Over the weekend, I found out that I was fortunate enough to win the latest Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC5) that was hosted by Confessions of a Wine Geek. A few of us started the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge this past summer with the desire to promote more creative wine writing. The thought was that we get caught up in tasting notes, winery visits, and the occasional food porn and we soon forget that part of the reason we put in all the hours that we do on these silly blogs is that we love to write!Part of the Challenge is that the previous month’s winner gets to chose the topic for the following month. After considerable internal debate, and at least three heated conversations with my wife (OK, there was only one such conversation, and it was in no way heated–we were drinking a very low alcohol Beaujolais at the time–but I was trying to sound dramatic), I have decided that the theme for #MWWC6 is:
We only had eight submissions last month, so I am hoping for an increased turnout this month! Many of you who have submitted in the past are obligated to get back on the keyboard! (You know who you are, and I am not above a public shaming to get you to participate!) (That was a three exclamation point paragraph in case you forgot to count.)
- Write a post based on this month’s theme: “Mystery”.
- The post should be at least tangentially related to wine (after all, it is the name of the challenge!).
- The post should be more or less around 1000 words (I routinely violate this rule, so it is just there as a “guide”).
- Include the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge badge that was designed by the very first winner, The Armchair Sommelier.
- Once you post on your blog, link back to this post (or somehow notify me), and I will be sure to include a link here as well as on all subsequent posts about this month’s challenge.
- It would be great if you tweet a link using the hashtag #MWWC6.
- Remember to vote!
The all important dates:
Deadline for submission: Monday, January 13th, 2014
Voting Begins: Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Voting Ends: Monday, January 20th, 2014
Winner Announced: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
If you’re looking for some inspiration here are the links to the previous winning posts:
MWWC1 – Transportation
MWWC2 – Trouble
MWWC3 – Possession
MWWC4 – Oops
MWWC5 – Feast
MWWC6 — Mystery
It’s a Mystery! (See what I did there?)
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