Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Update: Quest for Story and WRiTE Club
Hi! Just wanted to give an update that I WILL be finishing the last two posts in my ten-part Quest For Story series, and that part Nine should be up in the next day or two.
But in the meantime, I'd like to once again plug WRiTE Club 2012 over on DL Hammons blog and encourage you to visit, read, enjoy, and vote.
DL started this contest between anonymous 500-word writing samples way back at the end of July, and it's been going ever since. There were originally over 70 contestants who were whittled down to 36 preliminary-round winners, 18 first-round winners, and now just TEN contestants remain (9 winners and a wildcard). These five bouts are running this week and for this round, the writers have submitted NEW 500-word entries, and it is really interesting to see the new pieces:
Bout one was Monday (HERE), bout two was yesterday (HERE), and bout three is up today (HERE). And then you can pop into DL's Blog tomorrow and Friday to see the next two bouts -- voting on all of them ends Sunday at Noon.
This round will result in five winners and another wildcard (the highest vote-getter among the non-winners), and they will go head-to-head in three bouts next week.
Then, the week of 11/25 will see those three winners and another wildcard go through two bouts where the two finalists will be chosen.
The final winner will be selected from those two by a panel of professional agents, editors, and other writers.
If you have not been participating, I encourage you to do so -- the entries are great, and through these next few rounds where wildcard winners are chosen, every vote carries a lot of weight.
Come and join the fun! Just click HERE!