Here at thebestof we love anything that encourages the younger generation to embrace their creative side and puts their imagination to the test. We also take great pride in our region, so fully endorse anything that promotes the many great things about our town.
So we were delighted to hear about a fantastic challenge taking part at Roose Library.
Young writers under the age of 18 have the chance to write a chapter that will feature in the next instalment of a famous author’s new book.
Shane Hegarty’s Darkmouth books are incredibly popular and centre around a hero called Finn and his monster hunting exploits. Hegarty has written the first chapter for the next book in the series, but wants young writers to carry on the story, using their local town as the backdrop for their chapter.
The writing competition is being held as part of BT and Barclays WiFi in our community programme at selected locations across England (Barrow being one of them) Young writers are being encouraged to use the internet to help research and draw inspiration for their 500 word chapter.
It will be fantastic to see some of our towns landmarks and history provide the backdrop for a monster hunting novel; even if it’s for just one chapter!
As well as becoming a published author, one of the winners from across England will be selected by Shane Hegarty to win an exclusive Q&A via webcam with Shane, and a reading of the final story, broadcast in their local free BT and Barclays Wi-Fi library or community centre.
So if you’re a budding young writer and fancy taking part – good luck, who knows, your writing might just be part of a bestselling series.
For more information on how to take part and submit your 500 word chapter contact Roose Library on 01229 811674