Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Writin' Stuff

Hope your writing projects are progressing, and your week is going well. Today, blog buds, there's a cool contest announcement from a local Louisiana gal who writes "Edgy Christian" books.

But first, a new poetry venture you just gotta check out for yourselves. Even if you don't think you can write or even enjoy traditional poetry, you might just love giving this new form a shot.

The Found Poetry Project is the brainchild of husband and wife team Tim and Megan Green. The blog features new poems on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. And guess who's got one being featured soon?

Found poems are exactly that...poetry hidden inside text originally meant to be anything but poetic or lyrical. (Think news articles, educational reports, etc.) Warning: Finding/crafting these poems can be seriously addictive!

Tim Green is the editor of the fabulous RATTLE, so check it out too. I've truly enjoyed my subscription, and highly recommend it.

Now...the contest: Author Pamela Thibodeaux announces the details here~~

A Sweetheart of a Contest

As we all know, the flagging economy is forcing businesses to make tough decisions and the book industry is no exception. Book stores are closing. Publishers are laying off people, cutting back on production, and pulling titles from distribution. What’s an author to do?

Get those sales up. So, fellow author and friend, Pamela S Thibodeaux, is having a Valentine’s Day contest Where Everyone Gets a Gift! Between Jan. 31st & Feb. 13th everyone who enters will receive Thib’s Teaser (a pdf with blurbs/excerpts/discount coupons/short story) AND their name will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE – simply email Pertinent Promotions at with Sweetheart Contest in the subject line. No Purchase Necessary to Participate...
Purchase any (1) Tempered novel and, along with Thib’s Teaser you will receive a Special Surprise Gift and your name will go into the drawing twice for the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (include your mailing address for the surprise gift).

Purchase 2 Tempered novels and in addition to Thib’s Teaser you will Receive a Special Surprise Gift, Your pick of a FREE download of either Choices or Cathy’s Angel and three chances to win the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (pick your short story and include your mailing address for your surprise gift).

Purchase the first three Tempered novels (Tempered Hearts, Tempered Dreams & Tempered Fire) and in addition to Thib’s Teaser you will Receive: A Special Surprise Gift, Your pick of a FREE download of either Cathy’s Angel or choices a FREE autographed copy of Tempered Joy and four chances to win the Grand Prize! Simply forward a copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to (pick your short story and include your mailing address for your autographed copy of Tempered Joy & your surprise gift).

If you purchase any of the Tempered series according to the rules above from your local book store, MAIL a copy of your receipt to Pertinent Promotions c/o Pamela S Thibodeaux, PO Box 324, Iowa, LA 70647 and your prizes will be the same as those listed.

Same rules apply if you purchase DIGITAL copies of The Tempered Books *Note* If you purchase digital copies of Tempered Hearts, Tempered Dreams, and Tempered Fire according to the rules above, you will receive a digital copy of Tempered Joy. *Digital copies also available @ All Romance Ebooks!

Winner announced Feb 14th.

*All entrants will be added to Pertinent Promotions and the author’s personal mailing lists.*Grand Prize: CD of my TWRP titles which includes 3 short stores (Cathy’s Angel, Choices, & A Hero for Jessica), 1 full-length novel The Inheritance and an advanced copy of my Upcoming Release Winter Madness (short story) and a Valentine Gift Basket!


Bella@That damn expat said...

That's pretty cool. I'll check it out.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Poetry always cripples me, but I'd like to check this out. Thanks!

Bella@That damn expat said...

I gave you an award. Come accept it:)

Janna Qualman said...

Wow, what a contest!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Bella.

2nd Cup, I think you'll like this. It's not like "regular" poetry at all! More like solving a puzzle.

Well, I 'preciate that, Bella. :)

Sure nuff, Janna.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! I can just see you crafting that poem from the nonpoem thingee! Can't wait to read yours - you will post a link, right? when it's up?

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, yeah Kat, y'all been teaching me how to toot my own horn, so I'll post a little linky.

PS to Bella...I'm not seeing the award. Some of your blog is being cut off on my end. :(


Jessica said...

Sounds like some good contests! :-)

Vodka Mom said...

great stuff! Since we have a snow day, i can "surf" all day!!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

I am in continual awe of how you keep up with so many things, all at the same time! What's your secret?

Debbie said...

Poetry? You know I don't know my haiku from my hyperbole.

Small Footprints said...

Thanks for that ... it looks interesting!

Small Footprints

kimmi said...

Thanks for all the good info, Angie, going to check it out.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica & Vodka...dare ya to give the Found Poetry a shot!

LOL, Carrie. Years and years of juggling thousands of balls simultaneously. It's all relative.

Shaaa-wingggg, Debbie. :) Go try it. You'll like it.

Small & kimmi, you're both welcome.

writtenexpressions said...

Hmm. I bet I can come up with a whopper of found a poem if I dig up some of the old medical management RFPs I've done . . .

giddymomof6 said...

WOW! Cool! I can't wait to see your poem! How exciting for you! And man, you are the girl with the knowledge it's so awesome!

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