Monday, January 6, 2014

Three Minutes Bribing Creative Writers

Okay three-minute writers, not one of you sent me anything for the writing prompt I gave you last week. Now that we’re on the subject, hardly anybody has sent me any writing in ages. It’s depressing. Ever see a depressed half-invisible turtle? I have. Every time I look in the mirror. I spend all this genius energy coming up with these incredible writing prompts. Is it asking too much to get to read what you come up with? Answer: No. It’s not.

I guess I’m going to have to take a new approach in the new year. You three-minute writers clearly need a bribe. Fine. Here it is:

Every month this year I’ll give away a Normanday Creative Writer’s Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle. For a chance to win, just send me three minutes of writing based on one of that month’s weekly writing prompts. You can enter once each week for the month to increase your chances of winning.

Winners can choose between a children’s or teen prize bundle. Adults are welcome to enter, too. If you’re a published writer for children or teens, I’ll include a link to your Web site if you want me to.

I suppose you want to know more about the bribe—er, I mean prize.

The winner will choose between:

Children’s Normanday Creative Writer’s
Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle
  • Rory’s Story Cubes, Original
  • HOW WRITER’S WORK by Ralph Fletcher
  • Bigfoot Reads journal
  • Bigfoot Reads bookmarks

Teen’s Normanday Creative Writer’s
Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle
  • Rory’s Story Cubes, Actions
    by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer, will illustrations by Matt Phelan
  • Bigfoot Reads journal
  • Bigfoot Reads bookmarks

Winners under 13-years old will need to have a parent or guardian send me mailing information. I can only mail prizes within the continential United States. (I’m a half-invisible turtle on a budget.)

You got all that? Okay, then, get writing! (And sending.)

Normanday #110: I wonder if he’s flying with my goldfish.

Write for three minutes about…

…what your pet is dreaming.

Email what you wrote to bigfootreads dot wernert at gmail dot com by the end of the day January 12 (put “Norman is a Genius” in the subject line). I’ll post as many of my favorite entries as I want next Monday, but all entries will be entered in the raffle. Include your first name (or, even better, use a pen name) and age (unless you’re tortoise-old).

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