I would just like to say that the above might be the best title I’ve ever given anything in the history of forever.
Today we have some cool news.
Wisconsin Life Flash-Fiction Ghost Story Contest
The folks at Wisconsin Public Radio sweet-talked me into judging a writing contest for them. And by “sweet-talked,” I mean they pretty much just asked me and I agreed. I have a bit of a weak spot for ghost stories.
Some points of interest:
- You don’t have to live in Wisconsin to participate.
- The contest deadline is October 7th.
- Stories must be 600 words or less.
- Winners will be read on Wisconsin Life. Maybe by me.
All the other details you can find over here on their website.
Though I do feel compelled to mention one other thing.
Please note that Flash Fiction refers to the brevity of the piece of writing. As in, it’s something so short you can read it in a flash.
It is not (and I can’t stress this enough) something you *wrote* in a flash. These stories should have some polish on them. If you’ve only got 600 words, you better make them count.
I’m looking forward to seeing what y’all come up with….
Since we’re talking about writing, I should probably put up a link to the second episode of Story Board that we recorded a couple weeks ago.
And if that weren’t enough, we ended up with a surprise guest star at the end of the show….
If my background looks different there, it’s because I was in Seattle, mooching a computer off Shawn Speakman, who runs The Signed Page.
I think it turned out pretty well, despite the fact that I’d just done two conventions and three events in five days. Plus I suck at at making things work on a Mac. The lack of a second mouse button freaks me out….
We’ll be having another episode of Story Board in just a week or so on October 2nd at 8:00 PM Pacific time. I’ll be home in Wisconsin for this one, and we have another all-star line-up ready to talk stories.
Hope to see you there….