It’s that time again! As always, the winner of the Blog Bracket Challenge will win a query critique, a copy of one of my books, or other agreed-upon prize. But most of all pride. Lots of pride. Here’s how to enter: 1. Go to the front page of the ESPN tournament challenge: https://fantasy.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2022/en/ (Men) […]
13th Annual Blog Bracket Challenge!*
*(Yes, we’re counting last year toward 13 years even though COVID-19 won.) It’s that time! Time to see which one of you is the best literary bracket pickers of them all. It will probably not be me. As always, the winner of the Blog Bracket Challenge will win a query critique, a copy of one […]
Amusingly Humorous Book Title Finalists!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Amusingly Humorous Book Title Finalists! There were many good entries, but only a few could be finalists. And here they are! In order to vote for the winner, please leave a vote in the comments section of this post. You will have until Thursday, 7pm ET to vote. Do not […]
The Amusingly Humorous Book Title Contest!
It’s publication week for my new guide How to Publish a Book and I thought I’d celebrate with a contest! It’s chilly outside in most of the northern hemisphere, so let’s warm up by getting those creative juices flowing. Can you think of the most amusing, the most chuckle-worthy, the most grin-inducing book title of […]
The 6th SUFPC winner is…
Annnnd the winner of the 6th Not-as-annual-as-it-used-to-be Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge is…….. At the bottom of this post. In the meantime, reading over a hundred first paragraphs in a row can really help clarify what works and what doesn’t in a first paragraph. I had four main takeaways on common threads. Death and the […]
The 6th SUFPC finalists are…
Nathan here! Keeping up with Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge tradition, I invited a special guest to announce the finalists. Please welcome Tom Wambsgans from HBO’s hit show “Succession.” No spoilers contained herein. Wow. Uh, hi. Hello. Greg didn’t tell me I was going to do this. GREG! Why didn’t you tell me I had […]