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Today I’m sharing the winner and second place stories from the November Word Weaver contest from Dan Alatorre’s website. They are both excellent and well deserve their placement on the top of the heap.
Also in Dan’s post today are first details of how you can enter the next Word Weaver contest. You get a professional critique from Dan, just for entering. And there are great opportunities to have your work noticed across Dan’s international network.
I’ve never made it beyond the status of ”also ran” in any contest I’ve ever entered. Dan’s “Word Weaver” was one of 3 I entered in November. The other two don’t make their selections public until February. This is a good start!
Now comes the wait to see how high up this list I end up. Either way you are going to get the chance to read it at some point on Dan’s site. Then you will be able to make your own judgement.
As you know, I have a story in the anthology “The Box Under The Bed”. The book presently has almost 50 reviews on Amazon, some good some not. None of them tells potential readers about the individual stories. Now someone has done just that. Not on Amazon, but on his own website.
I’m sharing it with you here because it will tell you what he thought of all the stories so that you will have a better idea of whether it’s a book you would like to read. Of course I’m pleased that he found mine “deeply descriptive and engaging” That’s what I aim for in all my writing.
His final verdict on the whole book is that there are “Not enough [bad stories] for me to tell others not to read it . . . The diamonds, the strong stories, are well worth the cost of the book alone.”