The Final Act: A New Beginning – WOTF

YAY-Hedgehog-300x294Wowie Zowie, it’s me.

I won. The 31st Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award.

For me, it’s a validation that I wrote a good story that people liked; and a confirmation that as a writer, I am on my true path.

Winning this award is not the end of the road, but a milepost along the way. With great teachers and mentors to help me develop the tools I need to build my craft, and a tribe of cherished fellow writers to help me find my way, I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

Read a lot.
Write a lot.
Submit a lot.
Aaand repeat (your milage may vary)

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4 Responses to The Final Act: A New Beginning – WOTF

  1. Many many many congratulations!!! *tosses confetti* *SO* pleased for you.

  2. SharonJoss says:

    Thank you Diana–you were one of the people who helped me get there. Those RenovationCon and MisCon writers workshops! Thank you so much!

  3. Adron Buske says:

    Congratulations on your big win, Sharon. I was there at the award ceremonies (as press). I just read your story in the WOTF31 anthology, and now can fully appreciate why you won. It’s a remarkable, touching piece, the kind of challenging, imagination-expanding narrative that made me love science fiction in the first place. And it’s a very human coming-of-age story, lovely and bittersweet, the kind that awakens and enlightens.

    Very excited to read your other work, and to see where you go from here.

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