Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Contest Entry Survival Skills: Part 1

I’ll be posting daily some tips on entering contests and also some survival skills needed to navigate the contest waters successfully.
So, check back often.

I remember the first contest I entered. It was last year’s American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis contest. I don’t remember my score, but I remember how crushed I was when I received the results. I vowed to never write again. When I got over that, I bought every book I could find on editing and writing from eBay and www.abebooks.com . Fast forward a year later, the same manuscript that didn’t score high in the Genesis just finaled in the Duel on the Delta. My word of advice…study, study, study the craft. There are a lot of good websites out there if you’re strapped for cash and can’t invest in books right now. I’m no expert, but I’m learning and growing. I look back at the original manuscript and what it’s become today and I’m amazed at the transformation. So, don’t give up. With each stroke of the keys, you’re becoming a better writer.

1 comment:

  1. This is so encouraging. Thanks so much. And good luck on that final!!!

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