Winning Short Story: The Paperboy by George G Moore

Novel Writing Festival

Performed by actor Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the writer:

What is your short story about?

It’s about a teenager taking a step towards adulthood.

What genres would you say this short story is in?

General fiction or YA.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Teenage goals.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

That’s a tough call. Star Wars, National Treasure, or Men in Black. Probably Star Wars edges out all others out.

How long have you been working on this story?

Total time, about sixteen hours. It started as a writing prompt a few years ago, and I adapted the last portion of that story for this contest.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Atlas Shrugged-Rand. A close second is Contact-Sagan.

What motivated you to write this story?

It was a writing prompt for a writers’ group I belong to.


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