Monday, November 1, 2010

2+2=4 Contest Redux



This is the first time in weeks there hasn't been a free signed copy of PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ available anywhere online...so here's one of my favorite writing contests with a chance to win a signed book AND a cool VOG. (VOG = Very Odd Gift.)



Here's the challenge:
Write a sentence made of words that increase by two letters. (Each word has to be two letters longer than the word before it.)
Example: We have twelve exercise assistants.
Word length: 2, 4 ,6, 8, 10

Example: I had seven pickles yesterday.
Word length: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
How long can you make yours...and still make sense?
(Coherent sentences only, please. Excellent sentences encouraged.)

Winner chosen by 4 anonymous judges and announced here on the blog Thursday, November 4th.

Please leave your sentence in the comment area.
Don't forget to leave your email address!

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Nov 3rd 11PM EST   Extended until Nov. 6th at 11:59EST for any lily-livered sissies who haven't entered yet.

PRIZE: A signed copy of Please Ignore Vera Dietz and a bonus pagoda magnet!

Good Luck and Thanks For Playing!


Bonus Linkage!

Before you go: check out this awesome review of PIVD at Amy K. Nichols's blog, AMY WRITES. I think it's especially awesome because of this point:

"But what I loved most about this book –as a writer –is that it breaks so many of the YA genre rules. You know the rules, don’t you?
“Kids don’t want to read about adults.”
“Juggling too many points of view can be confusing.”
“No prologues.”
Yeah. Please Ignore Vera Dietz thumbs its nose at rules.
 Look. When I write those Writer's Middle Finger posts, I'm not messing around. When I say that I love writing more than the business of publishing, I'm not just saying it. I'm serious.

It's NaNoWriMo. A perfect time to remind yourself to WRITE WHAT YOU WANT. Have fun.

Now...start by entering my contest. You've only got two days and eight hours to go.

15 comments:

Jonathan E. Quist said...

Do your novels frighten unthinking revisionists?

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I really want that pagoda magnet!! >__<

I'll enter just for the heck of it. *shrugs shoulders*

"I can write amazing sentences."

Em said...

I was often running backwards haphazardly, imaginatively procrastinating.

A.S. King said...

Thanks for the entries so far!

Em, I just HAD to drop in and say: your entry is exactly...like EXACTLY why I had to take my 7 year old kid for wrist x-rays two weeks ago. She runs backwards all the time with her shoelaces untied...daydreaming.

UNCANNY enttry!! UNCANNY!

A.S. King said...

entry not enttry. :)

Lindsi said...

I eat eight cookies (chocolate) deliciously, independently, instantaneously, choreographically.

thebooktease@gmail.com

Jessica Secret said...

I saw orange zombies devoured centenarian acquaintances.

shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

Em said...

oh no! centenarians! yikes!

Lynette Eklund said...

I see every written character reevaluated intelligently.
leklund at quixnet dot net

justanotherclue said...

@Jessica Secret. The hobby, zombies filmmaker. http://facebook.com/ZombieEtiquette

Carly Reads said...

Whew! Nothing like waiting until the last minute. With five minutes to spare ...

"I saw three alarmed altruists diabolizing zombification."

Chloe said...

Haha, what a fun contest! Okay, here's my entry:

A big cloud drifted, ambiguous, rearranging, indescribable.

:D lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com

YA Book Reads said...

Here's my attempt:

'I saw seven pirates ingesting decomposing chateaubriand unceremoniously!'

David =]

Elie said...

I want to play...

I jot every evening excitedly fantasizing disillusioned chancellorships.

That was actually kind of fun.

Joanne Fritz said...

Um, okay, since you were kind enough to extend the deadline, I'll give it a try:

She needs contest treasures immediately.