The month of July is much too hot to play video games or run around outside, right? It is a great month to write, however! From July 1 until midnight on July 31, I will accept entries into this year’s Summer Scribbler contest. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Write your own original piece. It can be the opening paragraph of a longer story, or a descriptive scene, or a chunk of humorous dialogue, or a poem, or anything that motivates you to compose.
2. Post it below as a comment.
3. Whichever piece receives the most comments by July 31 is the winner, so tell your family and friends to log on and comment on your piece! You can comment on other pieces, too, but please keep all comments appropriate and constructive. Try to say something nice as well as offer suggestions for improvement.
And what is the prize? The winner will receive a free copy of the second Priscilla the Great book, The Kiss of Life. If you haven’t read the first one, Priscilla the Great, there’s still time before the contest ends!
Mostly from Amazon: Priscilla Sumner, or Priscilla the Great, is an ordinary seventh grader with a blowtorch for a finger. As if middle school isn’t hard enough, not only does Priscilla have to fight pimples and bullies, but genetically enhanced assassins trying to kill her and her family. Armed with wit, strength, and a genius best friend, Priscilla must defeat the Selliwood Institute, a mysterious organization with a mission of turning children into killing machines.
Check out more about Priscilla at her website, where you can friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, watch her book trailer, and read a teaser paragraph from The Kiss of Life. After that, get busy writing for the contest!
In paperback: The Grateful Undead: They’re so Vein by Susan Stec (adult book)