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NaNoWrimo 2015 Journey Starts Now
This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series NanowrimoNaNoWrimo 2015 begins now NaNoWrimo 2015 officially begins November 1st, right? So why do I say the annual writing marathon begins now? Procrastinators need read no further; but for the rest of us, there are plenty of things that can be done to make ready…

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Good Housekeeping writing contest wants memoir

Good Housekeeping magazine writing contest calls for memoirs about mothers.

Good Housekeeping writing contest focuses on mothers This year the Good Housekeeping writing contest seeks stories about mothers for their memoir contest. It’s all about mom this year with Good Housekeeping’s “Every Mother Has a Story” nonfiction memoir theme. The Good Housekeeping writing contest wants nonfiction essay manuscripts that have a mother at the center…

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Magazine essay contest seeks your story

Major magazine essay contest for writers by Ladies Home Journal.

Magazine essay contest – Ladies Home Journal 2013 Looking for a major magazine essay contest to enter? Ladies Home Journal is interested in the best decision you’ve ever made. That’s the topic for this year’s LJH Personal Essay Contest. When it comes to writing contests, this is a major one. ¬†The deadline is December 6,…

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Glamour Magazine writing contest now open

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Glossy magazine writing contest 2014 seeks entries Major magazine writing contests continue to draw entries and one of the top ones around is the annual Glamour magazine writing contest called “My Real-Life Essay Contest“. Once again the famous women’s magazine¬†seeks your true-life essays. A major attraction is that there is no entry fee. Another is…

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Magazine writing contest seeks life lessons

Magazine writing contests feature themes like life's decisions

Real Simple magazine nonfiction essay writing contest One of the major writing contests that falls under the glossy magazine essay contest category is Real Simple’s annual writing contest that seeks essays full of inspiration and motivation. This is another major magazine that offers a huge prize package including potential publication. The cash prize is $3,000.00….

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Book bloggers – Annual event ends – Armchair BEA

Book bloggers gather at alternative Book Expo: Armchair BEA 2013
This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014 Book bloggers gathering for virtual Book Expo ends The end of another year of Book Expo’s virtual Armchair BEA has come to pass with this final wrap-up. It’s been a hectic week full of books, blogs, and bloggers. Each day’s…

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Armchair BEA 2013 Intro Kick-off

Ready for the 2013 Armchair BEA Tea Party?
This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Armchair BEA, that virtual Book Expo odyssey, is on again this week and I almost missed it. I quote the Mad Hatter, “It’s tea time!” Here’s my Q&A answers to get this party started. The blogger and the blog I’m Vikk…

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Glamour Magazine wants your “amazing, real-life story” for essay contest

Enter Glamour’s My Real-Life, Story Essay Contest 2012 Yes, Glamour Magazine is seeking your essays for their annual writing contest. The winner wins big with a $5,000.00 cash prize, the possibility of publication, and a possible meeting with a literary agent. Not too shabby. The contest is running from July 1, 2012 to November 31,…

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5 reasons to do the 3-day Novel Contest

Don’t think. Write. 3-Day Novel Contest begins September 1st The International 3-Day Novel Writing is a great way to get a book idea out of your head and onto the page. Don’t let the idea of a 72-hour writing marathon scare you. It can be done. Don’t think you are expected to generate a 600…

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Contest Junkie? 2012 Family Circle Fiction Contest deadline nears

Enter a contest and warm up for NaNoWriMo, too Can you write a short story in less than twelve days? If so, you can enter this year’s Family Circle Magazine short fiction contest. Start today and get that story written, edited and mailed before or on September 7, 2012 to enter this year’s contest. You…

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ArmchairBEA: 2012 wrap-up

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012Book Expo America 2012 ends The virtual conference for the 2012 Book Expo America in NYC called ArmchairBEA is over but for book bloggers, writers, publishers, and readers the work continues. Despite all the changes and new technologies, the book industry continues its…

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Today is the April 2012 Dewey’s Mini-Readathon

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThis is a good day for booklovers as today is the April 2012 Dewey Readathon Mini-challenge. It’s not too late to participate. Don’t worry if you’re just reading this and half the day has gone by. After all, the only true requirement is that you…

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NaNoWriMo Eve finds writers filled with anticipation

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series NanowrimoMost writers, whether they are participating or not, are apt to catch NaNoWriMo fever and a great many fall prey to its effects on Halloween. ‘Tis the night before the great marathon begins, after all. The degree to which they capitulate is the only real…

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Preparing for Nanowrimo

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series NanowrimoEvery November Nanowrimo moves writers to clear the decks, fire up their computers, and put aside all distractions. That, in itself, is a good enough reason to participate. Imagine, one entire month–thirty days–devoted to your work. How rare is that in a time where we…

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Write furiously, it’s NaNoWriMo time

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo Yes, it’s the annual write-for-your-life marathon, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, and I’ve joined the ranks again. I’ll be detailing my annual experience once more over at my WHIRLPOOL blog. Will I make the 50,000 words this month? I don’t know. Will I have more…

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