Here is a very clever piece that won first place in the 13-15 year old, Humour category.
The winner of the 20+ Merry/Sue fiction contest was HLMullaney with her interesting story 'The Passage of Time'.
I would like to present an essay from one of our younger entrants in the 9-12 years age group. This is a fine essay that was entered into the non-fiction category. Well done Kahoelzl!
Many people have asked me if we could post the winning stories from the writing contest on the site. Some have already been published when they were resubmitted to the Reading Room. After giving it some thought, I've decided to publish the rest of them here in my corner. Our second highlighted entry, is a wonderful example of humour. This piece is by Morwanette who won first place for the 9-12 Humour Category. ~Enjoy!~
Many people have asked me if we could post the winning stories from the writing contest on the site. Some have already been published when they were resubmitted to the Reading Room. After giving it some thought, I've decided to publish the rest of them here in my corner. I know it has taken me a while to figure that one out...sorry about that folks. Our first highlighted entry, is a wonderful example of the Merry/Sue (Jonathan's invention) whereby an author has inserted themselves into a story from Tolkien's world in some way. Well, without further ado, allow me to present the winner of the 13-15 Merry Sue category ~ TheElf. Her winning entry, Alexa and the Two Towers is below.
Sorry Couldn't help myself!
I know there is a problem at the moment with various categories missing from the submission page for the writing contest. Just submit your entry to any category if the one you wish to enter is missing and I will put it in the correct one for you. Be sure to upload into the correct age group though, and put a note at the bottom for me regarding the correct category for submission.
Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-rollin' on over the plains, with the curtains flappin' and the driver slappin' the reins. A beautiful sky! A wonderful day! Whipcrack away, whipcrack away, whipcrack away!
Cliffhangers! What are they exactly? And why are they so popular? The cliffhanger seems to be a popular choice amongst the many contributors we have here in the Reading Room as a technique to end their chapters. A well-constructed cliffhanger usually keeps the reader in suspense, so that they will want to turn the page (or at least click the mouse) and find out what happens next. How do the writers of the Reading Room keep their readers waiting with baited breath for the next episode?
Welcome one and all to my own little corner.... Coralie's Corner to be precise. I would like to introduce myself to you all, as the new Administrator of The Reading Room!
Coralie's Corner is the place to ponder the latest musings, suggestions, and highlights that LadyCoralie has for all fans of The Reading Room! Keep an eye out for the first installment in the next few weeks!