There are flakes falling outside my window and all I can think is; I wonder if I should put more seeds out for the birds... . . . Enter, Susanna Leonard Hill's 10th Annual Holiday Contest for children's writers! And you guessed it, my story is for the BIRDS! Do you have a favorite bird?… Continue reading A SMALL BIT OF HOPE
A kidlit contest based on a Gif? How could I NOT participate? Especially after coming across this fun Gif at Giphy.com that reminded me of an ever so popular Beatles tune about a submarine. Of course, there are rules... Child friendly. Under 150 words. MUST use a Gif as inspiration for the story. No other… Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit Contest- The Yellow Snazzy Car
It's time again for Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest, hurray! The What- Write a children's story with a beginning, middle, and end. ONLY use 50 words or less! Is she kidding? Nope! Can it be done? Yep! Want to see for yourself? Go ahead...Click Here! But before you head over to Vivian's blog where… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Contest: THE VERY HUNGRY FOREST
Hooray for Christmas! Hooray for Santa! Hooray for twinkling pine trees, and hot cocoa, and chocolate-candy-fudge filled with nutty-nougat centers topped with marshmallow-creme snowman blobs and twisted peppermint candy-cane crush! Sorry, that got a little winded and weird, but I can't help it, it's Christmastime and I am giddy about every last bit of… Continue reading BURRO’S CHRISTMAS WISH: A Holiday Contest Tale
I've been working on some stories All the whole night through I've been working on some stories They're special just for you Gosh I hope you really like 'em There's been blood, and sweat, and tears Please, please tell me that you love 'em And I'll send you all "Good Cheers!" Ha!Ha!Ha! I… Continue reading 50 Precious Words Writing Challenge
Woo-Hoo! It's time for another of Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Writing Contests! This time it's a Valentine's Day theme, appropriate for children 12 and under, 214 words or less, and.....wait for it.... . . . Confusion! What the What? I know, me too! Here. Goes. Nothin. THE VALENTINE’S DAY STORY (WC, 214) BY: Angela Hawkins… Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Story
It's that time of year again; apple cider, colorful foliage, pumpkin pie, jack-o-lanterns, bags of rocks..sorry Charlie Brown, it is what it is....and of course Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest! You knew I'd enter right? I just can't help myself. It's like Susanna and the cider spiced doughnuts know voodoo or something...I just… Continue reading HALLOWEEN MOUSE
Weeeee! It's that time of year again! Time for Susanna Leonard Hill's Annual Holiday Contest! You know what that means? That's Right! You're about to read my newest manuscript! Restrictions were.... 1. It had to be a children's story.....CHECK! 2. Theme is wild weather impacts the Holidays.....CHECK! 3. Not to exceed 350 words.....CHECK! Okie Dokie… Continue reading A Holiday Story!
March Madness? Yes, it is the time of year for that kind of March Madness, college basketball...and boy do I love college basketball! I've already filled out my brackets...with Virginia winning the whole shebang! While it's true I'll be glued to the television watching all of the barn burners and buzzer beaters, there is a… Continue reading March Madness & Fractured Fairy Tales!
Awe-Snickerdoodles!!! The list came out and I'm NOT on it! I would be lying if I said it didn't sting just a little. Somebody ought to make an 'anti rejection stick' for aspiring authors....Believe me, there's a market for it! I'm glad I entered the contest (Susanna Hill's Third Annual Holiday Contest 2013) though. I… Continue reading Awe-Snickerdoodles!