What are the Writer’s Games you ask? A chance for YOU to flex your creative mind for a chance to be PUBLISHED in a volume of 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games. For the specifics on how it works, click here.
Why should you compete in these awesome challenges? This is why:
1. YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!
If you are anything like me, you have probably stopped reading at this point and are already signing up. If not, hopefully these other four reasons will convince you.
2. You have more than one chance to WIN
Yup, you read that right. So let’s say your first story isn’t your best work and you don’t win. NO BIG DEAL!! You have plenty of other chances to get your writing in the anthology before the Writer’s Games are over!
3. You will get some great practice at hitting those deadlines
As the title of the anthology hints, each story has to be written in 72 hours. While this is completely do-able, some people (read: me) tend to procrastinate and sometimes end up cutting it pretty close *ahem, me*. But the wonderful thing about the Writer’s Games is that you will have plenty of chances to practice hitting those 72 hour deadlines, and by the end of the Games, you will be a pro.
4. You can write poetry too
So lets say that you read a prompt and say to yourself “Hmm, I have a wonderful idea for this but for some reason my mind is telling me to write it as a poem” (don’t laugh, it happens). WELL YOU CAN! As long as you meet the requirements of the given prompt, you can write however you want! How cool is that!?
5. I AM A GUEST JUDGE!!!
Of course I saved the best for last. You should enter because I am a guest judge, and you all know (or at least should know) THAT I LOVE READING!!! AND I WANT TO READ YOUR WORK!!!!
Just FYI, registration for this AWESOME event doesn’t end until April 30, so you still have time to join! And, if you do sign up, you are not required to do every single event, so if you miss one its nbd.
If you want to sign up (which, duh, you do) then go ahead and click here to go to The Writer’s Workout webpage and register. Also, if you are super excited to learn about one of the amazing sponsors of the Games, visit the Pacemaker Planner website (a great writing resource btw) by clicking here.
Hopefully by now I have successfully convinced you to join (and to tell all of your friends and basically everyone you pass on the street to join). If you are as pumped as I am for this, let me know in the comments below! May the pen be always in your favor.