SpineOut : October 2012
Ruby, Year 12, Denison College, Bathurst NSW. To write, I need the right atmosphere, Angus and Julia Stone, and lots of tea. I believe a great writer is one who manages to convey diverse perspectives that engage the reader, taking us into other worlds in which we are safe to contemplate other selves. read on... Angus, Year 12, St Augustine’s College, Sydney. I wrote this story after being inspired by a real plaque that I found on a beach near Ulladulla. A few ideas started floating around in my head, and eventually this is what I managed to get down on paper! read on... your stuff 7 issue 13 // october- november 2012 home // books // more books // even more books // and wow more books! // your stuff 2 Submit an original short story on any theme or topic and you could be published in the Herald. You must incorporate the Young Writer trigger word FLIGHT into your piece, anyway you can – be creative! Visit youngwriter.smh.com.au for details on how to enter. Entries close Monday June 18, 2012. on any theme or topic and you Submit an original short story on any theme or topic and you Submit an original short story on any theme or topic and you flight Presenting partner Supporters In association with 2012 My name is Tamara and I am 18 years old, currently a Year 12 student at Trinity Catholic College Lismore, NSW. My story is titled Fishcakes. I am passionate about writing as it gives me the opportunity to be creative, to explore, and compose a story from the smallest detail. Inspiration comes from travelling, from the experiences in my life of different cultures, peoples and ways of life. To me writing is about the sharing of stories. It is finding and creating the magic in stories that I have a passion for. read on... Maddie, aged 16, Sydneysider, Brigidine College, NSW. Shout out to my friend Lauren, who dared me to attempt a decent love story after we were set The Sydney Morning Herald Young Writers competition in English class. I’ve tried to present a point about how relationships are overly idealised, resulting in the story An Ode to Philia. I’ve drawn inspiration for this story from Kurt Cobain, Slumdog Millionaire, Markus Zusak and Lionel Shriver. I have hopes to join the journalism industry in the future, and this is a great avenue to help me develop skills to achieve this. read on... Alex is 18 years old and just about to be flung from Year 12 at Hawker College, ACT, and into the adult world. She is dazzled to have recently come back from a finalist position in The Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year contest, and hopes to be writing and creating for the rest of her days. read on... The Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer is the premier short story writing competition for students in Years 10–12. The overall winner for 2012 was Ashleigh, Year 12, from Kincumber High School, Hunter Central Coast region, NSW. Below are some of the regional winners who have sent us their fantastic stories. Big congratulations to all! Click on the pictures to read their stories. writers This photo was taken at Greenmount, Gold Coast Qld, on a 30-second exposure. This photo is called Inlet. It was taken at Turtle Beach, Bundaberg Qld, while I was on holidays. Nathan These photographs are from a collection called natural Inspiration. They were taken by Nathan, Year 11, St James College, Brisbane Qld.