Longstanding WWer Scottwil is celebrating being shortlisted in the Yeovil Novel Prize, in the Competitions Forum, with his novel Resurrecting Bobbie. Fingers crossed for the next round! And of course WriteWords is a great place to use when you're aiming at competitions, whether you're looking for help in a group, or looking for competitions in Jobs & Opps.
In the Technique Forum a cry for help goes up from MariaH: "Does anyone know how I can STOP constantly editing my work as I go?" she asks, and the answers might surprise you, from Well it's not necessarily a bad habit" to "turn the text colour to white on a white screen, so you can't see what your writing". And lots more besides.
And finally, a link to a blog for aspiring writers about how to spot if you haven't really got the right idea about how to reach all the things you're aspiring to, generated an fascinating discussion. Although, with the online equivalent of proper Health and Safety, we should cry Coffee Alert!, before you read things like:
If you think that there’s one way up the mountain — and that you or someone else is the magical sherpa who will guide you up that mountain — oh yeah, you’re doing it wrong.
If you keep cheating on your current manuscript by porking other, momentarily-sexier manuscripts behind the barn, yep, that’s some wrong-flavored wrongness with hot wrong sauce.