RESOURCES-TIPS: For writers of all genre who want to write, and the readers who love them.

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
- Somerset Maugham

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
- Somerset Maugham

Anecdotes don't make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
- Alice Munro

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil -- but there is no way around them.
Isaac Asimov

To write fiction, one need a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.
- Aldus Huxley

Get it down.  Take changes.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner

Books aren't written, they're rewritten.  Including our own.  It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
- Michael Crichton

Any man who keeps working is not a failure.  He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
- Ray Bradbury

2020 OCT-NOV Writing Contests

RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

Hello Writing Corner Contest Group Member

Sorry about missing July – September.  Personal issues, Covid-19 issues (avoiding) and recovering from surgery.  

Below is a list of links to the contests I usually send out. Figured one email from me would be better than several. I apologize for not sending a lot out last month… I was swamped with changes to websites for all my clients due to COVID-19. Fortunately I can now breathe a bit and could take the time to go look up all these contests.

SOME SITES MAY REQUIRE YOU TO JOIN.

Enjoy, and stay safe.


WRITER ADVICE Scintillating Starts Contest
Openings matter. They determine whether a potential agent will represent  your book or move on. Writer Advice’s Scintillating Starts contest is your chance to show Writer Advice how effectively you can grab and hold your readers and get feedback on what is and is not working. Fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction are all eligible. You do not have to have completed the book to enter.

https://writeradvice.com/latest-contest-information/


MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA
ST. MARTIN’S MINOTAUR/ MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA FIRST CRIME NOVEL COMPETITION

Rules for the 2021 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

OCTOBER – NO CONTESTS OR EVENTS

NOVEMBER CONTESTS

35th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker
Sponsor: Hudson Valley RWA
Fee: $10 through September 15; $15, September 16 – November 1
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Eligibility: Published and unpublished romance and YA authors
Entry: Hone your skills for hooking an editor or an agent. Submit the first three pages of your unpublished romance manuscript. All romance genres accepted. Electronic entries only.
Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors
Final judge: Rhonda Penders, President, The Wild Rose Press
Trophies awarded 1st through 3rd places
FMI, entry form, rules, and a sample of the scoresheet, please visit www.hudsonvalleyrwa.org or email hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com.

NOVEMBER ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Blurbs and Tag Lines

Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–24, 2020
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/ 

Fights in Fiction

Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–29, 2020
Presenter: Merien Grey
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Shuffling the Cards: Dealing Yourself More Writing Time in the Game of Life

Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 1–29, 2020
Presenter: Beth Daniels
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

Fall in Love with NaNoWriMo 

Sponsor: NEORWA
Fee: Free
Date: November 1–30, 2020
Presenter: NEORWA
FMI, http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/upcoming-meetings/ 

The Taoist’s Guide to Staying Sane in the Writing Business

(Two week workshop)
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $25| Non-Member $35
Date: November 2–16, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Jeffe Kennedy
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV4.

Critical Lens

Sponsor: Central PA Romance Writers
Fee: $15, CPRW member; $30, non-member
Dates: November 2–22, 2020
Presenter: LaQuette
FMI, https://cprw.rwa.org/CPRW/Education/Education or email info@cprw.org

Expand Your Creativity through Reflective Writing

Sponsor: Southern Tier Authors of Romance
Fee: $25 RWA Members | $30 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 2–27, 2020
Presenter: Joy Held
FMI, https://starrwa.org/on-line-workshops/

Hearing Voices 101: Creating Distinctive Characters

Sponsor: RWA Online Chapter
Fee: $15 
Date: November 2-27
Presenter: Midnight Voss
FMI: https://rwaonlinechapter.org/

Plotting Your Novel BootCamp

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55| Non-Member $65
Date: November 2–30, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV1.

Writing the Psychologist Protagonist and Beyond

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members/$30 Non Members
Date: November 2–30, 2020
Presenter: Bill Percy
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Writing the Sensational Inspirational

Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $15 KOD Members/$30 Non Members
Date: November 2–30, 2020
Presenter: Katy Lee
FMI, https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/coffin

Writing a Synopsis BootCamp

Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: OIRW Member $55| Non-Member $65
Date: November 2–30, 2020 (no workshops on Thanksgiving)
Presenter: Susan Palmquist
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#NOV2.

Mastering Amazon: Ads, Your Backlist, and the Perfect Book Launch [WEBINAR]

Sponsor: Contemporary Romance Online Chapter
Fee: $15 CRW Members/$25 RWA Members/$35 Non-RWA Members
Date: November 17, 2020, 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern
Presenter: Penny Sansevieri
FMI, http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/


CHANTICLEER CONTESTS
https://www.chantireviews.com/category/contests/


THE WRITE LIFE CONTESTS LIST
https://thewritelife.com/writing-contests/


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/


REEDSY BEST WRTING CONTESTS OF 2020
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&category=&sorted%5Bcol%5D=updated_at&search=science+fiction&commit=Search


POETS & WRITERS WRITING CONTESTS, GRANTS & AWARDS
https://www.pw.org/grants?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_Y29xan-5QIVGKSzCh3cQwAmEAMYAiAAEgJXqvD_BwE


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