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mattymillard from Wolverhampton, England is reading Curse of the Wolf Girl - Martin Millar March 17, 2014 - 12:24pm

Hi all,

I wanted to say a quick thanks to the workshop, as I won my first writing competition last week!

The judging author (Tim Weaver) had the following to say about my story, "Weapons of Mass Destruction". I'm gonna live off that for ages, it doesn't half make you feel good :-)

"The clear winner. Brutal, funny, inventive, this cross between Grange Hill and The Hunger Games is wonderfully evoked. Its rules are clear, its characters fleshed out, there’s pace, tension and a suitably jet-black twist."

Anyway I wanted to say thanks in particular to Alan H Jordan, MattMyth and Paul Fassett whose comments helped me improve this enough!

You can read my story here (2000 words).

Whilst I'm here, I should mention that the ebook of my novel "In That Other Dimension" went on sale yesterday. It's been an exciting week!

Cheers all, and happy writing.

Matty Millard

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Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this March 17, 2014 - 6:03pm

THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!

Cheers, Matty. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break March 17, 2014 - 6:04pm

Awesome news, sir. Killing it.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland March 17, 2014 - 6:19pm

I love hearing stories like this. Congrats Matty. Good work.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin March 18, 2014 - 2:45am

Excellent. Congrats Matty!

Also: it's funny to see Grange Hill mentioned after all these years :)

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries March 18, 2014 - 1:53pm

Congrats on the win and the novel! Good week indeed.

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Angel Colón from The Bronx now living in New Jersey is reading A Big Ol' Pile of Books March 18, 2014 - 4:31pm

Bad-friggin-ass, sir!

Congrats!

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mattymillard from Wolverhampton, England is reading Curse of the Wolf Girl - Martin Millar March 19, 2014 - 4:18pm

Thanks everyone :-)

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SRead from Colorado is reading Stories March 20, 2014 - 8:40am

Excellent news, Matty! Congrats!