We interrupt our infrequent blog posts about why we haven’t been blogging to bring you an official announcement for the “Back to School” Scrawlers Contest.
We’re giving away a hardcover copy of Stephen King’s “On Writing” to one lucky Scrawlers writer. One part memoir and one part meditation on craft, King delivers a well-written and inspirational book aimed at the young writer trying to rise above being a “merely competent” writer to become a good one. Readers will pick up King’s ideas on drafting, audience, generating story ideas, using life experience, and why reading is just as important as writing when improving one’s craft.
Scrawlers co-founder Nathan Melcher reads this book every summer right before the fall semester as an inspirational pep talk (the book literally becomes a “pep talk” when he listens to the audio version).
Using King’s book as encouragement has served him well and we hope to pass on that same possibility to you. This week at Scrawlers, enter for your chance to win “On Writing” by Stephen King.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. 1. Post a new story with the tag “writing” at Scrawlers between August 21, 2008 and 11:59pm CST on August 28, 2008. You may post one eligible story per day for a potential of up to eight contest entries based on your story posts.
2. 2. Post a comment on another writer’s story that meets the above specifications between August 21, 2008 and 11:59pm CST on August 28, 2008. You earn one entry per comment only one of your comments per story is eligible. The potential for comment-based contest entries depends on how many other writers post stories during the contest.
We’ll announce winners by Monday, September 1, 2008. Good luck and get writing!
Learn more and get contest rules here.