Writing Competitions

I received an email today about Writer’s Digest’s Annual Writing Competition, and thought I’d share the link to those who may be interested.

Competitions are great ways of getting noticed, although the fees can be a drag sometimes. See  a few more contests at the sites below:

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Editing Wizard

 

We all know that editing is a very biiiiig part of the writing process. A couple of weeks ago, one of the blogs I follow, Caribbean Book Blog, wrote a post on an editing wizard called Autocrit. Well, today I tried it out for the first time, and I’m impressed! As a guest I was limited to analyzing only 500 words of my manuscript, but I was able to get results for overused words, sentence variation, and clichés & redundancies. While I may not use every recommendation given, I liked the word overuse section because it really gave me a look at just how many times I was using particular words.

Becoming a member of Autocrit gives more freedoms like analyzing more words at a time and emailing an analyzed report. I’m definitely considering membership for at least a year. Not to say that this wizard can replace a personal editor, but I believe it can be a good addition to analyze my own work as a writer even before the editor sees the completed manuscript. Check it out and tell me what you think!

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Inspiration

Last week I went with a friend to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, and they’re such beautiful sights. I love it! although my really bad allergies don’t seem to agree.

Anyhow, I thought I’d share a few pics here to inspire your writing. Beautiful things sure do inspire me…

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