A Conversation with Novelist Sarah Willis & Brian Martin’s Community Short Story Project

Greetings, dear readers. I have two writing-related tidbits to share with you:

1. My latest interview for The Writing Show, A Conversation with Sarah Willis, is now available for download here. Sarah Willis is the author of four novels: Some Things That Stay, The Rehearsal, A Good Distance, and The Sound of Us. I spoke with Sarah about her books and the writer’s life.

2. Over at The Writing Show, Brian Martin’s Community Short Story Project is well underway, but there’s still plenty of time for you to participate and win some great prizes. If your story is selected as a winner, you have your choice of the following prizes:

-an appearance on The Writing Show

-a 750-word critique of a first chapter from Paula B.

-a perfect-bound paperback from the Espresso Book Machine at the McMaster University bookstore

-a copy of Maralys Wills’ inspiring book Damn the Rejections, Full Speed Ahead: The Bumpy Road to Getting Published

-help with a query letter from Paula B.

Round 3 submissions will be accepted until October 2. Voting for Round 3 will take place October 3-9, and the winner announced on October 10.

To learn more, read the write-up on The Writing Show’s Web site, and get into The Writing Show Forum to participate. Once in the forum categories, click on Brian Martin’s Community Short Story Project.

Happy writing from The Chipper Writer!

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