The Sin Eater's Daughter: A Writing Competition

I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch.


The publicaiton of The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury is definitely giving us reason to celebrate on Movellas. We've set up this competition with Melinda to show case her new book. The Sin Eater's Daughter is a brilliant piece of writing that you all need to read. With the chance to win feedback from Melinda herself and a copy of the book.

This competition is all about difficult choices and predicaments. Imagine if you were in this character's situation and get writing!


About the book

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she's engaged to the prince, Twylla isn't exactly a member of the court. She's the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla's fatal touch, avoids her company. But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla's been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen. However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla's problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?


About Melinda Salisbury

Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, somewhere in the south of England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also likes medieval castles, non-medieval aquariums, Richard III, and all things Scandinavian The Sin Eater's Daughter is her first novel.

Follow Melinda on Twitter, though be warned, she tweets often.


The competition

Read the extract and

1) Write the scene from Tyrek’s view.


2) Write a story about poison.


3) Write a story where your character is forced to commit a crime.


The prizes

1 winner to win receive a signed copy and feedback from Melinda.

3 runners up to win signed copies of the book.


The details

Open to everyone

No word limit

Competition closes 23:00 GMT 7th April 2015



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