Writer’s Challenge and Opportunity!

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Calling all writers!

Many of us have heard about Hemingway’s (supposed!) six word novel.  And whilst those famous six words might not have actually come from that great writer, these six words have come from me:

Those Geese, they lied. He’s dead.

And why I won’t bore you with how they came about, I do want to excite you with the idea I had to put out a challenge to you all.

What if you wrote a short story (2000-5000 words) based around these six words in some way? What if there were a dozen authors who did it, each coming up with their own unique way and tale?

So that’s the challenge!  Write a short story which might get included in an eBook with these six words as the title.  Think you could come up with something, or know someone who might? Then what follows is all you need to know:

1 – Using these six words as a basis (could be loose or literal, it doesn’t matter!) write your own short story – this opportunity is open now until June 2016.  The last submissions need to be in by 1st June 2016.

2 – Email your story to me – tim@timheathbooks.com

3 – Include as much of the following information as you wish (which will appear in the eBook should your entry be used!):
Name:
Titles of Works in Print (including eBooks, of course!):
Links to purchase these:
Website:
All/any social media connections you have:

4 – Confirm that you agree to the disclaimer written below.  If you do not, you are freely allowed not to submit.

Best of luck and get creative!

Any further questions, just drop me a line!  I’ll make sure to tweet all successful authors once the book is ready.

Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee any entry will be accepted.  As this is an invitation to participate, you do so freely and I do so under no obligation.  I will state that I don’t expect to have loads of replies, and therefore if your story is good enough, it’s most likely going to be included.  And by good enough, I mean interesting, not terrible.  I’m not setting some super high standard.
I’m doing this for fun and as a creative experience.  At the end of it there will be an eBook available (all participants will be sent their own copy before hand to approve etc).  I will make the eBook free for five days every 90 days (as per Amazon usual promotions).  This will help you get readers from your following for the book (which includes your work, of course).  I do not expect this book to make large sales, if any.  It will be done as a service for all the authors involved and will be free regularly.  If however there are any royalties, these will go towards the work put in by Tim and will be retained by him.

About

Tim has been married to his wife Rachel since 2001 and they have two daughters. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia, having moved there with his family in 2012 from St Petersburg, Russia, which they moved to in 2008. He is originally from Kent in England and lived for eight years in Cheshire, before moving abroad. As well as writing the novels that are already published (plus the one or two that are always in the process of being finished!) Tim enjoys being outdoors, exploring Estonia, cooking and spending time with his family.

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