Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Something New! Pre-Giveaway Giveaway!

This is something I haven't done before, but I feel it is time. I feel that I am really ready now. I'm still a bit shy, a little bit nervous. You all seem so scary, distant, unknown. I bare my soul to you and am greeted with only silence (except for you Ben, because you rock.) 

Another author is going to be doing a guest post in November (which, by the way, I'm super excited about. It's like I'm a real blogger and stuff!) and she asked if I wanted to do a giveaway on my blog. A giveaway? Yes, a giveaway. For the best comment related to her post, she would offer a signed copy of her new book, posted anywhere in the world.

Sounds awesome, no? But then I thought: but no one comments. Is very embarrassing to tell another, much more established blogger that you don't actually get comments. So, before doing that, I thought I would test out this whole idea of a giveaway.

So, welcome to the Pre-Giveaway Giveaway!

The purpose is not just to make you comment on my blog. I am quite happy that you even stop to read it. However, if this is a non-commenting blog community, I sort of want to know before my guest asks for comments.

Also, I have been thinking about doing it for quite a while, just because giving away stuff is fun.
So, for the person who comes up with the best (as judged by me) 3 words describing their writing life I will send them a copy of Stephen King's 'On Writing', because it is one of the most awesome books about writing I have read and I think all writers should have a copy. (I could just send you a link to Dorothea, because I do love her, and she is free to download, but that feels a bit scummy. So if you want, you can download Dorothea Brande's On Becoming a Writer without having to leave a comment. Also, you could just google it if this link doesn't work).

(Cannot promise that this is the edition you get, there are various covers, but the stuff inside is the good bit.)
3 words on your Writing Life.

In exchange for Stephen King's 'On Writing: Memoir of the Craft'.

Good deal, huh?

You have one week, starting today. Entries close Next Tuesday 18th Sept 2012, 10pm Melbourne, Australia time.

Look forward to meeting some of you.

(And if it doesn't work I'll still believe that you love me, just in that stalker-ish mute sort of way. I'm an optimist like that.)

Also just drawing attention to my awesome skills: as this is my first picture. I have stolen it, it's not actually my work, but I think it is pretty self-publicising so shouldn't infringe copy write. 
If I'm wrong, I'm sorry Stephen! (or dude who designed cover!)


  1. Nice idea for a competition, Elizabeth. For me, writing doesn't happen anywhere near often enough. But it's great when it does... So, my entry:

    Like winter sunshine.

    1. It will happen, don't fear for that. And I hope you haven't given up on getting your book published, even if it is broken down and submitted as individual stories.

  2. Gathering creative clouds

    Its all up there in my head in big fluffy batches but grabbing hold of it and pulling down on to the page or computer screen is not going to be easy.

  3. Darling how can I not have found this before? It's a way to see what you're up to in every three seconds I have spare! It's wonderful! (Incidentally, I'm now silently stalking you with my love - I miss you)

    1. 'I miss you', is that your entry for three words about your creative writing? Am more than happy to be stalked, as I can't have you in person.

  4. Scary, exhilarating, and mischievous. I could go on if it were more than three words.lol