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Bout of Books 9.0 Create a Story Challenge (& Giveaway!)

January 10, 2014 Fun Stuff, Giveaways 21

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Update: A winner has been selected! Congratulations SaraRose! Check your email for details!


Welcome to Day 5 of Bout of Books!  I hope you’re all having as much fun as I am. Are you on track with your goals? Been doing lots of challenges? I hope you’re ready for a super fun Bout of Books challenge today – Create A Story.

The rules are simple:

  1. Open your current book to the last page you read.
  2. Using the last word of every line, create a poem or story. You must use every word (but they do not have to be in order), and you may add punctuation as necessary. If a word is split between the end of the line and the beginning of the next one, you may choose whether or not to use it.
  3. Create a post (or tweet or video) that showcases your masterpiece. If you don’t have anywhere else to post it, you can add it as a comment here and use the comment link as your entry.
  4. Add it to the linky on this post.

Example:  Page 199 of Revealed by P.C. and Kristin Cast. My words are: for, name, What, repeated, said, lesson, him, but, here, one, the, gown, together, are, he, it, chest, look, her, cruel, me, his, together, it, was, body, punish, and to.

My story:

His body was said to punish; the lesson repeated cruel.
What name but one, together for me.
He, him, it. Together are speaking here.
Her gown, chest – before it – look behind.

It’s a bit like magnetic poetry in the way that it can get nonsensical – but it’s so much fun! As you can tell, I really got stuck on that last line with the leftover words I had. But I still created something. And now I want to go dig out my old magnetic poetry tins!

This challenge will be open for 24 hours (from midnight to midnight CST), and one lucky participant (who is also signed up for Bout of Books) will be randomly selected to win:

a book of their choice (up to $15) from Amazon or The Book Depository.
Winner can specify physical copy or e-copy.

Remember that the winner must have an entry in the linky AND be listed on the official Master List of Bout of Books participants. This giveaway is open internationally, to countries that these vendors ship to.

Contest Terms & Conditions:

  • You must be at least 18 to win the giveaway.
  • The giveaway begins at 12:00AM CST on January 10, 2014 and ends 12:00AM CST January 11, 2014.
  • Winner will be announced on Never Too Fond of Books and contacted through email. Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
  • To win, you must be registered for Bout of Books 9.0 and have a linky entry on this challenge.