So this round, instead of our usual writing prompt and 100 words, we're celebrating with a 150 word free write. The idea behind it is that you can submit the first 150 words of your novel and receive feedback from published authors. If you're not writing a novel, no biggie! You can still play. Just keep in mind when you're submitting your 150 words, they should read like the beginning of a story.
Email me your entry by Monday, May 30th at 11:59pm Kansas City time. (Also known as central time.) You can email me at Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters.com or by clicking here. No attachments please!
You must be 25 or under to participate, and just one entry per person, please. For more rules and a list of FAQs, click here.
Our judge's this round are:
A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa is a writer of not your usual Christian Fiction. She weaves stories of unscripted grace and redemption with threads of hope, humor, and heart.
Walking on Broken Glass is her debut novel. Her next novel, Edge of Grace will be released by Abingdon Press in August of 2011. Her essays have been published in The Ultimate Teacher, Cup of Comfort,Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul.
Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a teacher of high school English. She and her husband Ken live in Abita Springs, Louisiana, where they and their three cats enjoy their time playing golf, dreaming about retirement and dodging hurricanes.
Fred Warren writes science fiction and fantasy. His short stories have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines, including Kaleidotrope, Every Day Fiction, Bards & Sages Quarterly, and Allegory. His first novel, The Muse, debuted in November 2009 from Splashdown Books, and was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award for book of the year in the speculative genre. Fred works as a government contractor in eastern Kansas, where he lives with his wife and three children. You can find him online at http://frederation.wordpress.com/
Julie Garmon is a Southern author who's not afraid to write real-life dirt, always with a nugget of redemption tucked in the corner. She's been a regular contributor to Daily Guideposts since 2003, and writes on assignment for Guideposts magazine. She's published with Sweet 16, PLUS, Angels on Earth, Homelife, Today's Christian, Today's Christian Woman, www.sober24.com, www.crosswalk.com, and www.urbanministries.com. Julie won a coveted spot to the Guideposts' writers contest in 2004, and was chosen to attend subsequent Guideposts' workshops based on winning entries. She blogs weekly along with her mother for Guideposts at Woman-to-Woman here and for Girls, God, and the Good Life here.