Dayshift Werewolves and Weekend Writers: Thinking about the 3 Day Novel Contest Genre

Here’s a non-Ekphrasian friend who’s also joining the 3DNC madness!

A Pilgrim in Narnia

It’s Friday. This may not surprise you, and may not be true for all readers. But at this point, from my perspective, it is Friday. And in just a few hours the International 3 Day Novel Contest begins. Once again, I am foolish enough to join the madness. 

And, selfishly, I am looking for your best wishes. It is a difficult weekend–brutal sometimes–where in 72 hours I will sleep little and write much. This weekend I am writing 35,000-45,000 words for a complete middle grade novel. My target is preteens, so it is (I hope) a hilarious tale about a group of aliens who attack earth to steal our refrigeration technology. The working title is Russell and the Unfortunate Earthling.

So, if you are around this weekend, I would love your best wishes. You can search me on Facebook (Brenton Dickieson–there aren’t many of us) or tag me on Twitter…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).

One thought on “Dayshift Werewolves and Weekend Writers: Thinking about the 3 Day Novel Contest Genre

  1. Sounds fun! Good luck Brenton.

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