What next, you winner?

Winner1It’s an unfortunate truth—if there are writing contests, there will be people who do not win them and most of the time those people will be you and me.

So know going into it that, when it comes to writing contests, the odds are against you winning. Does that mean you shouldn’t enter? Not at all! But what it does mean is you need to enter contests for the right reason—getting that invaluable feedback. If you win, great! In fact, stupendous! But if you don’t, what can you learn from your contest scores?

Read more about contests and writing today in my post over on Novel Rocket!

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Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line

Mike-9Michael loves to play with words and as editor of the ACFW Journal, he is enjoying his playground. He also plays with words as a freelance editor here at WritingOnTheFineLine.com, where he often takes a writer Into The Edit, pulling back the veil on the editing process. He has edited several nonfiction books, played with words as a corporate communicator, and reported for The Indianapolis Star.

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Winner of “Firefly” DVDs and writing books!

Firefly_front_coverWe had great participation yesterday. People shared fabulous stories about being edited and about what they hope to learn when they are edited. When you need editing services, I hope you’ll feel more confident in hiring an editor.

I numbered the people who commented and then went to Random.org and generated a random number: 3. The person whose name was on line 3 is Cheri Swalwell! Cheri, send me your mailing address and I’ll get the prizes out to you.

wingsofglassThanks to all who participated!

Coming next: On March 5, Gina Holmes will be here to talk about her editing experiences–as well as about her latest release, Wings of Glass. Hope you’ll join us then.

Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line

Mike-9Michael loves to play with words and as editor of the ACFW Journal, he is enjoying his playground. He also plays with words as a freelance editor here at WritingOnTheFineLine.com, where he often takes a writer Into The Edit, pulling back the veil on the editing process. He has edited several nonfiction books, played with words as a corporate communicator, and reported for The Indianapolis Star.