Sunday, April 21, 2013

Quote of the Week, Week to Come, & Contest

"When I don't make any progress, it is because I have bumped into the wall of language. Then I draw back with a bloody head. And would like to go on." -Karl Kraus, translated from German by Harry Zohn

THE “DONE” Short Story Contest

Do you have what it takes to write a perfect short story?  Me either.  So we’re not going for “Great.” We’re going for “Done.”
Rules:
Your character is an insecure traveler who is obsessed with obtaining something in particular.  You get to pick what they’re obsessed about.
An ancient ruin in the middle of a forest.  Any place, any time, doesn’t have to be our world.
Your character is about to get married to the wrong person (whether they know it or not).
Story AND PROOF OF SUBMISSION must be emailed to dknippling@gmail.com by midnight Wednesday, April 24
Prizes:
$50 Amazon Gift Card for first story received.
Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards drawn from all stories received by deadline.
No other judging will be performed.  Goofy?  Serious?  Planet destroyed by aliens, the end?  All we care about is done!
The point of all this?
To help motivate people to write, finish what they write, and submit what they write (look up Heinlein’s Rules sometime).
To take perfection out of the equation and just have fun!


This week on Writing From the Peak, we have...

...Stacy S. Jensen telling us how to "Add 'Submit' to Your Writing Process

...Linda Rohrbough will discuss "Your Writer's Voice"

...Retreating Into Your Writing, a little about writing retreats