Why do writer's write?
This is the subject of a cool new essay writing contest over at Maria Schneider's Editor Unleashed writing community. Smashwords is co-sponsoring the contest, which carries a $500 prize for the winner.
Like the last Flash Fiction 40 contest we co-sponsored with Editor Unleashed, it's free to enter.
The top 50 entrants, as voted on by the Editor Unleashed community and a panel of expert judges, will be published at Smashwords in a free anthology (If you haven't seen the Flash Fiction 40 Anthology, download it here).
"Why Writers Write" will also be the subject of my next column over at Huffington Post. The topic fascinates me. As I wrote in my latest HuffPo column, like all artists throughout the centuries, most writers are severely under compensated for their work. Yet they keep writing, and they will always keep writing. Why?
Kudos to Maria for choosing such a fascinating and important theme. Learn more about the contest over at Editor Unleashed.
Tell me, why do you write? Add your comments in the comment field below.
November 16 update: My new column at HuffPo is up, "Why Do Writers Write?"
Image credit: Editor Unleashed.