A couple days ago Chris posted about social media. Specifically, he asked about how to generate conversations, and well, stick to something that doesn’t come naturally to him. Any form of social interaction that doesn’t come naturally to you is uncomfortable. A couple things to remember: No matter what ridiculous or insane thing you say, […]
Posts Tagged ‘contest’
Tags: contest, cover letter, extremis, fun
That’s right, do your dangdest, come up with a the most creatively bad cover letter you can, post it to this Livejournal’s comments sections (No LJ needed, you can login with other services.) and that’s it. Several of last years had me laughing four an hour.
Tags: clients, contest, cover letter, evil agentry, extremis, fans, thistle down
As those who watch my Twitter and Facebook accounts know, I just got my copies of Extremis by Steve White and Chuck Gannon in. So, from this Friday the 13th when I make the contest opening post until whenever it ends sometime Monday, there will be another Bad Cover Letter contest!One winner (US/Canada only) will […]
Tags: appearance, contest, facebook, friends and fiends, lunacon, twitter
I had a great time going to for the day on Saturday. I ran into some friends, chatted with a few pro’s that know and got reminded how much fun a con can be when one isn’t on the schedule. It’s the first time in more than five years I’ve been to a con and not on […]
Tags: clients, contest, dave freer, dragons ring
Remember just pick a Dave Freer book, write a review, comment here and sit back and wait to win. So you can post a review of Dragon’s Ring in hard cover, of Slow Train or any one of his other works.
Tags: client, clients, contest, dragons ring, james enge, review, wolf age
Contest #1Win a copy of Dave Freer’s Dragon’s Ring. Contest #2Win a copy of James Enge’s The Wolf Age For a chance at a free copy of Dragon’s Ring login to Borders or BN.com and post a review for any Dave Freer book in print. Post a link to it in the upcoming post (at Http://Onyxhawke.LiveJournal.com) […]
Tags: contest, crossed genres, markets, news, short fiction
The great folks at Crossed Genres have just anounnced a new contest. The Science in My Fiction contest will hopefully bring the genre closer to its roots. Here’s what the editors have to say: Hi all, The Crossed Genres "Science in My Fiction" short story has been announced! here are some relevant links:Announcement: http://crossedgenres.com/simf/2010/03/21/science-in-my- fiction-contest/ […]
Tags: chris mcmahon, client, contest, news
Chris McMahon has won a place in one of Australia’s major anthologies. His story Under The Queen’s Skirts. The One Book Many Brisbanes’ is due out in May, and will include other writers of talent. This is his second time as a winner in this contest. His first was 2005’s Mutagh’s Fury. Chris McMahon can be […]
Tags: contest, crooked way, james enge, review
I love review of books, especially my clients books. And of course reviews of my clients books where the reviewer clearly loves my clients work, well that’s almost as good as selling the book was in the first place. So I’m going to do a contest that may be continued for other books but will […]
Tags: contest, dave freer, slowtrain
One is a webcomic I wish i had time to read more: http://xkcd.com/483/ The other is the brilliant idea by one of my clients to get several of his readers tuckerized. Dave Freer covers all the hard work in his lj post here.
Tags: appearance, con, cons, contest, cover letter, dave freer, denver, evil agentry, vodka, volunteers, worldcon, writing
Yes, life has left me busy enough to nearly forget the contest. I will announce the winner in this post. I promise. But first: My panel schedule for WorldCon; 1pm Wednesday17: Schmoozing 101 CCC – Korbel 1D The art of small talk – it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Pick up some tips on how […]
Tags: contest, cover letter, evil agentry, submissions
MrMeval turns in proof that there is no need for the agent to actually open the book with a grammatic demolition derby: “As he thrust his quavering blade into the unyeilding flesh he felt a burning power and smote the foul beast. In it’s death throws the fare maiden fell and he catches her quickly. […]
Tags: contest, cover letter, slush, submissions
Ellen Denham had a nice example to work with It shows:Laziness: Dear Agent or Editor: (I know I’m one of the two, but does this fictitious waster of time know which, and what my name might be? Vagueness: I’m enclosing the first 500 pages of book one, in which the amazing story begins to unfold. […]
Tags: contest, cover letter, evil agentry
Come on y’all, you can do better than this! There’s some that are ok, but at this point I might as well just pick a number out of a hat. Sheesh, most of you claim you’re writers! Get creative, and subtle!
Tags: contest, cover letter, evil agentry
Ok. Do your wost. I mean best, whatever. Write me a plausible, but hideous cover letter. The contest runs from right now, until 1am et Wednesday 7/16. Winner will be announced as soon as i make my decision.
Tags: contest, submissions, the art and science of writing
Write me a cover letter. Write me a really, really bad cover letter. Just make it plausible, and post it in a few days when I put up notice. Winner as chosen by be (in the US and Canada only) will get a free paperback copy of any of Dave Freer’s books written solo or […]