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Day 1: 3-Day Novel Writing Contest

[caption id="attachment_412" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Taken yesterday, and messed about with in Photoshop, natch. Stay tuned for the "harried novelist" images later on."][/caption] It's 10:57 AM. I have 1,729 words. I am not off to the crazy start I had anticipated, probably due to the fact that I am still doing the usual weekend routine of getting up, having a Continue Reading...

3-Day Novel countdown

I've come up with a title and general idea for my 3-Day Novel. I'm calling it Escape From Montreal, and it'll be exactly like Escape From New York, except everything will be completely different. Currently, I'm envisioning it as a sci-fi tale, set in the near future. The heroes of the story are artistic souls, trapped on an island that's stuck in the 1960s and slowly crumbling. Kinda like Continue Reading...

On entering the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest

Since it's already turning into a crazy time in my life, and because I hadn't realized Labor Day was popping up so soon (i.e. this weekend), I've decided to do something totally insane: I am entering the 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. That's right: I'm going to write an entire novel in only 3 days. Some say it can't be done. Others have tried and failed. Still others have paid their 50 bones, Continue Reading...

Crazy contests galore

In the spirit of summertime (i.e. where the livin's easy), I am posting links to a variety of crazy contests that may interest you. Some of them involve skill, others merely luck, but there's a variety to appeal to different types of nerds and hipsters from across the board. Here are some of the most interesting ones I've come across lately: [caption id="attachment_259" align="alignnone" Continue Reading...

Hint Fiction contest

In a brazen effort to garner myself a third submission slot for this contest, I am spreading the word about Hint Fiction! What the heck is Hint Fiction? Well, according to Robert Swartwood's blog post that explains it all, it's "a story of 25 words or less that suggests a larger, more complex story." Kind of like micro-fiction, or Twitter fiction, but even smaller. If you're a writer looking Continue Reading...