Hey. I'm in ninth grade and I was asked to praticipate in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Award competition by my english teacher. In this contest there are obviously may rules and, of course, a deadline. I'm not used to any of this. Usually I write when I have ideas. Now, I must write before I have an actual story. The novel category has a 50 page limit and must be double spaced. I find it hard to limit myself to those pages and it is a big hinderance to my creativity. Also, the writing is due in March. I was wondering: Is there any way you generate ideas when you must write? How can I overcome the challenge or limiting my work to 50 pages? How do you finish works by a deadline? Any advice? Thank you!