Friday, October 14, 2011

Announcing ...

What is it?

Well, what it sounds like: A Blogathon in which every day for 100 straight days I will ask you a Star Wars trivia question straight out of this book I got at a PTA fair the other day (the book is going unnamed to avoid me getting sued for copyright violations, so take that J.K. Rowling.)

Each day, I will post a question, and each question will be worth a randomly-generated number of points (between 1-50) for a right answer. The first person to post the correct answer gets the points for that question. But each person who posts an answer gets entered in the weekly drawing for a prize (a free book or t-shirt or other item) with additional prizes awarded for great comments or other reasons as I feel like. The more comments the more entries -- but it starts over each week.

The person with the most points at the end of the 100 questions wins the grand prize: they will get a printed copy of any of my books they choose, and awarded with a memorial sweatshirt commemorating their glorious victory! And because each question is worth a random number of points, don't sweat it if you joined late or didn't get some right at first -- you could sweep the last 10 and get 50 points each... maybe.

As an added bonus:
those of you who have a book to hawk or a t-shirt to hype or something else to sell: if you mention it in a comment, I'll throw it in as a weekly prize somewhere along the way and help boost your sales!


Stephen Hayes said...

You're giving away some valuable stuff here. The idea is everything. You don't even need to flesh these things out--just a page or two. Art Buchwald's treatment for "Coming to America" was only ten pages and he got fifteen million bucks, awarded to him by the courts after Eddie Murphy ripped off his idea.

Rogue Mutt said...

Wait, you've only had 3 ideas? Seems like there should be more than that.

Rusty Webb said...

I think I like what Stephen was hinting at. Write down every damn thing that comes to mind and be prepared to sue later. Brilliant

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

What's to stop people from cheating and googling the answer to your question? This contest seems rigged.