Powerful Openings

Is your opening powerful? If not, why not? I’ve been judging a huge writing contest this week, and had literally a couple hundred stories that came close to placing as finalists. These stories were good, the writing beautiful, but the story itself was often flawed—and usually in the opening. You see, in a short story, […]

Writing Contests!

Writing contests are an excellent way to hone your skills and get noticed. The United Authors Association is a new non-profit writer’s organization with the principal goal of improving literacy. Bob Muench says, “We are working with the state prison in Draper to start helping their residents improve their reading and writing skills. We have […]