The link above opens for participation on April 21st!
Welcome to the 2nd Challenge of 2021!
Laura is your host for this month. All of us at WEP are hoping to see the usual robust challenge overflowing with creativity and inspiration. The world is still reeling from the events of the past year, but we hope all of you are finding joy in your lives despite the ever-present Covid-19 which just won't let go!
As only Direct Links are now posted, you don't have to add DL after your name.
As always, the April challenge is taking place in the midst of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge. We know this challenge is important to many of you, (just ask our own J Lenni Dorner!) and we want to encourage your participation! If you are taking part in that challenge, feel free to use the letter of the day, as well as whatever A-Z theme you've chosen, to inspire your WEP entry! On the 21st, the A-Z letter is R. On the 22nd, it's S. Then, on the 23rd, it's T. There's lots of room for creativity, and we know many of you will wow us with your stories which can do double duty!
Once again, we're going with WEP lite. That means:
- Comment counting. We rely on your goodwill to read as many entries as you can, remembering how it sucks if only 2 people read yours. Don't let this happen! We applaud you for reading as many posts as you were able.
- Blurbs. Blurbs are a lot of work. We'll hold off on them again until further notice.
- Constant post monitoring. We'll still try to check the website and C-Box daily, but for urgent queries, email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Laura at email@example.com. That way we have the time zones covered.
- Shortlist and judging
- Winners' post announcement
- Winner's Guest post
- Mail Chimp emails to alert you to posts - please check your spam folder as our emails contain links - some email providers are over zealous and send them straight to spam!
Her new release, Curse of the Hunted, will be available April 12th!
Freedom Morning is a watercolour by Claude Clark, the African American artist and art educator, painted in 1941.
“As a child in the churches, the schools and the community, I dreamed of a destiny. My search became a single purpose for the dignity of Black Americans.”
Claude Clark was born in Georgia in 1915. His art characterises the African American diaspora experience. He faced prejudice, poverty and racism but did not allow these to deter him. He mixed his own paints from the trashed tubes in art schools. When he could not afford the expensive brushes and cleaning agents, he developed his unique technique with the palette knife. Read more about his remarkable life here.
The interpretation of art (and prompts!) is in the eye of the beholder and this artwork is rich with possibilities.
Will you let Freedom Morning spark a flash of hope for a systematically suppressed character?
Will someone break free - of chains, of the past, of a closed mindset - after years of living with them?
Or maybe someone will watch a brand new sunrise and come to a decision to start life afresh? Rise to a challenge? :) Overcome a hardship?
Take the artwork as a whole or in part and seed that into imagination. Your canvas is unlimited.
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Join WEP @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee @LGKeltner, @OlgaGodim for the next Challenge of 2021, April’s Freedom Morning. Sign up and Post April 21-23rd! https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2021/03/wep-2021-continues-artistic-inspiration.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction #poetry #nonfiction
Write with @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee, @LGKeltner, @OlgaGodim for the April challenge Freedom Morning! Sign up and post on April 21-23rd! https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2021/03/wep-2021-continues-artistic-inspiration.html #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction #poetry #nonfiction
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