How about a giveaway to get the week off to a great start?  Now, I wish I had writing magic for real – as in the kind that makes the words flow perfectly onto the page.  However, I have what is probably the next best thing.  Not one, but TWO copies of Gail Carson Levine’s book of the same name.

Here’s the description:

“In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing.  She shows you how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters — and much, much more… Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.”

I ordered a copy for myself and must have gotten trigger-happy, because three arrived in the mail.  So I thought, what a better way to show appreciation for my bloggy friends than to give those two away.

I’ll run the giveaway until 9:00 p.m. Mountain time Wednesday, Oct. 13.  I’ll announce the winners on Thursday morning on the blog.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post any time between now and 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  If you tweet about the contest, I’ll give you another entry.  Just be sure to let me know you tweeted.  I’ll choose a winner using

That’s it!  Good luck everyone.


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  1. I’d like to enter! Sounds like a great book! : ) Happy Monday, Julie!

  2. I’m all for a contest! Count me in.

  3. Ooh, this sounds great! If it’s international, I’d love to enter! 🙂

  4. How nice of you to do this, Julie!
    I’ll definitely tweet it.
    Are you going to do PiBoIdMo? It’s great & it’s good to do in conjunction with NaPiBoWriMo (which is where we ‘met’!).


    • Dana,

      I am going to do PiBoIdMo. I’m looking forward to it since I missed it last year. It’ll be great to “see” you there!

  5. It sounds like a great book. Please enter me. What is PiBoIdMo???

    • Patience,

      PiBoIdMo stands for Picture Book Idea Month. It was founded last year by Tara Lazar, who was looking for a challenge for picture book writers similar to NaNoWriMo for novelists. The basic premise is to come up with one idea for a picture book per day for the month of November.

      Here’s a link to the 2010 PiBoIdMo on Tara’s site:

  6. I’m in! Yay for giveaways! It sounds like a great book… I may have to go on the hunt for it.

  7. Writing Magic sounds magically delicious.

    I’ll post a link to this article on FB and see if I can’t entice a few of my writing friends to head round and say, “Hey.”

    Write on!

  8. Wahoo! You are so nice. This book sound fabulous!

  9. Yay! Awesome giveaway, Julie. I’m tweeting now @juliemusil.

  10. Great giveaway! I’d love to enter. I also like the book’s title.

    I RT the giveaway too,!/jafhedlund/statuses/27052964707

  11. I’m hoping they didn’t charge you for the other two copies – ‘cos that wouldn’t seem fair!

    Hope your copy is working like a charm and firing your imagination as promised.

    • Adina – it was fair since I actually ORDERED three (by accident of course). But I’m glad to be able to make good out of the mistake.

  12. Oh ME! MEEEEE! *waves hand* I retweeted you!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  13. Enter me, please. I need all the abracadabra and bippity- boppity-boo I can get. I tweeted, too.

  14. Followed a tweet here! A writing book I don’t have, how can this be?? Must have taken it out of the library. I really should have my own copy 🙂

  15. If it’s not too late, I’d like to enter, too! Just read about the contest.

    • Sorry, winners already announced. 🙂 Next time I run a giveaway I’ll send you a DM. I figured you already had it since you hadn’t entered.

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