PRW Runner-Up Tour: Red by Ryanne Kap

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Project REUTSway | No Comments
PRW Runner-Up Tour: Red by Ryanne Kap

The first time it happened was on my sixth birthday. According to Mama, that meant I was old enough to start helping with the chores and picking up odd jobs around the village. I was also old enough to know that birthdays were meant to be celebrated not as some silly little rite of passage, […]

PRW Runner-Up Tour: Bloodwish by CC Dowling

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Project REUTSway | No Comments
PRW Runner-Up Tour: Bloodwish by CC Dowling

The back of my grandfather’s antique shop is usually off-limits. But I’m jonesing to light something on fire and there was a cool looking flip-top lighter with a dragon on it last time I was here. Maybe I’ll torch one of his rare coo-coo clocks that chimes incessantly and makes me crazy. Or maybe I’ll […]

PRW Runner-Up Tour: Liar, Liar by Kathleen Palm

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Project REUTSway | No Comments
PRW Runner-Up Tour: Liar, Liar by Kathleen Palm

I conned my way in. The esteemed Twelve Crown Academy accepted me because I gave them what they wanted … the perfect student. Clarissa Grand. Smart, talented, beautiful and all a lie, a cheat. Well, except for the gorgeous part. After a day of wandering across campus to another round of boring classes, I shuffle […]

It’s Okay to Get Lost: Plot and the City

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Writing Advice | No Comments
It’s Okay to Get Lost: Plot and the City

Plot development is a lot like living in a new city. You know where you’re beginning and you know where you want to end up… but you have no idea how to get there. And that’s okay. It’s more than okay; it’s great, actually. Some of the best writing comes from unanticipated scenes. The more […]

PRW Runner-Up Tour: Love of Death by Mandy Springer

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Project REUTSway | No Comments
PRW Runner-Up Tour: Love of Death by Mandy Springer

Chapter One – Godfather Sephtis stood at the foot of the four-poster bed.  He watched the woman as she held her daughter for the first and last time.  Compassion and sadness welled in him at the poignant scene.   The woman lifted her eyes from the baby and saw him.  He awaited her reaction with […]