It's time! The very first contest is over. And the winners are . . .
KRISTIE COOK. First Place with 184 votes for her opening to PURPOSE. Wow! She will receive the prize of a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate! Get to know her better HERE!
CRYSTAL PHARES. Honorable Mention with 106 votes for her opening to RAZOR'S EDGE. Another Wow! She will receive our undying gratitude for sharing her work with us. (Sorry, but we only had one prize on this competition.) Here's more about Crystal: HERE!
A huge and heartfelt thank you to all our contestants for inspiring us with your great opening lines. We will do this again in the not-too-distant future. I hope everyone enjoyed it and it was of some benefit in your journey toward publication.
I will leave the voting booth up for another hour or so. When I remove it, it will be replaced with another poll to get an idea of the type of writing you do. I hope everyone will fill in the blanks so I can get an idea of where to concentrate the efforts to make this blog as valuable as possible to our readers.
When I return this afternoon, we'll jump right into the dreaded Query Letter. There's much to discuss, so get yourself a cup of coffee, or tea, or whatever, and strap in. Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times. There will also be lots of links to great references. So be sure to return and stay with the program.
Lots of great stuff coming up!