Let's have some fun!
Overwriting is probably THE most common problem among new or inexperienced writers. (And it creeps up on the more seasoned among us sometimes, too!). So let's do something where we're FORCED to use as few words as possible.
Write a 100-word story! Make sure it has a beginning, middle, and end. (A 100-word description of a sleeping ferret does not count as a story.)
You must use the following words in your story:
(Entries that do not include these 3 words will be disqualified.)
And clean language and themes only, please.
The story that makes me laugh the most, or delights me the most, or that is absolutely the cleverest thing ever stated in 100 words, gets a FIRST CHAPTER LINE-EDIT from yours truly.
That's right. I will line-edit and offer notes on the first chapter of your novel.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
How can I say this delicately? Um...THIS CONTEST IS FOR TEENS ONLY. Please respect this. Grown-ups get lots of good stuff, and this one's for the younger set.
HOW DO YOU ENTER?
Leave your 100-word story in the comment box below. You may enter more than once, but PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL ENTRY.
This contest opens NOW and will close at midnight, EDT, on THURSDAY, MARCH 31.
The winner will be announced on APRIL FOOL'S DAY.
(Yes, it's a real contest. I promise.)
Oh, and please don't comment anonymously. Sign in with whatever name you use over on the forums.