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10 best reasons to enter the #NaNoWriMo2014 #bestfirstparagraph contest on Google+

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Editor's Note: For those of you who don't know what #NaNoWriMo is, it is the quest to write an entire novel (50,000 words or more) during the month of November. As to why anyone would want to do this, I have no idea, but I suspect deep seated pathology is at play. Having said that, the editorial staff at PeterHogenkampWrites feels like this type of Herculean effort needs to be celebrated, and we have decided to sponsor, along with our friends at Prose&Cons and the Fiction Writers Anonymous community on Google+, a #bestfirstparagraph contest for #NaNoWriMo2014 participants. Click on the link to Fiction Writers Anonymous for contest specs. Contest begins now (12/1/14 and runs through December 31, 2014.

So, now that you know what we are talking about, here are the top 10 reasons to enter the #bestfirstparagraph contest:

10)  You spent the last 30 days ignoring your family, your work, and even your personal hygiene, why not ignore them all for 30 more seconds and enter the co…

#NaNoWriMo2014 #bestfirstparagraph contest (The #MINI is back!)

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The Thursday Afternoon #MINI is back--even if a little late.
Good afternoon #MINI fans, sorry about the recent absence of the #MINI, but I have been busy (naps, Canasta, walking the dog, etc.) Today's #MINI is dedicated to two items; one concerning #nanowrimo2014; the other, #wattpad.

#nanowrimo peeps: Great news. Fiction Writers Anonymous, a community on Google+, is sponsoring a #bestfirstparagraph contest for #nanowrimo2014 participants. The contest is free, and the only entrance criteria is to join the Fiction Writers Anonymous (FWA) community. Entrees open December 1, 2014 and close December 31, 2014. Winners will be announced January 25, 2015. To enter, simply paste your first paragraph onto the FWA feed along with your e-mail address. You may include a one sentence pitch if you want. Please do not submit any links: the judges will determine the winners from the first paragraph only. Make it count. The top twelve writers will be featured on the Prose&Cons blog, o…