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Time for a new contest! Write an exciting spy story where you play the main role as a secret agent. This is your chance to shine in your very own spy story, and win great spy prizes!

Spy Storywriting Contest

Yep, it's a spy storywriting contest, where you can win great spy prizes. But what those are, I will come to that later...

If you want to enter this contest, you'll have to write an original spy story that stars YOU as a SECRET AGENT. That's it. Make it exciting, imaginative, funny, and/or thrilling. Make it whatever you think makes a great spy story. (Oh, and since you are a spy, just use your first name or spy name in the story)

Make it a short spy story, or a long one. It doesn't really matter. As long as you really enjoy what you've written, it's all good (yes, there are other contest rules but when it comes to story, your imagination is the limit).

Prizes

What would a contest be without prizes? We've selected spy gadgets that any budding secret agent would love! Or so we'd like to think...

Here goes...

First Prize: a Sphere Spy Watch. This must be one of the coolest spy gadgets on the planet. It makes great videos (no sound alas, as it would make the watch illegal to use in many countries) and looks coooooool!

Second Prize: Spy Gear Spy Video Trakr. This programmable car is a perfect sidekick for spy missions that need covert surveillance. It has so many features, that we can't even list them all here.

Third Prize: Spy Strike Laser Dueling System by Spy Net. We have no less than 3 winners that will win this exciting laser shooting game!

How to Enter

We have opened a special e-mail address, which will only be used for this contest. Once you have finished your spy story, send it as an attachment to this temporary e-mail address (only to be used for this purpose!):

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Most file-types will be ok, but if I can't read it I may ask you to send it in a different format, ok?

Recap

  • Write a great spy story with you in it.
  • Send it to the e-mail address mentioned above, no later than November 15, 2011
  • We'll read and judge all stories
  • If you win, you'll here it no later than December 1, 2011
  • 5 prizes can be won!

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Q&A

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How long should your pencil be to write a story?

It should be just long enough to reach the page, but not so long as to tear the paper. You should get a ruler and carefully measure each of your pencils before you start writing, to be sure they are not too long or too short. Otherwise, you might get halfway through your story, and suddenly realize that for the past ten minutes you have been writing with a too short pencil, and there is nothing at all on the paper!

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How to write a long story?

i love to write and im pretty good at writing short stories and beginnings of longer stories but i can never finish a long one. Sometimes, i loose interest. Other times is because i don't know what to make happen or how to keep it interesting. it just doesn't go the way i want it to. So, what could i do to help me finish a long story.

You could do as Elmore Leonard does and start by simply developing your characters for the first couple chapters, then work on moving the plot along for the next few chapters (if you know your characters there's really no need to outline or plan ahead. The story will start to write itself.) Then, for the final few chapters, focus on wrapping things up.
Research is always good before you begin anything. If you have some interest in a subject, but not a lot of knowledge, read some books on it and then work from there.