Do you enjoy bragging rights and the thought of taking on Twilight and shaping it to your own nefarious, er, I mean creative purposes?
Then this is the contest for you!
1. Take the first sentence of Twilight (below) and use it as the beginning of a 500 word piece of writing. Hook the reader with humor, drama, suspense, or beautiful prose! I don't care if you stick with the vampire plot from Twilight or take us in a totally different direction.
2. Leave your entry in the comment section of this post. No anonymous postings or postings with profanity or explicit content will be considered.
3. You have until Saturday, September 26th. 8 p.m. Central Time.
4. I will take all the qualifying entries, put them into one post on Monday, September 28th, and assign each author a number.
5. Blog readers (and those you send this way) will read the posts and vote for up to three favorites in the comment trail. Voting will end Friday October 2nd at 8 p.m. Central Time.
6. Contest is open to any writer (pubbed or unpubbed) who feels like entering.
1. The entry with the most votes wins a critique of the author's first chapter. Feel free to publicize the link to everyone you've ever met. (Especially your crazy Great Aunt Bertha. We do crazy really well on this blog.)
2. The five entries with the most votes, along with a wild card entry of my choice, go into a drawing for a critique of the author's first fifty pages.
3. There will be one additional Rewrite! contest held in October and the top five plus wild card entries from that contest will also be in the drawing for the 50 page critique. That drawing will be held on or around October 25th to give me time to read before the Golden Heart entry deadline hits.
4. Authors may enter both contests but may only submit one entry per contest.
5. No substitutions, exchanges, or refunds although if you win and you don't actually need a chapter critique, you may give your prize to another lucky writer using any means you see fit.
6. Word to your grandma.
"My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down."
Let the Rewrite! begin.