This is the 3-day Novel post from fellow Weakling, Andrew Rogers. Andrew shares his own reasons for loving the contest. If you are doing the contest this year, I want to say two things: great choice! and get back to work!
I love the 3-Day Novel contest.
In case you’ve not heard of it before, I’ll give you a brief history:
A few decades ago a group of Canadian writers dared each other to write an original novel over Labor Day weekend. Each writer had to start completely fresh on Saturday at 12am – no previous writing was allowed and be completely finished by midnight on Monday. That’s just three 24 hour periods to get the novel done. This initial competition among a few friends grew year after year until it eventually became an international contest that takes place annually over Labor Day weekend. The winner of the contest gets published by a Canadian publisher. There are other prizes for second, third, etc., but the real prize is that everyone who competes ends up with a finished draft of their new novel. You can read the official history and…
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