Dragon Writing ContestWill I never learn?  For ages now, I have drafted all posts in Word and then copied them.  Today I decided to cut corners and write the post directly on WordPress.   Inevitably, I had all but finished it when some ghastly gremlin, grinning gleefully, zapped the whole thing.


If you like reading fantasy in general, and about dragons in particular, the above link will provide you with a feast.  The contest has produced a fascinating variety of writings about dragons.  Do try and read as many of them as you can, and provide feedback by liking or commenting on the ones you like or want to comment on.  Not only is there a section relying on readership reaction, but no doubt this will also influence the decisions of the six judges regarding their general choices.

Heyulong picture A link to my own entry is provided in the © illustration above, taken from the cover of my Forest Circle Quest.  I found a section which is on the topic, reasonably complete in itself, and exactly on the 1200-word maximum.  The only trouble is that it could act as a ‘spoiler’ for those wanting to read the book.  Extracted from Chapter 30 of 40 chapters, it gives away several of the surprises, but I decided to take that chance. 

P.S.  As I tried to post this for the second time, the Internet went down.  It transpires the lines had been worked on, so my connection had to be reconfigured.  Not my day!

© February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  2. An anthology of dragon writings, Col! What a fabulous idea! Off to read now.


  3. 68ghia says:

    WP does save your stuff, but there has to be a connection for that to happen…
    At least we got to he links.
    Dragons have ever been something I’ve dreamed of 😉


  4. Yip, that’ll teach you to try and take shortcuts. I do feel for you, having had it happen a few to many times for my liking. Dragons and the likes are a great love of my husbands so I think I’ll have to share this link with him.


  5. Might I suggest you let the dragon eat that gremlin? Losing a post is always maddening. One never seems to find the right words again.

    Col, Forest Circle Quest has found a new home on my ereader! \o/


  6. newsferret says:

    The Michelle gave you the happy solution hug 😉 before I could.


  7. I always used to do the post in Word first but then realised that WP saves you draft automatically and have since, when I’ve lost a post, gone to drafts and found my lost post 🙂 You might find your original post or part of it in your drafts.


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