Monday, February 24, 2014

Alliteration Contest Winner, Writing Tip, and Conference--Oh my!

We have a winner in my Third Annual Alliteration Contest! Before I announce who, let me show you how easy it was for entrants to come up with an alliteration. This one cracked me up and I'll bet it only took him a minute to compose:
   Renae really relishes writing rhetorical remarks. -- James D.
Easy. Yeah. You should have entered. Next year...
And the winner (chosen randomly) wrote a rather lyrical, more challenging one. Notice the alliteration sound from a different syllable in 'across' and some rhyming vowels. So nice!
   We weave wishes when we write. Wishes, like wand, wordfully wander in the world where we wait when we wake. Creations come crawling, calling and creeping across the cavernous crevasses in our craniums.
Congratulations to Jodi Brown, winner of a $10 Amazon gift card!

My TIP for this week is not to see writing as a race. No one needs that added stress. Instead, enjoy the journey. Take the time to get plenty of critiques and enough edits to make your work shine before putting it out for public viewing. Being brave enough for this end result is what we anticipate, after all--so don't hide from it forever. But take the time to do it right. That's what I'm doing with Bishop Stories. Don't want to submit sooner than truly ready--I've already done that once and the results were much different than after further critiques and revisions. (A story for another time.)

The blog I'm highlighting this week is http://www.alicross.com because Ali is participating in a special writer's conference held online Tuesday through Thursday called IndieReCon. You can catch it live or catch up later. There should be something for all writers, whether or not you plan to Indie publish. See you there and have a good week!

2 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Fun. It was cool when we realized that the starters of Hogwarts were alliterations--Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Godric Gryffindor, and Salazar Slytherin. :D

Renae Mackley said...

Good observation, Donna. We can find them all over the place and the a-hah moment is fun.