Wednesday, June 2, 2010


In celebration of my new SHORT CROPPED FABULOUS FIFTY haircut, it's time for a writing contest! As usual, the rules are simple and the goal is to have fun. 

And yes -- fabulous prizes await you, but you must enter to win. :) This is what you do:

  • Look at the picture below and think up a title that's full of panache, pow, zing, zowie. You that an agent or publisher would just have to have.
  • Name the genre of the book.
  • In FIFTY words or less, add a synopsis or tagline...whatever you want to call it, as long as it says concisely what your book is about.  
  • If your email address isn't connected to your blog I.D., add that to your comment too.
  • 1st prize -- $25.00 bookstore gift card. 2nd prize -- Cajun Goodies. 3rd prize -- Writerly gadgets.
  • Winners announced next Wednesday, June 9th.
  • Easy peasy, hunh? So what ya waitin' for? (Feel free to tweet, link, post, toot, Facebook, or otherwise spread the news!) :D


Rebecca Nazar said...

Title: The Dappled Dock

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Everyone longs to find their soulmate. The townsfolk of Kingsfield, Maine possess the opportunity. A true-love portal, The Dappled Dock, resides within the town’s borders. When men and women come of age, they must dive into romance . . . whether they want to or not, like love curmudgeon, Merit

Fun thing to do, Angie. Thanks! : )

Diane said...

Walking Off

Genre: Suspense

Feeling she has no options left, Marie takes a final walk down a familiar pier. After she jumps in, gulping her last breaths, an answer comes in a most unexpected way....

BTW LOVE the hair!!!

Kathryn Magendie said...

lawd - I was just gonna take a nap - maybe after *laugh*

I LOVE THE HAIRCUT! when did you do that? it was long at the beach! :-) you look purty

Analisa said...

I love your hair spicy and sexy! You Go girl! I will submit contest thing the compliment was not a butter look great.

Karen said...

First thing first. Love, love the "do."

Sepia Sight-Sci Fi. Whoever enters this body of water when the sun glistens just so on the pier, forever loses their ablitily to see color. The cure is simple, really......

Analisa said...

The Poisoned Pier/genre mystery

Darnie hated coming to the lake. Tommy was not going to reappear at the end of the pier no matter how hard her Mommie looked. He was stolen by Mr. Bishop. It frightened Darnie to be near him. Maybe Mr. Bishop wouldn’t keep his promise but steal her too.

Deb Shucka said...

I love your new look! And the picture of you with your new look. Way to go.

I'll be back later for the writing. I just wanted to say how hot you look.

Amie said...

Aw man, and I was all ready with a title for your hair pic (Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow--self-help--"How to transition from one decade to another--FABULOUSLY")...oh well...

Me likey the new 'do!

Kittie Howard said...

The Do do look good!

The Hook, YA

Jayden hated the old pier that stretched from his parent's mobile home. It led to nothing, like his future. Jayden couldn't dream about college without a summer job. But Bella had told Jayden she'd drop him if he stayed with his aunt and got a job in the city.

Jessica Nelson said...

I'm too sexy for my shirt.

Romantic Comedy

Angie AKA Gumbo Writer has big dreams but none of them include garlic breath when pitching an agent or a trip to the emergency room after hasty and somewhat violent marital relations. When a three year old neighbor gums Angie's hair, Angie lobs it off and discovers that the woman underneath is too sexy for her shirt and too awesome to be brought low by garlic or an overeager husband....

Oh, wait, is this supposed to be about the pier pic??? *grin* Love your hair!

Jessica Nelson said...

Title: Broken Glass

Genre: Thriller

A cast-out Romani witnesses a killer dump a body at the end of a pier. When a severed finger, the calling card of a local killer, shows up in her belongings, she's torn between confiding in the gadje police or running to a people who no longer want her.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Jessica on the "too sexy" comment.

THESE ARE GREAT! KEEP 'EM COMING! (I can see it's gonna be another hard one to call. Glad I got me some helper judges!)

Write on!

Tere Kirkland said...

Love these so far!!

I just adore your contests, Angie. Very inventive!

Michelle H. said...

You look stylin' with the new do. You go, girl!

I'm horrid with titles. I rename all my ms about ten times. But I'll give it a go.

Title: Pier into Nowhere
Genre: Romantic Mystery

Rebecca bids adieu to her fiance as he boards his seaplane on his flight around the world. But on the day of his return, Rebecca finds his bloodied shirt floating near a beam of a dilapidated pier. So she must enlist the help of a crusty old sea dog, One-eyed Walter, in discovering what became of her beloved.

Michelle H. said...

Oops! I think I went over the fifty word limit for the synopsis/tag line. Sorry.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Love the haircut! My brain can't function beyond my current WIP right now (and the level of functioning for that is low at best, lol.) Good luck to all the entrants! Great contest. :)

JKS said...

Angie! Your haircut is fabulous!

Bryan Thomas said...

Piers' End


A mean reaches retirement to realize he's thrown away everything that mattered in his desire to succeed and sets about to rebuild the relationships and recapture the life he tossed aside. If they'll let him...

Carrie said...

The Same Deep Water as You


Mary's world seems very black and white until one afternoon the sun glows golden and the victims at La Penche Docks come out to play.

You look mahveloooos dahlin. ;)

Hilary said...

The hair looks really cute.

Pier Pressure

Teen Romance

A summer coming-of-age story

DL Hammons said...

Title: Ripples in Time

Genre: Literary Fiction

Synopsis: Three generations of the DeWitt clan must each come to grip with a family mystery/tragedy that keeps surfacing from the past.


Carrie Wilson Link said...

I like the new do! Darling!

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