Short Story Contest Deadline Reminder
Still clawing your way through the first draft? We recently asked some of favorite local (and one formerly local) authors to share a few words of advice:
Katie Williams on writing superstitions
Amanda Eyre Ward on not beating yourself up too much
Austin Kleon on how to collect ideas from all around you
Bob Byington on a simple dialogue exercise he picked up from Deadwood creator David Milch
Owen Egerton, riffing on Jack Kerouac’s “Belief and Technique for Modern Prose,” on 30 things for new writers to keep in mind
Finally, before you seal the envelope on your submission, be sure to skim our rules & regs one more time to make sure you didn’t miss anything. And don’t forget to spell check!