On writing prompts – Hysteria writing prompts for July

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Don’t forget the 2020 competition… the deadline is approaching. If you haven’t already written something to submit, there is still time to do so. For my inspiration this month I’m going to share some ways of playing with words to…

Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen

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April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year's Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up…

Writer in Residence 2017, Alex Reece Abbott

Greetings! I’m Alex Reece Abbott and I'm delighted to join the Hysterectomy Association as the third Writer in Residence. And we’re counting down to the Sixth International Hysteria Writing Competition for women writers. Don't forget, Hysteria opens on 01 April 2017…

The Countdown Clock is Ticking for Hysteria 2014

The clock’s ticking away and the August 31st writing competition deadline for Hysteria 2014 is approaching fast. If you’ve already got something down on paper now is the time to start editing. Hemingway said write drunk and edit sober. In…

Advice on Submitting a Poem to the Hysteria Writing Competition

Want to submit a poem to the Hysteria Writing Competition? Here’s advice from our Writer in Residence. I’m not a poet, says Bridget Whelan, but I’ve read enough bad poetry to know what to avoid… Carl Sandburg said that for…

5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized smoke because it should only last as long as a…

Meet Bridget Whelan – ‘Writer in Residence’ for Hysteria Writing Competition

Each member of the Hysteria Writing Competition have been interviewed. They are all writers themselves with a huge amount of experience between them. Bridget Whelan is our 'Writer in Residence'. This is the first time we've had this particular role…