Monday, December 12, 2011

The "Wrap It Up" Blogfest And Giveaway!



The best gifts are the ones you make yourself. That's why J. A. Bennett, Leigh Covington, and myself wish to invite you to give the gift of your writing. And we've got prizes! I know. I totally linked myself. Who does that?

Here's the deal:

Write a piece of flash fiction, poem, or song (300 words or less) for someone you know (real or imaginary). It may be in any genre, but it must have a holiday theme (real or fictional). Post it on your blog anytime between now and when the linky closes. You will then give it to that someone, sometime before the new year.

Give it in the form of an email, on fancy stationary, or laser-etched onto a solid gold plate. Your choice.

Telling us who you're giving it to is optional.

Every eligible entry will qualify for a chance to win one of a few special gifts. The linky will close at 11:59 PM, Friday the 16th (MST). J.A., Leigh, and I will then read, debate, and decide on five winners for the following:

1st: An Amazon Gift Card for $15
2nd: "Champaginer Challenges 2011" and "Totally Clich├ęd" E-books
3rd: A 5-page critique from David Powers King
4th: A 5-page critique from J. A. Bennett
5th: A 5-page critique from Leigh Covington

Judging will be based on the effectiveness and quality of your writing. There is no point system, no popularity votes, and you do not have to follow us to participate.

We're givers. What can we say?

Sound good? Awesome! Copy and paste the linky code below with your entry. Spread the word! Paste the button on your blog! Tweet the sweetness! We look forward to reading your holiday magic!

I'm David, and where's the wrapping paper?

19 comments:

  1. I might see if I can write something before I actually sign up - I think I might have over-extended myself for the next week or so :-(

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  2. Sounds great - I was looking for blog inspiration this week!

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  3. Aloha J.A., Leigh & David,

    Great idea, y'all!

    Mahalo for putting in the hard work to make this happen. I'm looking forward to reading some great stories.

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  4. So excited that its finally here! Whoo-hoo! All sorts of epic going on!

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  5. Crap, I'm booked solid until Christmas! And participating in a giveaway ball already. Too much going on...

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  6. Interesting idea! I'm going to think about it and decide if I can come up with a 300 word letter I can't live without writing. I know it'll come to me.

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  7. Hmm...I might do this, depending on my other deadlines this week.

    But it sounds like a really great little blog hopper-do.

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  8. I'll see if I can swing this. Wow, this is a busy time of year. This sounds like an awesome blog hop.

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  9. That is a great idea, but sadly I'm totally bogged down this week already with posts and things. Good luck!

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  10. I'll have to think about joining this blogfest--though it is a great idea! :)

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  11. What a great idea! Although I've run out of time for anything else before Christmas, I wish everyone participating good luck!

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  12. I usually try to jump on these but I'm in rewrite mode full-throttle. I wish to heap baskets and baskets of luck on the participants and that a grand time is had by all!

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  13. This sounds like a lot of fun! Just one question - how can we give our creation to somebody who's imaginary? hehe

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  14. Ooh, so fun! If I can squeeze it in around finals, I will definitly jump onboard!

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  15. Sounds great. I think I might have a go at writing something, though I'm not sure how good it'll turn out! Well see what I do.

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  16. I love the idea of this blogfest. I look forward to reading the entries. I don't know if I'll sign up myself. Maybe if I get some ideas.

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  17. I am fighting EVERY cell in my body not to join. ERGH! If time grew on trees... Still, I'll be back to read entries. What a great blogfest David!

    I'm Crystal, and here's some wrapping paper. (Hope you like the glittery cheese wedges.)

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  18. wonderful idea. Gotta put my thinking cap on and get something together for this.

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