Purple Prose + Novel

Celebration and Giveaway

It’s official. I now have well over 500 followers. So, it’s time for a celebration.

In addition to those 500 or so who hang out on my ‘followers’ widget, over 550 people subscribe to my email (though I suspect some of those individuals are widget followers, too). And let’s not forget those individuals who follow me through Google Reader.

Because of this, I’m going to make the rules for this contest slightly different than for the typical blog giveaway. You don’t have to follow my blog in order to participate. Hopefully, though, you think it’s a kick-ass blog because of my writerly (and photography) posts, and you are delighted to follow me regardless. *grins*


1. Donald Maass’s Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2 copies): If you want to know why I love the workbook and how I’ve used it in my revisions of my WIP, then check out the appropriate links to my past posts.

2. First chapter critique (3): This also includes the form I filled out when I was a judge for a recent RWA (Romance Writers of America) Chapter contest. If your novel is YA, then I’ll fill in the full form; otherwise, the form will be modified.

How to Enter

You get one entry for each of the following:

• Filled in the entry form
• Follower (widget)
• Left a comment (I love comments)
• Tweeted about the contest (include @stinall in your tweet)
• Blogged about the contest (include post link)

Depending on the popularity of the giveaway, I will increase the number of critiques being offered. My WIP is about to go out to my first round of beta readers *waves at beta readers*, so I’ll have plenty of time to critique first chapters (I’ll need to do something to keep me out of trouble busy). However, if your first chapter isn’t ready at that point, you can send it to me whenever you want to. There’s no time limit.

The giveaway is open to international entries.

Contest ends Sunday May 29th at 11:59 EST. I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday June 1st.

Good luck everyone!

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Celebration and Giveaway + Novel