Sunday, October 31, 2010

# Contests # NaNoWriMo

Week 1-"Best NaNoWriMo Line 2010" Contest!

NaNoWriMo has officially begun, and for the second time I'm hosting a writing contest in honor of all those who are participating! Enter to win fame and fortune...well, the attention of some and fun little prizes, anyway.


Between November 1 and 30, 2010
, post what you feel is your absolute BEST line written that day as part of your NaNoWriMo word count. For the purpose of this contest, "line" will mean a single sentence. Enter just once during the month, or up to one line every day for a total of thirty chances to win!

At the end of each week I will select my favorite "Best Line" and two runners-up from among that week's eligible entries. Each will receive a little award graphic and will be featured on my blog (and possibly as part of web promotions posted to Yahoo Groups to promote the contest). The #1 line each week will move to the semi-finals, and at the conclusion of NaNoWriMo I will select one as The Best NaNoWriMo Line Written for 2010. The winner will be interviewed on my blog and will receive a special goody bag containing candy treats, bookmarks, other fun stuff, and a $5 Starbucks Gift Card.


1. Enter by using the comments section on each week's official contest post to show my your best line.

2. You may enter up to one "line" (sentence) per day between November 1 and 30, 2010. One line per day/per comment (in other words, don't wait until the end of the week and post 7 comments or 7 "lines" in one comment).

3. If you are having trouble posting to the comments here, there are two other options:

a) Post entries in my official thread in the NaNoWriMo forums (PG-13 or lower content) OR
b) Email your entry to me at: (You must do this if you cannot post comments here and are entering R-rated content or higher.)

4. Winners will be announced as follows:
Week 1: Enter November 1-7; winners announced November 8
Week 2: Enter November 8-14; winners announced November 15
Week 3: Enter November 15-22; winners announced November 23
Week 4: Enter November 23-30; winners announced December 1

Make sure I can contact you in case you win, or check back on "winning" days so you can contact me for your prize.

So 'nuff said! Let's get writing...and get posting those Best Lines here in the comments! Good luck!


J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people.


  1. Hope this is the right place. Best line of the day:

    The thugged-out Buick hit the adobe wall at 0430.

  2. Yep, this is the right place! Love that line. Keep entering for more chances to win!

  3. Here's mine:

    “No man, I never want to be so complacent that a naked women doesn’t turn me on.”

  4. "When I shower, when I plan, when I stab, it’s all for you.When I shower, when I plan, when I stab, it’s all for you."

  5. Here's mine for Nov 4th:

    He pressed against her, “If I wanted to do a lady, I’d do her right here against this wall.”

  6. Just beautiful, the bastard came prepared for his abduction, fabulous; Kit'd hate to be killed by someone unprofessional.

  7. LOL I'm seeing some great stuff, here and over in the main contest thread on the NaNo Forums. Keep 'em coming! One more day to enter for Week 1, but plenty more chances for the rest of the month!

  8. "Can I amend the complaint, Officer, I think the guy stole my friends' brains too."


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