Sunday, June 24, 2012

What If Blogfest!!

What? Another blogfest?? Yes, because I like to do everything at once. Don't judge :) If you missed the announcement about the Hookers and Hangers Blogfest click HERE.

Now, Mark, Leigh, Morgan, and myself all got together and put a whole bunch of blogfest ideas in a poll and had you vote on which one you'd like to do. And this is the one that won! So thrilled to finally get to announce it!

Fairytale Madness BlogFest!
AUGUST 13th – 17th

Have you noticed that by changing one detail; one event, one character trait, one can completely alter the rest of the story?

For this bloghop we are exploring "What If?"
Not only do we want it to be fun, but it will hopefully be a fun writing exercise and make for some great reading during the hop!

To enter:

Think of your favorite "well known" fairytale and ask "What If…!"

Then, pick one of these four categories:

· Best Plot Twist

· Best Love Story

· Best Tragedy

· Best Comic Relief

Finally, write a scene(s) illustrating a new detail of the fabled fairytale that changes our perspective.

Is it a plot twist? (Cinderella gets knocked up by the Carriage Driver…)

An unknown romance that comes to light? (Snow White dumps the Prince for Grumpy…)

A tragic loss occurs? (The Three Little Pigs are too late to save their house…)

A little comic relief? (Hansel and Gretel win a trip on Euro Rail, sponsored in part by M&M’s…)

Whatever the change…It's limited only by your imagination – but please keep it PG-13 :)

Other Rules:

· Post your story during the week of August 13 to 17.

· Flash Fiction – 300 WORD MAX. (You don't have to tell the whole story in three hundred words. Pick what works to illustrate your point.)

JUDGING CATEGORIES and the respective judges:

Best Plot Twist- Cassie Mae

Best Love Story- Morgan

Best Tragedy - Leigh

Best Comedy- Mark



Leigh is offering: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Morgan is offering: A FULL manuscript critique!

Cassie Mae is offering: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Mark is offering: A $25 Hawaiian care package (incl. $5 USPS Priority Shipping) Winner can choose from any number of small items such as candy, trinkets, Kona Coffee, etc.

Sound fun? Well, if you want to join us in this please pick a team, grab the team picture and use it for your post. It's not required, but we'd LOVE for you to spread the word!

And ending spell for the day...



Suzi said...

Hmmm. I will have to think about this, and I will not sign up until I get my award winning idea.

Thanks for the much advanced warning. I'll need plenty of time. :)

Tasha Seegmiller said...

This sounds fun and with the advanced notice, I can still participate even though that is the first week of school :)

Summer Ross said...

Sounds like a party! I have posted this blogfest on my blogfest page.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I joined immediately. I can't wait this fairytale bloghop sounds like fun. Oh and check out my blog to see pics for Team Deidra and Team Lord Bryon for Sacrifice Her.

Kyra Lennon said...

Heh, this sounds like fun! But, like Suzi, I will need to think about this before I sign up - I need to gather some ideas together! :D

Donna Hole said...

Sounds fabulous :)


T. Drecker said...

Aw! This looks like tons of fun, just my kind of thing! Too bad I'll be on vacation at that time - in the middle of nowhere, with no internet connection (no lie :( )

Have a great time everyone!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I will think about this blogfest as I have done quite a few of late. will get back later.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Will mention the blogfest Wednesday for you!

Danielle B. said...

Signed up!! However I need to think which one I'm doing. Stay tuned.

Marta Szemik said...

Sounds like a great blogfest but I think I'll be away that week :(
Have fun!

Emily R. King said...

YAY! I saw the badge on Morgan's blog and was like, WHAT? HOW CAN I JOIN THIS? I have a take on a fairy tale I'd like to write, but it's set in the "Happily Ever After" portion of the story. So excited!

Leigh Covington said...

Wahoo! I"m so excited!!!!

Morgan said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!!! I'm soooooo stoked!!!!! :D

~Sia McKye~ said...

I can see where this one would be fun. Fairy Tales are *in* today, along with action heroes, lol!

I'll cheer from the sidelines. Life is too hectic in the summertime here on the ranch to participate. I barely have time to get down my list of MUST Do's.


Jolene Perry said...

Sounds like a lot of fun - I'm stoked to read the entries!

Cortney Pearson said...

Ooo, just saw this on Morgan's blog. Looks SO cute! I'm excited!! :D

Mark Koopmans said...

Loving the support... this is going to be a beast (and I shall not be the beauty :)

Aldrea Alien said...

So there!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Fun, fun theme for a blogfest.

Medeia Sharif said...

Awesome. I signed up. I'm aiming for a plot twist. I'll go ahead and put a button on my blog.

Carrie Butler said...

Darn it! This sounds hard. If I didn't love you all so much, I'd hide! ;)

Count me in!

Cassie Mae said...

Yay! Thanks everyone :)

Nancy Thompson said...

This sounds fun, but I don't think I'm capable. My brain hurts just thinking about it.

L. G. Keltner said...

I'm stopping by to let you know that you've been tagged in today's blog post.

And great blogfest idea! I must do this!

DL Hammons said...

I'm in!!! :)

Jennifer said...

You suckered me in. Guess I'm going to have to do this. Thanks for the advance notice. Plenty of time to perfect my award winning idea.

elizabeth seckman said...

Is there another blogfest at the end of July? I think I signed up for one and forgot me out blogging master!

Melissa Sugar said...

I signed up for this one and the Hookers and Hangers. I have been away from blogging for a few weeks (after my brother died) so I had no idea that you were going through anything bad. I don't know what happened with your "hate spammers", but I would have been there for support if I had known. I am glad that you managed to clear it all up and I hope that whoever was messing with you realized that the karma wrath of hurting sweet Cassie Mae will wreak havoc on him or her for lifetimes infinity.

Melissa said...

It's no surprise you were among the group that came up with this. What a great idea! :D

Krista McLaughlin said...

I can't wait for this! I am totally Team Twisted!! :)

Heather Murphy said...

Stopping over from Alex's blog. This sounds like fun!



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