Thank you to all who participated in any stage
of the 50 First Lines Challenge!
(FEEDBACK questions to you in blue)
In Round One, you were challenged to come up with 50 first lines and pick your top FIVE. We chose FIVE lines as finalists.
(FEEDBACK: do you think this worked well? should we require a link to the person’s blog to prove they did 50?)
In Round Two, you had to use either your five lines or the finalists’ five lines and come up with 5 first paragraphs. You sent us your top 3 and we picked our TOP THREE. (FEEDBACK: do you think everyone should have to use the same five finalists’ lines?)
In the Third Round, you had to pick one of the top three paragraphs and tell us what that story was about. (FEEDBACK: I’ve never tried it this way before, any comments or ideas for a different 3rd Round challenge?)
For each round, every participant got an entry into the drawing. If one of yours was chosen as a finalist, you got an extra draw.
The judges consensus is that
4 AM Writer (Kathryn J) had the best storyline in Round Three (congrats 4 AM), so with a total of 6 points, you are the grand prize winner!
Not only do you get a choice of the books from above, I’m going to mail you a special prize. Once I knew it was you, I picked a prize I thought you’d really like.
Congrats to all. Thank you so much for playing. And thank you to our judges and tie-breakers (Tod, Jennifer, Natalie, and Yvette).
I won’t be around due to the book fair, but there will be some time release posts coming and some guest bloggers. I’ll try to check in from Bologna if possible.
FURTHER FEEDBACK: which was your favourite round? your least favourite? the one that challenged you the most? And – would you play again?