HERE ARE YOUR FINALISTS in the November 2017 Word Weaver Writing Contest


It’s been a long wait.

You found out November 1st that we’d have one last Word Weaver Writing Contest in 2017.

You had a month to write a story or dig up something and knock the dust off it.

Then you submitted your story.

And you waited.

In December you got your critique. Some of you were very happy; some, a little less so.

But no one knew who won.

No one even knew who the finalists were.

Until now.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you

in random order


the November 2017 Word Weaver Writing Contest FINALISTS:

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  • A New Beginning by Susan Mills Wilson

  • First Time by Marie Malo

  • Flight Risk by Kitty Lascurain

  • Paisley’s Plight by Tekoa Manning

  • Sabbath by Suzy Solomon

  • Sick Day by Laura Holian

  • The Fourth Option by Frank Parker

  • The Last Ledge by Annette Robinson

  • Worth It by Carrie Anne Alexis

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9 authors

6 place winners

3 honorable mentions

1 winner


We had so many good stories this time, it was very difficult to choose even the top 5, so I added some honorable mentions and it still wasn’t enough! On a different day, in a different contest, other stories would be finalists, but today THESE are the ones I liked best.

Tomorrow I will announce all the Honorable Mentions and why they received this special recognition.

That will leave 5 finalists competing for the top spot.

Only ONE can win.


Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

28 thoughts on “HERE ARE YOUR FINALISTS in the November 2017 Word Weaver Writing Contest

  1. Wow. You were right. (I know you like those words.) Seeing the list in print has added to the suspense and made it more fun for me.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do something fun.

  2. I keep checking to make sure my name is actually there. 🤔

    I love ya
    You’re always
    A day
    Away!” 😃

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