AND THE WINNER IS....KATE ARMS-ROBERTS! Yay, Kate. Please email me with your address and so we can discuss mechanics of sending me pages.
Okay, here's what you've been waiting for: the next writerly giveaway. After the success of my Christmas giveways, I've been chomping at the bit to offer another one. Enter Valentine's Day. (Which is a week and a day away, by the way. Just reminding you.)
This writerly holiday prize is two part. Ready? Here you go:
1. A Smash journal to keep your ideas in. I have a blue one of these and it is fabulous, even though I think it is designed for teenagers. (We're all young at heart here.) Why is it so fabulous? Because its got a perfect bound cover, but is spiral-bound inside. And all the pages are different, so you don't get bored. But here's the number one reason why it is so flippin' fabulous: because the pen that is attached to it is also a glue stick. So you can paste things in as easily as you can write in the journal. As I mentioned, I use it for my idea journal. (The cool thing about idea journals is that if you gather ideas in them and then close the cover, they mate while you're not looking.) Check out this link to the Smash journal page of Amazon to read more.
2. A 25-page manuscript critique from me. Doesn't matter what you're writing--a novel, a memoir, an article, a creative non-fiction piece or something else, I'll read it and critique it for you.
Good deal, huh?
So, by now you are wondering how to get yourself entered in this contest, no doubt. Here's the skinny: all you have to do is leave a comment below answering the question, what are you doing to celebrate Valentine's Day?
Easy, huh? You don't even have to confess anything about your writing. Just tell us what your Valentine's Day plans are, (and if you don't have any that's okay, too, just write about that) and you'll be entered into the contest for the journal and the critique.
Oh--by the way, check back here on the 15th, when I announce the winner, who I select at random by a random name generator site. And, for the record, the folks who make Smash journals do not sponsor this contest. It's just little ole me, cuz I love you guys soooooooo much.