Thursday, 7 July 2011

Blogfest, I Hate You! (+giveaway/contest)

As promised...

(*sorry, in the process of reorganizing my blog I seem to have mislaid the picture*)

OK, OK, so I overdid the design a bit... sorry 

; P

I'm calling it the Hatefest for short. (MWAHAHAHA and all that) 

Here's the rules my dearies: 

  1. Sign up by the end of August 12th
  2. On August 12th, post a story, an excerpt of your work or a poem you've written that shows HATE of some form or another - your character hates someone, someone hates your character, or maybe you hate someone/something? 
  3. Once you've posted, go check out the other entries and share some comment love! 
  4. Don't forget to link back to my blog when you post so people can find the other entries
If you want to win something... 

Now, for this blogfest, I shall be giving away some ebooks for your reading pleasure... 

THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS
 
by my bloggy friend
Roland Yeomans

Purple Knot

by Raquel Byrnes, another fellow blogger

Searching

by Stuart Sharp, who does the funniest lists on his blog


So if you want to qualify for the one of these, you have to do the following in addition to the stuff up above:


  • Post your entry on August 12th, not later (date on post counts) - 1 extra entry
  • Advertise the Hatefest on your blog (sidebar note by Aug 6th) - 1 extra entry
  • Advertise the Hatefest on your blog (badge in sidebar by Aug 6th) - 1 extra entry
  • Do a blog post advertising the Hatefest (please tell me the link in comments so I don't miss it) - 2 extra entries
  • Advertise the Hatefest on twitter using #theHATEfest (and @tessasblurb to be sure I don't miss it) - 1 extra entry
  • Follow me on my blog, twitter or FB - 2 entries
  • Comment on at least two other Hatefest entries (mine doesn't count) - 1 entry
The 3 winners shall then be chosen by random.org and announced on August 18th. If you want to take part in the giveaway/contest but you already have one or more of those books, let me know so you don't get a double...

And finally, here's the Linky list!




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24 comments:

Raquel Byrnes said...

Hello Tessa,
So excited for this blogfest. I am already a follower on Blogger and Twitter, but I will definitely post the button and tweet on the day.

Summer Ross said...

I will post this as soon as I can, I tried to put it up on my blogfest tab and then there was some kind of error and my tab disappeared. Grumbles. I have an old version saved in drafts which is not helpful.

Tessa Conte said...

Coolsticks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will anger and strong dislike work?

Tessa Conte said...

Absolutely!

Laura M. Campbell said...

The beginning of my NaNo novel might work perfectly for the blogfest. I'll keep it in mind.

RosieC said...

Haha! I love it. Great Idea. I'll do some promo work tomorrow, but right now I need to hit the sack. Just couldn't pass up following the link from Twitter :)

AllMyPosts said...

Well .. count me in!!

with warm regards
Another Author

Loralie Hall said...

Love this idea - I'm totally in ^_^

Trisha said...

When I saw Raquel advertising this I just HAD to check it out... Not sure what that says about me, but no doubt something bad! Love your blogfest graphics too... I'd call 'em cutting edge!

Sarah McCabe said...

Muahahaha! Oh yes.

Jen said...
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Jen said...

Hi Tessa,
I had to delete my last comment because I tried to be clever and put in a link to my blog where I mentioned your blogfest. And I screwed it up.

Anyway, I love the idea of this, and will definitely be joining in!

...and I did do a blog post on it, promise!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Saw this on Jen's site - I'm game!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It won't let me copy the badge - can you email it to me?

Donna Hole said...

I have all these novels; but it's a great blogfest. I can't pick u the banner, and I'm really bummed that I signed up and its not linking my blog.

I'll try again sometime later, but I did put this in my events calendar on my sidebar.

.........dhole

Tessa Conte said...

@ Donna No idea why it won't let you get the banner... but your link works!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Cool :)

Madeleine said...

Hi Tessa, am I missing something, so you have to write something about hating someone? An excerpt? Did I miss that bit :O)

Tessa Conte said...

@Madeleine: Yep that's the idea. Pick an excerpt of your WIP where one character hates another in some way... or if you'd rather post a poem, flash fiction or a drabble, that's fine, too! Showing emotion is what I'm going for.

Amalia T. said...

Tessa, you come up with all the best blogfest themes! I'm excited to participate in the fest! I was just thinking the other day that it had been a long time since I had blogfested.

Tessa Conte said...

@ Amalia: Glad to have you! Long time no blog! ; P

Madeleine said...

Looks like a fun blogfest. Just read Trisha's entry which was great :O)

Chris K. said...

Thanks for having us all over to your blog.

If you get a chance, check out a fellow writer's zombie story and help me make him wear an embarrassing shirt next year! It's the ultimate grudge match between social media and the zombies. Details are here:
http://kelworthfiles.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/prove-the-zombies-wrong-social-platforms-can-build-readership/

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