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Saturday, May 21, 2011


Updates from WOW!: Flash Fiction Winners, Retreat Review Published

Winter 2011 Flash Fiction Contest Update:

If you entered the Winter '11 Flash Fiction Contest or subscribe to our Contest Connection e-mail newsletter, you should have received an e-mail announcing the results of the Winter '11 Contest. For everyone else, you can find the results here. We just posted the results last night! Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who had the courage to enter the contest.

This season was particularly tough. All the entries you see on the contest winners' page scored a "15," which is our highest score. We had many other 15s that didn't make the cut, so if you purchased a critique and receive one that says you scored a 15, it's not a mistake. Your story was that good. Unfortunately, only 20 stories could place. And if you purchased a critique, you should receive yours before the end of the month (a week and a half). Our contest manager is sending them out one by one as a MS Word .doc attachment. If you placed in the contest, prizes will be sent out within a week via e-mail.

Read the winning stories here:


Review of The Tom Bird Method Write Your Book in 5 Days Retreats:

Our official review of the Write Your book in 5 Days Retreat is published! In this review, Robyn Chausse interviews retreat attendees to get the inside scoop on what it's like to attend this intensive retreat. She also interviews Tom Bird who shares some of his own personal struggles he had to overcome to become a successful author, as well as the inspiration for his method.

If you're a reader of The Muffin, then you probably remember Robyn's diary-entry style posts on the retreat. In contrast, this review covers the writing portion of the retreat--walking you through the prep steps, the retreat itself, and what others have to say about the retreat experience. It also has a sidebar of amenities, costs, and other considerations.

Read the review here:


I hope you're enjoying your weekend! If you're writing, you're not alone. :)

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