I said I’d never ask you guys to do something I wouldn’t do… Okay, I might. But not about this. You guys are supposed to be writing a story – a short story or part of a bigger novel, whatever – for the writing contest and anthology. So I wrote one. (A quick ad before … Continue reading Go, Dan, Go! (Part 2)
Recently, we had a reader of the blog voice a concern about sending in their story. It went something like this: Dear Dan, I’m kind of interested in entering your writing contest, BUT… …my ghost story isn’t scary – does that disqualify it? Signed, Nervous Writer Good question! Here’s the answer: You should send it! … Continue reading Should YOU enter your story in the Writing Contest?
Somebody will get to call THEIR story “Voodoo” in book 2 of The Box Under The Bed scary anthology series, Voodoo. Name your story what you like, but if it’s good enough, we’ll let the you take the title story for yourself! WRITING CONTEST over $400 in prizes sponsored by Darkwater Syndicate, a Florida publusher … Continue reading VOODOO BONUS!
I would never ask you guys to do something I wouldn’t do. Okay, I might. But not about this. You guys are supposed to be writing a story – a short story or part of a bigger novel, whatever – for the writing contest and anthology. So I wrote one. (A quick ad before I … Continue reading Go, Dan, Go! (Part 1)
We’re having this cool writing contest… (click HERE for details and to enter) Do you have a story for it yet? WRITING CONTEST over $400 in prizes sponsored by Darkwater Syndicate, a Florida publusher PRIZES! FAME! FORTUNE (maybe; it could happen) Don’t miss out! Click HERE for details and to enter! Your amazing piece of writing could be … Continue reading VOODOO: Got A Story yet???
I wanted to learn about writing scary stuff, so I read some horror books friends had recommended. After all, the books that scare people exist; why not read them to see how it’s done? And hey, we do have a horror story writing contest going on. When I went to read the scary books and … Continue reading How Scary Works
Here are the results for the 1000 word Sprint contest 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 … Continue reading 1000 Word Sprint Winners!
I mean, it’d be better of there wasn’t hard work, but there’s gonna be hard work. Are there no limits? I don’t know. But I don’t need “no limits.” My goals are realistic and achievable, not infinite. Thoughts? Hey, and don’t forget to enter our writing contest! You could become famous, you know. Not from … Continue reading Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, March 31, 2018, Eastern Standard Time, is the deadline for your story if it’s going in the March 2018 Word Weaver Writing Contest. Prizes, fame, and a critique of your writing by me – but not if you don’t enter. 2. If you are interested in being in the upcoming anthology, please let me know … Continue reading TICK TOCK: Update on the WRITING CONTEST, the ANTHOLOGY, and maybe some other stuff.
It can’t be easy or convenient for good storytelling. I was watching Back To The Future last night, and there are soooo many little places where they put one more obstacle in between character and the goal. It’s amazing. That’s why that movie is so much fun to watch. Nothing, or almost nothing, happens without … Continue reading Put Your Characters Up A Tree And Throw Rocks At Them. And Then More Rocks. And Then Some More…