Sunday, January 10, 2010

Free Contest Honors Memory of Erma Bombeck

I'm so happy. Other years I've presented at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at Dayton University. This year I'm not so I can enter their contest. I hope you will, too. Even if you've never written humor, why not give it a try? It FRUGAL! (It's free!)

Here's the notice from my Sharing with Writers newsletter.

For the past 12 years, the Washington-Centerville Public Library’s Erma Bombeck Writing Contest held in conjunction with the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop has encouraged thousands of aspiring writers to capture the spirit of one of America’s great humorists in 450 words or less. Learn more at the Library’s own Web site at The contest opens January 4, 2010, and goes to the end of the month only. They give entrants a month to enter their essays the green way, online.

This comes from Debe Dockins, Erma Bombeck Writing Contest CoordinatorWashington-Centerville Public Library, ddockins@wcpl.lib.ohs

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.

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