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17-year-old from Weare wins first place in Nationwide Short Story Contest

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Isabel Adams, 17, of Weare who’s always had a passion for writing, photography, and singing gospel music.

She recently won the $500 top prize for the 17 and younger category of the Brave Enough to Write short story contest.

Creating and developing a character that the reader can both relate to and care about is a challenge. Taking the reader on a journey with that character that is filled with harrowing adventure, a struggle against seemingly insurmountable challenges, a dramatic and satisfying climax, and valuable life lessons for one and all is even more challenging. Doing all that in less than 6,000 words is really hard.

Isabel did all that in her short story, “Spirit of The Warrior.”

She has proven over and over that dreams are realized through determination and work.

Isabel is a homeschool student in her senior year interested in nursing.

The contest was organized by Brave Enough To Fail, a nonprofit that provides free motivational programs and scholarships to high schools.

To read Isabel’s story, visit BraveEnoughToFail.org.