Thursday, 14 June, 2012
Announcing: The Roarin’ Twenties Poetry Blogfest + Chapter Critique Giveaway
QOTD: If you could go back and (re)live through an entire decade in history, which decade would you choose and why?
There are officially 8 days
left until my 20th birthday
! Huzzah! One would think turning 20 wasn’t as exciting as turning 21 or 18, but in China decades are huge turning points in a person’s life. I mean, I consider this past decade (Year 10 – Year 20) to be the Decade of Rebellion. I wonder what this next decade will bring?
To celebrate my second decade of being alive, I am hosting The Roarin’ Twenties Poetry Blogfest
. This calls for another: “Huzzah!” The last blogfest I hosted was Inanimation
100-Followers Blogfest back in May 2011
. Over 15 bloggers participated and it was one of my favorite blogging experiences ever. I’ve wanted to host another for a long time – and so here we are! I’m not very good at writing poetry, but I still write with words – I am writer.
But I’ve decided I’m going out of my comfort zone for this one, because isn’t that what part of being a writer is all about? Challenging yourself? Who’s with me?
Here are the rules: Any time between June 22 (my birthday!) and June 24, post on your blog either an original poem or an existing poem that focuses on one or more of the following: birthdays, the 1920s era, or time. Don’t forget to enter your link and your name/blog name below using the InLinkz tool, and check out everyone else’s blogfest entries! That’s it!
Actually…wait…one more thing!
Not only is it going to be my birthday, but I am also getting close to 200 followers as well. This is a bit of a stretch, I know, but it would make my decade if I reached 200 followers by my 20th birthday. I would love to reach this goal if possible, but I need your help. Therefore, I am also hosting a Chapter Critique Giveaway to complement the blogfest!
That’s right – for the winner who racks up the most giveaway points, I will read and critique any one chapter of a manuscript OR a short story (page limit: 20 pages). The critique will include in-depth review, copy editing, rating, and suggestions – either over email or a Skype call (!). As a copy editor for both Cellar Door and Blue & White magazines, I promise you I will give constructive feedback.
To enter the giveaway, do any of the following and COMMENT below with a list of everything you did for your entry (P=Points):
- Become a follower of my blog (5P)
- Participate in The Roarin’ Twenties Blogfest (5P)
- Tweet about the blogfest and include the hashtag #theredangel and @wendyluwrites in your tweet (1P)
- Like TRA on Facebook (2P)
For every point, you will be entered in a random generator once. The maximum number of entries you can have is 13. On June 24, I will list all of the names in a random generator
(*idea from Oh to be a Muse
), and one name will be chosen randomly receives the chapter critique. So the more points you rack up, the better chance you have for the giveaway!
Remember, participating in The Roarin’ Twenties Blogfest automatically gives you 5 points. Woot!