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Watch the 4 Novel Winners for July 2015. Submit your own Novel by July 31st

DEADLINE July 31st: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Watch the Four Winning Novel Transcript Performance Readings:

Chapter 1 NOVEL Reading: DIARIES OF KARMA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Bam

Chapter 2 NOVEL Reading: CORR SYL THE TERRIBLE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Garry Rogers

Chapter 4 NOVEL Reading: TURNSTILES
July 2015 Reading
Written by Andrea McKenzie Raine

Chapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate

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Deadline July 31st: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html

Submit your NOVEL and get a transcript performed by a professional actor

DEADLINE July 15th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

Deadline July 15th: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html

Watch the 7 Winning NOVEL Performance Readings from June and July 2015:

Chapter 1 NOVEL Reading: DIARIES OF KARMA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Bam
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/07/diaries-of-karma-chapter-1-reading-by-bam/

Chapter 2 NOVEL Reading: CORR SYL THE TERRIBLE
July 2015 Reading
Written by Garry Rogers
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/06/corr-syl-the-terrible-chapter-2-reading-by-garry-rogers/

Chapter 4 NOVEL Reading: TURNSTILES
July 2015 Reading
Written by Andrea McKenzie Raine
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/06/turnstiles-chapter-4-novel-reading-by-andrea-mckenzie-raine/

Chapter 1 NOVEL Reading: RED STORM
July 2015 Reading
Written by Thom Tate
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/05/red-storm-chapter-1-reading-by-thom-tate/

Chapter 13 Novel: FORTY DAYS AND NINE MONTHS
June 2015 Reading
Written by James Jeffrey Paul
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/forty-days-and-nine-months-chapter-13-novel-reading-by-james-jeffrey-paul/

Chapter 6 Novel: STAY AWHILE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Anthony Vecchiarello
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/12/stay-awhile-chapter-6-novel-reading-by-anthony-vecchiarello/

Chapter 7 Novel: SURVIVAL YEAR
June 2015 Reading
Written by Jennifer Shearer French
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/survival-year-chapter-seven-novel-reading-by-jennifer-french/

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Turnstiles – Chapter 4 Novel Reading by Andrea McKenzie Raine (plus interview)

Watch the Chapter 4 Novel Reading of TURNSTILES:

Get to know writer Andrea McKenzie Raine:

1. What is your novel about?

Turnstiles is about people who are living on the margins of society and are grappling with their past. The cosmos steps in and brings these characters together, briefly, allowing dramatic changes to happen. Fortunes are reversed and inner truths are discovered. The driving premise of the book is that there is always another door to walk through, no matter how trapped one might feel.

2. Why should this novel be read by all?

I think everyone should read this book because it has a message of ‘paying it forward’ and the idea of hope and transformation.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Turnstiles is my debut novel. However, I have been writing short stories and poetry since I was a child.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Breakfast Club

5. What motivated you to write this novel?

The seed for my novel was planted when I embarked on a two-month solo backpacking trip through Western Europe in the summer of 1998. I was in London and happened to be going through a tunnel under a busy street at Hyde Park. In the tunnel, I saw a young man in his sleeping bag. It wasn’t clear to me if he was a homeless person or another backpacker finding shelter. His image stayed with me through my trip and then I came home and started writing about him. The other characters soon jumped on the page and the story began to unravel.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have also written a prequel novel to Turnstiles, which will hopefully be published by fall 2015.

7. What obstacles did you face to get your novel completed?

I’m not sure that I actually faced obstacles. Time was the biggest factor. I was writing my book while life was happening: university, work, relationships, marriage and kids. I was serious about my book, but it was a quiet project I was working on. I didn’t know if my book would ever see the light of day. Later, I took my manuscript to a writers’ conference and received encouraging and constructive feedback. Then I forged ahead and finished it, and soon after I began looking for a publisher.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I wish I could commit to a set routine. At the moment, I have a full-time day job and two children who are age 2 and 5. So, time is limited. I try to write later at night and on weekends, and jot down ideas on post-it notes as they come to me.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my children, reading, music and travel.

10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?

I saw an online advertisement for the WILDsound Festival and thought I would enter my work.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing. No matter what project a writer is working on — a novel, short story, play, poem or article – it is important to not drop the thread, even if it is left in the air for a little while. Let the ideas brew, and then come back to write those ideas down and flesh them out.

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DEADLINE: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html