Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Won First Place in the 2008 Story Circle Contest!

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My story Trick or Treat  won first place in the 2008 Story Circle LifeWriting Contest!
Read it online at the StoryCircle Website where it will be posted for some months. It will also appear in the September issue of the Story Circle Journal. And I get $75!
The Story Circle Network is dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives and to raising public awareness of the importance of women's personal histories. We carry out our mission through publications, a web site, classes, workshops, writing and reading circles, and woman-focused programs. Our activities empower women to tell their stories, discover their identities through their stories, and choose to be the authors of their own lives.
StoryCircle "judges agreed that this is one of the strongest group of contest entries we have read in all the years this contest has been held."
Trick or Treat is not a romance. The theme for the contest was "evolution and growth."  Every stage of  a woman's life becomes a romance as she explores herself.  Once I said "if you live long enough, you will play all the roles." I still believe that. Being a writer allows even more roles.