We are all winners because that hookapalooza (as I was calling it on Twitter) was so much fun. I hope you all enjoyed sharing your hooks and pitches, reading them, and chiming in with comments and good suggestions. A huge thank you to my darling Kathryn Magendie, author of the Tender Graces novels, Sweetie, upcoming books and a publishing editor of Rose and Thorn Journal, for her words of wisdom and contagious enthusiasm.
Now, without further ado, our winners — who were chosen randomly by one of those random-number-picker-things.
Kate Defrise (our brave 1st)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your prizes!
It’s the first-ever Women’s Fiction Writers Random Drawing. That’s right! It’s unscientific and totally fun!
Share your women’s fiction ONLY hook/logline/pitch – of your work-in-progress, almost-published, self-published or traditionally published novel – and I’ll enter you into a random drawing for fabulous prizes chosen by me and announced next week. (Which likely means I’ve not yet chosen the prizes.)
The best part? This doesn’t have to be your most polished, query-ready stuff. If it is, great — if it’s not — we’ll help you make it great. Let’s offer kind, constructive, encouraging comments. Tell your fellow writers what you like about their words, their premise. Are you hooked? Why? Not hooked? Why not? I’ll offer my thoughts as well — even though I’m obviously not entering my pitches. And even though it’s what I do pretty much all day every day when I’m not writing and editing my own work.
Enter by Wednesday February 1st at 10pm Central Time.
Enter ONE WOMEN’S FICTION hook only.
Keep it short. Around 100 words. (It’s the honor system, I’m not counting the words.)
THE GOOD STUFF:
THREE random entrants will win, so make sure if you don’t link to your email address that you leave it in the comments. I’ll choose winners before next Tuesday, notify the winners, tell them about their prizes, and announce it all next Tuesday. So if you win, and I email you, and I don’t hear back from you by next Monday, I’ll pick someone else.
This is not rocket science. It’s a fun drawing that will hopefully also be inspiring!!
Oh, and the first unpublished author to enter her (or his) hook automatically wins a prize just for being brave.
HAVE FUN! BE HELPFUL!