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.)
How long can you make yours...and still make sense?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
(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!
PRIZE: A signed copy of Please Ignore Vera Dietz and a bonus pagoda magnet!
Good Luck and Thanks For Playing!
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:
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."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.
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.