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July 28, 2014

#5MinuteFictionI’ve been invited to serve as judge for the #5MinuteFiction contest hosted by Wendy Strain on her WriteOnWendy blog.

Of course I’m terribly flattered to be asked, but I also find it funny. I couldn’t write a grocery list in five minutes much less a worthwhile story but that’s just what the contestants will do.

Tuesday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. CST, Wendy will post a writing prompt. Sparked by that prompt, contestants will write their best short piece of fiction and submit it in the blog’s comments section by 7:45 p.m. Wendy will call time and close the contest. I as judge will read the entries and by 9 p.m. the same night I’ll chose the top five.

Throughout the evening and the following day, Wednesday, July 30, the finalists’ entries are available to read on the blog and judging is open to all readers who can vote for their favorite. Readers, get ready for some highly entertaining morsels, complete stories in one yummy bite.

Voting ends at 7:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, July 30. At 9 p.m. on that day, Wendy will announce the winner.

So writers, sharpen your pencil, put a fresh cartridge in your pen, or fire up a New Document in your favorite word processor and get ready to write, fast! Your rewards are the fame and glory of being a celebrated #5MinuteFiction writer PLUS I’m awarding the winner a gift certificate for a free ebook copy of The Lost King.

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