So it's mid-August, and the new semester begins in a little over a week. Which is depressing, sort of. And I was sitting in a concert tonight (Chris Isaak--great show!) and it occurred to me that I haven't done a giveaway in a while. It's time!
This summer I took a couple writing workshops in Iowa. One of our assignments was to write as boring a piece as we possibly could--which is harder than it sounds. I wrote a short essay about a strip mall in Bakersfield. It's definitely the least interesting thing I've ever written.
Now it's your turn! Write the most boring paragraph you can and add it as a comment here. Has to be original work--no copying from textbooks! It has to be narrative, not just a list. But really, suck anything remotely intriguing right out of that thing. My kids will judge--they are experts on booooring. Winner gets a print copy of Buried Bones and a $10 Dreamspinner gift cert. If I get more than 20 entries, I'll give two sets of prizes away, so go ahead and spread the word. Entries are due August 19 at noon PDT. You can submit up to two entries. Make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win.
And here's Chris Isaak and my husband's finger: