Should YOU enter your story in the Writing Contest?

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?

Food For Thought (a.k.a. A Writely Kick in The Rear)

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)

TICK TOCK: Update on the WRITING CONTEST, the ANTHOLOGY, and maybe some other stuff.

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.

Put Your Characters Up A Tree And Throw Rocks At Them. And Then More Rocks. And Then Some More…

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…