Good morning, Literati, from Camelot! (aka the towers that are A Word with You Press in Moscow).
Today we post our final finalist in our contest: Once Upon a Time. We still need a few more judges, because my lease prohibits a dart board hung in these hallucinatory hallways, and a randomly launched dart might be the most equitable way (literary-equality, anyone?) to determine our winner, as the quality of writing in superb with all our entrants, and each style is so diverse. If you would like to be a judge, I will send you a pdf of the five prologues, first and second chapters of our finalists, along with an outline of how to judge each one.
Our winner will be announced by podcast on August 30th at the book launch for Raw Man, to be held in Oceanside at the hacienda of our friend, best selling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Victor Villaseñor.
In the meantime, her is Laura channeling her inner child, from her work-in-progress "The Secret Place"
We have posted the second chapters of Michael Dilts, Wendy Joseph, Robert Marazas and Parisiane Modert. All who remains is Laura Girardeau, but before we post her final entry, we (moi, actually) would like to share a chapter from our own Tiffany Monique, who was ineligible to compete because, well, I said so (It's good to be king).
Our contest to encourage/cajole/bribe/intimidate/threaten/coerce, or even Inspireto sit on your arse and actually write that novel you have spoken about to family, friends, and impressionable young and potentially available women/men is in its final phase. We asked you to submit a prologue; then chapter one; then chapter two, had you made it to the finals. We have just a few more entries to post before we select a winner. In the meantime, here is chapter two from the faire Parisianne Modert.
Seen here is the stash of limes in the larder of the towers that are A Word with You Press. Common knowledge that a slice of lime on the rim is the ONLY way the editor-in-chief will consume a pint. Read more
Here trumpeter Horatio does a photo-op rather than rehearsing, abdicating a part in the band to Brad Chance
Five finalists are now competing for $250 and blogging rights–oops!–braggingrights in our contest, Once Upon a Time, which challenges each author to actually follow through with that banter at the last cocktail party and prove that they really are writing that novel! Read more
Today, I am older and wiser. My bidet wa—oops~!B-Daywas yesterday. So I am hoping the time has come for me to put aside the follies of youth and get back down to biz with A Word with You Press. Read more
(is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to be me?)
Good Evening, Literati!
Our second semi-finalist for our contest, Once Upon a Time, is Madame Parisianne Modert, submitting here for your review and entertainment the first chapter to her novel-in-progress: Smoke Veil Bridge. Read more