I have signed up for a Shootout Competition over at Pill Hill Press, with a few of my good friends and writer buddies, Lorraine Horrell, Emma Ennis, and Charles Day. There is also another seven writers taking part, some of them I know, but haven't had the pleasure of getting to know yet, and some I don't.
The Shootout rules are:
All 11 of us get a Prompt (the same prompt) and have 1 week to write a story up to 3,000 words based on that prompt. All 11 stories will be put on Pill Hill's forum anonymously, and we 11 writers have one week to read and rate the stories.
That was one round, and so the competition continues for 4 rounds. After all the rounds have been completed, the scores are tallied up, and whoever has the most points wins a bag full of goodies from Pill Hill.
I'm really excited about this, it should be a lot of fun, and also a learning curve. It'll also be great getting feedback on my work from another ten writers.
Goodluck to all, can't wait to start. And have a blast everyone..:)
- Darren Gallagher
- I am a writer of all things supernatural, and some things not. In September '08 I decided I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Since then I have gotten a Diploma in Creative Writing from Kilroys College in Dublin. I struggled to find a home for my stories until August 2010. Since then I've had around 70 stories accepted for publication from small presses such as; Pill Hill Press, Wicked East Press, and Static Movement. My first collection of short stories "Strings" is currently on sale, and my short novel Love's Curse is set for release late May 2015. I am determined to continue with achieving my dream and hopefully entertain you while I do. Thank you everyone, and I hope you enjoy my work.