Monday, May 7, 2012
Super Awesome Contest of Niceness!
It's here at last! My first blog contest! (Imagine a drum roll here.)
Since signing with Dan, the past several months have been amazing (and terrifying!) One of the best parts has been that I've met so many wonderful people. So many of you. I want to give something back. That's the reason behind this contest.
It's easy. As you might have noticed last week, this contest is all about niceness. I don't think there's enough of it in the world, and I think we could all use a little bit more niceness in our own lives.
Let's get down to business. First the prize. Since most of you are writers, I spent some time thinking about what would be most helpful to you. I came up with two things. The winner can pick which one she (or he) would like. Either a critique of your first chapter or a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
A word about the critique. I tend to be...thorough. Not mean. I just write down everything I think of. It can be alarming at first to get something back from me. Again, I'm not mean, I just mark up everything. One of my students opened up a story I had critiqued from them and said, "Oh my God, there's red everywhere!" She had to close it and walk away before coming back to it.
Ahem, consider yourself warned.
So how do you enter? Easy. All you need to do is go to the comments on this post and write the nicest thing that someone has ever done for you. Not the nicest thing you've done for someone else. The nicest thing someone's done for you.
Tweet about it and you get entered twice. (Just make sure you put @sknipper on the post so I'll know to count your tweet.)
That's it. Comment on this post. Share the nicest thing someone has done for you. On Thursday I'll randomly pick the winner and announce it on that day's post. Finally, make sure I have a way to get in touch with you. Either a link to your blog, an email address, follow me on twitter, etc.
Tomorrow, I'll share the nicest thing someone has ever done for me.