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It's official: I've lost my mind

I’ve entered the 3-day novel contest; this event will take place September 1 - 3, 2007 over the Labour Day Weekend. I am one of a large group of writers worldwide who believes that it’s entirely possible to produce a novel in 72 hours.


What’s my motivation: to get the cobwebs out of my brain, shake things up and get writing again. It could be the summer heat that’s put a brake on my creativity. More likely: my monkey mind.

What’s the outcome: Well, If I win or get short-listed — Grand Prize: Publication (summer 2008); 2nd Prize: $500 cash or 3rd Prize: A great literary prize pack.

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Holy Moly!! Good luck to you, and.... well, Holy Moly! That's amazing, the idea of writing a novel in THREE DAYS. I'm going to the site and reading more -- this fascinates me! :)

XINE: That was how I got started with "Saints & Cigarettes" - for the contest, the very rough first draft was called "Language of Dreams." I'm curious to see what I'll come up with this time round. If you read the site, it's more like a novella - published books/finalists end up with about 100 -150 pages of content. And it's either mostly character development or plot, don't think you can do both in the shortened time frame.