1000 Word Sprint Winners!

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.

Dan Alatorre

Here are the results for the

1000 word Sprint contest

Word Weaver SPRINT 1

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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  6 comments for “1000 Word Sprint Winners!

  1. June 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Congratulations, Allan. Love how you kept building on the intensity and how well you developed each character. Look forward to seeing this story in the anthology.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. June 3, 2018 at 7:11 AM

    I liked your story very much. Congratulations!

    “You got yourself into a jam, you get yourself out.” … I’m an only kid, so I get Stevie a little bit, I think. This feeling of both not needing anyone else — being alone is not a synonym for loneliness — while needing a little something more.

    Good job!

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    • June 3, 2018 at 11:17 AM

      Thanks, Jackie. I agree with you: alone and lonely are two different things.


  3. June 3, 2018 at 7:06 AM

    Thanks for sharing this with your readers. Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

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