Solitaire: A Writing Competition

by , Tuesday August 12, 2014
Solitaire: A Writing Competition

From 19-year-old debut author, Alice Oseman...

Hats off to super-talented Alice Oseman. This girl has proved hard work pays off: she had publishers fighting over the rights to her very first book! We'll be publishing chapters one to seven of her debut book, Solitaire, every other day on Movellas to celebrate its release! We're also bringing you a brand new writing competition based around the theme of blogging. Read on to find out more...


About Alice Oseman:

Alice Oseman is a debut teenage author from Kent, who is currently attending Durham university reading English. Alice has thoroughly researched sarcastic teenagers who spend a lot of time on the internet, by being a sarcastic teenager who spends a lot of time on the internet.

Follow Alice:





Check out her Movellas profile here


About Solitaire

"In case you're wondering, this is not a love story.

My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now.

Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden.

I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden. I really don’t."

This incredible debut novel by outstanding young author Alice Oseman is perfect for fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell and all unflinchingly honest writers. 

Come back to read chapters one to seven of the book here. We'll be publishing a new chapter every other day from Tuesday 12 August!

Check out the book club here. 


About the competition:

Using the extract for inspiration, write one of the following:

1. A story about blogging.

You could be a super-star blogger, someone who meets their soulmate online or someone who is discovered through their blog. Let your imagination go wild!

2. A story about online friendship with a sinister twist

Perhaps someone you thought you knew, isn't what they seem,or maybe the internet is taking over your life...Get writing!


Once you've entered, don't forget to share your entry on Twitter with @Movellas + @AliceOseman so we can retweet our faves!


The prizes:

One winner will win feedback from Alice Oseman plus a signed copy of the book, which, if we ask her nicely, scarily-talented Alice will also doodle in. (She's a champion doodler!)

Five runners up will get a signed and doodled copy of the book


The details:

This competition is open to UK residents only

There is no word limit 

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