CONTEST IS CLOSED!
Happy New Year, everyone! I tell you, 2015 was a CR-AZY year for me, between the launch of One Stop For Writers and moving my family across the country. I’d kind of like to see it calm down a bit, but calm doesn’t seem to be in my cards. And I guess that’s ok, because the only way we’re going to improve and grow and achieve awesome things is by challenging ourselves and getting outside of our comfort zones. If you’re up for a bit of challenge yourself, let me tell you what’s happening with this month’s Critiques 4 U contest.
Last week, I posted about the importance of log lines and challenged you to write one for your story. I hope you were able to come up with something interesting, because I’ll be choosing today’s first-page critique winners based on those log lines. If you didn’t get a chance to write one up, don’t worry. I’ve extended this month’s contest to two days rather than the usual one, to give you some extra time.
To enter, just leave a comment with…
- the log line for your story. Make sure that it contains the three elements mentioned in last week’s post: protagonist, goal, and stakes. If you have multiple stories and you’d like to leave a log line for each one, go for it, but please only enter one log line for each story.
- your email address. Some of you have expressed concern about making your email address public; if you’re sure that the email address associated with your WordPress account is correct, you don’t have to include it here. But if you do win and I’m unable to contact you through that email address, I’ll have to choose an alternate winner.
And that’s it. The three log lines that intrigue me the most will win a first-page critique.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I know I’m asking more from you this week than usual, so it’s only fair that I offer a bit more in return. Along with a first-page critique, each winner will also receive a one-month subscription to One Stop For Writers! Holy buckets, folks. That’s a sweet deal. I honestly don’t know how many people will enter this month’s contest, so if you do enter, you might also have less competition than usual.
So get those log lines written and load ’em up. The contest ends Thursday morning, as soon as I can drag myself out of bed and close it out. Good luck!
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.