ocwriter.com

The Writing Contest is on hiatus.


Archive of Past Winners of Will Write For Food Contests

2014
February

2013
July
August
October

2011
March
April
May
June
July
August

2010
January

2009
February
March
July
September

2007
Non-Fiction

2006
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December (no contest)

2005
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December (no contest)