Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Start the year off Write

For 21 days, beginning on January 5th, a talented array of authors and illustrators will be sharing insights into their writing practices and providing a writing prompt/exercise to complete.
Each day you(me, the participant) complete the given exercise, you earn an entry to win one of the grand prizes.
What are the grand prizes you ask? So far, there are four AGENT critiques, two EDITOR critiques, and proofreading services from a COPY EDITOR up for grabs.”
Who is this Challenge for?
EVERYONE. This challenge is for picture book writers, middle grade writers and young adult writers. Everyone is welcome to participate and it’s FREE.
When does the Challenge begin?
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Ideally, you will complete one exercise per day; however, comments eligible for the grand prize drawings will remain open until midnight on January 31st.
Who will be guest blogging?
The talent participating in this challenge runs deep, my friends. You’ll find debut authors, a National Book Award winner, NY Times Best Sellers, educators, illustrators, poets and three surprise bloggers along the way. Click HERE for a complete list.
What are the Grand Prizes?
Editor critiques, agent critiques, proofreading services from a copy editor, and one super secret grand prize. Click HERE for more information.
What do you have to do to participate?

Tweet, Facebook, blog or if you’re not tech-savvy, sing from the mountaintops that you are participating in the challenge. There is no registration required. You just have to follow!
Display the awesome Start The Year Off Write badge – compliments of the uber-talented Maple Lam on your social media sites.
Join the Facebook Group START THE YEAR OFF WRITE or sign up to receive updates via email (in sidebar). THIS IS REQUIRED.
Comment, comment, comment. You must comment on each exercise you complete in order to earn an entry towards the grand prizes. THIS IS REQUIRED.
If you complete every exercise during the 21-day challenge, you will be eligible for the SUPER SECRET GRAND PRIZE.

Bonus: If you blog about this challenge before January 5th, you can earn an extra entry for the drawing. Contact me for details!
Please do not share your exercises with me, the author who provided the exercise or anyone else. These exercises are for your eyes only.
By commenting, you are verifying that you completed the provided exercise. This is an honor system.