Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Freebies 5: In which, I have my own contest

Firstly, I'm going to be having my OWN contest. Yup! I'm having a contest.

What can you win? We'll film a scene from your novel and post in on the blog.

Now wait, you ask, why would I want that? I'll tell you my observant friend. First of all, if your book is published you'll have free and fun promotions (or a book trailer). Or it can help you see how your dialog reads on screen. Or it could just be a lot of fun to make me act like a doofus.

Okay, so you're thinking to yourself, why would I spread the word on this? Shouldn't I just keep this secret so I have a better chance of winning? Well sure, you could. But the more people who find out about this the better the prize will be! I'll lengthen it! Plus, even if you don't win, everyone gets to see me (and possibly a cast of my friends, family, and thespian buddies) be dorks for you. (Outside of the usual stuff.)

But what if I don't write or have something you can act out? Then pick your favorite book or scene from a book or even just make up a scenario for us to act out. (Like do werewolves and vampires really hate each other.)

Stop talking already and tell me how to enter! (You're saying this not me.)

Okay, okay, it's pretty simple. You just fill out the rafflecopter form below. You can get bonus points for tweeting about it daily. (I provide text but if you want to use the hashtag and link and make up your own words, you can.) I'm also open to new ways to get points (I can edit the widget with those at any point without losing your entries).

  

And as always, other people have stuff their giving away. Books, contests, if its going on I'll try to find it for you. Well at least five. I can't find everything! Gosh, stop being so demanding.

Epic Fail : Win a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Or not. I can win it too. I'm cool with that.

3 books : More for your time investment. Can't beat that, right?

Pick Your Prize : As always, the lovely Rebecca Hamilton has fabulous prizes for you (and free editing).

500 words contest : Gotta love chance for books or agent feedback!

Mini-Synopsis Contest : Not a pitch, but a short synopsis. Interesting. Very interesting. Will you enter? Can you manage it?

See you guys next week!

24 comments:

Nemune said...

Hey, if you live in the New England area, my brothers are special effects artists, I could see if they would help you out with any extra special effects makeup if the scene that wins is horror,fantasy, SF or anything else that needs a facial tweaking. :D Prob not, but it's a thought.

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

I live in Wahington State actually, but thanks for the offer!

petemorin said...

this is totally cool, Tracy.

Tome said...

(If this isn't where we leave the comment, please let me know. :])

Thanks! This is such a cool idea! I haven't seen it done before.

Hmm... you wanted us to post new ideas, right? Well, if you're looking for contest ideas, maybe a contest where everyone summarizes their manuscript (or maybe an existing book) into a poem. Might be kind of quirky.

Thanks again!
Sarah

Riley Redgate said...

Your blog is the most imaginative thing since ... sliced bread isn't very imaginative. Something more imaginative than sliced bread.

I'm totally in.

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

@ Tome I'm actually looking for ideas for future blogs. Here at Belief Suspenders we test out various scenes in fiction to see how they would really work. It's like method writing. Check out some past episodes to see what I mean.

@Pete & Riley thanks for the great comments. Good luck to you!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! Very unique and fun! :)

cherie said...

See I already knew you were awesome. But this ups the bar of your awesomeness! I'm in! ;)

Rebecca Hamilton said...

THIS IS THE BEST BLOG PRIZE i HAVE EVER SEEN!!

Can you run the contest a million times so I can win eventually? LOL

Lela Gwenn said...

This is awesome! Thanks!

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

Thanks guys. I think Rebecca has some pretty awesome prizes too though. I wanted that book. *fist shake*

Good luck.

P.S. I've noticed someone who said they commented and didn't (besides the one person who was having issues and I gave them permission to skip it). I should NOT have to say this, but I know if you are cheating. I'll just disqualify you. Please don't. Please?

Tim Cody said...

I agree with the above statements of how awesome this contest idea is. A very clever idea!

-Tim

Ramsey Hootman said...

Just found your blog via someone else's tweet about the contest. What a great idea - both the blog and the contest! I love your videos!

Masako Moonshade said...

This is an awesome contest-- and it's a really clever way of promoting yourself. Kudos!

Here's one-- Is it actually possible to grab somebody up a cliff/whatever, like they do in movies?

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

That sounds like a good idea, but I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Got a movie example I could look at?

Ramsey Hootman said...

I think Masako is talking about when someone is clinging to the edge of a cliff, by their fingers, and someone else reaches over and pulls them up.

Melodie said...

Hi Tracy, aka mistress of the Awesome Idea:

I gave you a Liebster award. Because you rock.
Go copy it from my blog and post it as bling. If you have five newbie bloggers to nominate, do that too! :))

http://foreverrewrighting.blogspot.com

diannagunn said...

Hi! I came over here from Writeoncon. I like the blog and I think this is a really cool contest idea.

Beth said...

Heard about you from WriteOnCon. Sign me up for the contest! : ) Beth

Tracy N. Jorgensen said...

Welcome guys! Don't you just love WriteOnCon? Great way to participate in a conference when you can't travel to them (or afford them). Good luck.

Faith E. Hough said...

Cool! Count me in! I hope you're enjoying WriteOnCon!

www.lmlong.com said...

Found you from Rebecca Hamilton's blog- very fun idea!

MDYBYU said...

Love the idea. I'm thinking of scenes already.

Laura Ann Dunks said...

What a fantastic original idea!

Laura
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