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Today you can do something different and fun. Enter my annual Write a DearReader Contest. Now before you tell yourself you're not a writer, or you can't think of anything to write about, let me tell you about my good friend Linda.
One of the things I admire most about Linda is that she steps right up and asks questions. Inquisitive, in a child-like, fun nature, Linda doesn't think twice about asking a stranger "What are you doing?" or "What is that thing used for?" Asking the why, who, what, where, and when comes naturally to my friend. It's part of her personality, and when she asks the question, there's an interesting story in the answer.
So you see, there are stories all around you, including stories about you. A story from your childhood, a memory about your mother, what you've learned about yourself over the years, or your pet peeves. You have oodles of material. You don't have to be a writer, you might have never even considered entering a writing contest, and that's a good thing. Those qualities make you the perfect candidate to enter and win, because I offer the contest in hopes of giving folks the opportunity to try something different--no pressure--just have fun. And when you enter, it's a real treat for me, because I get to read hundreds of great stories written by book club readers.
If you need more inspiration, read what last year's winners wrote, view the cash prizes and guidelines: http://www.dearreader.com/contest2016/index.html
Please don't be shy, there's a story inside of you, and I can't wait to read it.
* Congratulations to the winners of Rebellion's Message by Guest Author Michael Jecks: Peggy T., Nancy P., Donna C., Yvette and Donna N.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: ROOT, PETAL, THORN (Fiction) by Ella Joy Olsen
Imagine a century-old house, the walls full of secrets. This is a braided story about five women who inhabit this same historic home across the decades.
After her husband's death, young mother Ivy Baygren continues to renovate her beloved bungalow--alone. As she uncovers clues left by occupants past, from a half-embroidered sampler to buried wine bottles, Ivy learns that every story holds some sadness, but hope blossoms.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on ROOT, PETAL, THORN to read more and to email author Ella Joy Olsen, you'll get a reply.