The Write Idea

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The Write Idea is a writing forum that can be found here. It was started up by Helen Whittaker (as she was then) and is now run by Donna Gagnon Pugh and Doug Pugh.

The Whittaker Prize, named in honour of the founder of the site, was a competition run there between 2008 and 2012. The annual contest tool place over a number of weeks in which the contestants were given a series of writing challenges, each to be completed within two weeks. The entries were then marked out of 100 by an independent judge and a rolling total was kept. Separate competitions for fiction and poetry were run in parallel. In 2013 a Not the Whittaker competition was run along similar lines, with the variation that the scores were chosen by popular vote.