Monday, December 22, 2008

YAedge Pimp My Line Contest!

There comes a time in every writer’s life when you learn a stark truth. That brilliant sentence you just wrote - sucks the big one.

You know another writer could lean over your shoulder, tap on your keyboard and crank out THE BESTEST zooped-up version of your original line in the whole world.

And so the YAedge Pimp My Line contest begins. We’ll post a ho-hum line for you to wordsmith. You can make the line cheesy, snarky, fantastical or just punctuate the darn thing properly, all we ask is you keep it YA appropriate and retain the general “idea” behind the sentence. It’s your honey now.

Contest will be up for a week (from Monday to Sunday). Pimped lines are to be submitted as comments – at the end of the week they will be compiled into a single post and YAedge readers will vote for their favourite pimped line. (Contestants may vote as well – let’s face it – you’re probably our only readers…lol…) NOTE: If you have a line you want pimped – please email it to us.

The winning author will win a badge of honour to display online for all to see - and - a gently read, recently released YA novel from our collections.

Can you dig it?

Let’s get started….pimp – my – line:

I don’t know how long I was out for, but I woke to an odd sight.