Saturday, July 4, 2009

100 Days to More Brilliant Writing: PRIZES!

Starting with week #3 (see subsequent posting for this week's prompt), we're going to have drawings every once in a while.

Here's how it works. Each week, all of us write and all of us earn points (even MMS Society officers can participate):

1 pt. for each day that you write for a minimum of 15 minutes (you can earn a maximum of 5 pts. since our goal is to write 5 days a week))

1 pt. for completing the week's writing prompt

1 pt. for exceeding our expectations in some way (writing for an extra15 minutes one day; writing for 6 days instead of 5; writing for 20 hours; etc.)

Then, post your total points (out of the 7 pts. possible) by the following Monday at noon, and MMS Society will turn each point into a ticket. That's right, we will hand-write your online name on a ticket, which we'll deposit in a container. Every once in a while, we'll draw a lucky writer's name and award a prize. And we'll certainly award prizes at the end of week #20, so you'll want to earn as many tickets as possible before then. (Tickets will accumulate from week to week. The only time one will be removed is if that person wins a prize.)

To kick things off, we are going to draw a ticket on Tuesday, 14 July. The prize will be an gift certificate, so that the hard-working writer can purchase a film or novel (in honor of this week's prompt) for a bit of R&R. The gift certificate will be emailed to you; you can provide us with your email address if you win.

So, what are you doing reading this blog? Get writing! (We have a rather large roll of tickets to use up.)

But first, it might be a good idea to read the instructions for week #3.


Betty Edit said...

So... You mean I get an extra ticket whether I write 15 minutes extra or whether I write 20 hours extra? Hmm. That's interesting.

But prizes are super exciting, so hurray! Is that really the roll of tickets? Or did you just get that off the internet? I think I already know the answer.

My Manuscript Stinks Society said...

It is a REAL roll of tickets.