We might ask each of the writers who are selected for the final round to answer these questions:
EACH ANSWER HAS TO BE 25 words or less.
Tell us about your book:
Why do you want to attend Backspace?
Are you afraid to eat lunch with a Shark?
West Side Story: Jets or Sharks?
If you could save the life of any one fictional character who would it be and why?
(thanks to blog reader FeakySnucker for this one)
Is there a book that makes you think "If I could write one thing like that, I’d die happy."
(stolen from a Jeff Somers blog post)
What's the most terrifying thing you've lived through?
(thanks to blog reader NotAWarriorPrincess for this one)
When you're published, what will you do to Pay It Forward?
(thanks to blog reader Charley for this one)
The second round is done. The third round has begun. The judges can be heard plaintively mewling in the wee hours of the morning. Discerning eavesdroppers have heard "but this is GOOD, how can we cut it?" accompanied by sobbing.
If you'd like to take a stab at guessing how many entries remain in round 3, the comment column is at your disposal.