Posts Tagged ‘contest’

Twitter For The Not So Chatty

Posted: 19th November 2012 by onyxhawke in Social Media
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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, […]

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.

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 […]


Posted: 20th March 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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 […]

Dave Freer Contest entry post:

Posted: 16th December 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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.

Contests! Two Contests!

Posted: 16th December 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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 and post a review for any Dave Freer book in print. Post a link to it in the upcoming post (at Http:// […]

Science In My Fictiom contest

Posted: 22nd March 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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: fiction-contest/ […]


Posted: 9th February 2010 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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 […]

Reviews, and Contest

Posted: 23rd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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 […]

Two things which are made of awesome

Posted: 1st October 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One is a webcomic I wish i had time to read more: 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.

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 […]

More Contenders

Posted: 20th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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. […]

Cover Letters: The Contenders

Posted: 18th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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. […]

Cover Letter Mania

Posted: 15th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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!

Cover letter mania!

Posted: 14th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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.


Posted: 7th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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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 […]