You Are a Writer Contest Update

You Are a Writer ContestApparently, writers hate creating videos. That’s what I learned when I launched a contest and nobody (but two brave people) entered it.

I don’t blame you. Videos are scary, and writers write (not videographify). That’s why I’m changing the rules.

I just expanded the You Are a Writer Contest to include not only video, but blog posts, tweets, whatever — anything with a link.

But you need to act now, because the contest ends tomorrow.

Rules and stuff

To enter your chance to win $120 in prizes, create an announcement in which you tell the world you’re a writer, and share it. Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. Create the most creative announcement (video/post/tweet/etc.) you can in which you declare yourself to be a writer. If doing a video, upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  2. Make sure you include the text link to somewhere in your announcement (e.g. in the description of your video, as a link in your tweet, etc.).
  3. Share your link on this page.
  4. Promote the link on your social networks (this is optional, but it helps.)
  5. Submit your entry by May 20 (the cut-off time is 11:59pm CST).

The goods

Here’s what the winner will get:

  • All formats of my new eBook, You Are a Writer (if you already have these, you can gift them to a friend)
  • Writing worksheet with six exercises
  • A new, not-yet-released audio series on writing and getting published
  • A $100 Amazon gift card

That’s $120 in prizes. Pretty sweet, if you ask me.

Yes, you can now enter the contest with a blog post, video, tweet, status update, etc. Whatever you want. Just make it creative. Call me a softie, but I want to keep it interesting.

I’ll pick the winner and announce who him/her on the blog on May 22nd.

Ready to do this? Spend 30 seconds, post an announcement and enter the contest here. What do you have to lose?