Writer Wednesday: Blog Contest


Okay, so in an effort to give something back to all my wonderful friends (and because I’m so close to reaching 50 followers on my blog and I’d really like to get to 50), I’m giving away a hardcover copy of Narcissus in Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Rules (because there are always rules):

1. Math. You must be able to do math ( πŸ˜€ ) and let me know how many entries to give you, just comment below.

2. You must live in the U.S. or Canada.

3. Last Day for Entry is April 30 and I’ll draw a winner on May 1st.


One entry for becoming a follower. Two for already being a follower.

One for mentioning this contest on Twitter, your blog, any other way you feel like doing it. (Maximum of 3 entries this way)

One entry for becoming my follower on Twitter and two for already being my follower on Twitter.

Beta readers get an extra entry for everything I’ve put you through.

One entry for becoming my fan on Facebook; two entries for already being my fan on Facebook.

Like I said… let me know how many entries to fill out for you.

15 Responses to β€œWriter Wednesday: Blog Contest”

  1. reading. writing. revolution. says:

    >i put this out on Twitter — not like i have a lot of followers yet, but every little bit helps.

  2. jasouders says:

    >Thanks, Scott! I've just followed you! And you're right every little bit counts. Have you tried following the amwriting hashtag. It's a great place for writers to connect.

  3. Mirelda says:

    >I could put it on my blog although I don't have a facebook or a twitter. You're blog is cool by the way! It's very inspiring to read about other writers.


  4. jasouders says:

    >Welcome, Ezzy! It's wonderful to have you here! That's okay about not having facebook or Twitter, somedays I wish I didn't either. πŸ˜€ And I'm glad that you like my blog. Are you a writer, too. What do you write?

  5. Elle Strauss says:

    >Hi Jasouders,

    I guess we are agent sisters! I'm also repped by Natalie (but maybe you know that? how did you know that?)

    Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I'll be watching for you now.


  6. LynnRush says:

    >Lynn Rush gets four if I did math right. It IS ONLY 7:28am here in the desert and I've only had ONE Pepsi so far…..

    I'm a follower of this blog and a follower of yours on Twitter….:-)

    Boy, I sure like that cover how dark and interesting!!

  7. jasouders says:


    Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I did already know we were agency sisters. πŸ˜€ I did a search on Natalie to see if anything knew had happened and saw your blog, but it wouldn't let me follow it. I'll try again now. πŸ˜€

  8. jasouders says:


    Gotcha! I'll add you to the list!

  9. Ezmirelda says:

    >I write YA/teen paranormal romance. So far I've finished 1 book and written a couple of novellas. Sadly, none of them are good enough to even consider for publishing. πŸ™‚

  10. Tiger Princess says:


    I'm a fan on Facebook!!! *does happy dance*

    And you're on my favourites page for my Fanpage…


    Hmmm – I'm now following your blog too… and on Twitter as well!

    Can I stalk you some more? Huh, Huh? Can I? Please say yes!

  11. jasouders says:

    >@Ezzy-I have a few of those, too. Keep writing! It's the only way to get better. πŸ˜€ Glad to have you here on the site.

    @Tigerprincess, I've got ya down. Um, I'm on linkedin too, IF you really wanted to stalk me, but I draw the line at giving you my home address. :p

  12. Ezmirelda says:

    >Hi, I wanted to ask these really random questions:

    Do you think it's a bad idea to work on more than 1 book at once?

    What do you think about outlines- I don't realy like to use them.


  13. jasouders says:

    >Hi Ezzy,

    You can feel free to email me your questions at j.souders @ jasouders.com from now on if you wish. But to answer these questions, it's really a personal preference. I personally don't work on more than one book at a time, because I get really involved with my characters. I know EVERYTHING about them, from what side of the bed they wake on to the how they tie their shoelaces. So I want to concentrate on just them, but I've worked on more than one at a time before and it just took me a little longer to complete each one and I wasn't as happy with the outcome as I am when I work on one at a time.

    As far as plotting, that's completely up to you as well. I like having a general idea of where the story goes, but I also like "uncovering" the story as I go.I tend to leapfrog plot, which is to jot a few sentences about the next few chapters so I can keep the story from going in a really weird direction. (Though I've heard from a few of my pubbed friends that it helps to edit with the editor if you've outlined your story ahead of time.)

    The best thing about being a writer is there's really no rules. Even the grammar rules can be broken from time to time as long as it's what's best for the story.

    Hope this was somewhat helpful!

  14. Ezmirelda says:

    >Thanks, that was really helpful! I tried writing with an outline once and it felt too constricting so I stopped, but planning as you go along seems better. Once again, thanks!

  15. Amanda says:

    >I put you down as a fan on Facebook. Good luck getting all your followers.