AW Amazon Store

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.


 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: [Contest] Hour of Writes

  1. #1
    Steven Poore chopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sheffield, England
    Posts
    51

    [Contest] Hour of Writes

    Hi there all

    Our writers' group has received this by email. I thought I'd do a bit of research on it but there doesn't appear to be a thread here as yet. Would this be a good thing or a bad thing? (It's the "free credit"/"cash prize" part that has the Doubting Thomas in me awakened)

    Steve P

    Dear Sir or Madam,


    I hope you are very well and that 2014 has got off to a good start for you. My name is Alison Ireland and I am writing to you because you are a writer, and I think, a member of a writing group. For some time I’ve been working on a new literary website called Hour of Writes. There is more information about it below.



    We’re currently asking like-minded writers from all over the world to pre-register as founder members before the public launch of the site, and to help us with the testing phase, to take place in February: www.hourofwrites.com. Write to us if you want to be involved!



    Hour of Writes is also conducting some research for a series of articles for publication about creative writing, and how people relate creative writing practice to their private, work and social lives. Much of the material for these pieces comes from a big survey we’re conducting, of writers and writing groups all over the world and I'd like to invite you to take part (it's anonymous):

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HourofWritesGroups001.

    This survey relates to involvement in writing groups - if this isn't you then let me know and I will send you the link for our other survey which is purely for individual writers.



    In return for completing the survey, we’ll give you a free credit (competition entry) to use on the Hour of Writes website following its launch this Sprin g – instructions are at the end of the survey. We’ll also send you the articles mentioned above as they’re published.



    In brief summary of Hour of Writes: it is designed to be a peaceful space – a blank piece of paper - in the busy online world, where you can find time to write down, share and structure your thoughts, in the context of a life which often has other priorities. The focus point is an hour-long writing competition each week (with a cash prize). Sometimes, when variables are controlled, the mind’s creativity is able to flourish. It feels like freedom.
    Interested? Pre-register and we'll let you know when we launch.


    I hope you don’t mind my writing to you – if you do please tell me and I won’t write again. Similarly, feel free to share the email and survey with fellow writers! Thanks for your time.



    With warm regards,

    Alison Ireland
    your statutory rights are not affected. much.

    HTTN (MC1) - coming in 2015.
    HKV (MC2) - complete @ 149k.
    Johnny Silver Adventures - 3 down, 2 to go...

    http://stevenpoore.wordpress.com/

  2. #2
    I grow my own catnip JulieB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart o' Texas
    Posts
    2,401
    Fixing the link:

    HourOfWrites.com

  3. #3
    Write. Write. Writey Write Write. mrsmig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    4,866
    It looks interesting, but before I write anything for a competition I want to know how it's going to be used and what rights I may be surrendering by entering.
    KINGLET: Now available from Fiery Seas Publishing: Amazon Barnes & Noble iBooks Kobo
    FISKUR: Releasing November 2017 from Fiery Seas



    My Website:
    www.donnamigliaccio.com

    And the occasional Tweet.





  4. #4
    Totes Legit Author Becca C.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    near Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    4,536
    I'm a tad concerned about this:

    Hour of Writes is also conducting some research for a series of articles for publication about creative writing, and how people relate creative writing practice to their private, work and social lives. Much of the material for these pieces comes from a big survey we’re conducting, of writers and writing groups all over the world and I'd like to invite you to take part (it's anonymous)
    So... you write something in a survey, for free, about your experiences, they mine that anonymously-written content and use it for their articles? Instead of just hiring someone to write the articles legitimately or putting out a real submission call? Hmm...
    MAYBE IN PARIS - YA contemporary - coming June 6th 2017 from Sky Pony Press! Now available to preorder on Amazon!

    Represented by Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary!

    Add my book on Goodreads!

    Facebook - I don't really know what I'm doing there yet
    Twitter - Sometimes I'm funny there
    Tumblr - My blog



  5. #5
    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Far from the madding crowd
    Posts
    6,669
    I can't get past the name of the site, which looks like an extremely common typo.

    - Victoria

  6. #6
    I grow my own catnip JulieB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart o' Texas
    Posts
    2,401
    I couldn't get past the headline: "In Defense of Hour of Writes." I wonder why they're having to defend themselves before they even get started.

  7. #7
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,098
    Still "Coming Early 2014". FB & Tw ceased in March. A look at what it going to be: http://staging.hourofwrites.com/

    ETA: Finally launched Oct '14: https://hourofwrites.com/index/welcome
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 12-05-2016 at 11:27 PM. Reason: updating w/o bumping
    ICAO
    ---------

    Censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. -- Henry Steele Commager
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search