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Profile of Word Weaver Writing Contest 2nd PLACE WINNER: “Where The Black Tree Grows” by MD Walker

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img_2351-11What goes on inside the writerly mind?

Let’s sit down with our Word Weaver Writing Contest 2nd place winner, MD Walker, and find out.


MD WALKER

DAN: Did you write your story for the contest or was it part of a larger piece or something you had written before?

MD: I wrote this story specifically for the contest and it’s not part of a larger work. This is the first short story that I have written.

image author MD Walker

Tell us about your writing process. What is the journey from idea to published piece/completed story?

Once I saw the announcement for the contest and decided I wanted to participate, I spent a week or two deciding on a plot outline. Then I started writing and it all flowed rather quickly.

Did your spouse help you? How?

Yes, he did. He listened as I talked through ideas and read it after…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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