The Story Behind My Blog's Title

The Story Behind My Blog's Title
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Monday, March 23, 2009

Contest Ideas

My mind is running a little shallow this week, so instead of ploughing up brain cells in hope of turning over something fertile, I thought I'd initiate a little fun. It's less painful.

How about a contest?

"What kind?" you say.

I have no idea!

So, that's what I want to do this week. I want to have a contest to come up with an idea for a fun monthly contest. The only condition is that it has to focus on writing. I'll post all of the ideas and we'll vote. The winner not only gets the satisfaction of knowing they're brilliant, but also a $5 Amazon gift card. (Hey, five bucks is better than nothing.)

What do ya think?


  1. Well, since my friend Scott has gotten me into limericks, I vote for a limerick contest. Family-friendly content only, of course :).

    If I win, though, you have to give the gift card to Lexi! Then, when I get published, she can buy another copy of Angel to give to a friend.

  2. A writer once said with inflection,
    "I've gotten another rejection!
    Those editors stink--
    They wouldn't, I think,
    know a good book if it decked 'em.

    OK, not my best work, but definitely pertinent to writing :).

  3. THX! I already know who I'm gonna give the book to! Won't it cost more than 5 bucks though? It's ok if it does, I'll just pay the rest!

  4. How about a take on the old Readers Digest column, My Most Unforgettable Character. We all know some characters.

    An Arkies Musings

  5. That's a fun one too. Yes, I do know a few characters.

  6. Hmmm...what about a short story contest? There could be a theme, and the author who writes the best story that includes "said theme", then they would win the contest! (:


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