WARNING:  This is a no-edit zone…


It’s contest time.  Writers from all over the world are entering contests and other writers (and editors and agents) from all over the world are judging and/or critiquing them.


I’m critiquing and judging (two separate contests) and coordinating a third.  Why?  Because I love seeing what’s there.  What people are thinking, the kinds of things that fascinate them enough to tackle a book, the way they use their words and structure a story.  In short, it’s fun.


Yesterday, a good friend and I touched base.  She too is judging/critiquing right now.  And while we, of course, didn’t discuss specific entries, we did both note a trend to heavy narrative in the works.  And we both wondered why.  Neither of us had an answer, so I phoned a third friend, who also does a lot of judging/critiquing.  She, too, had picked up on this trend.


We put our heads together and determined  . . . READ MORE…


Author: Vicki Hinze

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of 40+ books, short stories/novellas and hundreds of articles. Published in as many as 63 countries. Featured Columnist for Social-IN Worldwide Network and Book Fun Magazine. Sponsor/Founder of ChristiansRead.com & CleanReadBooks.com. FMI visit www.vickihinze.com.

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