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Calling All Writers!

I am certain we have all seen or been tempted by the idea of a collaboration with another writer for ideas or expansion into another genre beyond our wheelhouse. This is not a collaboration. This is combat. Literary speaking combat.

I am looking to those out there that may have interest in being part of a club. We will choose a topic/theme/genre or word and two authors will “battle” by writing a short story or teaser roughly 1500 – 3000 words in length. Fans, readers and participants can vote on which story prevails. Think of it as Epic Rap Battles meets Poetry Slam meets Fight Club with a pinch of Thunderdome in there.

The Club will not start until October 1, but I want to get a potential list going by early September to start pairing writers up against one another (and yes, I will have my hat in the ring as well). I want to find at least 10 interested writers (I have already heard interest from 2 before I started this post) and can take up to 20 initially. Depending on the Club size, we will post a battle weekly if not semi-weekly. We will try to implement a bracket once things start rolling. Each work is not going to be published, will maintain basic copyright laws and is mainly for fun and to get your work/name rotating out there.

All writers are welcome to apply, whether you’re published, unpublished, Indie, poets, bloggers or the occasional writer. Time commitment is up to you, but if it’s your first time, you’ll have to write. Simply email Write.Club@outlook.com with a link to your work, or a portion of your writing (I won’t open attachments, sorry).

Now…Share, Share, Share! Get the word out to everyone.


It’s coming…


 

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Journey of 1000 Miles

What Emotion Are You?

When you write, what emotion(s) help you out most? Are you best as a happy writer, melancholy, perhaps envious?

I admit that I initially write best when I’m fresh off of any emotion. All except anger. That one always confuses my clarity until about a half day later.

What pushes you into being your best?

Journey of 1000 Miles

Maybe Don’t Get Out?

Someone asked me once what writer’s block was like, as if it were a physical ailment. I think I’ve finally created a good analogy (in my perspective at least).

Imagine going on a road trip, you pack all of your entertainment (music, books, games) in the back seat. At some point, you pull over to the side of the road and stretch your legs and then realize you left the car running and locked the doors. You know what you want to do and where you want to go except you can’t without causing destruction.

Solution: Believe it or not, get in another car. Start writing something else completely, different genre, prose, poetry, anything. Before you know it, you’ll find the help you need and get back in your original vehicle. Metaphorically speaking.

NOTE: {This post is NOT supporting actual hitchhiking. That shit is dangerous.}

Journey of 1000 Miles

Daddy’s Busy…

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