Lots of sites will pay you for your stories (personal or fiction) especially if you have a very interesting tale to tell. Writing competitions can bring in some good revenue if you pick ones that don’t cost too much to enter. Some of my top choices are –

Fan Story 

Prize Magic – Writing Comps


First Writer – 

Aesthetica Magazine

Writers and Artists – Writers and Artists. The insider Guide to the Media

JBWB Writing Competitions

Kudos Writing Competitions – Kudos widget

BBC Writers Room

All Write Competitions





China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Absolutely amazing, I would be there all week.

Hutts New World


Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye.

Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) and has since been dubbed “The Eye of Binhai”, covers 34,000 square metres and can hold up to 1.2 million books. Taking just three years to complete, the library features a reading area on the ground floor, lounge areas in the middle sections and offices, meeting spaces, and computer/audio rooms at the top. We’re not sure how much studying we’d get…

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via Daily Prompt: Cling

From the way he was looking at me I knew, as clearly as if he’d said the words, that my son’s name was one of them. I could only cling onto a slight bit of hope in my heart that I was wrong.

Dam, dam, dam that war. I wanted to shout and scream but instead I began to cry, very hard still clinging on that they could be wrong.



The Wage Question

The question some people are asking,

Which inspires these lines of verse,

Has to do in part,with the wages,

So important I think to a nurse.

Can we measure the work and devotion,

On the scales of £.s.d.

And present a report so truthful,

That never a doubt there’d be,

The pay then would be substantial,

And there’d be a dreadful hush.

As nurse took her rightful wages,

With never a sigh or blush,

Yet somewhere there must be a ceiling,

When we seem so sure of the floor!

Perhaps its that bit in the middle,

Which could be the big encore,

If money will give us good nurse’s,

If money good nurse can buy,

Then money is all that matters,

A statement I once thought a lie!

written by The Bad Bard a 90 year old patient of the early 1900’s