The website for young adult author Kate Larkindale. A place for her musings on writing, publishing and a day job in the film business.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Beginning, Middle and End Blogfest!!!
I know, I know.... I promised it weeks ago, but life just got in the way. But here it is. Ta da! The Beginning, Middle and End Blogfest.
With the number of blogfests there are that require you to post your first 250 words or so, I think we've all seen the same beginnings over and over on blogs. So here's a chance to see a little more of how the stories might progress. Not a lot. Not so much it's going to ruin the book for anyone who reads it beginning to end, but a tantalizing little taste.
On Wednesday 31st August, post the first paragraph, middle paragraph (work it out by your total word count) and final paragraph of your book or WIP on your blog. Hop around the other entrants and see what they have and comment on it. Then pop back here on Friday or Saturday to tell me which ones you liked the most and why.
I'll award prizes to the entries that get the most love.
Simple isn't it? I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Just fill in the Mr Linky below...
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Ooh, this is fun! I'll probably do an official post, and then a day or so later post the ones to my other two books, because I love sharing stuff like this.ReplyDelete
Cool idea, hop on over to find out about my labor Day blogfest!ReplyDelete
I agree, there's so much work on opening sentences, paragraphs and pages -- and hardly any discussions of endings. Great idea. I'm in.ReplyDelete
What a fun idea. Love, love, love it! My stories always begin with the end (at least in my mind), so it will be fun to show how the beginning, middle, and end are linked.ReplyDelete
Kate, this is such a great idea and it makes me wish very badly that I had, well...a middle...and end paragraph! Haha :) I'll still hop around though!ReplyDelete
Just found out about this. Will post now.ReplyDelete
This is a seriously awesome idea! How come I haven't found your blog until now? I'm totally happy to join :)ReplyDelete
This is a fun idea. Can't wait to read everyone's stuff.ReplyDelete
I want to post so badly, but my publisher says no go until line edits are completed in a few weeks :( I'm excited to jump around and read yours though!ReplyDelete
This exercise actually brought out a strong part of my novel that I've had a hard time expressing. Even if I don't win, this has been well worth it!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a lot of fun! I will be able to give input on Friday but not Saturday. Looking forward to reading everyone's entries!ReplyDelete
By the way, the specific post is here: http://annalisegreen.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/the-beginning-middle-and-end-blogfest/
Woo! This is awesome, and I hope I get to play even if I am a little late to the field (as it were). Regardless, I look forward to reading the other entries!ReplyDelete
I just saw this blogfest this morning! I hope its not to late enter! I think its a fantastic idea.ReplyDelete
Hi there! Just popping over to give some love to 1 person in particular. (If I haven't read someone's yet, it's because I couldn't find it on their blog, or because it was posted after now, but I'm traveling tomorrow and must do this now.)ReplyDelete
I was really, really caught up in Callie Kingston's lines!
Great blogfest! Enjoyed everyone's lines, thanks for sharing with me. :)
I just noticed this contest and put up the beginnings, middles, and ends to two of my manuscripts. I hope it wasn't too late, since you said you'd still be judging on Saturday.ReplyDelete
I didn't manage to locate everyone's entries (I think several people may have signed up but then forgotten to post on their blogs?), but of the ones I read, I think my favorite entry was Annalise Green's. The sensory details were so evocative, and for some reason the whole thing put me very much in mind of a Miyazaki film (which I love). :-)ReplyDelete