Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is an online writing community posting every second month. Check out our program for 2018 in our sidebar and Pages. 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.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

#WEPFF – FEBRUARY 2018 CHALLENGE – IN TOO DEEP


Welcome to WEP - Write...Edit...Publish and the first Challenge of 2018 -- IN TOO DEEP.

February, stereotypically the month for Valentine’s and love, but the WEP’s open to all genres, not just romance. However, if you want to go down the romance path, awesome, but please, no erotica.

In Too Deep is a prompt for any situation with the potential for unforeseen conflict. Or it could be literal – a flood, a hurricane, a mining disaster, you name it. As always, the badge depicts how wide open the subject is. There are a million possible takes.


Love. War, and anything in between. An affair sours. A hobby (hubby?) goes berserk. An addiction teeters on the edge of out-of-hand. A sports tournament goes horribly wrong.


Let your creativity soar!

And to make sure your post is picked up quickly, add "WEP" to the title! 























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Denise – Renée – Nilanjana – Olga


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Guest Post, Adura Ojo, winner of the December Challenge, The End is the Beginning.

Hello friends!

Welcome to a new year of WEP! It's wonderful to be back and to anticipate writing to prompts every two months. Check the list in the sidebar, or go to our CHALLENGES 2018 page if you haven't already checked what we have in store for you.

Come February, we sign up for In Too Deep, which should get your creative juices flowing. However, before we launch our first challenge of the year, we hear from our winner of the December challenge, The End is the Beginning, poet Adura Ojo.

If you haven't read Adura's winning poem, you can read it HERE.


WEP CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER ............THE END IS THE BEGINNINGS

Adura has been traveling and is still on the road, but managed to get her guest post done at the eleventh hour.

Thanks for participating in WEP again, Adura, now it's over to you!

The End is the Beginning: Why Cinderella Needs a new Song


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The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story - Chimamanda Adichie

Narratives exist for a reason. Stories are said to be as old as time, itself. For as long as we have existed as humans, we’ve been telling stories shaping our own realities. Sometimes these narratives run like a factual script in our lives, almost like an existential script that cannot be altered. Cinderella is one of those classic tales. A girl meets the man of her dreams and lives happily ever after. And why shouldn’t she? Love endures in just about every human experience that we can think of - be it happiness, pain, joy, sadness, war and death. Therein is the mystery of love as one of the most complex of emotions to grace the terrain of humanity. With the incredible endurance of love comes the danger of the single story. Cinderella became that single story.

Over centuries the existence of love between two people irrespective of class, gender or status became one of a single story of love between a man and a woman as exemplified in Cinderella. In a TED talk in 2009, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie highlighted the danger of a single story. The danger of a single story is that it ignores, and in fact, denies the existence of other realities.

Many girls and indeed boys grow up believing that they will find love with someone of the opposite gender. The story of Cinderella as heart-warming as it is, inherits the danger of a single story. We want to see boys and girls embrace their individual realities. It is time for Cinderella to find love with a princess in part two of our human love story.


Thank you Adura. You've given us food for thought with your guest post. I've always loved the Cinderella story, and have lost count of the number of versions I've read. Yours was certainly different and challenge the traditional story in a unique way.

More about Adura: 


You can check out her book of poetry by emailing Lafia Publishing: lafiapublishing@gmail.com

Check out her beautiful blog HERE.

Adura Ojo is a British-Nigerian poet and writer. She is Pomosexual and embraces the anti-discriminatory principle of non-categorization. Her poems have appeared in Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, AcumenDrylandSentinel Literary QuarterlyThe New York Times and The Poetic Pinup Revue. A 2017 Pushcart prize nominee, Adura’s poems document what her diary once kept in a secret place. Her collection, Life is a Woman Breaking Eggs, was published in April 2017 by Lafia. 





So on February 1st, only 4 days to go Australian time, our new challenge will go live. Will it be you writing next month's guest post?

WEP CHALLENGE FOR FEBURARY....IN TOO DEEP



 Denise, for the team -- Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

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

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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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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 


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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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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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From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

See you soon!!