Former Booker Prize Judge Holds Writing Contest on Twitter
Master storyteller and former Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney is launching his second Twitter Writing Challenge on Monday, September 13: write the best, most arresting simile you can in 140 characters or less. “Similes add flavor and clarity; they fix an image in the reader’s mind. A good simile in a passage of writing is like a raisin in a cake — sweet, and separately memorable, it heightens the relish,” the bestselling writer and former BBC broadcaster explains.
The prize for the three best simile writers is lunch with Frank Delaney in New York City, whenever the winner is in town (and barring scheduling conflicts,) or a signed copy of the Advanced Readers Edition of Frank’s next novel “The Matchmaker of Kenmare” (Random House, February 2011).