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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I can't believe I'm still in the running!

Melina at Absolute Write posted the voting results on the 21st. We lost Rhush this week. She is a talented writer; I'm sorry to see her go.
Six contestants left:
Blue Texas
DJP
firehorse
jdkiggins
trumancoyote
William Haskins

I'm just finding time to check both the winners and the theme. I'm already losing two days that I could have worked on this theme.

Jenna posted this week's theme. OMG! Hope! Another theme in which I have way too many ideas. Worse part is, I don't know if I'll make the deadline with just recently moving in with Mom and taking care of her. Here's hoping!

Congrats to our Stupendous Six for making it to week 5. Your next assignment has arrived.
This week's theme is:

HOPE.

In 1,400 words or fewer, give us a story that will leave us with a feeling of hope.
As usual, it may be fiction or nonfiction, poetry or short story, etc.
Deadline: Sunday, May 29th, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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