Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back From Hiatus Contest

I missed you all so much while I was on my hiatus that I decided to throw a contest when I got back. So here are the specs (sorry, that's the engineer in me coming out):

Start Date: Today - Friday, October 22
End Date: midnight, Sunday November 7
Prizes: Your choice of one of my favorite non-fiction books on writing that I'll be highlighting over my next five posts. You'll just have to wait and see which books they are, but I promise you - they're all awesome! For any non-writers, you can choose a $15 Amazon gift card instead of a book.
Who's Eligible: Any of my Fantastic Friends (new or existing followers), inside the U.S. or out

How to Earn Points: (1 point each)
Be a follower of my blog - new or existing (required)
Leave a comment on THIS post telling me how many points you have and your email address (required)
Be my Facebook friend - new or existing - see sidebar for my Facebook link
Be my Networked Blogs follower - new or existing - see sidebar for my Networked Blogs link
Mention my contest in a blog post
Mention my contest on your sidebar
Facebook post about my contest
Tweet about my contest

That's it - easy as pie! Everything's worth one point, so just count up how many you've done and put it in your comment. On November 8, I'll announce the three winners, email asking which book they prefer, and order the books from Amazon to be delivered directly to the winners.

I really did miss you guys while I was away - thanks for being such a wonderful community of bloggers!

What's your favorite non-fiction writing book?


Candyland said...

+3 For me! But if I win, please donate prize (or equiv. dollar amount) to I<3JOY!!!

you should have my email:)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

+ 2 for me.

(My email is linked to my blog, so you'll get it with this comment in your inbox)

Can't wait to see what books you'll be reviewing. I just read Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint. It's a wicked book, especially the stuff on emotions. :)

Joanne said...

I've got a book of writers quotations put out by B&N that I enjoy looking at for inspiration :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Will come back this afternoon (when I'm not on my phone internet) to enter! :)

Brian said...

I can tell this is going to be fun!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I can’t wait to hear about your favorite writing books. I’m always on the lookout for a good one.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

So glad you're back. :) I missed seeing you pop up on my dashboard.

Talli Roland said...

I think +2 for me?! Yay, so glad you're back!

My fav non-fiction writing book is Bird by Bird. Love it!

Lola Sharp said...

I don't Facebook...but I'll sidebar you and tweet you, K?

4 points.

Happy weekend to you!

Lola Sharp said...

Also, you should have my email in your inbox from this post...but:

authorlolasharp At g (mail) dOt

lotusgirl said...

2 points. Nice to have you here.

Crimey said...

Susan, welcome back! The new blog layout is tres chic! I'm looking forward to hearing about the books you recommend.

Count me 2

Bossy Betty said...

Two points.

Welcome back!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm so glad you're back, Susan!!!! I'm looking forward to your next five posts....I know we are going to learn some wonderful tips!

Old Kitty said...


You were so missed in blogland!!!! Blogland is again a happier, friendlier and lovelier place now that you've returned!! Yay!!

You are such a star for hosting this fab giveaway!! GOOD LUCK everyone entering!!

Take care

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm a follower + 1
I'm commenting and my e-mail tmilstein at gmail dot com +1
I a FB friend +1
I now follower your Networked Blog +1
I'm putting you on my sidebar +1
I'm sharing this on FB +1

= 6

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So happy you're back! It's a pleasure to see your name pop up in the blogosphere!

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! I've got three. =) Nice to have you back Susan!

Jen Daiker said...

Susan thats such an awesome contest!!! On Writing is such an awesome boo on writing, and I love Chapter by Chapter!

I look forward to seeing what you post!

Aubrie said...

I'm a follower and I left a comment, so that's 2 for me! And thanks so much for voting for my story!

Julie Musil said...

Boo hoo, I'm too late. But I'll add that my favorite nonfiction writing book is Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. Genius.

Myrna Foster said...

I have three points, and I can't wait to read your recommendations!

Lydia Kang said...

Hey there! I'm a FB friend, networked blog, follower, commenting with email (lydiakang at yahoo dot com) and putting you on my sidebar. I think that's 5!
And welcome back!

Jackee said...

You are so cool, my friend! I can't wait to read what writing books you love. Count me down for 5 points. Thanks!

And as if I haven't shouted it enough, SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK! :o)


Anonymous said...

I don't have a non-fictional writing book. But I do collect quotes that help me get through the day.

Stephen Tremp

LReneeS said...

You're invited to read about the magic.
Hope to see you there and PLEASE help me spread the word.

Jemi Fraser said...

+3 for me! Welcome back! I'm off to tweet... :)

Velva said...

Okay, I have a total of 3 points! I need to find you on Twitter. I just started twittering and I am trying to get my groove.

I don't have a favorite non-fiction writing book. I love books, I love to read too. Did I mention I love cookbooks :-)

Anonymous said...

Yay, welcome back! I'm glad you're back from the hiatus! :)

I currently have 2 points, I think.

Lynda Young said...

Be a follower of my blog +1
Leave a comment on THIS post +1
Facebook friend +1
Be my Networked Blogs follower +1
Twwet it: Um...I'd tweet it but I'm unsure of your tweet name

So I guess that's a total of 4 points

Lynda Young said...

Oh oops, I forgot my email: lynfaw(at)gmail(.)com

salarsenッ said...

Nice contest!!

blogged (this Friday)
your in my sidebar
Commented and tallied

I think that makes +6

TerryLynnJohnson said...

great contest! 3 points for me - comment, FB, and follower.
wolfpaw6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Follower, comment, sidebar, FB follower and link, networked blogs follower.

That's +6 for me. Great contest, Susan. One of my favorites is Discovering the Writer Within by Barry Lane and Bruce Ballenger.

mrso_d at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

Just wanted to say welcome back :)

Slushpile Slut said...

Hey hey Susan! Welcome back :) Excited for this contest. I have 6 points, follower,comment,FB friend, network blog, tweet.

My fave non-fiction book is Noak Lukeman The First Five Pages

MaDonna Maurer said...

+3 for me! Great contest!
umdmaurer at gmail dot com

Diane J. said...

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Books = Awesome! Books on writing = Bestill my heart!

+4 points, whoohoo!

My email is connected to my blog, but just in case it's dj1971(at)comcast(dot)net

Glad you're back.

Ann said...

Well I guess I should just save my gift card after all.....just in case! I think I am at +7
ormondann at gmail dot com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm a follower and I'm now following you on Facebook = 2 points.

wolferock AT

Margo Berendsen said...

5 points - follower, comment, facebook, network blog, and sidebar. My favorite writing book is Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott! I gave my copy away, need to get another copy.

berendsen70 at yahoo

Bish Denham said...

Glad I didn't miss this! I'm already a follower and I'll be putting a link up to your contest in my blog sidebar!

notesfromnadir said...

Hi Susan,
Let's see, I follow you here, on Networked Blogs & on Facebook!

I think Strunk & White's Elements of Style is a must-have.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Welcome back, Susan.

Anonymous said...

FB friend, Tweeted, Network Blog Follower, Blog friend, Contest on Sidebar, and I'll add your contest to my next post. That's 6, correct? My favorite non-fiction on writing is Stephen King's On Writing.

Kelly said...

Yay! What a great contest! Great idea to give away helpful books for us writer folk!
+4 for me (you'll be on me blog tomorrow!)

Jen Daiker said...

Hi! I know I already commented but now that I've gone through all that you've added I must have one of these amazing books!!!

+3 for me! I hope it's enough to snag a win!!! All these books are fantastic! I'll have you up on my sidebar in a minute!

Julie Musil said...

Yay! +3 for me too. Welcome back!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Hi, Susan. I found you through Lyn, who follows my blog. I just became a follower of your blog, and networked blogs. Two points, yes?

Thank you so much for your generosity! You rock.

Audience of ONE


My favorite writing book is Writers on Writing edited by James N Watkins. Full of great advice, and I loaned mine out to someone, but cannot remember who!