|C'mon, join the contest!|
I know it's not Friday, yet, but for the sake of the writing contest, I decided to post early.
The free Lascaux flash fiction contest is opening up once again, starting tomorrow. Enter a 250 word flash fiction piece for a chance to win a dollar a word and publication in the Lascaux Review. They award "medallions" for finalists, too. You can put a medallion on your website or blog if you win! I entered this contest last year and had a lot of fun. The community is great. They will post on your work (anyone can read it) even if you don't win. The entry period ends on March 20th, so we'll have to write quickly!
The extremely popular author of Before I Fall and the Delirium series, Lauren Oliver, cofounded a company called Paper Lantern Lit which constructs plots and story structures for writers. The writers that work with this company "inhabit" the story structures which the company creates. Interesting idea, eh? This might benefit a character-driven writer.
In other news (book news, to be specific), the amazing young adult historical novel The Book Thief is being made into a movie!!! This book won the 2007 Printz honor (very prestigious), and no surprise there: it is narrated by "death" and set in Nazi Germany. It is literary and popular, and I highly recommend it. Also, Geoffrey Rush will be in the movie. Yippee! It will have to be awesome. So excited! Thanks to Nathan Bransford for this news.
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