Saturday, March 13

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, March 13, 2010 19 comments
Just moments ago, my hobbit assistant drew the name of my Eleventy-one Followers Celebration prize drawing.

And the winner is...(drumroll please)...

Abby Annis!
visit her blog here.

Congratulations, Abby. You've won a copy of Elizabeth Lyon's Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Writer Can Afford to Ignore. It's one of my favorite resources on revision, chock full of great advice and handy checklists.

Please send me your mailing address to laurels (dot) leaves (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll ship your prize post-haste.

Thanks to all of my followers for being so fabulous! Remember you have another chance to win more stupendous prizes.

Eleventy-one Followers Celebration
Writing Contest
(deadline 4.4)

Grand Prize
A 15-page critique OR copy editing

Runner-up prizes (3 total):

An 8-page critique OR copy editing

The Scene Book: A Primer for the Ficition Writer by Sandra Scofield

You Just Don't Understand: Men and Women in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

To enter, submit a piece of original fiction (not previously published), up to 700 words. It can be flash fiction or a scene from an existing WIP that works as a stand-alone scene. Your scene or story must be dialogue-driven and show an instance of negotiation and persuasion, like the sample posted HERE.

The deadline to submit is Sunday, April 4, midnight EDT. More detailed contest rules are available HERE.

Many thanks to all of you. I look forward reading your amazing dialogue scenes!
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  1. Congrats to Abby and to Laurel for her fabulous followers and contests!

  2. Yay, Abby!!!

    (Are you open to picture books for the contest?)

  3. Congrats to both of you for a successful contest!

  4. Congrats Abby! I am entering your dialogue contest, just because. But not till the last minute, so don't panic till at least 11 pm on the 4th. :)

  5. And my paragraphing in that last comment was off. Sorry, madam editor. (Could I say editrix? Would that work? 'Cause that would be an awesome feminization.)

  6. Yea! Thanks, Laurel! I'm emailing you right now. :)

  7. Tricia: Thanks! I hope you'll consider entering the writing contest.

    Karen: Sure thing. My only genre restrictions were no overly-adult material (no erotica, horror or R-rated language). Please do enter!

    Jemi and Elle: thanks for the encouragement. I wish I could afford to do giveaways every week. I love making someone's day. :-)

    Simon: Fabulous! And if you feel any urges to tweet about it, I'd be most grateful.

    Editrix does have a nice ring to it. Sometimes I do feel like I'm doing magical tricks, especially when editing something written by an ESL author. Aiyiyi.

    Abby: Congrats, friend! I'll ship your prize book on Monday!

  8. Great contest, Laurel. Congratulations, Abby! :-)

  9. Congrats to the winner. I've written down these titles for my resources shelf. Plan to enter the dialogue contest with my current drama.

  10. Yay! What a fun giveaway! Congrats to Abby!


  11. What a great giveaway!

    Congrats to Abby!

  12. I have an awesome award for you over at my blog!!!

  13. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. I hope to see submissions from many of you for the writing contest!

  14. Congrats to Abby!

    Refresh my increasingly poor memory, Laurel. I remember sending you my scene, but do I need to enter another scene or was this a different situation?

    Mommy Brain is a pernicious disease....

  15. Victoria: I checked my e-mail and don't appear to have your scene yet. Perhaps that was a different contest?

    You can check the links on this post for details. Submissions should go to laurels (dot) leaves (at) gmail (dot) com.