Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 9, 2011

Free Fall Friday

Every year we have a writing contest for the writers attending the Writers’ Retreat. The attendees vote and rank the entries and the top five are given to the editors and they pick a winner, rank the other four, and prizes are given out.

Each year, I share the writing prompt with all of you, so you can give it a try. There are no prizes involved as there are with the retreat, but this year the top 4 writers who send something into me will receive a critique of their first page by Author/editor Anita Nolan. Retreat attendees can also participate and submit what they wrote for the retreat contest.

Make sure you put “September First Page Blog Submission” in the subject area. Email them to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.

Please use standard format:  One inch margins, double space, 12 pt Times New Roman Font, 23 lines of text.

Here is the prompt:

_____ had never given much thought to….


_____ never thought about…

You can use either one, but weather should factor into your first page somehow.

Deadline: September 23rd.

September 30th: Results Posted

Retreat attendees were given other prompts to choose from. We will use these later as prompts.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Would you like these as a .doc attachment or pasted in the e-mail?


    • Ane,

      Why don’t you do both? If that doesn’t cause too much extra work. Ivisited your your blog. I couldn’t find anything that you let me contact you. Would you e-mail me?




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