You noticed that I needed to catch my breath a bit from TTAC’s Future Writers Week. The results still have me breathless. At the start, I thought with seven a day, I probably have enough until Friday. Was I ever wrong.
Even extending the event by two more days due to overwhelming popular demand, I still have enough candidates for another few weeks. Don’t despair: Your works will be presented to the ruthless readers of TTAC, in the future, after we have digested that whale of a contest.
After a grueling week, 19 writers join the ranks of TTAC, which makes Thetruthaboutcars not only the carsite with the best readers, but most probably the carsite with the most writers.
Here is the final list:
|TTAC’s Future Writers|
|George William Herbert||7||2||Monday|
|Thomas M Kreutzer||29||3||Friday|
Not to forget David Hester, Contestant 31, who earned the highly coveted Editors Choice Award on Friday. Should I ever get a ticket in Canada, I will drop your name, David, and I expect the ticket to be dropped.
Also do not forget: There were no winners on Tuesday. Tuesday was deemed an awful day by our jury. My condolences to Paul and Mike, who may have been disqualified by association.
Many of TTAC’s new writers already wrote and said: “What now? When do I start? How do I start?”
Here is your first assignment:
- Finish the winning story.
- The snippet that was quoted during the contest must be part of the story, verbatim. Everything else is up to you.
- The story should have anywhere between 400 and 800 words. Please not longer. Also include one short paragraph that introduces you: Who are you, what do you do, where do you live. Please send the stories to my personal email, which will be given to you in a few days, along with more instructions.
- Deadline: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Start wirting! (And please, use a spell checker.)