Writing Competitions and you… success? near miss? the judge? Let me know!

Hello everyone. I’m Writers’ Forum magazine’s Competitive Edge columnist and I’d love to know whether you have entered any writing competitions (of any type), and have been successful, a runner-up perhaps, or been unsuccessful but have learned from the experience, have advice for other entrants, or maybe you’re a competition judge and have some tips on entering (and funny stories to tell!).

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Deconstruction of a pop song: One Direction’s Story of My Life

Story of My LifeLike X-Factor runners up One Direction or not… up to now, I’m somewhere in the middle (but I’ve been hooked on this song ever since I heard it), you might find this interesting…

http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/11/25/pop-psychology-whats-the-story-with-one-directions-story-of-my-life has a wonderful deconstruction of the song ‘Story of My Life’ by One Direction and includes the embedded Vevo video – worth a watch for the down-to-earth, and dare I say touching, special effects.

So for anyone who writes songs, other formats, or if you’re just a fan of words, do take a look and let me know what you think.

PS. Harry’s my favourite. 🙂 And is it me, or does One Direction’s Niall Horan look like Westlife’s Kian Egan?

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