Finally October has arrived and it is kicking off with a party. The Rodeo Fest will have live readings at 10am, 2pm and 6pm NY time on October 3rd. For us Aussies this is a trifle difficult as these times correspond to 12mn Oct 3rd, 4am and 8am Oct 4th for Queenslanders and 1am, 5am and 9am for the other eastern states. We may miss the party but we will hopefully still be able to access the cover reveal, meet the new rough writers and get the tips for the contests which will run all of October on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are a night owl join in the party spirit and converse either at the ranch or on FB. There are live readings on Carrot Ranch facebook page from the anthology which is being launched in November and prizes will be awarded – books, chocolates and rocks.
Following the party are the 8 competitions. The first will be October 5th led by Norah Colvin. Her theme is When I grow Up with a 100 word limit. Visit her site or Carrot Ranch for details on October 5th.
Remember there are cash prizes for all competitions, it is free to enter and each has a different theme so there is something for everyone. Each leader will have a different set of rules and parameters to work within.
I am leading the 4th competition on October 17.
Angie Oakley Originally from London, Angie Oakley has moved around a great deal, and worked as an English teacher in schools as far apart as Nassau in the Bahamas and Daylesford in country Victoria. She now lives in Noosa, which she finds a lovely place in which to do the things she loves: writing, reading, thinking, talking, and walking and skyping her far-flung family. She’s written a couple of novels, lots of articles and is always interested in the work of other writers. As well she has been known to offer her thoughts in a blog at http://spryandretiring.wordpress.com
I am the other judge and in case you don’t know me I have included my own bio:
Irene Waters has written since she was a youngster but not until an experience in Vanuatu did she write her first memoir. This experience also led to post-graduate studies where she researched the sequel memoir and wrote her second memoir gaining her Master of Arts in 2017. She has been a regular at Carrot Ranch since its inception and finds writing flash a good way of honing writing skills and trying her hand at fiction and the creative writing skills that are part of that. She is also a keen amateur photographer and this along with her writing can be found at her website Reflections and Nightmares.
I do hope you will join in. The more the merrier. Every Tuesday and Thursday at Carrot Ranch. Follow along at twitter with the #CRRODEO hashtag.