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Let’s Go Clubbing! – Why Writers Need to Join Clubs

Today’s guest post is by author, teacher, and counselor Karen Gorback:

The article in the local newspaper was tiny yet enticing. A local writers’ club was soliciting entries for its annual short story contest. My heart raced. A little story about a single mom returning to college had been percolating in my head for years. Should I put my people on paper, allowing other folks to see my story and judge it? Judge me?

The thought was terrifying. Still, at the last minute on the last day to submit entries, I slid the large envelope into a mailbox on my way home from work. Mail pickup would be at five. Yep, I met the deadline for my first entry into a short-story contest. Continue Reading…