This is a pretty cool concept. Getting bloggers to write a piece based on a theme, posting it all the same week, and then the panelist choosing winners to get a free book.
I was all set to do this yesterday till I started to feel a bit unwell. Today I’m fine, but I’m nearly out of time. If I can’t manage it this month, I’ll try it next month.
Do you have time to write today? This would be a good excercise.
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“For this month’s Blogging for Books, choose one of the three “starter sentences” listed below, and use it as the beginning of a blog post totalling no more than 2,000 words:
- Just when I thought my life couldn’t get any crazier…
- Before I had kids, I thought …
- I enjoy reading the stories in your magazine each month, but I never thought something like that could happen to me until a few nights ago, when…
Creative nonfiction essays are preferred, but we won’t go to absurd lengths to ferret out skilled liars. Write your essay and post it to your own blog; then come back to this post and leave the URL to your post as a comment. You have until 6am (Pacific time zone) on Monday, November 8th to enter. The top seven finalists will be chosen next week, and then guest author Debbie Farmer will choose the Grand Prize Winner, who will receive a signed copy of her book Don’t Put Lipstick on the Cat!”
Here are the official rules.