Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Now Write! Mysteries and My Blog Giveaway

It's here!  My big blog giveaway where 3 lucky followers will be chosen tonight at 7.00 PM Mountain Time through a random drawing to receive a variety of prizes, including the brand new Now Write! Mysteries; Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers published on December 29, 2011. 

And (drum roll, please...) I am so thrilled and honored to tell you that I have been included in this collection.  My article "Deep Motivation: Characters Have Feelings, Too" starts on Page 267.

Edited by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson, Now Write! Mysteries is the fourth volume in a series that includes Now Write! Fiction and Now Write! ScreenwritingRight now I'm totally enthralled with this book (and not just because I'm in it...) and I'm happy to report I'm also doing each and every one of the exercises as per my recent post on staying creative every day.  I'm up to page 20 and, people, I am inspired.  This is an amazing book full of great advice.  I think it's going to keep me happy and writing for the rest of the year and beyond.

If you'd like a free copy, there's still some time to follow my blog today and be included in the random drawing tonight via  Note:  Anyone who has signed up to follow my blog through my page at is considered a "follower" too and will be included in the drawing.

Prizes in the drawing will include:

1st Prize: The Essential Guide for New Writers
Now Write! Mysteries
Unleashed, of Poltergeists and Murder
Better Than Perfect
The Great Scarab Scam
Tote Bag
And a Surprise Gift!

2nd Place:  The Essential Guide for New Writers
Now Write! Mysteries
Unleashed, of Poltergeists and Murder

3rd Place:  The Essential Guide for New Writers
Now Write! Mysteries

So is this fun, or what??  You don't even have to leave a comment (but it would be nice to hear from you if you'd like to leave one!)  Winners will have 1 week from the time I notify them of winning to get back with me with their mailing information, etc.  If I don't hear from a winner, the prize(s) will go to the next person in order of the random selection.  I'll announce all the winners after I've heard from each one.

And the best news of all is this won't be my only giveaway.  For every 50 new followers I get on this blog during the year, I'll be holding another drawing. 

Tip of the Day:  Sign up to follow, and who knows?  You just might win a prize!  Best of luck.  Happy writing.


Ania said...

Congrats on your success and thanks for the giveaway!

Kate Spencer said...

Re: Your article "DEEP MOTIVATION: Characters Have Feelings Too" -- What an interesting point! This is something we often overlook, and yet the very thing we need to keep the story alive!

It's a thrill to be one of the winners of your contest. Thanks, again!

Kate Spencer

Nora Nielsen said...

Congratulations to you!
I just read your your entire page here! Oh My! I have now written a huge "To Do" list! do I love ya or hate ya?!LOL!
Oh that clutter! and no desk and last night I watched in horror as my PC slid off the little tipsy table -Crash! dead! all my word docs probably gone! Auto saved passwords gone... this is all due to clutter and lack of organizing space for what I do!
Thanks so much... guess I love ya!


V. Furnas said...

Found you via Twitter. Pretty sure you have the best first name. :P

Looking forward to reading more.