I promised myself—and one fellow writer/blogger—that I would enter a contest before summer, so this is a big to-do that I can check off my list. Contests are a great way to get some exposure and perhaps make a little money, but I’ve been too nervous to enter one so far because some of these contests get some really great stories.
But this contest is different than most: They send you a prompt and you have exactly 24 hours to write and submit a piece that addresses the prompt in some way. So it’s not about achieving technical perfection but rather coming up with an idea that is unique from all the other entries.
I don’t know if mine is going to stand out, but I entered. And that’s what counts for now.
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