Hey to everyone! I was thinking about a while back about hosting a blog party. I asked another blogger to team up with me, who respectfully declined, due to a busy schedule. But, Natalie from Raindrops On Roses And Whiskers On Kittens was available, so I asked and she accepted!! So, We are teaming put to do this blog party together. Now, our blog party is called The Winter Wonderland Blog Party. It is a two week special event for all bloggers from December 9-23 of 2013. Everyone is free to enter. New bees just like Natalie and myself, and veteran bloggers who have been blogging for quite some time. Before we get down to having fun, you'll all need to know some rules:
1. Everyone is required to do the tag and at least two or more posts of choice.
Here are some suggestions:
✡ A favorite Christmas album and why you like it
✡ A family tradition
Yes, I only put two. Because, we will be having a tag and more things for you to be able to participate in. And I know that all you lovely people can come up with some terrific ideas on your own.
2. Select a blog button from below to put on the sidebar of your blog. You have three options from my blog and two from Natalie's.
3. Have Fun!!!
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!!
This is a two week event. Week One is dedicated entirely to fun things all about winter and Christmas. Week Two, otherwise known as The Ultimate Winter Writing Challenge, is dedicated to writing your heart out. By the way, the characters that I want you to incorporate into your tale can be good or bad, as long as you put them in.
Here are some easy rules to follow when you write your story:
1. You must incorporate a villain (sorcerer, wizard, or perhaps just a mean character)
2. You must incorporate an ice/snow princess.
3. You must incorporate a prince
4. You must incorporate a snow fairy
5. It must be at least 2,500-5,000 or more words long (Yes, I just might actually count your words to make sure you passed the mark! :))
6. No plagiarizing other stories or other bloggers stories. I mean you can take an idea from a movie, but don't make your story just like it.
Now, you're probably wondering why I separated all the character requirements instead of putting them together. The reason is because, I want to make sure that you incorporate everything that Natalie and I have requested. Any story that does not meet the requirements will be disqualified from the competition. And to make clear, there is no actual prize. Sad, I know, but this writing challenge is just for fun, and for writers to pull themselves out of writers block. Let loose, do your best, follow the rules, but most importantly: HAVE FUN!!!! Natalie and I will judge your stories at the end of the second week of The Winter Wonderland Blog Party. That is why I am giving you a month in advance to write your story. I am doing a story also. Mine will not be in the running! It will just be for fun and for a possible example. Natalie cannot participate in The Ultimate Winter Writing Challenge, due to her schedule. Now, you are not required to do The Ultimate Winter Writing Challenge, but come on, everyone!!! It will be loads of fun!!! There will be a third, second, and first place winner. The first place winner will receive free advertising on my blog's sidebar, where I will post a button that will lead to your blog. So, this would be a good opportunity for all you new bloggers out there, to get your blog on its feet!! We would like as many entries as possible, and just for that reason is another reason that I decided to host my party after NaNoWriMo. Leave your URLfor all of your posts in the comments section of my blog and Natalie's.
Here are the buttons to select from:
Please let me know if any of the button HMTL's don't work. It took me forever to get them right, so hopefully all my hard work paid off. A big thanks to Miss Jane Bennet for helping out!!! Ready, set, go!!!