Wednesday, April 21, 2010
WELCOME TO THE STRONG SCENE CONTEST
So you're in a bookstore (remember them?) and you open a book to read a passage. Maybe it's the first page, maybe the middle, it doesn't matter. What's important is you probably made a decision about that book within the first or second paragraph. Something struck you--a phrase, or a comedic situation, maybe a conversation which sounded so real. Well, that's what this site is all about, bringing authors together to share their passages. Every month we'll ask for a particular scene from your novel or short story. It doesn't matter whether its published or not, or even if it's a finished piece of work. The type of scene will probably change from month to month. Opening scenes, action scenes, sharp dialog, no more than 500 words. We're going to offer a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card for the winner and we're going to attempt to do this without charging a fee. Along the way editors and literary agents will be checking in on the work posted. Some of them will even be honorary judges. The idea is to offer a new place to expose more people to your fiction. So bring us your best work and good luck.