Thursday, 1 April 2021

#WEP 2021 Continues the Artistic Inspiration-Freedom Morning! Sign up on this Post April 21

 


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:


There will be no...
  • 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 den.covey@gmail.com OR Laura at laura.gene.walker@gmail.com. That way we have the time zones covered.

There will continue to be...

  • 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! 
Prizes

WEP is continuing with the popular Critique Prize for the winner along with the regular Guest Post. Each challenge a different editor/author will offer their unique prize. Check out the sidebar for our 2021 offerings. Have some work ready! 

The April Prize is a 10,000k word critique from Christine Rains!

Her new release, Curse of the Hunted, will be available April 12th!



Author bio: Christine Rains is a writer, gamer, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood but make her a great Jeopardy player. You’ll find her either snuggled up with a book

or rolling dice with her friends in their latest Dungeons & Dragons campaign. She’s a proud member of S.C.I.F.I. and Untethered Realms



Social media: You can find Christine on her blogFacebookTwitterGoodreads, and Amazon.


You've got to be in it to win it!

THE APRIL CHALLENGE


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.




We'd love if you'd Tweet Tweet Tweet some/all of these:

WEP writing prompt Freedom Morning @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee @LGKeltner, @OlgaGodim @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee @LGKeltner, @OlgaGodim  https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2021/03/wep-2021-continues-artistic-inspiration.html  Sign up April 21-23rd! #amwriting #flashfiction #WEPFF #poetry #nonfiction #amwriting #flashfiction #WEPFF #poetry

Get-your-thinking-caps-on for Freedom Morning @DeniseCCovey @YolandaRenee @LGKeltner, @OlgaGodim https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2021/03/wep-2021-continues-artistic-inspiration.html Sign up April 21-23rd! #WEPFF #amwriting #flashfiction #poetry #nonfiction

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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We are looking forward to seeing where this month's prompt takes you!
Your host for Freedom Morning
Laura, for the WEP team.



15 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing where this inspiring prompt takes people.

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  3. Christine Rains is fantastic. I don't know that have something new to share with her, but some winner is going to be super lucky because I've won this prize before and she did an AMAZING job helping me improve my story opening.

    I have my story for "T" planned out. It's a medical sci-fi with a Matrix twist. And I'm excited to share the rest of my a to z theme that day (the challenge also snuck into the flash fiction, see if you can spot it for a laugh).

    Looking forward to reading everyone's stories!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading your entry!

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    2. I've read and commented on all the blogs. Hope nothing stays stuck in the moderation hold too long.

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  4. Great reading so far. I'm enjoying all those I've read. Keep 'em coming!

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  5. Toi, I apologize for being able to comment on your blog. WordPress always gives me no end of trouble. I even tried in a different browser to no avail.
    An excellent write, and you (and many others) have every reason to be angry. I only saw outtakes of the trial. Some of the questions and theories that Chauvin's lawyer presented left me gobsmacked. It's ludicrous to bring up George Floyd's health conditions, postulating those to be the reason for his death. I have asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. All of those could kill me. However, they aren't going to be the thing that kills me if someone presses their knee against my neck for nine minutes, blocking my airway. What a ludicrous argument, and yet some people are like, "well, sure, makes sense to me."

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  6. Why is David Gascoigne's post in the list? There is nothing about WEP there?

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    1. I took the link out. Probably someone trying to get more traffic to their blog.

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    2. Hi Olga and Laura, David - is a great birder ... with a wonderful blog - probably a mental block in wanting to join in ... I'm sure he'll understand. Cheers Hilary

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  7. OUTSTANDING! Each entry is simply magnificent! Thank you sharing your words. I am blown away by the response!

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  8. And I couldn't comment on Kalpana's blog ... no idea why ...

    Thanks for all the admin and appreciative comments - loved the entries ... cheers Hilary

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  9. I also had trouble commenting with Kalpana's blog, although I wanted to say how good it was!
    For once, I've managed to read everyone's. If I didn't leave a comment it's because I didn't feel able to. Your experiences are so different from mine. I hope I learned something, though.
    Well done, everybody!

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