Fable Contest Winner; Third Place The Cat and The Mule

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Fable Writing Contest; injoyinc.comCongratulations to Chyna E., third place winner in the Injoy, Inc. Fable Writing Contest with her fable, The Cat and The Mule.

Chyna E. is a fourteen year old student who lives in southeast Mo. where she enjoys watching nature, writing, and drawing. She wrote this fable because she enjoys stories where tension between two people prevent them from having fun with each other. But she always likes it best at the end when friendship (or sometimes even love) wins over distrust.

Chyna puts a unique spin on Aesop’s fable about a donkey and a war horse using the moral:

[quote]“Be not hasty to envy the condition of others.”[/quote]

We really admired her well-written fable. Here’s part of it for you to admire, too!

It was once known that the cat and the mule were great friends. But in time, they grew discontent, for each thought that the others situation was much better than his own.

“The cat gets to sit in the house and drink warm milk all day,” the mule would often think while doing his daily chores, “While I must pull a heavy plow, and sleep in the cold barn!”

Likewise, the cat was equally upset.

“The mule has much company in the barn, and can eat as much hay as he pleases,” she would fret, “While I am alone all day, apart from the mice I must chase to receive any dinner at all!”

Because of their jealousy; bitterness and distrust grew between the two friends until they could scarcely be called friends at all.

In an effort to save their friendship they went to the farmer to request a switch.

Find out what happens when you read the rest of Chyna’s fable by downloading Moore Fables, and donating to the fund to purchase reading and writing supplies for students in Moore, OK.

As third place winner, Chyna’s fable is featured in Moore Fables, and she also wins a copy of the Five in a Row Nature Bundle and a $20 Mardel  Gift Card.

Congratulations Chyna!

 

Learn to Write in a Variety of Genre & Styles

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In this class, explore the genres of: western, science fiction, historical, romance, mystery, and practice writing different styles with suspense, comic, editorial, and more.

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Fable Writing Contest for Students

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Injoy, Inc. is sponsoring a Fable Writing Contest for students under the age of nineteen. Deadline to enter is October 18, 2013.

You can enter now! You can go to our home page and click the Contest Submission Form option on the top menu and select Fable Writing Contest Submission Form–or just click this big green button!

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Students can find all kinds of help for writing a fable here.

Prizes for the best fables in several age categories include donations from:

Injoy, Inc. will select the best 50-100 fables and include them in an e-book, which will make the student winners published authors!

And the best prize of all? Proceeds from the e-book will go to purchase reading and writing supplies for students in Moore, OK.

Like the Injoy, Inc. Facebook page to get contest details, and sign up here to get emails about writing fables and the Fable Writing Contest by submitting your email address here (and be sure to hit the subscribe button):

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Win a $20 Mardel Gift Certificate

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For an opportunity to win a $20 Mardel gift card, hop on over to Oh Joy!, and enter before midnight August 4, 2013.

Mardel has an awesome online store with educational resources, Christian books, gifts, and music, and a great homeschool resources section online and at their 35 retail locations in the central U.S.

You can get more entries and more chances to win by liking some Facebook pages, tweeting, commenting, and sharing the giveaway here.

Mardel is offering more gift certificates as prizes in the Injoy, Inc. Fable Writing Contest that kicks off August 23, 2013. Be sure to like our Facebook page to get more details when the contest kicks off.

Free Summer Writing Program for Students

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Injoy, Inc. Summer Writing Program; injoyinc.comFree Summer Writing Program

Injoy, Inc. is hosting a FREE Summer Writing Program for students. These lessons contain ideas for students in PK through high school to write and enjoy fables!

Over the summer, students  explore how to create a Fable, with weekly lessons that explore these creative writing elements:

  • storytelling: creating a beginning, middle, and end
  • how to create interesting characters
  • how to make up a plot complete with conflict and resolution
  • using dialogue to enhance the plot
  • writing an interesting moral to the story

At the end of the summer, students under the age of nineteen can submit their fable to the Fable Contest (contest kicks off August 23, 2013). The top fifty+ fables will be published in an e-book, with prizes for several different age groups for the most interesting fables.

[box_dark]And one of the most exciting parts of our Fable Contest: The e-book will be offered for sale on-line, with proceeds going to help purchase reading and writing materials for school children in Moore, Oklahoma.[/box_dark]

So far, prizes include, but more will be added continually throughout the summer:

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Flash Fiction Contest

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Flash Fiction writing lessons; online Write Now; injoyinc.comMore details coming soon!

But basically, we’re hosting a Flash Fiction contest for short stories less than 1000 words. Yeah–that takes real skill!

We’ll be selecting about 50 winners to be published in a compilation book, so if you’ve never been published, this is a great opportunity!

If you’ve never written Flash Fiction, we encourage you to sign up for the next online writing workshop on the subject of Flash Fiction. You’ll learn valuable skills for writing a flash fiction story, and might even increase your odds of winning a spot in the published compilation!

To sign up for the class click here. Students under 19, be sure to sign up for the reduced rate.

And mark your calendar for October 18, 2013, the deadline to enter the Flash Fiction Contest. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get all the latest info about contest rules and deadlines.

Writing Contest Winner Announced

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Jen McDonald; http://realifemom.com/Writing Contest Winner Announcement!!!

We narrowed down the original entries to 23 finalists and semi-finalists, who won a free membership to Write Now online writing lessons, and were invited to submit a professional book proposal for consideration for the grand prize.

We narrowed these professional proposals down to six very strong book ideas, which included some fantastic fiction and adventure books, and three non-fiction books.

After reading, rereading, and rereading again, Injoy, Inc. has finally selected the winner of the Writing Contest.

The winner of the Grand Prize Writing Contest is:

Jennifer McDonald – An Airman’s Wife

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Congratulations Jennifer!

In fact, you could tweet her! @jenmcdonald88

Jennifer McDonald has snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, skied in the Alps, strolled through the streets of Paris and Rome, and lived on an island in the South Pacific. None of those experiences would be possible if she hadn’t been a military spouse for the past 25 years! As a young airman’s spouse, she muddled through the newness of military life with the help of a few good friends. She hopes to be that friend to other spouses who are married to members of the military with her book, An Airman’s Wife.

As a writer, she’s contributed to numerous military spouse, homeschooling, and other publications including Military Spouse Magazine and Wives of Faith.

As Grand Prize Winner, Jennifer has won a prize package that includes cover design, formatting, editing, marketing, and webpage, free copies of her prize winning book, plus an opportunity to publish her book with Injoy, Inc.

The Injoy Team is so impressed with the quality of all of the proposals we received; it was truly difficult to narrow it down to one prize winner.

We are excited to begin working with Jennifer on this project, and will keep you all posted on the progress!

How to Write A Fable

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How To Write a Fable: Exploring Characters, Plot, and Theme

Fables are one of the most interesting story styles. They are generally short, but include interesting characters, a plot that contains a wallop, and a theme that keeps you thinking long after you finish reading the story–possibly coming back to your memory years later. Remember the tortoise and the hare?

In learning to write a fable, a writer hones their story telling skills, builds an interesting and memorable plot with conflict and humor, develops interesting characters, and weaves it all together with a theme that has value–a moral to the story.

Sign up for the Online Writing Workshop to learn how to write a fable. Students younger than nineteen can subscribe at the special student rate.

Injoy, Inc. is also offering a basic FREE Summer Writing Program for students to learn how to write a fable. Sign up here. The difference between the FREE Summer Writing Program How To Write a Fable, and the Write Now! Online Writing Workshop is that students in the writing workshop have individualized instruction with a writing mentor, which includes feedback, critique, revision, editing, and important constructive critique that will help students hone their writing skills. Students in the Write Now! Online Writing Workshop will write several fables over the course of the 8-week class, with an opportunity to submit all of their fables to the Fable Contest.

Write Now Online Writing Workshop

Write Now is an online writing workshop experience which includes weekly writing help in the form of optional assignments, encouragement, writing tips, and critique to make your story even better. You will have access to writing exercises, Q&A, chats, and more. The cost to participate in the Write Now online workshops is $9.95 per month; $7.95 for students. You can cancel at any time. To enroll in Write Now, simply click the subscribe button.

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Flash Fiction Online Writing Class

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Flash Fiction writing lessons; online Write NowFlash Fiction is a literary form that takes a few elements, and tells a story very quickly.

It’s a great tool for a writer to have in their writer’s toolbelt! It is difficult to write a good Flash Fiction story, but it also feels very good–like stretching muscles during a workout makes a person feel healthy and fit.

[quote]Charles Dickens could probably take 14 pages to describe the wart on someone’s chin (because he was being paid by the word), but Flash Fiction tells a story in less than 1000 words, complete with interesting characters, compelling plot, established setting, etc.[/quote]

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once made a bet with some other writers that he could write a short story in six words. He won the bet with this short story that contains all the elements of a story (beginning, middle, end), as well as conveying emotion and creating a bigger story, as it allows the reader to fill in the blanks of the story and continue writing it in their head and heart:

[quote]FOR SALE: baby shoes. Never worn.[/quote]

Flash Fiction is a style of story telling that very quickly creates a compelling story without wasting a lot of words, but still has a beginning, middle, end, compelling story line, interesting characters, and a plot twist that leaves the reader thinking about the story long after the words have been read. Writing Flash Fiction is a great skill to learn.

Sign up for the Flash Fiction Online Writing Class for assignments, examples, video instruction, feedback, writing prompts, and mentoring from writers to learn how to write in this style. Publishing opportunities available, too.

Free gift for you! Download the first Flash Fiction lesson for free.

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Drawing for Free Membership to Write Now Online Writing Workshop

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FlaFlash Fiction writing lessons; online Write Nowsh Fiction is a literary form that takes a few basic elements (larger than life character, thought-provoking story line, quick conflict), and tells a story very quickly.

Charles Dickens could probably take 14 pages to describe the wart on someone’s chin (because he was being paid by the word), but Flash Fiction tells a story in less than 1000 words, complete with interesting characters, compelling plot, established setting, etc.

Writing a Flash Fiction story, gives you another great tool to have in your writer’s toolbelt! You will be surprised at how difficult it is to write Flash Fiction–but it will also feel very good–like stretching your muscles during a workout makes you feel healthy and fit.

Sign up for the online writing classes, and be sure to take advantage of the special rate for students.

 

WriteNow!-webfree workshop, flash fiction smallIn this eight-week session of Write Now, we’ll take you through the process of writing a Flash Fiction story and explore:

  • how to pick a topic
  • theme
  • character development
  • ways to use dialog and setting to enhance the story
  • and then we’ll write it, and revise it, talk about it, and share it!
  • And you might be invited to publish your story!

One winner will receive an eight-week membership to Write Now for this Flash Fiction session.

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