Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Haunted Writing Clinic & Contest begins at midnight....

It is not too late for you to participate in the scariest writing clinic and contest on the web.  When the clock strikes twelve, the day of reckoning will have arrived. Tis' the day to pull out your wand and sign your blog link in magical blood (not really, just use the linky!) and let us help you strengthen your literary powers. You will become a faithful minion and the help of others, you will absorb the magical knowledge to rule the literary world!
....Let the "House of Gaunt" help you, no muggle writers are allowed to enter into the pure blood literary quarters.  I look forward to meeting my faithful wizard and witches. Minions come one, come all....MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. (add evil laugh echo here!)

Here are all the gory details you need for this week:

: You are hereby commanded to post your query for slaughter on or shortly after 10/8. Then through the course of the week, visit the sites of the other minions to attack their queries (aka give helpful and respectful critique they can use to improve their submission). You are also commanded to visit the sites of the super villains for tips on how to make your query more likely to frighten editors into doing your bidding.
Remember minions, this week is purely to help you improve your query and will not be part of the judging for the contest. You may edit your query based on feedback and re-post throughout the week if you wish.

Super villains: The honorable and fiendish super villains will be doing the following on their blogs this week:
-Posting their spooky team name and theme
-Posting tips on how to write a query or anything else they think the minions may find helpful regarding getting published
-Posting their successful query (if applicable)
-Visiting the minions' blogs to critique their query

Sharon Bayliss - The Dark Side (you know you want to come over)

James Wymore - Dark Brain, master of hypnosis, seeking Darkling minions

Court Young - The House of Gaunt (pure bloods only)

Dawna Raver - The Mystical Masters

Gerilyn Marin - The Phantom Court

Thea Gregory - The Zombie Culinary Institute

Mike Robinson - The Mighty Minotaurs of Metaphysics

Krystal Wade - Frankenstein's Laboratory

The Criminal Masterminds - Visit the Curiosity Quills blog today for an interview with criminal mastermind contest judge, Andrew Buckley.

Is this the first you're hearing about the contest? Learn more here. New minions are welcome to join until 10/21.

Use the linky to sign up:


  1. It will be fun "working" with you again! I am so looking forward to this month!

  2. Hello! Love the owls. There's an owl in the story I've written in fact (but sadly it doesn't appear in my query). Speaking of queries, mine is chained to the proverbial whipping post waiting for a good flogging. Fly on over and say "boo" to it. Don't forget your whip.


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