Hear ye, hear ye: in addition to the 2018 BCW holiday party, which will include all the events in the aforementioned post (see for additional details), there will be a WRITING CONTEST for those interested. For any who may have followed the infamous Janet Reid site, the rules are surprisingly similar:
- 200 words maximum.
- Must involve the following 5 words: 1) regift, 2) batter, 3) pine, 4) sleigh and 5) icicle. All 5 words must be included in the story, although plurals and transmogrifications are accepted (e.g., ‘batters’ and ‘regifted’). Words may also have more than one meaning or may be used to substitute for similar-sounding words of different spellings.
- Participants can be BCW members or interested non-members, but you should plan on attending the holiday party (12/8). Significant others, relatives and/or friends who also attend may also participate.
- Keep in mind: we’re mystery writers, not pastry chefs. So the more murdery (murderier? murderiest?), the better.
- Submit entries to email@example.com no later than 11:59 p.m., Thursday, 12/6 (please include the name of the author). One entry per attendee, please. Top finishers will be presented at the holiday party Saturday, 12/8, with awards of indeterminate value (i.e., cheap) presented at the holiday party to the top finishers. And the winner will be published on the BCW website (yeah, baby!).
So on the count of three . . . one. Two. Wait for it: three . . . start scribbling. See y’all 12/8.