Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hook, Line & Sinker Winners

I'd like to thank all the people who participated in the blogfest. It looks like we had some fantastic writers join us and the hooks were just fantastic.

Thanks to all for offering constructive criticism to your fellow writers. I'm sure it will go a long way for everyone's revisions in the future.

Now, for the winners. I kind of changed things up at last minute and decided to judge the competition myself. I thought randomizing the people involved was a cheap way out. So, I read all the pieces and picked my favorites.

This was a very tough decision, as both of the pieces had great writing, flow and characterization from the start: all the the things that I really look for in an opening that make me not want to put a book down.

The writer who took the prize is:

Mitch Inkley @ Going Postal with Mitch Inkley.

My runner-up was:

Chris Ledbetter @ The Oracle and the Muse.

Mitch, please contact me at, so we can discuss your prize.

Thanks again to everyone!

Peace and Writing Love,



  1. Thank you, Justin. I am very flattered. This was so much fun, thanks again for inviting me!

  2. Congrats guys! I enjoyed both of those too. I've read so many, I think I'll swing back by and read again. ;)

  3. I have not yet read Mitch's, so I'll go do that now. It must indeed be awesome to bump Chris. I was ready to buy the book and continue reading.

    Congrats to the winners.


  4. HA! Wow... color me humbled. Thank you, brother. Deeply touched by even a mention. had a lot of fun reading the entries and was surely in good company, yours included, Justin.

    Keep me in mind for any future blogfests.


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