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ITW Announces Its Premiere Best First Sentence Contest

By Dplylemd

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To celebrate our first year of Master CraftFest, a one-day intensive retreat on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, we are running a special event called the Best First Sentence Contest.  All you need to do is send your VERY best first sentence (for a novel) along with your name, email address, and phone number to [email protected] for a chance to win a critique of 10 pages of your work.

Five winners will be selected, and the Master CraftFest teachers—Steve Berry, Steven James, John Lescroart, and David Morrell—along with CraftFest Director, D.P. Lyle, MD will be choosing their favorite sentences and critiquing ten pages of the winners’ work.  This is an incredible opportunity for feedback, whether you are an aspiring writer or a seasoned author.

To qualify to enter this contest, you need to either be registered in any of the following events:  Master CraftFest/CraftFest/ThrillerFest OR be an active or associate member of ITW.

Please send in your entry before midnight EST on May 31, 2014.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.  Winners will be announced at the CraftFest luncheon on Thursday, July 10, 2014.  Any winners who are not in attendance will be notified shortly thereafter.

Wishing you good luck, and don’t forget to sign up for Master CraftFest at  It’s a fabulous chance to study with the Masters!

Warmest regards,

Kimberley Howe
Executive Director, ThrillerFest

DP Lyle, ITW VP for Education and CarftFest Director

REGISTER for ThrillerFest/CraftFest/Master CraftFest

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