Writing and Illustrating for Young Authors always has two editors and an agent. However, this year,WIFYR will have two agents and two editors! Add to that Kirk Shaw's dual capacity as faculty and editor, plus agent Amy Jameson, and it's going to be great! A big writing contest is also in the works, with a serious prize!
The website caught a bad cold (okay, malware) that delayed things, but registration will be happening before we know it.
Meanwhile, Chris Crowe's recent blog post introduced me to zombie haiku. http://throwingupwords.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/you-want-haiku-i%E2%80%99ll-give-you-haiku/
It's a great way to practice concise word choice and get the creative life-blood flowing(hee.) I had no idea how therapeutic and addictive these can be. When I wrote these, my mind got going, and the patterns wouldn't stop running through my head.
Since I've wasted valuable writing time on these, I'm going to torture you with the results. After you groan over mine, I challenge you to write some better ones.
Paranormal: (vampires, ghosts, werewolves, goblins, fairies, angels, zombies, etc.), haiku: five syllable first line, seven syllable second line, five again for the third, Please keep the gore, etc., clean. Have fun!
Werewolf forest sign:
Stop in woods on snowy night
Feathered fall from bliss
Caught by sparking hands at dawn
Vampire eats angel
(My apologies to Jane Austen fans:)
Darcy proclaims love
Vampire Lizzy spurns his plea
The Prey is Pre-juiced
Lone man possessing fortune
But lacks possessed bride
Love binds groom in sleep
Red hourglass weaves night’s web
Widow’s prey at dawn
Computer screen breaks
Tech blames virus, but I know
Zombie seeks his prey
Stumbles on ribs now picked clean
Werewolves ate heart’s dream
Okay, they're getting worse. Time to stop. Please try it--you can do better than this.