Welcome to the RPLA Showcase
Each year at the Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, authors experience the joy of earning accolades for all the hard work that is often done in the privacy of the home with little to no recognition. Our goal is to showcase the best of the best at the 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards and provide First Place winners with a well-deserved spotlight. Not only are we recognizing extraordinary talent, but we’re giving readers an opportunity to sample excerpts from the winning stories.
2015 Unpublished Creative Nonfiction
Subby Says by Fern Goodman
Fern Goodman won First Place in the Unpublished Creative Nonfiction category. In Subby Says, Robyn thought she had finally found a real best friend, but her subconscious wasn’t so sure. Unfortunately, her Subby was right.
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Q & A with Fern Goodman
Q: Where do you get your story ideas?
A: My life, it’s a funnel cloud emitting untold droplets of creative non-fiction.
A: To win first place for my first win was so exciting I had put my dress on inside out. I sat through the entire dinner and ceremony and didn’t know it until a couple at the table behind me told me at the end of the evening.
Q: Who do you credit with inspiring your writing?
A: My sister, she said I was the funniest person she knows and I should either do stand-up comedy or write. I hate standing.
Q: Any tips for new writers?
A: Get advice from other writers, be humble, learn as much as you can, and keep writing even though approximately 81% of Americans think they have a book in them. Don’t let 199 million other writers intimidate you!