As a matter of interest, the post in question was by long-term member (and moderator) Amie. I'd like to tell you we will be giving her a luxury sports car as a prize, but I'm afraid that wouldn't be true!
I know many readers of this blog are members of my forum also - but in case not, I thought I should take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about it.
myWritersCircle is a free, open-access message-board for writers. It was founded in 2005, and has just celebrated its ninth anniversary. I manage it on behalf of the blog owners and sponsors The WCCL Network (who also sponsor this blog, incidentally).
Anyone is welcome to join MWC – it only takes a couple of minutes to sign up. You will then be able to take part in discussions, post extracts of your work for feedback and constructive criticism, and ask any questions you may have about writing.
Members use myWritersCircle in many different ways. In this topic, for example, a writer looks for (and gets) advice on how to write good dialogue. And in this topic, another member requests suggestions for a name for the detective agency in her children's book.
myWritersCircle also has a market information board, Writers Wanted, where writing jobs and opportunities are regularly posted. Members can also advertise for collaborators and interviewees on this board.
If you need a challenge to get your writing muscles into shape, check out our Writing Games and Challenges board. Mostly these are just for fun, but occasionally we hold prize competitions as well.
And finally, if you want to chat about non-writing-related matters from time to time, myWritersCircle has a board for that also. I have to admit that The Coffee Shop is actually one of the busiest boards on the forum!
I'm very proud of the reputation myWritersCircle has built as the web's friendliest writing forum. If you haven't yet experienced all the benefits it can offer, why not take the plunge and join up today?