Sunday, April 3, 2011


Shelly Waters is hosting the Epic Follower Blogfest/Contest. Suzie Townsend from Fine Print Management will be the judge. Whistles and catcalls.

The winner will receive A FULL manuscript request! All you have to do is post your twitter pitch... only 140 characters maximum, today. Sign up at Shelly's blog to enter. Good luck to all.

Here is mine from The Blinded Gardener. Y/A Contemporary. 58,000 words.

Twitter Pitch:

With only nine months to his eighteenth birthday, Aidan plans his escape between the blows from his father’s fist.


  1. Kind of like a logline. (From Save the Cat!)
    Sorry I haven't been by in a few days. The Challenge has kept me busy. Can't believe we have 1200 participants!

  2. This is an epic blogfest/contest. I just posted my entry. Best of luck to you!!

    M.J. Fifield
    My Pet Blog

  3. That he can think in between them is amazing. I'd be moving on sooner!

    Good luck!

  4. This is good, keep working though, you may come up with something better. Perhaps something like this:

    In between plans to escape abuse and stalking a blind student, Aidan discovers...

    I'm not sure what he will discover. His birthday is less important. Hope that helps.

  5. Sounds like a fantastic contest- I don't have anything to enter. But your entry sounds good.

  6. Wow, that sounds like a great contest. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Michael! :)

  7. It sounds like an awesome contest!

    Best of luck!

  8. It's a great logline, Michael. Short and powerful. Just like one of the jabs from Aidan's abusive father. Good luck with the contest. You know my luck with them. Hey, Hibbs, no snickering! Happy Sunday, Roland

  9. Wishing you the best of luck!!!! This was great Michael!!!

    Did you see that?! I visited before you stopped in to comment first... yes it's Sunday I realize but it counts worth something!

  10. Nice hook there Michael - all the best of luck and see you tomorrow - am off to read your excerpt entry
    Laura xxx

  11. Very nice hook! And I love that your mc is named after (haha) my son.

    I've seen Shelley's contest somewhere else - I'm checking it out right now.


  12. Yep I just saw it this morning and saw that you'd entered. I like Nancy's suggestions for your pitch although I don't know if you wanted suggestions?? I don't like the 'between.'

    I won't be entering 'cause I'm too lazy to write a pitch ATM so you've got a chance, ha ha.


  13. Hmmm. your pitch line had me confused for a few seconds as to what you were trying to say.

  14. Love the Twitter pitch. Which hashtag do you use? I use #titletalk but not saw how many that's reaching.

    Anyway, crusader dropping in to say hi. I'm opening my blog for author spotlights etc, pop over?

  15. Wow. Now that is a fabulous contest. Thanks for the link!

    Ellie Garratt

  16. I knew, I knew! I love coral. It is so beautiful and some species are very complex.

  17. Ack! I posted mine and got some great feedback and then TOTALLY spaced submitting it on Sunday!!! Oh, well. I wish you much luck with yours ~ :)

  18. I'm going to check it out. Intriguing twitter pitch. Poor guy.