Tuesday, September 4, 2012

YA Misfits Giveaway!

So, if you haven't heard, there's a new blog on the block. We're called YA Misfits, and we're a group of YA writers from all across the genre spectrum and all across the world!

To celebrate our launch, we're giving away all kinds of great stuff. On the Misfits blog, you can enter to win a KINDLE (!!!) and the other Misfits are giving away fabulous prizes from books to crits to music and more!

So what am I giving away? Only one of my favorite writing books of all time, plus a critique to help get you going. 



Though Save The Cat is technically a screenwriting book, I think every writer should read it. Something wrong with your pitch? Blake Snyder will give you some hints. Can't figure out why your story is dragging 1/3 of the way through? Check out the famous Beat Sheet. Having problems with an infodump? See the chapter about the Pope in the Pool (seriously!).

One of you lovely readers will win a copy of this book, PLUS (if you need it!) a query critique. 

Why a query critique? Because see, I actually like queries, and you should too. We all know you need a fantastic query to snag an agent, but did you know it's a great plotting tool, too? No matter what stage of the writing process you're in, a query's a good thing to have. And since my query had somewhere around an 80% request rate, I guess I might have some tips to give!

To enter, all you have to do is comment below by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, September 10. (It'd be NICE if you were a follower here and over at YA Misfits--and our Twitter accounts!--but it's not required.) I'll pick a winner and announce it the next day! International entries are welcome!

Oh yeah, and if you haven't done so yet, GO CHECK OUT YA MISFITS! You know you want to.

21 comments:

  1. Love SAVE THE CAT. Best wishes with the awesome new endeavor!

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  2. Yay! Don't need to enter the contest, but wanted to say congrats on the new site going live! Great work on the design stuff (which I gather was your doing). Although I am wondering about the logo... it looks like a cow's head to me, and I was curious if that's what it actually was supposed to be. :)

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    1. It's a platypus. We decided it was a hilariously awkward animal, which fit well with the Misfit theme! (And I did a lot of the web design, but the art was all Chessie Zappia.)

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    2. Haha. Okay, I see the platypus. Platypus was totally not on my radar as a possibility so my mind filled in the first logical thing, I guess. :)

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  3. So you know that I follow everyone..well, everywhere. LOL I'm excited about this book. I've heard so much about it, so my nice comment is... You're pretty! While that's true, you're also hilarious. Congrats on the blog.

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  4. Love the title of this book. I don't have need of a query crit, but the book would be just fine! :) Congrats on the blog launch!

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  5. Hi! loving all the giveaways here. And I'd love a query critique. I'm not sure I'll ever be completely confident in mine!

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  6. Just stopping by to say congrats on the big blog launch! It looks great!

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  7. I've not heard of that book, but it sounds awesome! And congrats on the new site - it looks great (aesthetically and content-wise)! :)

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  8. A query crit would be super kickin'! And congratulations on the site launch -- it's beautiful!

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  9. Congrats on the blog launch!

    Email: hagergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'm loving you ladies and what you're doing. I respect all of you, you are all amazing, and I can't wait to see everything that comes of YA Misfits!

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  11. I've heard nothing but praises for this book.
    Thank you so much for a chance to win it.

    ank272(at)live(dot)com

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  12. Thanks so much for the comments, everyone! Can't wait to see who WINS! :)

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  13. I have been wanting this book for so long... heard so many great things about it.

    Congratulations on the blog launch and thanks for the giveaway!

    heather.sizemore1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. That cat makes me laugh XD

    hwasunshine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Commment!
    My twitter is @loonytuney
    I follow you over at YA Misfits and I'm going to follow all of your blogs once I have some TIME.

    That cat got my attention straight away - I'm one of those crazy cat teenagers. Can't wait for YA Misfits to get going :)

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  16. LOVE Save the Cat! It really did help me so much with structure and lots of other writing things. And the new blog looks great!

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  17. I love Beat Sheets! Such a wonderful tool for any writer - even a pantser like me!

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  18. Love the look of the book. Not quite at querying stage though sadly.

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  19. I've been wanting to read that book forever! Glad I found your blog through the YA Misfits page :)

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