Monday, June 25, 2012

"WHAT IF" FAIRY TALE MADNESS BLOGFEST!

First off, I want to say that the lovely Emily King has me as her Blogging Mentor today! If you want to hear me drone on about myself, go check it out here ;)

Next, I'll be hosting a "WHAT IF?" Blogfest with Leigh, Mark, and Cassie Mae:


WHAT IF?
Fairytale Madness BlogFest!
 
         AUGUST 13th – 17th          
Have you noticed that by changing one detail; one event, one character trait, one thought...you can completely alter the rest of the story?

For this bloghop we are exploring "What If?"
Not only do we want it to be fun, but it will hopefully be a fun writing exercise and make for some great reading during the hop!

To enter:
Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"
Then, pick one of these four categories: (be sure to mention which category you're joining, during your blog post!)
·       Best Plot Twist
·       Best Love Story
·       Best Tragedy
·       Best Comic Relief

Finally, write a scene(s) illustrating a new detail of the fabled fairy tale that changes our perspective.
To recap,

Is it a plot twist? (Cinderella gets knocked up by the Carriage Driver…)

An unknown romance that comes to light? (Snow White dumps the Prince for Grumpy…)
A tragic loss occurs? (The Three Little Pigs are too late to save their house…)
A little comic relief? (Hansel and Gretel win a trip on Euro Rail, sponsored in part by M&M’s…)

Whatever the change…It's limited only by your imagination – but please keep it PG-13 J
Other Rules:
·       Post your story during the week of August 13 to 17.
·       Flash Fiction – 300 WORD MAX. (You don't have to tell the whole story in three hundred words. Pick what works to illustrate your point.)
JUDGING CATEGORIES and the respective judges:
 ·       Best Plot Twist – Cassie Mae
·       Best Love Story - Morgan Shamy
·       Best Tragedy -  Leigh Covington
·       Best Comic Relief - Mark Koopmans
PRIZES!
(Prize will go to the winner of judge's sponsored category. For example, Leigh's prize goes to the winner of Best Tragedy, Mark's prize goes to winner of Best Comic Relief, etc.)
Leigh is offering: A Paperback Copy of "Save The Cat," by Blake Snyder!
Morgan is offering: A full manuscript critique!
Cassie Mae is offering: $25 Amazon Gift Card
Mark is offering: a $25 Hawaiian care package (incl. $5 USPS Priority Shipping) Winner can choose from any number of small items such as candy, trinkets, Kona Coffee, etc.

Now all you have to do is get your name in the linky and throw a button on your blog! (At least, we'd love it if you put a button on your blog!) This is going to be so much fun! Can't wait to read your entry!






44 comments:

  1. Lol, I am seeing this everywhere today! Excellent fest idea!

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  2. Fun blogfest! I'll mention it for you Wednesday in the Ninja News.

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  3. Hey you,

    After reading your non-droning, very awesome interview on Em's blog, I may not be able to call you by your given name - for at least several days :)

    Still. Cracking. Up. :)

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  4. I'm a little nervous about entering because I don't write fantasy, but I went through a huge fairytale phase when I was a kid. This contest sounds like fun and I have time to think it out, so here goes. . .

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    1. Yay! I'm excited to see what you come up with, Honey! :D

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  5. This post looks familiar... ;)

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  6. This sounds way super fun. I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with :-D

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  7. What a great idea. I can't wait to read the What If posts!

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  8. Heck ya! I'm so excited for this! AND... loved your interview at Emily's! You ROCK woman!

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  9. No way! This is a brilliant idea. I'll look into my schedule and sign up if I have an opening (as if I have anything filled). :)

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  10. This should produce some really interesting tales! Too fun :)

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  11. Sounds too cute! I hope I'm up for it *winks*, but I think I know exactly what I'll do...

    So fun!! :D

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  12. I love this idea! Do you have a button for the undecided? You know to just advertised the fest in general.

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    1. We don't! That's a good idea though...

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  13. Those buttons look really cool. And fairy tales are all the rage right now so this should be really popular. I'll definitely tweet about this.

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  14. Love this idea for a blogfest. One of these days I'm going to get caught up enough again to participate in stuff like this. Or, I keep telling myself that.

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  15. This sounds like a really interesting blogfest, though I'm not sure which fairytale I'd choose. Probably a Grimms' fairytale or one of the classic Russian fairytales.

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  16. What a cool idea. Unfortunately I'm going to be away on vacation then.

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  17. I signed up at Cassie's place. C came before M. :)

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  18. The interview was great! I will be away for the first two days of this fest, but other than that I'll try to be as involved as I can. Looks like it will be heaps of fun!

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  19. I just read your fun interview with Emily and it was great. The blogest sounds like a hoot and I signed up. Count me in.

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  20. I signed up this morning, and somewhat appropriately ended up as number 37.

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  21. This sounds like a fun hop. What a great idea! :)

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  22. I already signed up. Such a good idea :)

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  23. Looks like a lot of fun. I just signed up and have a few ideas to choose from.

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  24. All signed up AND I know exactly which fairy tale I'll be 'what if'ing'!! Great idea, lady!

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  25. All signed up and I know exactly what fairytale I'll be -what if'ing- ;-) So fun! Loved your interview on Emily's blog, sweet friend...or should I say, Shamynator!!! LOL!

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  26. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm excited. :D

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  27. I'm your 300th GFC follower! *so proud*

    And this blogfest is a great idea. I'm going to check with my blog partner and then I'm sure we'll join up. :)

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  28. sounds like a fun idea!!!! I bet very interesting too...someday, I'll do this...and I know someday does come.

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  29. Rad blog:) Just came over from Emily's site:)

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  30. What a great idea for a blogfest.

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  31. Superific! I'm definitely going to be Team Love Story - now off to get some inspiration!

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  32. I'm in with plot twist. The button is live on the blog as we speak! Sweet!

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  33. You crack me up ---> Snow White dumps Prince for Grumpy. LOL Great idea, guys!

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  34. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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  35. Gah, now I have to decide which category I want to do! Decisions, decisions . . .

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  36. Thanks for the follow! I'm really excited about this blogfest, I'm looking forward to writing my entry :)

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  37. You got a new follower out of me! I'm really excited for this too :) It's bound to be tons of fun.

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  39. I just saw this again, from your previous post :) And I have an AWESOME idea for the Romance section... can it be humorous romance? Does that work, or does it have to be serious romance? Thanks a ton! I'm getting very excited for this.

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    1. Absolutely it can be a humorous romance! I'm so stoked! :D

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  40. Thanks for hosting this contest. It's a fantastic idea. Here goes...

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