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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Flash fiction contest coming!

So here at Tales of Whoa we've got something new for all of you crazy writer-type folks.  I am happy to announce that I have teamed up with author Andrew Butters to run a weekly flash fiction contest!

Here's the basic low-down on how it will all unfold:
  • Every Wednesday we will post a prompt; sometimes just a word, sometimes a sentence, maybe even a picture 
  • Then, you leave a comment giving us 500 of your best words. It can be any genre or format that you wish, but it must follow the prompt and it must be totally made up (please, let's give ourselves a break from the real world for a few minutes, okay?)
  • The next week Andrew and I will give a shout out to the entries that we liked the best and we'll issue another prompt
  • Lather, rinse, repeat
Since both Andrew and I have blogs (Andrew's is called Potato Chip Math, and you should all subscribe to it because it's awesome), what we'll do is alternate the hosting of the prompt and capturing of the comments. Don't worry, though, when you come to either of the blogs there will be a redirect to the one hosting the prompt. We figured this would cause less confusion than starting up a whole separate blog just for this. Plus we would have had to come up with a fancy name for it and that seemed like a whole lot of work.

Oh, I forgot the best part! Every three or four months Andrew and I will comprise a short list of about 10 of the entries from that period and we'll put up a poll and have readers vote on which one they liked the most. After a voting period (exact amount of time still to be determined) the winner will receive free stuff! It will likely be free books written by either Andrew, myself, or someone who's graciously donated one for us to give away!

So gear up for some writing in 2014, and let's see what y'all come up with!

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