WRiTE CLUB, a community-driven writing contest hosted by D.L. Hammons, begins its six-week run on March 7th, 2016. Anyone can enter this competition, which matches up 500-word writing samples in head-to-head bouts until only one writer remains standing. The two best parts? Entrants write under a pen name, and the winners of each round are chosen by community vote.
The entry window closes in one week (February 26th). Today, I’ve got a special post: a roundtable discussion with four other WRiTE CLUB champions: Tiana Smith, Mark Hough, Tex Thompson, and Lisa Dunn. Read on to hear about when they entered, how they won, and what WRiTE CLUB has helped them achieve.
1.) When were you in WRiTE Club?
2.) How did you win it? What were the main factors?
3.) What’s your impression of WRiTE CLUB as it’s evolved over the years?
4.) What tips would you offer hopeful entrants?
Lisa: First of all, edit, edit, edit! You don’t want to lose votes because you wrote “there” instead of “their.” Second, be concise. Put down the essentials and trust your readers to fill in the blanks. Create a complete scene with depth of character and plot, but keep it brief. Those 500 words submissions are 800-1,000 words in novel form. For WRiTE CLUB, the key is short, powerful, and to the point.
5.) What are you writing now?
That’s the end of our interview.
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