I entered Dan Alatorre’s 1,000 Word Sprint Writing contest last month and finished in second place. Check out his post and read the top three stories.
Here are the results for the
What a fun contest!
First of all, the goal of the “Sprint” contest was to get your story up and running as fast as possible.
Talking with author friends of mine who have judged my Word Weaver writing contests and other writing contests, it had been mentioned that often a new writer takes too long to get their story up and running.
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Addressing that challenge in a contest seemed like a good idea.
And it was.
When I’m critiquing a book, sometimes it’s the third chapter before we know what the story is really about. It’s very hard to get somebody to jettison two chapters that they sweated and slaved over, but for the good of the story that’s often what has to be done. (And maybe that cut material can be used on the blog as…
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