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Master of Macabre and Wicked Women Writers 2015
Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Casa!
I’ve been keeping busy in the past week between working on some re-writes for a novel I originally wrote three years ago titled “Coffeehouse”. It was sitting around while I thought of a way to streamline the story and figure out the ending I really wanted compared to the one I ended up with. The muse finally graced me with the inspiration I needed. I hope to have the improved story ready to be sent out within the next couple of months, and I’ll share more details as things progresses.
This week I thought I’d share what, to me, has become an annual tradition — The Wicked Women Writer and Master of Macabre writing contests. If you are a fan of the Food Network television show “Chopped”, you will have a good feel for how these contests run. For those who aren’t, the idea is to write a short story using specifically selected elements that fit into a theme. Past “ingredients” have included locations, items, disasters, and phobias. This year, both contests share a common theme — Tarot Cards. Every contestant, male and female, will be assigned a card from the Major Arcana along with an evil being/supernatural entity. The rest of the story is up to you. Pretty simple, right?
In addition to the shared theme, this year also has the added twist when it comes to recording the audio portion. The story will need to be recorded as an audio drama with at least two reader voices. While this may sound daunting or intimidating to newer writers, there are people willing to help. Based on my own experiences, it isn’t as hard as you may think.
Check out https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/www/ and https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/master-of-macabre-contest/ for more details, contest rules, and deadlines for each contest.
Well, I hear the work bell ringing, so it’s time to head back to work. I hope to find your names among those striving to become the 2015 Master of Macabre or Most Wicked Woman Writer.
Until next week…
Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis