Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Bookshelf Muse - Contest Opportunity

Angela Ackerman of the Bookshelf Muse has a major reason to celebrate - she has over 1000 followers and is holding a terrific contest. The details and how to enter:

Here at The Bookshelf Muse, it's all about becoming stronger writers together. So, in that spirit, check out these scrumptious prizes:

General Drawing:

5-First Page critiques
2-First Chapter critiques

Special Drawing Challenge

It's simple: SPREAD THE WORD about this contest! If you do, I will include you in a special drawing for a three month mentorship with me.

What the mentorship will entail:

--A three month partnership where I will help you in any manner I can toward stronger writing, publication, increasing your online platform and helping you with agenting questions/search

--I will help you build or improve your query (if needed)

--A full read of your manuscript, offering advice on improvements and helping to brainstorm solutions if desired.

--An in depth look at your web presence and suggestions to hone your blog, increase followings and make suggestions with other social media to strengthen your online exposure

--Emails to answer any questions you have about writing, blogging, getting an agent, leaving an agent or how the agent relationship works

--General support!

So, do you need a mentor, someone to bounce ideas around with, brainstorm solutions, ask questions about writing or platforms? I may not be 'book published' yet, but I've been around and have picked up a few things. :) I also have the good fortune of being agented by Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency, and have written over 1200 critiques for other writers, helping them strengthen their writing. Maybe I can help you, too.


If you'd like to enter for the General Drawing, you MUST be a Follower (new or old) and leave a comment. That's it, no big hoops to jump through. Just stop in and say hey, and of course I always appreciate tweets, blog links and general word spreading, but that's up to you. :)

If you wish to also enter for the mentorship draw, you MUST be a follower (new or old) AND fill out this simple form I've attached. Normally I don't do the form thing, but for something like this, it will help me stay organized.You don't need to be at the query stage or anything, just a serious writer intent on improving. :) If you think I might be able to help you on your journey, please enter!

Link to the contest


Tamika: said...

Glad you popped over to my place Nicole:)

This is an amazing contest! A stab at having a writing mentor would be a dream come true.

Tamika: said...

Glad you popped over to my place Nicole:)

This is an amazing contest! A stab at having a writing mentor would be a dream come true.

Danielle said...

This is a great contest but I'm not a writer yet. I will pass on the word for you though.

pensees said...

Great contest. Thanks for reaching out and helping new writers!


PK Hrezo said...

Hi, Nicole! Saw your post on YALit chat and thought I'd stop by. Lovely blog, just started following you. Would love to have you stop by my blog some time.

:) Cheers!

darksomebelle said...

What a great opportunity! Good luck to everyone.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Isn't Angela the greatest?! I adore her! :-)

Angela Ackerman said...

Thanks for the shout out! Good luck in the contest!

And Shannon, you are seriously sweet, you know that?

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse