What’s In Your Writing Toolkit?
Skill = Tools
Every craftsperson, regardless of their trade, shares one thing in common: an awesome toolkit. Having the talent will get you a long ways, but to really take your writing to the next level, building and continually enhancing the tools and techniques in your writing toolkit is crucial.
Sharing Makes Us All Awesome
Sharing resources and expertise is one of the hallmarks of all amazing writing communities. Here at VerbalEyze we are totally committed to providing as many tools and resources to help writers improve their craft as possible because we love to read the awe-inspiring manuscripts they produce. From Sept. 2-30, you’ll have a chance to help by sharing some of your favorite writing tools and techniques with our community—not to mention opportunities to win some amazing prizes as a thank you for sharing!
How It Works
This month, we’re asking you to share your favorite writing tools and techniques with the writing community. There are 3 ways to do this (skip down to HOW TO ENTER for more details):
- Share your tools. Using the hashtag #MyWritingKit, tell us 4 of your favorite writing tools.
- Make something. Or at least take the first step towards making something. Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll let you know when we have open calls for submissions!
- Create a tool. Assemble your best writing tips and advice into an article, writing exercise, or some other resource!
Each task you complete will enter you into a drawing for that level’s prizes!
We can’t send them out to everyone (we wish we could!) but three lucky participants will receive one of three toolkits curated by us and filled with some of our favorite tools for writing and inspiration including a subscription box from OwlCrate, Uppercase Box, or Cozy Reader Club, books from Writers Helping Writers, a 6 month subscription to One Stop For Writers, books from a few of VerbalEyze’s authors, and some other great surprises!
Want a bonus entry for Level 1? Make sure to stop by the Decatur Book Festival and say hello! We’ll be at booth #515 and co-hosting the Teen Poetry Slam & Open Mic. Jot down your name and e-mail address on our sign-up sheet for an entry!
How To Enter
Share Your Tools
Post at least four of your favorite writing tools using the tag #MyWritingKit on social media (here’s how) and make sure to tag us so we can see! You’ll be entered to win:
- 1 Subscription Box
- VerbalEyze eBooks
- Rural Setting Thesaurus
- And more handpicked surprises!
We’ll also be sending out 5 surprise envelopes with prizes to runners up.
What good is having a great toolkit if you never use it? Sign up for our mailing list (here’s how) so that we can let you know when we have open calls for submissions! (We’d also love it if you shared a poem, short story, one-act play or nonfiction prose piece!) You’ll be entered to win:
Create A Tool
Have tips or techniques for writers you’d like to share? E.g. 6 Ways To Name Characters, How To Unstick A Stuck Plot? Write an article, come up with a writing exercise, or create some other resource for it (here’s how)! We’ll feature our favorite submissions in our Authors Cafe or Education section and you’ll be entered to win:
From Sept. 2-30th, you’ll have a chance to earn 5 entries into our sweepstakes on Facebook. Every Tuesday, we’ll make a post asking for one of your favorite writing resources and tools centered around a theme (e.g. favorite writing blog). Each week you answer earns a new entry!
Earn 1 sweepstakes entry when you tweet us at least four of your favorite writing tools and resources using the hashtag #mywritingkit. (Make sure to keep an eye on your notifications to see if you won!) Don’t forget to tag us (@VerbalEyze)!
Share four of your favorite writing tools and resources using the hashtag #mywritingkit to earn 1 sweepstakes entry. You can take a photo of the tools themselves, snap a photo of a sheet of paper with your favs jotted down, or just add them in the text area. Don’t forget to tag us (@VerbalEyze)!
Make a quick post with four of your favorite writing tools and tag it #MyWritingToolkit. Everyone who participates will earn 1 sweepstakes entry. Don’t forget to tag us in your post (@VerbalEyze)!
Level 2 – Make Something
Or at least take the first steps!
Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll let you know when we have open calls for submissions! (We’d also love it if you shared a poem, short story, one-act play or nonfiction prose piece!) By signing up you’ll earn 1 entry into the level 2 sweepstakes.
Level 3 – Create A Tool
Have tips or techniques for writers you’d like to share? Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject My Writing Kit. We’ll feature our favorite submissions on our website!
We’re looking for short articles (around 500 words). The topic is up to you but here are a few examples:
- 6 Ways To Name Characters
- How To Unstick A Stuck Plot
- How to Write Metaphors That Matter
By submitting your tool you’ll earn 1 entry into the level 3 sweepstakes.
Terms and Conditions
- No purchase necessary.
- No other prize or compensation is included.
- 11 entries total per person are permitted.
- Giveaway ends Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 5:00 a.m. EST. Winners will be selected randomly and notified via e-mail provided by Friday, October 7, 2016.
- Winner agrees to to share their email and physical address with VerbalEyze for fulfillment of the prize.
- Prize unclaimed after 1 week from notification is forfeited and VerbalEyze reserves the right to select another winner.
- VerbalEyze reserves the right to cancel the giveaway or change prizes at any time.