Tonight we read the winning story of the Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition, Holly Bruce’s Twinkle Drops.
We wanted to learn from the story, and see if our own styles of writing could benefit from incorporating some of Bruce’s techniques. One of our group members read Twinkle Drops aloud, and we all listened, noting down aspects that we believed made it a winning story.
We then all spent five minutes free-writing, with the aim to write in Bruce’s style.
Listed below are the 28 finalists for the 2017-18 Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition. These stories have been published in hard copy and on theherald.com.au website.
Congratulations to all of those who have been shortlisted! It’s great to see so many familiar names on the list.
A big congratulations to Holly Bruce, for winning first place, and to the Highly Commended authors Jessie Ansons (our very own Hunter Story Creators member) and John Gallop. The final write up can be found here.