Storybold Hosting Instagram Writing Contest

Exciting news coming from the Zen Zone contributor family. Julie Tyler, founder of @storybold, announces her first ever WRITING CONTEST!

The contest is open for June 2020 on Instagram!

Here are details on how to enter:

This contest series is designed to showcase and celebrate what it means to be a writer. We each have an important job to do, a message to convey, a change to make in this world. We are ππŽπ‹πƒ.⁣


For JUNE 2020, we're celebrating ...⁣⁣




We all need a little corner of the universe, a physical space to say, β€œπ˜›π˜©π˜ͺ𝘴 is where I will tell my story.” ⁣⁣


Have you created such a space? It can be large or small. Permanent or makeshift. Stationary or mobile. An entire home office or a folding table on your patio. A shared space or a just-for-you space. Fancy or simple. π˜•π˜°π˜Έ is your time to shine!⁣⁣




All this month, you can post your entry, but take your time and #CraftYourStory. Deadline to enter is June 30, 2020 @11:59 EST.⁣⁣




This contest is open to ALL WRITERS, anywhere in the world, who are ππŽπ‹πƒ-ly working on a book project in English (fiction, memoir, or nonfiction), who intend to publish and inspire readers for generations to come.⁣⁣


π‡πŽπ—ͺ π“πŽ 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑⁣⁣

1) Create 1 feed post that includes three images:⁣⁣

a) ππ„π€π”π“π˜ π’π‡πŽπ“ of your BOLD writing space itself. Get creative with the lighting and the angle, but make sure we can see the whole space within the frame. ⁣⁣

b) π€π‚π“πˆπŽπ π’π‡πŽπ“ of you in the space, ππŽπ‹πƒ-ly working on your book-in-progress. Make sure that you and the book-in-progress are both visible.⁣⁣

c) π‚π‹πŽπ’π„-𝐔𝐏 π’π‡πŽπ“ of your ππŽπ‹πƒ-est piece of writing flair, like your lucky pen, your worn copy of your favorite book, a cool gadget that helps you write, or a piece of artwork. ⁣

2) Write a caption that tells a ππŽπ‹πƒ story about this space. Here are some prompts to help you #CraftYourStory ⁣⁣--

a) What does this space say about you as a ππŽπ‹πƒ writer?⁣⁣

b) What inspired you to set it up like this?⁣⁣

c) What is the book project that you are working on in this space?⁣⁣

d) What is ππŽπ‹πƒ about your book project?⁣⁣

e) How long have you been working on the project and what inspires you to see it through?⁣⁣

f) How committed are you to the life of a ππŽπ‹πƒ writer?⁣⁣


3) Tag @StoryBold in all three photos.⁣⁣


4) Include the hashtag #WritingContestStoryBold in the caption⁣⁣


5) OPTIONAL & ENCOURAGED: OPTIONAL and ENCOURAGED: use this app to format your caption --

π„ππ“π‘πˆπ„π’ π—ͺπˆπ‹π‹ 𝐁𝐄 𝐉𝐔𝐃𝐆𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐀𝐒𝐄𝐃 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 π…πŽπ‹π‹πŽπ—ͺπˆππ†β£β£


1) Visual criteria:⁣⁣

a) Aesthetics -- how the space catches the eye and makes us want to go there and write. Show us something ππŽπ‹πƒer than a stack of books, coffee mug, and laptop.⁣⁣

b) Functionality -- how the space is physically conducive to the act of writing. ⁣⁣

c) Personality -- how the space reflects your unique interests and habits ⁣⁣


2) Literary criteria:⁣⁣

a) Get us riveted by your caption story. ⁣⁣

b) Get us fired up about your book project, what it means to you, and what it will mean to readers.



1) One winner in the VISUAL category -- best-looking ππŽπ‹πƒ #WritingSpace⁣⁣

2) One winner in the LITERARY category -- best-told ππŽπ‹πƒ Story⁣⁣


**Both winners will receive the prize package below.⁣⁣


ππ‘πˆπ™π„ ππ€π‚πŠπ€π†π„β£β£


2 one-hour 1-on-1 book coaching sessions with me⁣⁣

1 complimentary seat in the upcoming webinar of your choice⁣⁣




1) Julie Tyler, founder of StoryBold⁣⁣

2) Three creators, well-acquainted with StoryBold’s mission


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