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The Meat Grinder Writing Contest

Think you’re a good writer? Think you can tell a good story? Well, then why don’t you enter your story into The Meat Grinder and put it to the test!

How does it work?

You enter a story by submitting to where it will wait for contestants. Don’t worry about word count, flash fiction, short stories, and poems are welcomed and they would compete within their category. All I ask is that you put in the subject if it’s a poem, flash fiction, or short story along with Meat Grinder. Otherwise, I might miss it.

Once the contestants are ready and understand the rules, the stories will post where they have a month to compete for the most reads, likes, and comments. The reads, likes, and comments are measured on the stories directly, not on other sites or social media apps.

Your story is subject to the opinion of the people, and if the they rain down consecutive negative comments such as this story sucks, then it’ll be pulled.

You can also pull your story at any time for any reason.

You got a month to win and earn $50 (USD) paid via PayPal. Do you got what it takes?

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What is Good Writing?


Mr. Deadman and Marchese will explore good writing vs bad writing. What’s lazy writing? What’s the problem with pronouns? What does it mean when readers don’t seem to care, on average? Traditional publishers are described as gatekeepers of quality, yet publish Dan Brown, E.L. James and Stephenie Meyer.
These authors are criticized for their poor prose and lazy writing, but are loved by fans, and are living very comfortably off their work. So, what’s the difference between good writing vs bad writing? Appealing to academics, grammar police, and writing elitists or appealing to readers?