Can you believe that we’re almost at the end of August? Wow… September seemed so far off but not any longer which means the Wine Country Writing Festival is right around the corner. Stay tuned because there’ll be a lot of news coming up over the next couple of weeks. The Schedule… First we wantContinue reading “The Schedule is Coming Soon…”
The writing Contest closed last week. The contest coordinator coded each one to ensure blind judging and all the entries are now with the judges. We’re so excited… But we must be patient… There’s work to be done and I don’t envy the judges. Rest assured, your entries will be dealt with the respect theyContinue reading “Writing Contest Entries….”
Hi All. There’s been a bit of confusion about submitting the entries for the Wine Country Writers’ Festival Contest. Pay for your entry through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org This can be E-Transfer or PayPal. Special passwords or codes are not required. In the notes section make sure the author name is written to avoid confusion (sometimesContinue reading “Clock is Tick Tocking… Get Those Contest Entries In…”
Well, here we are nearing the middle of August and that of course can only mean one thing… You gotta get those entries in. We all have stories to share. I received validation from a writing contest several years ago. It was the Writer’s Digest Annual Contest. Back in those days (must’ve been around 2006),Continue reading “Time’s Ticking, Ticking, Ticking…. WCWF Writing Contest Closes In a Week…”
Have you had the opportunity to check out the WCWF Book Bar? Wow!! Like Wow!! There are mega talented Writers and Creatives here. If you’re looking for a great read for August here is a GREAT selection of books. There’s: Romance Memoir How To… Fantasy Horror Dystopian LGBTQ Christian Fiction Young Adult Poetry Thriller SelfContinue reading “The Book Bar of Talent!”
There’s also the Master Class, a writing contest, blue pencils, and you can even pitch to an agent or publisher….
Wine Country Writers’ Festival has put together a stellar group of judges for the WCWF Writing Contest. There are three categories. Fiction: Do you have a short story that’ll blow us away? There are no restrictions on genre or topics. The only thing is the word length and a great story. Hey, take an oldContinue reading “Have You Entered The Writing Contest Yet? What are You Waiting For?”
Blue pencils are still available–it’s so exciting to have your work read and critiqued by someone in the industry. It’s a great way to work toward getting a finished and polished product. Don’t forget to book a blue pencil when you register. There are pitch sessions available if you have a manuscript you’d like toContinue reading “Have you Booked Your Pitch Session?”
There will be an opportunity to have your query letter anonymously critiqued by top literary agent Sam Hiyate. He will also take questions– so make sure you write down your questions.
A blue pencil (sometimes referred to as a red pencil) is a process by which you, the writer, submit up to 750 words of your work prior to the event so that a professional writer/industry person may look over it and then meet to discuss it with you. During the session you’ll be able toContinue reading “What’s a “Blue Pencil?” How Will it Help Me?”