Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Enter Writer’s Digest Competitions for Cash

Check this list of writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.
Enter Writer’s Digest Competitions for Cash
Since you’re sitting down daily to write your memoirs—you are, right?—you might as well try to score some prize money for your trouble. We like to periodically list legitimate writing contests so you can challenge yourself to keep writing better. To keep you busy throughout the remaining months of 2011, Writer’s Digest offers a variety of competitions targeting different writing styles. They include:
Script. If you want to write a screenplay, here’s your chance to show your creative potential and win not only a monetary prize but also mentoring sessions with a Hollywood screenwriter.
Short story. Writer’s Digest posts a new topic every month; stories must be 750 words or fewer. In a separate short story competition, the limit is 1,500 words.
Your genre of choice—horror, thriller, science fiction, romance, crime or young adult fiction. There’s a contest for each of those.
Poetry. If you’re a poet, you know it!
In November, Writer’s Digest will open two more: its Annual Writing Competition for 2012 and its next International Self-Published Book Awards program. These two competitions comprise many categories and offer multiple prizes. To compete in the Self-Published Book Awards, of course, you need to have published a book. Please check our publishing page for details on how we can help you do that at a very affordable price!
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writing-competitions

Since you’re sitting down daily to write your memoirs—you are, right?—you might as well try to score some prize money for your trouble. We like to periodically list legitimate writing contests so you can challenge yourself to grow and continue to improve your writing. To keep you busy throughout the remaining months of 2011, Writer’s Digest offers a variety of competitions targeting different writing styles. They include:

  • Script. If you want to write a screenplay, here’s your chance to show your creative potential and win not only a monetary prize but also mentoring sessions with a bona fide Hollywood screenwriter.
  • Short story. Writer’s Digest posts a new topic every month; stories must be 750 words or fewer. In a separate short story competition, the limit is 1,500 words.
  • Your genre of choice—horror, thriller, science fiction, romance, crime or young adult fiction. There’s a contest for each of those.
  • Poetry. If you’re a poet, you know it!

In November, Writer’s Digest will open two more: its Annual Writing Competition for 2012 and its next International Self-Published Book Awards program. These two competitions comprise many categories and offer multiple prizes. To compete in the Self-Published Book Awards, of course, you need to have published a book. Please check our “Publish My Book” page for details on how we can help you do that at a very affordable price!

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Then just set up a chapter and start writing your memoir. Don’t worry about rules. There are no rules to writing your memoir; there are only trends. These trends are based on techniques and features identified in current top-selling memoirs. At best, they’re the flavor of the month. If you’re capturing your life in print for your family, for your own gratification or to inspire readers, rather than aiming to set off Hollywood screenplay bidding wars, these trends don’t even apply to you. You’ll write the memoir that suits you best, and it will be timeless, not trend-driven.There are no rules, but there are four steps:

1. Theme/framework
2. Writing
3. Editing/polishing
4. Self-publishing

You’ve researched this, too, and you’ve been shocked at the price for getting help with any one of those steps, much less all four. That’s because most memoir sites promise to commercialize your work. They’ll follow a formula based on current memoir trends, because they want to convince you that they can turn your memoir into a best-seller. These sites overwhelm you with unnecessary information not to help you, the memoir author, but to address Search Engine Optimization (SEO) algorithms so they can sell more.

That’s not what we do at Write My Memoirs. Our small community of coaches, writers and editors are every bit as skilled as any you’ll find, and we charge appropriately for their expertise and the time they’ll spend helping you craft a compelling, enjoyable read. But you won’t pay an upcharge for other websites’ commercialization, the marketing that follows, and the pages of intimidating “advice.” You can sell your book if you like—we have ISBNs available for you—but our organic process of capturing your story takes a noncommercial path.

If you want help with any or all of the four steps above, choose from our services or save money by selecting one of our packages. If you’d like to talk about what’s right for you, schedule a call. One year from now, you can be holding your published memoir in your hand. And at that point, it will be a big deal!