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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…

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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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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…

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Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Contest, The Daily Press weekly writing challenge, and Cropp.me

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsMore resources for writers In search of helpful websites and smart tools to make your writing life easier and more productive? This week’s finds might send you to the moon. They’ll certainly become handy for deadlines, lectures, and cafe writing. If you haven’t…

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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…

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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…

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Nanowrimo Prompt: Tools of the trade

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Nanowrimo

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series NanowrimoFive days into Nanowrimo madness, how’s the writing going? Tired? Losing sleep? Need a bit of a push, maybe a reason to pick up that pen or tap those keys? Check out the image below, feel the emotion, and write for the next five minutes….

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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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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…

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Dewey Read-a-thon Why participate?

This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon Why on earth would anyone attempt to stay up for 24 hours and read? Well, there are still people who open a book for the joy of reading and for pure pleasure. I am among them. Why would I post my participation when my…

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Dewey Read-a-thon continues with Beyond Blogging

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon When the clock struck one I closed the book and put TETHERED: A Novel by Amy MacKinnon away. From the opening sentence I was swept into a unique landscape populated with some really interesting characters, especially the protagonist. I couldn’t put the book down….

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Read-a-thon intro meme

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonTime out from reading to play the Read-a-thon meme. Where are you reading from today? Deep in the southern part of Texas, in the Gulfcoast area, Houston to be specific. So far I’ve spent time reading in the reclining massage chair and sitting on a…

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