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Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway (Or, Hey Look, Free Stuff!)

So a month ago I mentioned doing a big giveaway to celebrate all of my old friends and welcome new followers. Read for Relief sidetracked me for a bit, but I figured you guys would forgive me for that. Besides, the best things in life come when you wait. (Though might just be something my mother told me when I was an impatient child. It’s one of those things that’s a fact when you’re young enough to get kiddie prices at the movies but seems suspect when you’re old enough to pay ten bucks to catch a film.)

Right, so the giveaway. The cool part is that there’s more than one winner. The admittedly uncool part is that not everyone can win. I suggest you collect some four-leaf clovers and whatnot to up your chances. (Or you can mail me a box of books, which would really up your odds of winning.)

(You know I was kidding about that, right? I’m no cheater.)

The giveaway works in two parts. PART ONE: You can win one of the prizes below. There will be one winner per prize, but by filling out the form you’re automatically entered for all of the prizes. You can enter one time, and the giveaway closes next Monday.

PART TWO: I’ll reveal the grand prize a week from today. You can enter to win this prize even if you entered to win the others. You can enter one time. The giveaway closes the following Monday.

Okay, so you probably want to know what you can win. (Imagine a Price is Right girl here, waving her hands around your computer screen and smiling like she’s auditioning for a toothpaste commercial.) The prizes are…

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Preordered and available November 15.

$15 gift card

A print of your choice from A Vintage Poster
11” x 14” print. Choose from among available designs.

A T-shirt of your choice from Out of Print

Next question: What do you have to do to enter? Well, remember when you guys built on a story by asking “what if” questions? And then I took those questions and turned them into a query? I kinda thought that was fun. So here’s the deal:
  1. The first commenter will answer the “what if” question at the bottom of this post.
  2. Each subsequent person will build on the idea, writing their own “what if” statement based on the person before them.
  3. I will take the idea you’ve created and turn it into a query to be posted at a later date.
It might go like this:
ME: What if there was no sun?
YOU: And what if that made the earth freezing?
SOMEONE ELSE: But what if the people were cold blooded?
And so on. You get the idea.

Leaving a “what if” question in the comments will serve as your entry. Just note that you left a comment when you fill out the form. (I’ll be checking, so no cheating!)

You also must follow this blog. The purty little Google Friend Connect thingamabobber is toward the top of the left sidebar.

To get extra points:
Follow me on Twitter (+1)
Tweet about the contest (+1)
Blog about the contest (+2)
Add a link to Words on Paper from your blog (+2)
That’s all folks. Now for the question:

What if the world lost electricity and couldn’t get it back?

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