Bestselling Authors Come From Diverse Backgrounds

October 15, 2009

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — What did David Farland do before he was a New York Times bestselling author? He was a prison security guard. How about Kevin J. Anderson? He worked at Livermore Laboratories. Nora Roberts was a housewife and Dan Brown was a musician and an English Teacher.

So how do you make the transition?

One vehicle for supporting new and fledgling authors is the world-acclaimed, free-to-the-public global contest called Writers of the Future, now in its 26th year. Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the merit-based Writers of the Future Contest was initiated to discover and encourage talented beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy. Quarterly winners of the Contest appear in the best-selling annual anthology, receive cash prizes, and attend an all-expenses paid gala awards ceremony and writing workshop.

“The Writers of the Future Contest is that break that new writers can use to launch that career they’ve dreamed of,” Joni Labaqui, Director of the contest said.

This year’s contest winners are as diverse as previous years, with a Wall Street stock broker, a journalist from Washington, a professional gardener from Scotland, a government administrator from Australia and a Barnes & Noble bookseller from Pennsylvania.

If you’ve ever thought of becoming an author, no matter what you do in life, you have a golden opportunity to make it happen.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contests, visit the website at www.writersofthefuture.com

SOURCE Writers of the Future Contest

Source: newswire

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