A competition?

May 11th, 2014

I’ve been thinking about running another competition – mainly because they’re fun, but also because we haven’t had one for ages, and we’ve never had one for Ice Breaker.

Trouble is, I can’t decide what it would be about. My favourite comp so far was the dress-up one – it’d be good to do another one of those. But maybe the characters in Ice Breaker are a bit limited in terms of clothes. Would it be hard to dress up as Petrel? Or as Fin? What do you think?

Of course I also loved the design comp, and the drawing comp. And I’m open to trying something new. So please give me some suggestions!

As for prizes, I thought first prize could be an advance copy of The Hidden 2: Sunker’s Deep. Which would mean that if you won you wouldn’t actually get your prize until later in the year. But you would get it before it came into the shops! I also have some really nice Ice Breaker posters for runners-up – the same pic as on the cover of the book.

When I’m not thinking about competitions, I’m writing The Hidden 3: Fetcher. That’s only its working title, of course – I have no idea what it’ll really be. I’ve been writing it for a week so far, and enjoying it a lot. Writing Sunker’s Deep was hard hard hard. Not sure why, but I was determined that I was going to have a much better time with this one, so I named 2014 the Year of Writing with Joy. So far it’s working. πŸ™‚

Only a short post this time, because I have to go and draw the Sunker’s Deep map. Which means squinting at all the scraps of paper that I’ve got bits and pieces on, and trying to make sense of my scribbles. Hmm. I probably should have tried to be a bit tidier in the first place! (Except tidiness doesn’t go with creativity and fun and writing with joy, so maybe not.)

Get thinking about the competition, people!

0 thoughts on “A competition?

  1. Io says:

    Ooh! Seems like it’s going to be an exciting year for you, Lian! Ideas for the competition?

    -Short story writing competition
    -Writing contest: you write a paragraph and we finish it
    -Vlog Contest: we create and send you Vlogs reviews, or talk about why they love your book
    -A cover competition: we design our own cover for Icebreaker
    -My Dream Movie Cast Contest: we submit our choice of cast for Icebreaker/ The Keepers characters
    -Slogan Contest: Fans come up with slogans to fit the series
    -Book Trailer Contest: we create our own book trailers for your book
    -Storyteller Contest: Post three random pics and ask us to come up with a short story idea tying them together

    Hope you have a good competition idea!

    Happy writing!
    Io πŸ™‚

    1. Lian says:

      Wow, great suggestions, Io! Thanks so much. I shall now mull them over. πŸ™‚

      1. Io says:


  2. Io says:

    Or for a drawing competition- we could draw a scene from Icebreaker?


    1. Lian says:

      I shall add that to the list. You’re giving me a lot to think about, Io!

      1. Io says:

        Is that a good thing or a bad thing?


        1. Lian says:

          Definitely a good thing! πŸ™‚

  3. Lilli says:

    I really like the book trailer idea ! Finally my iMovie skills will come in handy for something other than school !

    Stay Warm xx
    From Lilli

    1. Lian says:

      Yes, I like the book trailer idea too. But I’m not sure if a lot of kids will have the skills to do it – though I suppose with phones and tablets it’s a lot easier than it used to be. At the moment I’m trying to decide between a book trailer and a drawing competition. I might have to end up having both. πŸ™‚

      1. Io says:

        I’m not really sure which I want as a competition…

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