Saturday, September 12, 2009
So You Want to Be a Writer
I just read an online review of two of my books by a reviewer (he claims to be an adult. It gave me whiplash, and not in a good way! This reminded me that for all of us, putting our stories out there isn't easy.
But I love it!
I have had a WONDERFUL time brainstorming new ideas this week,and I never would've been asked to judge the Girls Horse Club's fiction contest if I hadn't written the PHANTOM STALLION series.
Not only that, I get to tell you about a cool competition my friend author Ellen Hopkins is sponsoring with a private writing school.
Here's some info about the contest:
Life—and love—can turn on a dime.
Gotham has teamed up with Ellen Hopkins and Simon & Schuster publishing, for a truly unique poetry competition - The Tricks Writing Contest. Writing in verse, Ellen Hopkins deals with tough subjects—addiction, abuse—in her books and her latest, Tricks, is no different.
Now it is your turn to write about a tough subject or trying life experience—real or imagined—spun into four to eight stanzas of verse
Ellen Hopkins will read the entries and the author of her favorite entry will win a free six-week online writing class from Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Ellen will also post the winning entry on her website, EllenHopkins.com
The winner and ten runners-up will also receive a personalized copy of Tricks signed by the author.
There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary. You can even enter online:Tricks Contest
Permalink to this blog post
Terri Farley @ 7:26 AM
I think i might try to enter... itll be about horses of cource ;0)