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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 ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ.โฃ


For JUNE 2020, we're celebrating ...โฃโฃ


*** WRITING SPACES ***โฃโฃ


We all need a little corner of the universe, a physical space to say, โ€œ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด is where I will tell my story.โ€ โฃโฃ


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. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ is your time to shine!โฃโฃ




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




This contest is open to ALL WRITERS, anywhere in the world, who are ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ-ly working on a book project in English (fiction, memoir, or nonfiction), who intend to publish and inspire readers for generations to come.โฃโฃ


๐‡๐Ž๐—ช ๐“๐Ž ๐„๐๐“๐„๐‘โฃโฃ

1) Create 1 feed post that includes three images:โฃโฃ

a) ๐๐„๐€๐”๐“๐˜ ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐“ 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. โฃโฃ

b) ๐€๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐“ of you in the space, ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ-ly working on your book-in-progress. Make sure that you and the book-in-progress are both visible.โฃโฃ

c) ๐‚๐‹๐Ž๐’๐„-๐”๐ ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐“ of your ๐๐Ž๐‹๐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. โฃ

2) Write a caption that tells a ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ story about this space. Here are some prompts to help you #CraftYourStory โฃโฃ--

a) What does this space say about you as a ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ writer?โฃโฃ

b) What inspired you to set it up like this?โฃโฃ

c) What is the book project that you are working on in this space?โฃโฃ

d) What is ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ about your book project?โฃโฃ

e) How long have you been working on the project and what inspires you to see it through?โฃโฃ

f) How committed are you to the life of a ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ writer?โฃโฃ


3) Tag @StoryBold in all three photos.โฃโฃ


4) Include the hashtag #WritingContestStoryBold in the captionโฃโฃ


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

๐„๐๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’ ๐—ช๐ˆ๐‹๐‹ ๐๐„ ๐‰๐”๐ƒ๐†๐„๐ƒ ๐๐€๐’๐„๐ƒ ๐Ž๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐…๐Ž๐‹๐‹๐Ž๐—ช๐ˆ๐๐†โฃโฃ


1) Visual criteria:โฃโฃ

a) Aesthetics -- how the space catches the eye and makes us want to go there and write. Show us something ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒer than a stack of books, coffee mug, and laptop.โฃโฃ

b) Functionality -- how the space is physically conducive to the act of writing. โฃโฃ

c) Personality -- how the space reflects your unique interests and habits โฃโฃ


2) Literary criteria:โฃโฃ

a) Get us riveted by your caption story. โฃโฃ

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 ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ #WritingSpaceโฃโฃ

2) One winner in the LITERARY category -- best-told ๐๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ Storyโฃโฃ


**Both winners will receive the prize package below.โฃโฃ


๐๐‘๐ˆ๐™๐„ ๐๐€๐‚๐Š๐€๐†๐„โฃโฃ


2 one-hour 1-on-1 book coaching sessions with meโฃโฃ

1 complimentary seat in the upcoming webinar of your choiceโฃโฃ




1) Julie Tyler, founder of StoryBoldโฃโฃ

2) Three creators, well-acquainted with StoryBoldโ€™s mission


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