On July 30, D.L. Hammons’s WRiTE CLUB will be back, bigger and better than ever.  If you don’t already follow D.L.’s blog Cruising Altitude, then you should pop on over now and hit the follow button. Not only does he have a blog well worth reading, he hosts this awesome competition inspired by Fight Club.
Anonymous 500 word entries go head to head each week, the winner determined by reader votes. (Note this rule change from last year: You must sign up via the Linky tool to be eligible to vote. I almost overlooked that one!)  The victor of each WRiTE will go on to the playoffs, which begin October 22.  And the winner of the final round will be determined by an awesome lineup of industry professionals made up of agents and authors.
It’s not too late to send him your own 500 word entry and enter the competition (instructions on D.L.’s blog), but don’t forget that you also need to sign up to vote.  I notice a lot of my blogging friends are already on the list, so I guess I’ll be seeing you there!
There’s also a new feature over at Fiona Claire’s blog, Ageless Druids. (That’s another blog you should check out.)  Fiona’s Speed Dating is a writing clinic for working on voice.  Writers post a sample of their work looking for advice on how to improve the voice of their main character.  Fiona and participants are looking for honest feedback so writers can improve their manuscripts. So, if you’re in need of this service, or if you’re willing to read and advise others, please check it out.