Did you WIN? Would you be excited to be a finalist? Do you think you know any of them? Were their stories better than yours? Will this be the LAST Word Weaver Writing Contest? Could be. It’s a lot of work. TOMORROW we will announce the stories and authors that made the final cut. TheContinue reading “Tomorrow: the FINALISTS in the Word Weaver Writing Contest will be announced”
As part of the fanfare for our newest winner coming, I thought I’d sit down with our prior winner and get you up to speed on how the Word Weaver Writing Contest – and the subsequent publishing of her novel – has changed her life. (See part 1 HERE) Dan: Okay, back to your interview.Continue reading “Interview with July Word Weaver Winner Heather Kindt, part 2”
I can already feel the tension rippling through the Internet. Stay tuned for the biggest finale of a Word weaver writing contest, ever. How many finalists? Who are they? What did they write about? Why were they selected? Sunday, gang.
I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation. That’s a pat on the back to my perfectionist friends. What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?
This is only a big deal because we just reached 2000 followers in March of THIS YEAR – but it took 3 years to get our first 1000 followers. 3000 followers. Wow. pretty cool So: 3 YEARS to reach 1000 followers 1 YEAR and 1 month to get to 2000 followers 9 MONTHS to get toContinue reading “Another Milestone: 3000 Followers! THANK YOU!!”
“As I write now, I always have your voice in my head saying, ‘show not tell’ lol” – comment from Word Weaver contestant
I’m kicking around an idea, and I’d like your thoughts. You know how at the Miss America contest they do rounds of winners? They eliminate a bunch of candidates and narrow the field, eliminate another bunch and then they narrow it down some more… …until they have only a few contestants onstage waiting toContinue reading “Word Weaver Writing Contest – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE!”
When we write, we revise. We change. We delete. Or some of you do. With most of my stuff, I think it’s ready for print the moment I’m done doing it. With the typos in there and everything. But since that’s not the case – darn it – here’s a little sample of things I changeContinue reading “Draft Choices”
I’ve spent this entire week reading and critiquing the stories, and let me tell you – we have some GOOD writers in this contest! The vast majority of the stories were fun to read and easy to critique. Which was a relief. I’ll admit that. One writer who shall remain nameless, has allowed me toContinue reading “Word Weaver Writing Contest UPDATE: All Done But ONE”
No doubt you’ve wondered what’s happening over here regarding the contest. Well, emails with critiques have been going out, that’s what. And THEN??? Calm down. Then our celebrity judges get my selection for finalists. …and then a winner is decided… and then I announce the winner, here on the blog, on… whatever day IContinue reading “Word Weaver Writing Contest UPDATE”