Sunday, January 29, 2012

And The Winner Is...


It's time to draw the winners of my January New Year's Contest.  My readership increased by 53% in just one month due to the wonderful support of so many new writer friends encouraging others to visit my blog!  How can I repay everyone's kindness?  

I know...if your name wasn't drawn as one of the contest winners, I can provide a "participant" prize to any who wants it.  Or anyone who DIDN'T give a shout-out but still wants the info...;0)

I have a collection of writer's information that I created when I first returned to writing.  These are articles, tips, and tricks that I pulled from online sources as well as notes I wrote from reading a ton of industry books.  It comes in 8 files and I will even throw in an article titled 83 Ways To Write For Money.  Just provide your email address and I will send it along with my thanks for your kindness and support of my blog!

Participant Prize

BETH STILBORN
JULIE HEDLUND
SANDI HERSHENSON
ASRAI DEVIN
BRITNEY (BREEZY VEE) **she didn't leave a last name**
LONI EDWARDS
JARM DEL BOCCIO
NICOLE ZOLTACK
MELISSA KELLY
ANGIE KNIGHT
MOONDUSTER **she didn't leave a name**
LORI DEGMAN
VIRGINIA WOOD

***If I left off anyone's name (this is my second time typing all of this because my cat decided it wasn't good enough the first time and erased everything!) then please let me know and I will add your name to the list.***



Now for the book goodies and winner's names.  Fyi...you will have to provide your own wine...;0)

Sixth Place...Eat That Frog

DONNA J SHEPPARD


Fifth Place...Creatiing The Story: Guides For Writers

DENISE OF INGLESIDE


Fourth Place...Novel Voices

MONA PEASE


Third Place...Writing For Children & Teenagers

CAROL RIGGS


Second Place...The Everything Creative Writing Book

LORI MOZDZIERZ


First Place...A Creative Writer's Kit

HANNAH HOLT


And the GRAND PRIZE...ABC's Of Writing For Children, First Draft In 30 Days, The Magazine Writer's Handbook, A Writer's Guide To Nonfiction, Cliffs Quick Review (Writing: Grammar Usage & Style), How To Write Irresistible Query Letters, and No Limits But The Sky...along with a couple of other surprises!

DIANE TULLOCH





Let's give a nice round of applause for all the winners of my January New Year's Contest!  Woot!  Woot!  Winners, please make sure you contact me (my email is tkd2lady at yahoo dot com) so that I can figure out where to send all your goodies!

Thanks again to everyone that visited my blog this past month and who knows?  Maybe I will make this an annual event!



23 comments:

  1. Congrats to all the winners! And how especially nice for Diane after the week she's had!

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    1. I agree, Susanna. When I saw her name come up as the Grand Prize Winner I was thinking of that!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. Woot !Woot! Yeah Yeah to all of us!!!!
    Thanks Donna for you generous package of prizes for children's writers.
    Woot! Woot! Woot!

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    1. Mona, if you will send me your mailing address to my email (tkd2lady at yahoo dot com), I will make sure your prize wings its way to you! Thank for the shout-out and come back any time!

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners! And as Susanna said, what a great boost for Diane after her laptop being stolen.

    I don't need a participant prize, although it was sweet of you to offer. It's a great collection of info, though. You're a treasure!

    Congratulations, also, to you on your amazingly successful launch as a blogger! You rock, Donna!

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    1. Awww, Beth, thank you for your kind words! Your comment about my having a successful launch as a blogger makes me wonder though. Just what DOES a successful blog launch look like anyway? I've worked hard on trying to make this blog interesting and visually appealing to whomever decides to stop by to take a look. But is it good enough? I wonder...;0)

      Fyi...my blog is being critiqued by successful blogger, Laura Barnes later next month as part of her blog series so I guess I will find out then if I have the "write" stuff to be doing this...lol...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. Lovely generous and well run contest. Congrats to all, but I am particularly thrilled that Diane won the big prize! You have done a fab job on this blog after just two months of blogging. Bravo, Donna!

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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for the lovely words! And I agree...while ALL deserved the grand prize for their kind support of my blog, I too am thrilled that Diane's name was pulled. It can't replace her laptop but maybe it will help encourage her to continue on the "write" track!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  5. The Universe is amazing! I couldn't think of a more perfect GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!

    Congrats to all the winners :~>

    I'm so excited to have won the second place prize THE EVERYTHING CREAVTIVE WRITING BOOK.

    Hoodles of thanks for hosting this contest!!!

    I'm with the others in that you've done a super job with your blog! I truly enjoy it :~D

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    1. Awww, thanks Lori! I can't wait until Diane realizes she has won...I can just see her doing the happy dance! ;0)

      Please send me your mailing address to my email (tkd2lady at yahoo dot com) so that I can make arrangements to get your prize to you.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  6. Congrats, Diane!! Hope this makes your week a little bit better.

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    1. Thank you, Miranda, for stopping by and please come back any time!

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  7. Hurray! I am so so so happy that Diane came out on top on this one! What a perfect pick-me-up for her. Sometimes things go right. Whoo! :)

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  8. I couldn't agree more, Renee! Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  9. Oh My Lord!.... Donna I cannot believe it. I just got out of bed and thought I would check my emails since I can't do much else on iphone. Heard from Beth I won and nearly fell off my chair. I have been reading all the lovely comments here bringing tears running down my face. You are all such lovely warm friends, thankyou so much. A specially BIG, BIG thankyou and hug from me to you Donna, you are sooooooo sweet, awesome and yes, when I had wiped away the tears I did a happy dance around the lounge...lol. This has certainly made my day can't thankyou enough. Will send email.
    You and your blog rock! I have always loved comming here, so full of inspiration, gives meaning to lives as writers, it is always serene (as if we are standing in the doorway of your special writing place)...peaceful... just lovely.
    Thanks again.

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    1. Awwww, Diane, now it is time for ME to tear up! What a lovely, lovely post! I have discovered that this writing community is filled with such spiritually beautiful people that how can we NOT succeed? You deserve to have won just like anyone else and by the posts I see here, I think we are ALL happy that it was your name that came out of that hat last! ;0) I hope you enjoy all the goodies that will be coming your way soon...take care...

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  10. Donna, congratulations on a fantastic contest and getting the readers you DESERVE!

    Congratulations to all of the winners - especially dear Diane. Thank you for the offer of a participant prize, but you can give mine to someone else. I am up to my ears in information at the moment - LOL!

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  11. Lol...Julie, I KNOW what you mean. I have about 30 books on writing that I haven't even opened yet! But I didn't want to leave you out because you have been such a wonderful supporter of my blog and I thank you! And I'll let you in on a secret...I thought of another contest that I will do later this summer that I think people will be excited about as well...but you have to wait and let me get through February's A to Z blog I just signed up for as well as February's 12 X 12 story, plus a couple of other things I've got cooking...boy, oh boy, is my little train chugging along on the "write" track! ;0)

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  12. Thankyou Julie for your very kind words. I am so greatful to everyone for their kind thoughts. Hopefully I will be up and running by mid week.
    Thankyou again Donna, boy, you are one busy lady...lol.

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    1. Well, Diane, at least I can't ever claim to be bored! Lol

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  13. Whoa! I am late to the party! Thank you so much Donna for running this generous contest. I never win anything, so I'm feeling like one big lucky duck. And I'm also very happy that Diane won the grand prize. I hope she has a much better week.

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    1. No, Hannah, thank YOU for helping me get the word out about my blog! Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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