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2/9/14 12:01 A

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Bob, you sound rarin' to go!

No, I don't have any other details, but I'll see what I can find.

I'm on the Writer's Digest mailing list and this popped up, so I thought I'd share. I know Writer's Digest is pretty well respected. and I have a few things that might be ready for prime time. If not, no worries.

I've just finished Steven King's "The Craft" which is part memoir, part advice to aspiring writers. It was well done and I enjoyed it. His story is quite amazing as "Carrie" his first break out hit almost ended up in the trash can. It was his wife that read the first chapter and told him she wanted to know what happened next.

I also appreciated "The Pursuit of Perfection and how it Harms Writers" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

I'm learning to just write, edit and then let things go. It's kind of liberating since I can perseverate over things FOREVER!

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Is there someplace to see samples of previous contest winner's work?

I know I'm not ready with a novel yet, but I have a chapter that might fit in the Short Story category. I also have a short piece that just fell out of my brain when I was at my keyboard one night that might also fit that category. It's very tongue-in-cheek and mixes Faith with fiction, Darwinism (but I'm being redundant), humor and myth from the point of view of a "Fallen" Angel.

It doesn't even have to be Writer's Digest works. Anyplace that displays contest winners work would be just fine.

No is a legitimate answer, but I'm hoping you can point us in the right direction.

Writing for fun and the approval of family and friends may be OK for a while, but being rewarded financially sounds so much better. Even if it was a very low amount (at first) that I could show on my Income Tax I would feel justified in telling friends I was a published, semi-professional author.

Disclaimer: This has absolutely nothing to do with ego at all. Now, about that bridge in Arizona you are interested in .....

Thanks,

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Thanks so much for posting!

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FYI -

www.writersdigest.com/competitions/w
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ters-digest-annual-competition?et_miR>d=659143&rid=239475239


There is a fee for entering works.

Lots of genre's to chose from:

Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
Memoirs/Personal Essay
Magazine Feature Article
Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
Mainstream/Literary Short Story
Rhyming Poetry
Non-rhyming Poetry
Stage Play
Television/Movie Script
Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

I have a few pieces I'm polishing up and might submit... emoticon

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