I was cleaning out my email inbox earlier today and saw a notice about the Mid-Michigan RWA Best Banter Contest. The contest, which closes in a few days (September 10th), is for published and unpublished authors. The requirements are simple: enter a scene (up to 1,500) words, along with an optional non-judged lead-in for the scene (up to 250 words), with your best banter.
“Do you have a scene with witty, fun dialogue between your characters? Show off your best story banter . . . enter the Best Banter Contest.”
The contest sounds like fun and I have just the scene in my mystery manuscript that I think will fit the bill. Now to get it spruced up and submitted before I forget. Again!
Meanwhile, this has been a short work-week but there is still one more day (or less, depending when you read this) to go. I have lots of things on my ToDo list, including a few walks in the park with the four-legged friend who is currently visiting. After the work is done and we’re back from our walks . . .I’ll probably stare into space for a while . . .but once that’s done, it will be time to pull out the old pen and paper and get some words on the page. I think I’ll start by giving today’s writing prompt and random words a try.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share. Seriously – feel free to share. I’m going to keep asking until someone does. 🙂
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe today’s writing prompt will catch your creative fancy. After the success of last Friday’s post, today’s story prompt gain comes to us via the Amazing Story Generator©
Here is today’s writing prompt:
“Suddenly able to hear others’ thoughts, a world-weary intelligence agent goes on a game show.”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
enemies messenger anonymous avenging
murderous academic hooligan bluff
fearsome endorsement muscular fraudulent
anguish exotic siren hoodwink
Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.
Happy writing to all!