... is from yours truly! I apologize that it is a little late and that I don't set a very good example. :/ Anyway, I hope you enjoy this first part of my story! I would greatly appreciate feedback! Thanks!
Also, I want to remind you all that there are only NINE days left to enter a story for the contest! (As of now there are still only 0 stories.)
The first announcement today is that we have another author joining us! Please welcome Grace!
Hello! My name is Grace and I love God and, of course, writing. I have written one book when I was twelve. I am now working on my second one, that's set in the Viking Age, with a Viking slave girl who eventually becomes a Christian. I write because I love telling stories. I think stories are a great way of bringing your message across.
We're so glad to have you join us, Grace!
The second announcement is that I have recruited two PUBLISHED AUTHORS to be judges for the contest! The two authors are: Rebekah Morris Isabella Morganthal I'm so excited that these two published authors will be able to help judge this contest! There are only 12 days left to enter, so hurry and submit your stories soon!!! (As of right now there are 0 stories.)
For those of you interested in doing the writing contest, I wanted to give a quick explanation of what I mean by "movie" sentences or in other words showing, not telling. First off, most sentences can either be movie sentences or concept sentences. (Not always, but most of the time you can put them into either of the two categories.) "Movie sentences create images, sounds, smells, feelings and tastes in the reader's imagination. Concept sentences convey ideas or things that can't be pictured." - taken from writing curriculum, Cover Story
Here are two examples (also taken from Cover Story): 1. Jill's puppy loves bacon (concept) 2. Jill's puppy barks and wags its tail whenever she cooks bacon (movie)
Basically, concept is telling and movie is showing. Concept and movie are just two words to better help understand what we're talking about when we say show and not tell. (Here are some articles that may aid you in understanding this important writing concept: Show, Don't Tell, Follow-Up, Refresher #2 - Show, Don't Tell.)
Hope that makes sense to everyone! If you still have more questions, please feel free to ask!
Please welcome a new author to Noble Novels: Abigail!
My name is Abigail. I am a 16-year-old girl that loves to serve Christ Jesus! I love piano, Spanish, and serving in my church. I also love reading and writing. I do not have much writing experience, but love to write when I get a chance. I love working with kids as well, and I have 6 younger siblings. My dream is to serve the Lord in full time ministry, get married :), and have a house-full of kids! :)
*Note: I realized that I forgot some information in here. There is two divisions for this contest. One is for the beginner authors and the other is for the regular authors. Also, please submit your stories to: email@example.com. Thank you!*
Ready for another writing contest? It's been awhile, but I hope y'all will be excited for this contest! When: May 7th - June 4th
Theme: Fathers and Mothers! And colors!
Description: Seeing how Mothers Day is coming up and Fathers Day is next month, please write a heart warming story using Fathers and Mothers in it! It can be about your own parents or a story of your Grandparents. It can be touching, encouraging, thought provoking, fiction or non-fiction! Now about the colors: please incorporate into your story colors! However, it can't be the plain red, blue or yellow. Instead try using crimson, teal, or turmeric! See the Ideas for Names page for ideas! Think out side of the box and write creatively!
Requirements for those ages 14 and older: - Fully edited story (grammar, spelling, etc.) - Use "movie" sentences. In other words, show and not tell. - Good character development - Must have father(s) and mother(s) in the story! - Use unique color names!
Requirements for those 13 and younger: - Fully edited story (please ask someone to edit your story if you can't) - Must have father(s) and mother(s) in the story! - Use unique color names!
Other details/information (for all ages): - You can only submit ONE story - Please submit your age with your story (this is important!) - Tardiness on submitting the story (Ex. sending in your story the day of the deadline ) will be taken into consideration when judging. The reason for this is that professional authors have deadlines that they have to make and this is a good way to practice working with deadlines! :) - Any story submitted after the deadline will not qualify for the contest. The story will be posted on the appropriate page however. Prize: I've put a spin on the prize this time! 1st place winner will receive a mystery bag! See the picture below. 2nd and 3rd place will get special recognition on the main blog! Winners will be announced June 25th!
There is a special panel of judges this time and hopefully I can introduce them before the contest is over!
The mystery bag has special goodies in it! (This one is for the girls. I have a special bag for the boys!)
Holly is a nineteen year old writer, musician, budding filmmaker, entrepreneur, and photographer. She is thankful for the amazing grace that God has poured out on her life and desires to live her life to fully glorify Him!
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