Tuesday, February 23, 2010

100 Followers Giveaway!!

Before I get to the contest details, I want to tell you to check out my guest post on Forever Young, a YA Lit Blog, where I talk about Will Grayson, Will Grayson! Jessica's blog is one of my very favorite YA book blogs, and it helps that she's a super awesome person. You should check it out if you haven't already!

Hey everyone! Guess what? I have 100 followers!! Woot!

I've only been blogging since October 28, 2009, so this feels like a pretty big accomplishment to me. In just four short months, 100 people, most of them people I've never even met in real life, thought my blog was interesting enough to click that little follow button over there and read what I have to say. You comment on my posts and fill my heart with joy. So for that, I must say thank you!

And what better way to say thank you than with some FREE BOOKS!!

I agonized for some time over what books to give away. After all, my last giveaway had some signed books by bestselling authors, and unfortunately I don't have access to that right now. There are some YA books I'd love to give away, but I know not all of my readers are into YA, and right now I want to thank ALL of you. I also know that not all of my readers are writers, but ultimately this is a writing blog, so I've decided to give away some books on writing.

What can you win?

As my readers are all over the place in terms of where they are in the writing process, I'm giving one lucky winner two books, which should help at different stages of the writing process.

The first book, The Art of War for Writers, is one I recently picked up for myself. This one is a more recent publication, but I've heard nothing but good things about this little red book. It has three sections, Reconnaissance (preparing to write well), Tactics (how to write well), and Strategy (how to sell your writing).

The second book is Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. This is one that's been on my to-read list for awhile, and seems to be full of the kind of editing advice that every writer wants. It was written by a former publisher, and has information on how to edit your novel like the editor for a publishing house would. There is even a page where they authors mark up a scene from The Great Gatsby - a book I loathe, which I'm sure could be greatly improved.   

You'll also win a few extra goodies, one of which will be handcrafted by me!

And because the whole point of this contest is to thank you and tell you how awesome I think you are, I'm going to make it extremely easy for you to enter. All you need to do to win is be a blog follower. That's it. No extra entries (though it would still be awesome if you helped spread the word, and maybe if you followed me on Twitter). No crazy point-counting. Just make sure you're following me, then fill out the form below.

Contest ends on Friday, March 5. Good luck!


  1. God bless you for the easy contest! You rock. Those are awesome prizes, Heather. *crosses fingers* :-)

  2. CONGRATS! You'll have 200 by the end of March, I just know it.

  3. OMG, that guest post was hilarious. Can't wait to read the book now. Oh, and I have an abum of IZ's which has Somewhere Over the Rainbow on it--and it's brillian. Best version yet, I think.

    Big congrats on the 100 followers!

    By the way, left an award for you at my blog!

  4. Woo Hoo! 100 followers! Congratulations!


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