Word Weaver Writing Contest Update

NOW the stories go over to the judges.

Word Weaver logi FINAL trimmed

Which will they decree as best? Which will receive the eternal glow of being the best story they read?

It could be yours.

And while I have you here, what about a contest in July centered around dark stuff, like…

  • scary things and

  • macabre things and

  • eerie stuff and

  • ethereal stuff.

What about ghosts and seances and swampy santoria priestesses?

What about something like THIS as a cover and “VOODOO and other dark stories” as the title, or NIGHTMARELAND, with some sort of The Box Under The Bed Volume 2 attached to it?

(I got these for my Young Authors Club, but I liked them too much to let the kids have them. I keep coming back to that Voodoo one. It’s eye catching.)


Maybe we can come up with some name they can both go under, like The Nightmareland Series, and then use it for all the other spooky stuff we do from now on, possibly becoming a summer scare fest with an annual October published book?

Because all sorts of stuff can cause nightmares…

this image is just freaky

Lots to think about and comment on, so PLEASE give me your thoughts!

Meanwhile, cross your fingers and let’s get our celebrity judges to reading!



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14 thoughts on “Word Weaver Writing Contest Update

  1. I like nightmare land (or nightmareland) and the idea of a series. Just to be difficult, not really, I’d think on using Voodoo or witchcraft as a “creepy, scary” title because people practice these. Also the use of a woman with Día de Muertos makeup on the cover of same might be an issue as it’s an important Mexican holiday. Just a thought. Or three. 💁‍♀️

    1. I hear you. But also I think voodoo has been portrayed enough times in books and movies that those who practice it aren’t going to make an issue, and same with Day of the dead in Mexico. I don’t think it’s going to get anybody up in arms. They have parades wearing those things. They couldn’t possibly object to somebody putting one on the cover of a book. Besides, it’s been done before.

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