Hello members, stalkers and all romantic fiction writers! Just a short post to encourage you to post a romantic story on your blog on Friday 13 May. The first of the weekly challenges is on the theme, Dire Moment. It doesn't have to be all wine, roses and kisses, but there must be a strong romantic element.
Your entry can be any romantic work of fiction - a new Flash Fiction, an excerpt, a poem etc, all including at least one dire moment.
Word limit is 400 words. It is good to get used to adhering to a word limit as many competitions ask for a specific number of words. Sometimes it is exactly the number, sometimes it's a few words over. I'd be hoping all entries can be maxed out at 410 words or less.
I've been working on an old story I've had written for some time that fits the criteria. I've cut it from over 2,000 words to a 420 word exerpt, and hope to have 400 words by Friday 13. As you edit, you get to see what really counts. That's why I adore flash fiction! Great writing exercise.
So, please don't be confused. You don't actually have to be a member to post a story (but we would love it if you commit to our group.) Think of Romantic Friday Writers as a weekly blogfest which you don't always have to enter, if that helps! Simply write and edit your story to 400 words and post it on your blog as per our guidelines (posting our linked badge etc) on Friday 13, any time zone (Aussies will probably be first!) That gives readers the weekend and early next week to read/critique/give feedback to EVERYONE!
Remember to put Romantic Friday Writers in the Title bar and advertise on twitter if you have a twitter account - just tweet that you have posted your #romanticfridaywriters story and include your link. Don't forget the hashtag, no spaces and your web address. You can also leave a comment here today, or at Francine's Romancing the Blog, or on the Romantic Friday Writers blog to tell us you plan to post and leave your blog address. Just find a way to make it clear to us that you have a story out there waiting to be read!
Francine and I are so looking forward to reading your stories/poems. Go Romantic Friday Writers, Go!
PS - Now we have to get our heads together for next week's challenge - announced Friday 13!