Ladies and gentleman, girls and boys. The winner, of our critique contest and giveaway…

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…the one and only…

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Please excuse my shaky, live action shot…

Stacey Trombley!!!

Congratulations Stacey! Please email me your first ten chapters and I’ll forward them on to Lisa while I arrange your voucher. And to all our other participants, Lisa and I just want to thank you for getting so thoroughly involved – that bowl may not look full but due to your participation there are almost 500 individually cut and scrunched entries in there (yes I’m a hippie, so I made them all minuscule to save paper). 

It’s been an honor to pull this together and I’ll definitely do something similar in the future. In the meantime keep an eye out for some other awesome stuff coming up on the blog too (if I do say so myself, which I can, because it’s mine and it’s awesome!). I’ll be talking cover design and self publishing with the fabulous Donna Hosie, author of Searching for Arthur, which I reviewed right here, (wink wink, go-and-support-her-and-check-it-out). I’ll be using telesales tips to hook readers with more Beginner’s Guide to Turning Boredom into Booyah, for the fledgling writers out there. And I’ll be on a constant lookout for anything which could help promote your book -whether you’re traditionally published or otherwise.

Basically, I’m super excited about where this blog can go. Hope you see you there!


P.S. For those of you who couldn’t find the mystery mistake, here was my tweeted clue.

If you can’t find the mystery you so dearly prize, don’t feel crossed; the answer is there in your eyes.

And I was referring to this line from the original contest post.

Lisa, a journalist and newspaper editor with more than fifteen years’ experience, is offering a COMPLETE LINE EDIT for TEN CHAPTERS of your MS. So if your punctuation prowess doesn’t go further than dotting your t’s and crossing your i’s, Lisa can help fix it. 

So… who here is kicking themselves?