Do you enter writing contests? If you do, please share your experience here or on the Writers Forum Facebook page.
If you don’t enter writing contests, why not? Share your reasons here or on the Writers Forum Facebook Page.
“Writing contests give me short pieces to concentrate on, in between my bigger works. Contests allow me to write in genres that I never would have otherwise, causing me to do research, which helps me to grow as a writer.
Contests motivate me to write and challenge me to meet a certain word quota. This forces me to pare down my story to its essentials, choosing my adjectives very carefully, and paying close attention to my word choices.” — Jeanne Jusaitis, First Place Winner of The 2016 Steampunk Contest, sponsored by Redwood Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club.
Links to Writing Contests:
Freelance Writing, including: “7 Tips For Winning A Writing Contest”