I still can’t believe it! This blog has reached over 1500 followers, and as such, I want to do something fun for everyone. The focus of this blog is in writing, reading, and the writer’s journey. So to celebrate all things related to writing, I’m holding my first writing contest!
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The prize is a $25 Amazon gift card for the winner. My hope is the winner will find new stories to read and check out some of Amazon’s indie’s writers who need support.
What is the writing contest you ask? Well, I decided to do a novel writing contest based on the first three chapters of a story.
I’ll be looking for the following:
Do your first three chapters engage the reader?
Does the writing flow well?
Do you have a hook, established a hint of backstory and a specific setting?
Is the writing free of many spelling and grammar errors?
When writing a novel, it’s important to ask those questions. The first few pages of a book are critical in getting readers interested, and if it doesn’t capture the readers’ attention, then it’s hard to grow a readership.
For the contest, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been writing or what genre you write in. I’m just looking for those four criteria.
If you want to help judge the contest, please let me know. Of course, if you decide to help judge the stories, you can’t submit your own work.
If you want to join the contest, please comment with the following:
The title of your story
URL where we can read it
I know some writers don’t post their stories publicly, so if you want to keep it private, that’s fine. While judging the stories, I can also leave you a review if you’re looking for feedback. Please let me know if there is a passkey to access your work. You don’t have to post the passkey in the comments section. If anyone wishes to email me with a link to their work, that’s fine too. You can email me here: Email Me.
I’ll announce the winner on August 26th!
I hope you’ll join my contest! Submissions are accepted until August 12th. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Let’s get writing (or editing)!