Ms. Bossy -- the book that won't let me go

A Writing Contest Tale

This past December, I came across a writing contest run by a local independent publishing company. The contest was open to all fiction. Contestants were to send in their first 15 pages, no query or logline required. The pages were to be anonymous, but the email cover letter needed to have contact information. The judges would…

Sunday Spin: Kids Saving the Rainforest

Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I draw your attention to a post that strikes me as funny, educational, dreamy, tasty, useful, or just plain fun. You can find all my Sunday Spin mentions HERE. Recently, my children participated in a writing contest called Find Your Voice!, a letter writing contest run by their elementary school and…

I Won the Writing Contest!

Amazing, but true. I am the grand prize winner of The Accidental Novelist’s Writing Contest! My congratulations go out to the other winners who had participated in the three rounds. All entries were wonderful to read. In case you missed this latest writing event in my life, I will give you a recap. In Round 1,…

5 First Paragraphs Contest-Round 2

The Accidental Novelist has announced the finalists for the first round of the 50 First Lines Contest. One of my 5 lines made it through: Nobody wanted to claim the abandoned baby on the hill. Woo hoo! Now it’s on to the second round. We have to write 5 first paragraphs from the 5 first lines…

50 First Lines Contest

The Accidental Novelist (Writes Again) is holding a 50 first lines contest. I wrote 50 first lines in about two hours (I got interrupted twice by my lovely children), and I picked my top 5 lines to submit to the contest. Further instructions included posting the 50 lines on my blog (if I so chose). I…