Thursday, February 16, 2012

Learn Your Craft Giveaway

200 followers!
Woo-hoo!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm excited to celebrate with my new and old followers alike. You're the ones that make blogging worthwhile. This past year has been a good one for me in terms of writing. I didn't write as much as I would've liked, but I've learned a lot about the craft of writing. As my thanks to you, I'm going to give away three books about the craft.

On Writing by Stephen King. (hardcover) The best book on the craft of writing. No need to say any more.
The Art of the Book Proposal by Eric Maisel, Ph.D. (paperback) One of the hardest parts for me is creating a proposal. This book helps break it all down.

But wait! Reading books about the craft will help you, but you have to read fiction too.

My Zombie Valentine by Katie MacAlister, Angie Fox, Marianne Mancusi, and Lisa Cach. (paperback) A great collection of paranormal romance stories. Picked just because love is in the air this month!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. (paperback) For those of you who love the classics with a twist.
Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin. (paperback) A great sci-fi adventure. Martin is brilliant. He's one of my idols.

There will be three winners chosen by Random.org. Each winner will get a book on the craft and a fiction book. Winner number one will get first choice.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment with your email address and your two preferences.

The winners will be picked in one week. Thank you all so much!

49 comments:

  1. That is great about the 200 followers. I went to an acting class last night and the teacher was saying all the professional actors are either in a show or taking classes. It sounds like you are applying this to writing as well. If the randomizer should select me, I'd have to go with Orson Scott Card (I've read it but don't own a copy) and My Zombie Valentine.

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    1. I think it's important to be learning our craft either by reading, classes or critiques. Or through writing itself. Good luck!

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  2. I have several of those books already so just wanted to say congratulations on two hundred followers!

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    1. Thank you! :) I've learned a lot about blogging from you this past year.

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  3. Congratulations! And a fabulous idea for a giveaway to celebrate.

    I'd be interested in How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy and Tuf Voyaging. My email is subcreating @ gmail.com.

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  4. Congrats!! I'd be interested in How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, and you can pick the second one. Thanks...elizabeth(dot)arroyo5(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  5. Oh, count me in. I have the Stephen King one, and P&P&Z. I might have the Orson Scott Card one, but I'm not sure, which probably means no. Congrats on the 200!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm sometimes like that. I think I have a book and I'm not sure. I've gotten double copies of books before.

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  6. Congratulations!! Yay!

    I'd be interested in How To Write Science Fiction and Fantasy by Orson Scott Card and Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin.

    cherie(dot)reich(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Wow those are some great books!! Congrats on the 200 followers. I would love the Stephen King and Tuf Voyaging.
    joshhoyt2727@gmail.com

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  8. 200 Followers-YIPPEE-you'll be at 1000 soon.

    I'll play. Make mine King and Martin.

    Already read P&P&Z, it cast Jane in a whole new light. Ha!

    Congrats and thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know about 1000. I need to get a book published first, I think. I should get back to my revising rather than cruising the blogs!

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  9. Wow, over 200 followers. Congratulations. ^_^

    I wouldn't mind flicking through How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, but the others aren't really my cup of tea.

    Still, having that many followers is awesome. I'm not even halfway. ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I'm surprised too. It really helps to do blogfests. If you do Rachael Harrie's Campaign or the A to Z Challenge, you're bound to get several new followers. :)

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    2. Oh darn. I joined in the last Campaign (I’ve two flash fiction stories in the book they did), but I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot about signing on for this one. -_-
      Though I AM thoroughly overjoyed with the ten new followers I got while having fun with the “I’m Hearing Voices” and “Is it getting Hot in here” bloghops. Talk about a totally unexpected side effect. ^_^

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  10. All great books (yes, I've read some of them, despite my hatred for craft books). I highly recommend STEIN ON WRITING if you haven't read it.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. :) I haven't read that one.

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  11. Congratulations on 200 followers! I have several of those books, so I'll pass on participating in the book giveaway.

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  12. What an absouletly AWEESOME giveaway and congrats on reaching the 200 followers mark.

    I leant my Stephen King to someone and never got him back. I plan to get another some day.

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    1. Thanks! Oh, I do hate it when I lend books and never get them back. I lost a whole bunch of Stephen King books years ago that way to one of my mom's neighbors.

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  13. Congrats, Christine! You're a great person to connect with.

    I'd pick the Orson Scott Card and P&P.

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  14. Congrats on 200 followers! It's been fun getting to see your blog. :D

    Hmm...I guess I'd go for On Writing and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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    1. Thank you and good luck! I hope I can continue to keep everyone entertained.

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  15. Congratulations on 200+ Followers! :) That's awesome.

    (I'd enter, but I prefer not to disclose my address and stuff like that.)

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  16. Congratulations on the 200! :)

    I'm not entering because the pile of books I own is giving me anxiety. Yeah, I need yet don't need anymore books.

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    1. Thanks! Hehehe! I have quite the pile of books too, but I keep getting more even though I got a Nook to keep myself from doing so!

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  17. Congratulations on passing 200 followers! And thanks for the cool giveaway :-) I've heard many good things about Stephen King's "On Writing", so I'd love to read that. And I have always ADORED the Pride and Prejudice story, so "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" would be cool!
    rachelmorganwrites[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  18. Congrats on 200 followers!!! I'd love the Orson Scott Card book along with the Pride and Prejudice and zombies!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. Thank you and good luck! :) I'm loving Tundra 37 so far.

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  19. I'll pass on participating in a giveaway but congratulationss on 200 followers!

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  20. Woot! Congrats!
    I'd love the Stephen King writing book and My Zombie Valentine. (I have the O.S. Card and the PP&Z book) :)

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  21. I'd love the Orson Scott Card book and the Zombie Valentine. I don't have either.

    Congrats on the 200 followers :)

    .......dhole

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  22. Hey I just tweeted it! What a great giveaway!

    If I should be so lucky, I'd pick On Writing and Tuf Voyage. pakazo77@gmail.com

    Congrats on 200!!!

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    1. Thanks for the congrats and tweet! :) Good luck.

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  23. Hmmm I'm sure I left a comment on this post... crazy blogs...

    I have Stephen King's book On Writing... it's fabulous. I still refer to it sometimes. Great contest.

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    1. Blogs are weird sometimes! At least I managed to get rid of that rotten word verification thing.

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  24. Congrats on the followers! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    My choices: The Art of the Book Proposal and Tuf Voyage.

    ~Nicole

    Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

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