Write…Edit…Publish (WEP) is an online writing community now partnering with the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG). We post the third Wednesday of every second month. Check out our program for 2018 in our sidebar and Pages. WEP challenges are open to all. *Submit your name to InLinkz (free) on the first day of the challenge month. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon Gift Card with winners’ badges for second and third prize. *Scroll down to read previous winning entries. There is also a special Commenter’s badge.

Friday, 28 April 2017

WEP…Write…Edit…Publish –PEACE and LOVE WINNERS for April 2017

What an wonderfully extending challenge. The entries were outstanding as always and quite varied due to the openness of the prompt.  However, this time it was easier to achieve consensus, as Yolanda and I came up with the same top three! That's progress! It usually takes several emails then a check around for other opinions.

Kudos to Olga Godim, our badge designer, and Nilanjana Bose, our prompt guru! PEACE and LOVE was inspiring.


GOING HOME – A wonderful flash which was not too whimsical, too serious or too abstract. Full of alliteration which Dolorah introduced from the first line: "Please pay the piper at the end of the pier." And the haunting bagpipes playing Going Home was a great way to intensify the reading experience. As one commenter said: 'dreamy...'
Congratulations Dolorah
Please, accept the winner’s badge and display on your blog with a link to your story.

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



Where can you find Peace was gripping, as Roland is wont to be. A timely post on the difficulty of achieving peace in our world today. For me, the touching scene of the grandmother holding her grandchild as they drowned had a huge impact. 

Congratulations Roland!

Please accept the Runner Up Badge
And display on your blog with a link to
Where can you find Peace?


Laura Clipson

PEACE AND LOVE – A powerful tale where the heroine sacrifices her life for her friends, a great flash. Makes us question ourselves--how far would we go to bring peace?

Congratulations, Laura. Please accept the badge and display it on your blog with a link to


Let's face it, you're all on our shortlist this time.
But we must give an honorable mention to Pat Garcia for her "The If of Peace and Love". Pat always makes us think deeply with her enchanting way with words. A thoughtful poem with a theme of the sacredness of respect amongst all creation.

And we must again acknowledge the poem Peace and Love by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Despair and hope may meet within one heart.”

Thanks, everyone, for joining us in April. We love each and every one of you. Can't wait for the next challenge in June, Bridges.
Water under the bridge? Or interpret this prompt as a setting, or as an overture after a breach, or just the word inserted somewhere into your writing/images. 
Go to our Challenges Page above to read more on this prompt.

See you then, but be sure to return for the winner’s guest post!

BREAKING NEWS! Yolanda begins her blog tour to promote her Prequel to the Detective Quaid series...The Snowman. I'm hosting her on my blog on May 3. Here are all the appearances by our dear co-host.  I know she'd appreciate a visit.

May 1 – Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit – Author Guest Post
May 2 – Romance Under Fire – Review & Excerpt
May 3 –  Denise Covey – Review & Author Guest Post
Random Thoughts – Excerpt

May 4 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt & Author Guest Post

May 5  Julie Flanders, Writer – Excerpt

We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:

The #WEPFF PEACE AND LOVE Challenge Winners announced. @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/04/wepwriteeditpublish-peace-and-love.html

Celebrate with Dolorah first place winner #WEPFF PEACE AND LOVE APRIL Challenge @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/04/wepwriteeditpublish-peace-and-love.html

These #WEPFF entries at times had us crying and at other's filled with joy! @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/04/wepwriteeditpublish-peace-and-love.html

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From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!

See you soon!!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

WEP April challenge -- PEACE AND LOVE -- to honor Poetry Month

Hi, folks! It’s April, time for our second WEP challenge - brought to you by the original imaginings of Nilanjana Bose, the creativity of Olga Godim, and your hosts, Denise Covey and Yolanda RenĂ©e! 

This month, we're thinking about PEACE and LOVE.
Create an artistic interpretation: a poem, a flash fiction piece of 1000 words or less, a non-fiction piece detailing your personal experience or someone else's experience, write a script, draw your dreams, or post a photograph or a photo essay. The genre is up to you. The artistic choice is yours. 
For our inspiration, seeing it's Poetry month, we chose a poem: 

There are two angels, messengers of light, 
    Both born of God, who yet are bitterest foes. 
    No human breast their dual presence knows. 
As violently opposed as wrong and right, 
When one draws near, the other takes swift flight, 
    And when one enters, thence the other goes. 
    Till mortal life in the immortal flows, 
So must these two avoid each other's sight. 
Despair and hope may meet within one heart, 
The vulture may be comrade to the dove! 
Pleasure and Pain swear friendship leal and true: 
But till the grave unites them, still apart 
Must dwell these angels known as Peace and Love, 
For only Death can reconcile the two.

Poetical works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 
Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell, 1917.

The lines that shouted at us were “Despair and hope may meet within one heart”. You may use words/phrases/sentiments from the poem to craft your entry. Ask yourself, how many ways are there to express Peace and Love? Endless! Go for it! 

So, April - the month inspired by poetry. It’s also the month of the A to Z challenge which takes our corner of the web by storm. The WEP Challenge falls on the ‘P’ day, so here’s your opportunity to fit into the ‘P’ category and participate in the A - Z and WEP at the same time, if you so desire. 

However, if you're not participating in the A - Z, go for it! But just because April is poetry month, it doesn’t mean you have to post poetry (do I hear a sigh of relief?) There are any number of ways you might express Peace & Love -- . . . a love story, a call for world peace, a refugee story, the possibilities are endless. . .

Here we go again! Sign up now so we know who's going to turn up on April 19th! (We love the anticipation!)

And don't forget, there is a $10 Amazon gift card for the entry that catches our eye:

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A #WEPFF Peace& Love Challenge, “despair & hope may meet in one heart”  @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/wep-april-challenge-peace-and-love-to.html
 #WEPFF Challenge for April. Peace & Love – a poem or flash fiction OR? @YolandaRenee @DeniseCCovey http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2017/03/wep-april-challenge-peace-and-love-to.html

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From Denise, Yolanda, Olga and Nilanjana!