28 November 2019

How to take part in our #WriteCBC Three Wise Writers competition

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Following the marvellously silly success of last year’s #WriteCBC #BigWinterStory, this year we’re hosting three weeks of extra special festive #WriteCBC fun. Join us from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 18th December for three Christmas-tastic rounds of our popular Twitter microfiction competition.

We’re asking our Twitter community to follow the guiding light of writerly advice from Three Wise Writers by taking part in three tasks, with three chances to win a place on one of our online courses. As a bonus, each week there’s an opportunity to win book-prizes if you’re the first to solve a clue and guess who the mystery Wise Writer is …

Every Monday at 11am (UK-time) we will be posting a visual clue as to the identity of that week’s Wise Writer. The first person to tweet us with the correct guess will win a book by the mystery author! (Be sure to tag @cbcreative and use the hashtags #WriteCBC and #3WiseWriters)

On the next day – Tuesday – at 11am (UK-time) our Wise Writer will share their gift of a writing tip and writing task.

To take part, just have a go at the day’s task and post the results up on Twitter – tagging @cbcreative and including the hashtag #WriteCBC.

The competition runs until the following day – Wednesday – and closes at 10am (UK-time), after which we’ll choose a winner and two runners-up, and tweet and post the results in our blog at 11am (UK-time).

Each of the three weekly winners get a free place on one of our six-week online writing courses (worth £200). Two runners-up will get a £50 discount off the price of one of the six-week online courses each week (see below), and there’ll be free books for some highly commended entries.

3 Wise Writers. 3 writing tips and tasks. 3 weeks of prizes!

Please find our schedule of events below:

WEEK ONE

Monday 2 December

11am: Our first Wise Writer’s photo clue will be revealed

The first person to tweet us with the correct identity of the mystery author wins a book by the Wise Writer.

Tuesday 3 December

11am: First Wise Writer’s tip and task – join in and write some microfiction with us – you might win a place on the CBC course of your choice!

Wednesday 4 December

10am: Close for entries

11am: Winner and runners-up announced

WEEK TWO

Monday 9 December

11am: Our second Wise Writer’s photo clue will be revealed

The first person to tweet us with the correct identity of the mystery author wins a book! (You may be getting the idea now …)

Tuesday 10 December

11am: Second Wise Writer’s tip and task – more festive writing fun to take part in, and more prizes to be won.

Wednesday 11 December

10am: Close for entries

11am: Winner and runners-up announced

WEEK THREE

Monday 16 December

11am: Our third Wise Writer’s photo clue will be revealed

Once again, the first person to tweet us with the correct identity of the mystery author wins a book!

Tuesday 17 December

11am: Third Wise Writer’s tip and task – things are getting even more Christmassy …

Wednesday 18 December

10am: Close for entries – exciting suspense for the final result …

11am: The third winner and runners-up are announced – and the levels of Christmas cheer from the CBC team become, frankly, overwhelming!

A few rules …

  • Only one entry per person per week of #WriteCBC’s #3WiseWriters, please.
  • Over-18s only.
  • This one’s just on Twitter – there isn’t another way of taking part. Sorry to anyone who doesn’t use it and doesn’t want to – we’ll do something else that’s non-Twitter soon.
  • Winner and discount winners and the overall winner get to choose between Starting to Write Your NovelWrite to the End of Your NovelEdit & Pitch Your Novel, Writing a Memoir, Writing Short Stories – or, you can use your discount on one of our six-week online picture book courses: Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book or Writing a Children’s Picture Book.
  • If you’re in receipt of more than one discount offer, you can only trade in one per course enrolment. 
  • Discounts and free place valid only on courses running in 2020. 
  • If a winner has already paid and enrolled on one of the applicable courses (yet to run), we will refund the £200 fee/discount (as relevant).
  • If a winner or runner-up has already taken all relevant courses, they may gift their discount or full fee (as relevant) to another writer.

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