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Exciting news indeed. In third grade I came in second in the spelling bee. In high school speech contests I once got a third place, but nothing better. In 1976 I was named Teacher of the Year by an alternative, unsanctioned high school newspaper.
A couple years ago I won a Bronze Medal for Talent and later I was a finalist in the Sarton Writing Contest.
Today I actually won. Best in my category as they would say at horse races and county fairs. Everything changes.
My husband, a major player in Never Too Late, says, “You don’t lose until you quit trying.” Good statement!
Would you like feedback on your writing as well as a chance to win a prize? Writer Advice seeks flash fiction(750 words or less).
- Draw us in.
- Open our eyes.
- Dazzle, delight, and entice us.
- Give us new insights.
- Entertain us.
Winners receive cash prizes and are published. Low fee for solid feedback.
FEE: $15.50 for individualized feedback and the possibility of winning a prize.
- First Place: $160
- Second Place: $ 80
- Third Place: $ 40
Honorable Mention Winners will also be listed.
Questions, but not submissions go to Lgood67334 AT Comcast DOT net. We look forward to reading your work.
Writer Advice has been running this contest for over 10 years, so we have lots of experience explaining what works and why as well as suggesting improvements.
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COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS CONTESTANTS:
“You are the first professional to offer feedback and your encouraging words have given me additional motivation! It is reassuring to know that I was on the right track; you have a remarkable ability to give constructive feedback in a positive way (and you are absolutely correct). Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration. I look forward to submitting more stories and continuing to improve.”
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Here we are, in all our craziness, at the Bay Area Book Festival held in Berkeley on April 28 and 29, 2018. Lots of people. Lots of conversations. Lots of cold, cold weather.
In the photo the water is mine, the popcorn is his, and the table is missing, so let’s try this again.
The one on the left looks better to me. >>>>
Bottom line: This book fair was a great place to network, and it was wonderful to have Richard there. He’s a first-class salesman.
And, to give you a sample of something from the book, here’s the ad he wrote that attracted me:
1944 classic roadster with many miles left!
Motor humms, transmission smooth and and all the gears work!
Only two previous owners, very great women.
Two tone, white with a gray top.
Seeking a new woman owner who knows how to drive a classic!
PS, This car is at church every Sunday so if that is a problem with
you this car is not for you.
Obviously, he was shopping for his third wife. Before our first
date, he asked if I would ever marry if I fell in love.
Wondering how I responded? You can find it at the start of Chapter 2 (page 9) of
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Reading for groups is great fun. Especially when your husby, who is the subject of your book, comes along. 🙃😉
We had such fun last night sharing a part of Never Too Late at Get Lit, which is held quarterly at the Aqus Cafe in Petaluma, CA last night.
My husband suggested I start with his Craigslist ad, so I did. He has the inside track sometimes, and I know when to do as he says and when to have “selective hearing.”
Following his suggestion, I started with the ad in which he compared himself to a 1944 roadster. He’s a funny guy and the audience loved what he said. They also loved my response, and more. Somehow I came in under 5 minutes, despite the laughs after almost every sentence.
In the interests of total honesty, I’ll also say that someone said he should write and share, and he can’t wait to get started. WTG!
And the moral of this story is that I want to do more presentations. If you’d like me to do a You Tube video for your book club, service group, or dating organization, please let me know. I can talk about getting married late in life, writing a memoir, writing a novel, getting started with a story, acceptance, changing your life, opening your heart, and a lot of other topics. Let me know how I can help you and your group.
Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62