Beth Kephart, our first author-in-residence at readergirlz, has been posting monthly blogs in which she discusses the art (and the joys, and the frustrations) of writing, along with writing prompts and related contests. Here is Beth's fourth and final prompt:
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"What I'd love you to do is go out into your worlds and take a photograph - or find a photograph you've already taken - of a place and study it for its mood, its lights, its ambience, its possibilities, its weather, and turn it into something that is new and unexpected...I'd love for you to write ten lines or so - or a poem - about this place and send the photo along with it so we can see how your mind has transformed reality into something imaginative."
Entries for this contest were due December 30th, 2009. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our winner Charlotte and runner-up Carly! Read their entries. Charlotte will receive an advanced reading copy of The Heart is Not a Size, Beth's YA novel which will be released in March 2010 by HarperTeen.