‘New Chapter 1’ had ideas of its own, and turned into:


An extended prologue to the main character of True Love’s Last Kiss, we meet our protagonist during her flight from justice as she accumulates a motley collection of pursuers. Claiming innocence, what did she supposedly do to warrant the pursuit? Who made the accusations against her? Heading for the one region where she will finally be out of reach, is it a matter of when, not if, she is caught?

The story sets the shadows for TLLK, so the exchange of revelations between Grace and <<redacted>> are both surprising and sufficiently foreshadowed.

And who doesn’t love an independent lady who stands up for herself and tries to fight her way out of trouble?

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Luckily enough, quite a few competitions have popped up on the national scene. After a bit of spit-shining of ‘Evasion’ and the first few chapters of TLLK, it might be a good gauge of development to see how they’d stand up against some competition…

Have you got your own stories that need that extra bit of help to reach their potential? Below are some Australian competitions that might pique your interest:

The Richelle Prize for Emerging Writers (Applications from 4th April to 1st June 2016)

The Australian / Vogel’s Literary Award (Entries for 2017 are now open)

The Barbara Jefferis Award (Applications from 8th March to 2nd May 2016)

UWRF Writers’ Prize (Applications from 21st January 2016 to 14th May 2016)


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