In which I freak out a little and have another contest

Guys, guys, City of a Thousand Dolls is officially out in SIX MONTHS.

AAAAAAHHHHH!!!!





(I might be freaking out just a bit.)

Anyway, to commemorate this terrifying occasion, I'm having another contest, this one specifically for the writers out there.


Here's what you do:

1. Go to this Pinterest board, the one dedicated to my love of roads, stairways, bridges and doors.

2. Pick a picture

3. Write a story about it. (No longer than 1000 words please.) Go up the stairs, or through the door, or down the road, or across the bridge, and then come back and tell us what's on the other side.

4. Post the story online and leave the link in the comments section. If you don't have a place to put up your story, you can email it to me at miriamforsterauthor (at) gmail (dot) com.

5. Go read other people's stories. This isn't required, but it would be fun and awesome if you did so.


Here's what you can win!

From the entries, I'll choose three random winners.

One person will win an ARC of City of a Thousand Dolls.



One person will win an ARC of Mind Games by Kiersten Whitte.



And one person will will an ARC of The Cloak Society by Jeramey Kraatz.



Contest ends on Sunday, August 19th at midnight MST. International entries are welcome.

Go forth and explore!

(Also, I am taking my annual blogging break next week. I'll be back on Monday the 13th, though and I can't wait to see what you've come up with!)


29 comments:

  1. I will write one of these as soon as I get a spare moment on my return from my week on an island - inspire me to write something after a long haitus.

    Also, impending book. I have it on my wish list. I think those GIFs describe my inner book worm just as much as you right now xD

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  2. I don't have time to write a story so I can't enter. But awesome books. Miriam, can you e-mail me about an ARC for your interview?

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  3. Fun idea for a contest. Hooray for 6 months and counting...

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  4. I just want to say, I LOVE that picture of Kermit, that's totally what I would be doing, too. Congrats! I'm excited for you! And I'm totally accepting this challenge, I just have to find a photo!

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  5. AHA! Another chance to get my hands on that pretty book of yours! 

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  6.  Ohgoshawritingcontest.

    I will try to enter. :D

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  7. Wow, so many intriguing pictures to choose from!  Off to write my story now. :)

    Also - 6 months!  Woot!

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  8. Haha, I love Kermit the best! He's so good at freaking out. Congrats to being only 6 months away!! Can't wait to read your ARC, heheee.....

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  9. Ooh, this is so much fun! I'd love to throw my name in, although admittedly I'm not very good at writing short stories. My door and story can be found here: rachelatarms.livejournal.com. Thanks so much for this awesome opportunity!

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  11. Hi :) Where did my comment go? You did get it, right? :\ I saw that it got posted.. but now it isn't there :\

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  12. Oh no! No, I never saw it. :((

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  13. Ahh, that sucks :( I cannot seem to remember what I wrote (A) Hih. But hopefully this one will show up :D I'm no good at writing things. But I did try. Cause I really really want City of a Thousand Dolls or Mind Games. <3 So I tried my best. :) It isn't very long, but I'm hoping it will still count for you contest :D My entry: http://loving-rob.livejournal.com/28951.html
    Love, Carina

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  14. Awesome! Thanks Carina!

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  15. Yay! I like it! Thanks for entering. :)

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  16. Hi again! Your blog is looking shiny today! Here's my entry for the contest. It was fun (and exactly what I needed, so thanks!) http://snowandsocks.blogspot.nl/

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  17. Woot! So after toiling for a long time, I finally posted my entry!! It's at this link: http://hungergames.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=6916 . The site is a rp board I'm on since I don't have a blog. ._. But yes! Enjoy!

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  18. Yay! Except...it's saying I don't have permission to view it! :(


    Do you want to email it to me instead?

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  19. *giggles uncontrollably* I like it! :)

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  20. Oh noes. D: Sure. What's your email?

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  21. Oh wait. It says it above. x.x I'm dumb.

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  22. Okay, here is my story, finally! (After writing something else and deleting the whole thing and starting with a new picture....) bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/the-wild-wood-tree/

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  23. This is an awesome contest, and thank you for giving us the chance to work on our creativity. Here link link to my blog post
    http://thoughtsandroses.blogspot.in/2012/08/wishing-you-were-somehow-here-again.html

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  24. *rushes in at the last minute* I love the idea of this contest, but I couldn't come up with anything! But. I did, eventually. Here it is! http://katielynndaniels.com/wordpress/2012/08/girl-from-the-sky/

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  25. Thanks for giving me a reason to get back to writing, even if it is for the extremely selfish reason of trying to win a book. http://theyrejustwords.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/contest-entry/

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  26. Eh, didn't get as much time as I'd have liked for editing/etc due to busy life, but here's an entry! :D http://jennink.tumblr.com/post/29812509141/miss-matildas-stair-to-paradise

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  27. TinCanGoat McClellinAugust 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    http://tincangoat.com/2012/08/19/156/


    Done! I wrote this in the past 30 minutes as I had just found out about the contest. Wishing myself luck!

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  28. TinCanGoat McClellinAugust 20, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Ahhhh! What happened to my 11:59 post? Sorry, I wrote this in 30 minutes when I found out about your contest real late. And then I posted here, but checked again and it was gone. http://tincangoat.com/2012/08/19/156/

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  29. It's okay, it showed up! Sorry about that, disqus is being bratty this weekend. *kicks comments*

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