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Category Archives: Contests, Cons & Workshops

Writing Ambitions

Big ambitions lead to big results for writers

Writing ambitions lead to big results Do you dare to dream big? Are you a writer full of writing ambitions? If you are, I say kudos to you. I’m a firm believer in setting big goals in order to obtain big results. The great thing about setting goals that may seem outlandish or out of…


How to Write a Novel in Three Days

How to write a novel fast

How to write a novel fast How to write a novel in three days sounds a wee bit preposterous, doesn’t it? But it can be done and is done by quite a few writers these days. The trick is in learning how to do the things you need to do in order to commit to…


Write a good short story, enter a great writing contest

Fiction writing contest – American style Once again The Saturday Evening Post¬†has issued a call for short stories (1,500 – 5,00 words) for their Great American Fiction Contest. The magazine writing contest entries are to be submitted through the online entry form by the July 1st, 2013 deadline. The winner’s story will be published in…


Are you willing to Ride the Butterflies?

Are you flirting with uncertainty or is it a state you’ve not only embraced but engaged?¬†Jonathon Fields wants you to lean into it. His new book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Brilliance is the action plan. If you’re the creative type, you’ve no doubt encountered a few flirtations. Acknowledged or not, if you’re alive…


Writing Contests: Are they still relevant?

Are writing contests still relevant in today’s virtual world? Contest notices have stuffed my mailbox, filled my writing magazines and taunted me with their deadlines for years. And I reciprocated willingly with my sacrificial manuscripts for many years. My reasons were many. Sure, I wanted to win. But for me,and for most writers, the opportunity…


Major magazines offer writing contests

Two major magazines are currently offering writing contests with cash prizes totaling $8,000. The magazines are Glamour and Good Housekeeping. One is a short story contest and the other an essay. Glamour magazine is not only offering a $5,000 cash prize and an opportunity to publish but is also sweetening the deal with an opportunity…


Catch Nanowrimo fever: Write 50,000 words

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series NanowrimoNanowrimo, the great annual write-a-thon approaches and writers across the country and around the world are making the decision to be in or to be out. In means daily rounds of beating the blank page. Out, well, out is safe. Where do you stand? Are…