Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Writing Contest

2011 Spring Writing Contest...Let's Get Creative!

Get your creative juices flowing!

Visit Julius Thompson's Website for details.  Listen to my interview with Julius while you're there :).

Word Length: 350-500
Due Date: April 21, 2011
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Winner: Autograph copy of Ghost of Atlanta!

Topic: "A Change is Coming" : Imagine you are walking in a grassy field and you notice something is different. Off in the distance you see trees and everything seems normal. You can't put your finger on what it is, but there is something different. There is a certain eerie feeling...

In The Ghost of Atlanta, Andy Michael Pilgrim faces demons from his youth that haunted his life. These are the ghosts in the crawl spaces of his life; some are real and some supernatural. After landing a job with The Atlanta Defender, Andy returns home and visits the place where he finally faces remembrances of his deceased abusive father. While walking around the grounds, he meets his mysterious cousin, Joe Boy, and finds out that the property is going to be sold by unscrupulous cousins. While Andy fights this battle, he must confront the personal demon of a possible drug addiction, breaking the color barrier at the south's largest newspaper, The Atlanta Defender, meeting his old girl friend and fighting the lingering effects of segregation in small-town Georgia life. As the story unwinds, all these forces push Andy toward the breaking point, where he almost quits on life. Malevolent mortal deeds are committed and Andy could be next in line. "The Ghost of Atlanta" is, overall, a superbly written book. 5 stars!~Readers Favorite