Monday, January 23, 2012

In Which I Promote A Blogfest

In the month of February, there's an awesome blogfest hosted by:

1) Live to write...Edit when necessary.
2) Cassie Mae over at Reading, Writing, and Lovin' it.

Whats the dealio you ask? Characters! And a chance for AWESOME PRIZES! (I'm not even kidding about the prizes)

Here are the details:

Monday, February 6th--Characters on the couch:
Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write :) Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).
  1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
  2. What do people believe about you that is false?
  3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
  4. What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?
  5. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?

Wednesday, February 8th--Dialogue Introduction:

Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.

Friday, February 10th -- Emotion Flash Fiction:

Emotion is the engine of a story. Pick an emotion and in a flash fiction piece of 250 words MAKE us feel it! We want to connect with your character. This will be a challenge in 250 words.

Prizes include two books, two query critiques, and two FULL MANUSCRIPT critiques. Seriously.
So, I've signed up. What about you?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unfortunately I already had this week booked!

JE said...

Whoa. Cool! *runs over to check it out*


Talli Roland said...

It's a great idea! Sounds like a really fun one.

Happy Monday!

vic caswell said...

wow! those are some great exercises even if you don't enter the blogfest/ contest!

Slamdunk said...

I am sure lots of writers will jump at that opportunity.

I just finished a book in which the author confessed her first manuscript of the work was 900 pages. Now that would make for a jaw drop if someone tried to cash in the full manuscript prize with that 30 lbs. stack of paper.

Cassie Mae said...

Yay! thanks for spreading the word! I'm all sorts of excited :)

And Slamdunk... I think if that landed in my inbox, I'd crap myself. Agh!

Angela Cothran said...

Thanks for the shout out Sarah :)

Austin Gorton said...

I like that second exercise, and the third one could be interesting (especially after reading Blackest Night. The first one is the kind of character building stuff I always struggle with because my characters don't always fit in with the relatively mundane kinds of questions (like the first character I thought of doesn't, and wouldn't, have a best friend...).

Might give it a shot. We'll see.

Matthew MacNish said...

Blogfests can have prizes? Who ever heard of such a thing?

Shelley Sly said...

That sounds like an awesome blogfest with incredible prizes! Unfortunately, I'm really swamped right now, otherwise I'd totally enter. Thanks for the heads up, though.

P.S. It's been a while. How are you? :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I joined this one. It shall be fun and give me something by which to blog.

Sarah Tokeley said...

Not taking part in this one, but will enjoy reading the entries :-)

DL Hammons said...

Not sure I can make it work, but I'm going to try. :)

Roxy said...

Great blogfest, Sarah! Sounds challenging. It doesn't allow the writer to sit on his or her laurels. I'm often guilty of that. Thanks for the info!

Southpaw said...

Wow, I think it is blogfest season! They are popping up all over the place.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wow, those are awesome prizes! Thanks for the heads up.

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