Calling this series of contests I'm running in December a writing contest is a bit like calling an ant a giant. Or a common housecat a tiger. Because, all you have to to win is write a comment. One tiny little comment. You don't have to write a story, or an essay, or an article, or a novel. Just one wee comment!
So are you ready for the announcement of this week's prize?
It's a copy of the seminal book on creativity, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I believe that everyone should have a copy of this book on their reference shelf and read it often. In the book, first written in the 90s, Julia exploded many myths about creativity, offered a road map for uncovering your own, and in the process wrote the bible on the subject. All these years later, it holds up.
Why the focus on creativity on a blog about writing? Because, here's the deal: you can be the best flippin' writer in the world, but if you don't figure out techniques to sit your butt down in the chair and write, your words will never see the light of day. For many writers, getting to the page is far and away the biggest battle they face.
Which is why I write so often about motivation and inspiration on this blog. And why I press The Artist's Way on anybody who has not read it.
On the off chance that you have a copy of the book on your shelf (good for you) I'll send you a gift certificate from Amazon for the amount of the book.
So, if you would like to win the book (or its equivalent gift certificate) answer this question in the comments: what is your favorite writing or creativity book?