Winning Writing Contests
How to Increase Your Chances
Winning Writing Contests Can Offer Advantages to Writers...
By Diane Thomas
Winning writing contests can provide several advantages to writers. For starters it’s a great way to get your name in print and in front of potential readers. It can also provide professional credits for your writing portfolio, and prize rewards to augment your income.
Just participating can get new writers into a writing regiment, grow confidence, and provide practice, practice, practice.
Whatever your reason for entering a writing contest just be realistic about your expectations. The odds of winning writing contests are not terrific, but there are certainly plenty of things you can do to improve those odds, and stack them in your favor...
A good short story or article can simply be entertaining or it can affect or stir the reader, perhaps change perceptions or provide understanding. Contest judges are looking for stories that involve the reader - make them think, laugh or even cry.
Winning writing contests will not turn you into Stephen King, but it can put a few dollars in your pocket, and provide an opportunity to get published. It's definitely a beginning. So what are you waiting for? Maybe winning writing contests is just the break you've been looking for!
About the Author
Diane Thomas has been successfully helping people write, publish, market and earn their way online for the past 10 years. For more information on writing, visit her at eBook Crossroads.com.
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