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A good microstory can be eternal


 

Foto: mundorelatos.wordpress.org


Writing something so short can become the hardest thing you could ever write. And that is precisely the micro-stories art. There are stories that with just a few words have everything: good characters, a great plot, and a worthy ending. And they are also easily remembered (even memorized) thanks to their brief sentences.


Many authors point out several tips and tools to write a micro-story in an appropriate way. However, at Inskpired we believe that once you know them, it is you who puts the art and style of each story. Ou advice: be free while creating.


To honor what a micro story is, we will tell you in a few lines the things you should keep in mind when you decide to write one of these:


1. Be brief. This short story should have between 2 to 200 words, no more.

2. Deepen between genders and play with them. You can combine them and use subgenres.

3. Specify the information.

4. Use the ellipses if you need it.

5. Be direct.

6. Show what you want to tell, but at the same time do not say everything.

7. Let the reader imagine certain things.

8. Use an unexpected ending or a twist to your story.


Keeping this in mind, allows your imagination to flow and let creativity be the one that prevails. Remember that these types of stories are in full swing, because with new technologies everything is more immediate and there are people who increasingly seek to write or read less. On Inkspired we have released a new format of micro-stories, in which from your iPhone App you can write and read all you want. Very very soon it will also be available for Android.


These are some examples of famous micro stories that can be your guide:


A blind man, with his white cane, in the middle of the desert cries out because there are no obstacles to help him on his way”.

Alejandro Jodorowsky 


In Sumatra, someone wants to get a doctorate as a fortune teller. The wizard examiner asks him if he will pass or fail. The candidate answers that he will fail… “

Jorge Luis Borges


“Wake up, it’s late, a strange man shouts at me from the door. You wake up, you’re the one that needs to, I answer him. But that stubborn man just keeps on dreaming.”

Ana María Shua


 “And then there was the nine-year-old boy who killed his parents and asked the judge for clemency because he was an orphan.

Carlos Monsivais







8 января 2019 г. 16:34:40 0 Отчет Добавить 4
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#NewWritingContest - The poetic moment of going back

Sometimes to build the future you need to go back to the past. And in this new year we want to propose you a writing contest that is based precisely on that. All you need to do is to remember, feel, let your imagination flow and write. In this contest you will have to write a poem about the photography below.


 


The photograph was taken by the famous war photographer James Nachtwey, If you do not know this image or you have not seen it before, do not worry, it's even better, since everything you write about it will be based on what she transmits to you and only you.


The most sensitive, original and suitable poem for the photography will be the winner. Of course, spelling and grammar will be taken into account. Any error of these will subtract points.


Start date: January 5th, 2019

End date: Febraury 5th, 2019



Remember that... 

"Poetry is a literary style, based on the artistic manifestation by means of the word, in verse or prose, here, the aesthetic qualities of language prevail over the content."


Fuente: https://www.tiposde.org/lengua-y-literatura/100-tipos-de-poesia/#ixzz5bfDCz4s1



How does the contest work?

1. You must write a poem based on Nachtwey photography and publish it on your Inkspired profile.

2. Once your story is published, you can edit it until the contest’s deadline.

3. The story must be published as a SHORT STORY of the Poetry category.

4. You must tag your story with the hashtag #PhotographicPoetry.

5. The story must have a title, a proper cover, and a brief description.

6. It must be an unpublished story, and exclusively of Inkspired during the time of the contest.

7. Once the contest is over, the poem should remain published on Inkspired for a minimum of 6 months.

8. The contest will have a single winner. It will be announced between the second and third week of Febraury 2019.

9. The winners will be chosen by the Inkspired editorial team, and their choice will be based on the originality, and sensitivity of the poem. Also for the grammatical quality and compliance with the rules.

10. A minimum of 20 participants is required for the contest to be official.

11. To win extra points, you just have to upload and share your poem in your Social Media (Instagram or Facebook) and tag @getinkspired and @getinkspired_global


Competition rules

1. People from any part of the world can participate, but the story must be written in English.

2. The story should follow all the rules of writing a poem. 

3. The stories must be of your authorship, we do not accept any kind of plagiarism and there may be legal actions if this is infringed.

4. The stories have to be exclusive for the duration of the contest.

5. If you are not a current user of Inkspired and want to participate, you just have to register. It's free!

6. The story must have the hashtag #PhotographicPoetry in the hashtags section. In addition, it must have a title, a cover and a brief description of the work.

7. The poem must be inspired by Nachtwey photography, but it can have your own content and focus.

8. This time you can participate with a maximum of 3 poems. No more works by the same author will be accepted. If this happens, all works of authorship will be disqualified.

9. Anyone who does spam will be disqualified.

10. The terms of the contest must be fulfilled. No work that comes out of this period will be accepted.

11. Stories can be edited only during the contest term. Once closed, no change will be accepted.

12. Once the winners have been announced, they should write to info@getinkspired.com to coordinate the delivery of the prizes. If the winner is not pronounced within 15 days, the prize will be awarded to the second place.

13. You do not need to participate since the first day, you can do it whenever you want while the contest is open.

14. Participation in this contest means that the user knows and accepts the bases thereof.

15. We also have competitions in other languages -Spanish and Portuguese-, you can see them in the contest section of each language.


AWARDS

BEST POEM

First place: 1 exclusive audio story  of his poem, and an art with the photograph and the winning poem, which will be promoted by all our media.


How to publish a story on Inkspired?

1. Go to www.getinkspired.com

2. Register as a user (if you are not already). You can do it manually or via Facebook.

3. Click on CREATE A STORY.

4. Choose the type of story you want to publish, in the case of the contest it must be: SHORT STORY

5. Write the title of your story and the category (in this case it would be POETRY). The title can be edited later if you wish.

6. Write your story as a single chapter.

7. Once written click on 'save' and then 'close and go to the story’s profile’.

8. Here you can add the hashtag #PhotographicPoetry, the description, the cover and the language. Remember that the hashtag must go both in the hashtag section and in the description.

9. Then you will have to go down to where your chapter’s title is and click on the button that says 'Draft' and change it to 'Published'.

10. You can see a video tutorial on how to post here: https://getinkspired.com/faq/ -but it is in spanish.

4 января 2019 г. 21:32:50 0 Отчет Добавить 4
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How to become a writer with a low budget


 

Photo: Kinga Cichewicz


We know that the most common thing is that after graduating, we choose a professional career, obtain a degree, and even do a Master's degree. Learning and nurturing ourselves is always good, and now is even more necessary, because almost everything requires an academic degree. However, there are times when becoming a writer starts as a hobby and ends up as your profession. We don't know that we want to professionalize it until the desire to publish and generate income with it arrives. So we have to focus on improving our writing. Everyone can write, but not everyone writes well.


To do this, we need to invest, and we are not referring to money, but to time. There are thousands of ways to become a great author with a low budget, but the only requirement is to dedicate your time and all your desires.


Here we leave you some options that can support you to grow as a writer:


  • Attend Webinars or Online Workshops with recognized authors. There are many international writers who offer Webinars and/or specific workshops to learn how to write about a genre, improve grammar, or discover how to sell their books. In fact, on Inkspired we will have a new Webinar nextSunday, December 16th, which will be led by the great Ecuadorian witer, Kristel Ralston. She  -Amazon best-seller in romantic novel and specialist in this genre- will talk about "how to write a romantic novel and get an income with it". If you want to know more about this totally free event enter here.
  • Buy used books or read free digital platforms. Books are one of the few things that although they get older, they retain their value. Seize it. Today there are many bookstores or stores that sell used books, and you can even find old jewelry that you did not even know someone had written. They are usually extremely cheap. There are also digital platforms, where you can read authors from all over the world from your mobile and/or  computer. Remember that reading enriches your vocabulary, your style and your grammar.
  • Publish your stories on a digital platform or create a blog. When you are on the way to becoming a great author, you need people to follow you and read o you. You need feedback, comments, suggestions, and above all, expose your art so that people get to know you.
  • Download Apps to polish your spelling and grammar. Apps such as Grammarly, can support you to identify spelling errors in your writing. It is extremely important that a writer does not have spelling and/or grammatical errors. Another option would be to get an expert to read your story and make corrections.
  • Participate in writing contests. Writing contests are the key. They are an excellent way to motivate you, to take the best out of you and get feedback. Try to participate in different types of contests, of different genres and modalities, since this expands your experience and your creativity. Now at Inkspired we have a special contest for Christmas. Find out what it is about here


These would be some of the options to polish your writing with a low budget. However, keep in mind that the years of experience are the ones that make the most out of you. Do not stop learning by yourself, reading and, of course, writing.

7 декабря 2018 г. 16:22:31 0 Отчет Добавить 5
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#NewWritingContest - It's moment for some White Love

It's Christmas time. And Christmas is for snow, hot chocolate, lights, gifts, but also, for peace and love. Inspire yourself in it, and write a short story about romance -of maximum 600 words- that develops in this time of the year. Also, we want to make you go creative, so the story needs to have four main characters.


The most emotional and original short story will be the winner.And of course, spelling and grammar will be taken into account. Any error of these will subtract points.


So, are you ready for some #ChristmasTales?



Start date: December 1st, 2018

End date: December 31th, 2018



But what is the definition of Romance?

Among the various literature and cinema genres is romance, which refers to a romantic relationship, usually between two people. While it is impossible to frame certain stories in a single genre, those that turn the plot around the intimacy of two individuals who fall in love often receive the label of romantic, with all that this entails at the cultural level.


Authors: Julián Pérez Porto and Ana Gardey. Published: 2010. Updated: 2010. Definition: Definition of romance (https://definicion.de/romance/)


How does the contest work?

1. You must write a romantic short story, with a maximum of 600 words, and publish it on your Inkspired profile.

2. Once your story is published, you can edit it until the contest’s deadline.

3. The story must be published as a SHORT STORY of the Romance category.

4. You must tag your story with the hashtag #ChristmasTales .

5. The story must have a title, a proper cover, and a brief description.

6. It must be an unpublished story, and exclusively of Inkspired during the time of the contest.

7. Once the contest is over, the microstory should remain published on Inkspired for a minimum of 6 months.

8. The contest will have a single winner and a second place. They will be announced in the first two weeks of January 2019.

9. The winners will be chosen by the Inkspired editorial team, and their choice will be based on the orginality and emotion of the story, the grammatical quality and compliance with the rules.

10. A minimum of 20 participants is required for the contest to be official.


Competition rules

1. People from any part of the world can participate, but the story must be written in English.

2. The story can’t have more than 600 words, but it can have less.

3. The stories must be of your authorship, we do not accept any kind of plagiarism and there may be legal actions if this is infringed.

4. The stories have to be exclusive for the duration of the contest.

5. If you are not a current user of Inkspired and want to participate, you just have to register. It's free!

6. The story must have the hashtag #ChristmasTales in the hashtags section. In addition, it must have a title, a cover and a brief description of the work.

7. The story must have 4 main characters. It can have more (between secondary and main characters), but not less.

8. This time you can participate with a maximum of 3 stories. No more works by the same author will be accepted. If this happens, all works of authorship will be disqualified.

9. Anyone who does spam will be disqualified.

10. The terms of the contest must be fulfilled. No work that comes out of this period will be accepted.

11. Stories can be edited only during the contest term. Once closed, no change will be accepted.

12. Once the winners have been announced, they should write to info@getinkspired.com to coordinate the delivery of the prizes. If the winner is not pronounced within 15 days, the prize will be awarded to the second place.

13. You do not need to participate since the first day, you can do it whenever you want while the contest is open.

14. Participation in this contest means that the user knows and accepts the bases thereof.

15. We also have competitions in other languages -Spanish and Portuguese-, you can see them in the contest section of each language.


AWARDS

BEST SHORT STORY

First place: 1 basic cover for any story of your own, and 1 Christmas art for your winner story. 

Second place: 1 Story Promotion Pack for free.


How to publish a story on Inkspired?

1. Go to www.getinkspired.com

2. Register as a user (if you are not already). You can do it manually or via Facebook.

3. Click on CREATE A STORY.

4. Choose the type of story you want to publish, in the case of the contest it must be: SHORT STORY

5. Write the title of your story and the category (in this case it would be ROMANCE). The title can be edited later if you wish.

6. Write your story as a single chapter.

7. Once written click on 'save' and then 'close and go to the story’s profile’.

8. Here you can add the hashtag #ChristmasTales, the description, the cover and the language. Remember that the hashtag must go both in the hashtag section and in the description.

9. Then you will have to go down to where your chapter’s title is and click on the button that says 'Draft' and change it to 'Published'.

10. You can see a video tutorial on how to post here: https://getinkspired.com/faq/ -but it is in spanish.

30 ноября 2018 г. 13:00:33 1 Отчет Добавить 3
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