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NYC Midnight Round Two Winner!!!

NYC Midnight Round Two Winner!!!

The results are in…

Second Round I landed fourth place in Group 4 (Round 1 & 2 my combined score put me in third place for group four) which means I’m moving on to Round 3 in the #flashficitonchallenge 2016 NYC Midnight (International) Writing Competition. Now, it’s time to prep for the next round this coming weekend. I’ll be given a genre, setting and an item, 1,000-word limit to complete and submit within 48 hours.

I know not everyone could advance, but I applaud all who were brave enough to participate in this insane writing challenge.

Keep Writing!!

Weekly Writers

Weekly Writers

As requested by one of our guild members, we are starting a new (general purpose) writing group. We plan to meet every week and are still ironing out all the details.

Monday was our first meeting at the Daily Grind Cafe in New Philadelphia, Ohio. We had a great time talking about our Works-in-Progress, sharing advice, encouragement and industry tips.

Anyone is welcome to attend — even if you’re not a guild member. If you would like more information, feel free to send me an email, or watch my feed on Facebook for any up-and-coming meetings and announcements.

Coshocton Write-On Writers Workshop 2016

Coshocton Write-On Writers Workshop 2016

In early October, I volunteered to help with the Write-On Writers Workshop. I was excited to be able to help this lovely group of people with this year’s event. My job was to run the registration table, share a short piece of my work and help with anything that needed attention. Here are a few photos of the day.

To read more on the Workshop, click below. 

 

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Write-On Writers’ Workshop

Write-On Writers’ Workshop

Write On Writer's Workshop
Write-On Writers’ Workshop 2015
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Photo’s taken at Write-On Writers’ Guild Workshop October 2015

 

I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time, but life just got so busy for a good minute. Usually, after a certain length of time passes, I would just move onto the next idea. However, I had such a lovely time at the October 3 Write-On Writers’ Workshop that I needed to share it with my followers.

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1st Place Short Story Fiction Win: Caught In Terror

1st Place Short Story Fiction Win: Caught In Terror

Caught In Terror Black and White

By Alyssa Mayley

(Writing as Alyssa Casto)

CAUGHT IN TERROR published in 2014-2015 Wayne College Regional Writing Awards Booklet


It should have been my favorite time of day, but he had taken that from me. That foul man had taken so much from me in such a short amount of time. Two months ago, I was just a normal person with normal problems. Now, the morning sun brought on the war that I was forced to wage every single day.

I took another sip of my freshly brewed coffee, as I listened to the deafening silence that filled the inside of my tiny one-bedroom apartment. Even though it was completely quiet in the complex—just outside—the city was already bustling as everyone got a start on their day.

I tried to dispel my worries and—for once—just enjoy the dawning of a new day. But, a nearby car door slammed loudly, causing me to jump and let out a small strangled scream.

I was tired of living in a constant state of fear. I battled hard to calm my overworked nerves.

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