Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest

February is the month of LOVE, which makes it the perfect time for us to share our love with our wonderful conference attendees, and the perfect time for you to show your love for the 2010 LDStorymakers Writers Conference, April 23rd & 24th at the Provo Marriott. So, we'd like to announce the first ever Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest!


Everyone loves winning things, right? And you, lucky blog reader, can win something very cool with this contest.

Sorry, not an iPad.

It's something better (or something that we actually *can* give away, at least). Two--yes, two--lucky winners of the Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest will receive a reserved seat at the 7th Annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference for Friday night dinner and entertainment at a special table with:

Shaun Barrowes
Musician for Friday night entertainment, and top 48 contestant on American Idol season 7.

James Dashner
Author of The Maze Runner and The 13th Reality Series.

Jessica Day George
Author of Dragon Slippers; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow; Dragon Flight; Princess of the Midnight Ball; and Dragon Spear.

Krista Marino
Editor for Young Adult and Middle Grade books for Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books. Recent books she's edited include The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott, Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

David Wolverton/Farland
Author of several books, including the Runelords series, and writing instructor of authors like Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, and Brandon Mull.

To enter, all you have to do is help us spread the word. There are several ways to get your name in the Awesome Bowl of Opportunity (or the bowl I will draw the winner's name from). All you have to do is:

  • Blog about the LDStorymakers Writers Conference & link to the conference info. site at http://www.ldstorymakers.com/conference_2010.php. (worth 5 entries)
  • Blog about the Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest and link back to this post. (worth 5 entries)
  • Mention the conference and/or the contest on Twitter. Either post the link to your tweet in the comments or use the hashtag #storymaker10. (1 entry per mention/day, up to 5 per week)
  • Post a Conference Attendee badge on your blog or website. (1 entry) Here is what the badge looks like:

And here is the code to use (just copy and paste):

<a href="http://ldstorymakers.com/conference_2010.php"><img src="http://thesupertrio.com/Attendeebadge.jpg" alt="LDStorymakers" /></a>

Tell us in the comments which things you've done, so that we can give you the right number of entries. Don't forget to include links (for blogs, tweets, and where you post the conference badge) and make sure that we know your real name. The winners will be announced on this blog Tuesday, March 2nd and will also be notified by email.

RULES: The contest closes 11:59 p.m. MST on Feb. 28th. You must be a registered attendee of the 2010 LDStorymakers Writers Conference to win. Attendees and presenters are eligible. You can find out details about the conference here, including a tentative class/workshop schedule. You can register here.


  1. Okay, here goes. I've blogged about the conference and the Show your love contestest here... www.melissajcunningham.blogspot.com so there's 10 entries. I put the the little logo on that same blog so there's another. That makes eleven, folks. And I will post a link on facebook and twitter. Is that two more? 13. Oh, I am already a fan of the conference so there is one more. 14. Woo hoo! What a ride!

  2. Here is the link for my twitter comment. Hope it works. https://twitter.com/melissajcunn. You'll just have to have me as a friend of facebook to know I posted!

  3. Hi there - I tweeted about the conference and put a badge in my sidebar.

    Sue Marchant
    Navel Gazing at its Finest

  4. Okay, so far I have done the Facebook thing. I plan to tweet and blog about it and will return and report.

  5. Okay, I've twittered and facebooked and will be adding a button to my blog! Woot!

  6. I've just invited over 20 friends to become fans on facebook. I twittered about it http://twitter.com/cranberryfries/status/8553960265
    Off to start a post about it

  7. Here's mine. I blogged about the conference and the contest: 10 entries
    I'm already a FB fan and I sent 4 invites: 1 entry
    I updated my FB status because I don't Tweet or even know what that is, so I hope this counts : 1 entry for today (I assume I'm reading it correctly that I can tweet, or FB it hopefully will count, once a day and get another entry each time up to five a week?)
    I put a button on my blog: 1 entry
    Total: 13 entries

  8. Hi All!
    I blogged about the contest and conference here: http://taffyscandy.blogspot.com/2010/02/writing-is-not-for-wimps-ldstorymakers.html

  9. I twitted today with the # I'll just use the # and not post here from now on.

    I also put the badge on my blog.

  10. I tweeted and put the badge on my blog at lynndeniseparsons.blogspot.com.

  11. Me! Me!! I put the badge on my blog, will be announcing it in my newsletters, and invited many many on facebook :) Just telling ya, don't put me in the drawing. I've met all of these people except for Krista. So unless I decide to suddenly write YA, I'll let someone else have the opportunity :) Oh, I haven't met Shaun. I'm sure he's great, but I've only seen about 1-2 episodes of AI, so give the spot to a raving fan.

  12. Count me in. I have blogged about the contest and the conference, added the conference badge, and become a fan on facebook. My Blog is http://bbhutchins.blogspot.com

    That's 12 points for me :)

    Attendee: Ben Hutchins

  13. Yay for contests!!

    Okay- I've got the following...
    blog post, check it out on http://alvor-daretodream.blogspot.com

    And I have the badge on my blog.

    I linked the contest to my post--Show Your Love

    And I became a fan on facebook and invited 4 others to join

    And I tweeted using the #

    So, how many entries does that make? hmm, calculating... 13 for now, but I can always twitter.

    Real name... Laura Bingham

  14. This sounds fun. I blogged about the conference when I originally signed up.
    Today I put the badge on my blog sidebar and blogged about the Show Your Love contest.
    I also became a fan on facebook and invited 4 friends.
    Finally, here is the link to my recent tweet.
    Pen name, Michelle Teacress. Real, Christie Allred
    Good luck everyone!

  15. OKAY!!
    I blogged about the Conf and blog contest (10 entries) Here http://inkingcap.blogspot.com/ on Thursday it will show.

    I added the badge to my blog here. http://run-donna-run.blogspot.com/ (1 entry)

    I also became a fan and invited 4 frients (1 entry).

    Total of 12 entries. Can't wait to hang out with everyone.

  16. Brilliant idea! I just tweeted about it at http://twitter.com/AnneBradshaw and will for sure blog about it in coming week.

  17. I invited 8 people to join the 2010 LDStorymakers Conference on Facebook and am already a fan.

  18. I have posted the attendee badge on my blog at http://annebradshaw.blogspot.com (near top of sidebar).

  19. +6 I blogged about the conference and linked to it when I signed up a few days ago:

    +6 Blogged about and linked to the contest:

    +1 Became FB fan and invited friends to join

    +1 I twitted using the hashtag. @cheboricuas

    +1 Put the button on my blog
    Yamile Mendez, cheboricuas.blogspo.com, @cheboricuas

  20. Great job, you guys! There's lots of love floating around!

  21. I'm a fan of the FB page and invited 65 friends, including Spencer McKay.

    I have a Presenter badge on my blog.

    Tweeted it.

  22. I put the little sign on my web page and have blogged about it on one of my blogs. Don't have a web page, or a cell phone so can't help with that. I know, hopelessly out of touch. But very much at peace with the world. Don't suppose I'm going to win any prize, but I tried to help anyway.

  23. Okay I'm a bit confused about how to calculate points and which I can do multiple times for more points. Can we get some guidance on that?

    So far, I'm pretty sure I have 13 points:

    10 points: Blogged about and linked to the Conference and the blog contest for 5 points each at http://jrweeks.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-very-first-writers-conference-im-so.html (I don't need to have separate blog posts for each, do I?)

    1 point for becoming a Facebook Fan and inviting about 10 friends.

    1 point for Tweeting about it (I should get extra points for joining just for this purpose, you know!!--put that hashtag thingamajig in it.)

    1 point for putting the badge on my blog: http://jrweeks.blogspot.com/

    Do I get extra points for mentioning it on my Facebook wall?

    My real name is Robin Weeks.

  24. I have put the badge on my blog. You can see it on the post I placed here:


    My handle on Twitter is @GrahamChops. I have Twittered the bejeebers out of this, and I'll do it once a day.

    And I invited 22 people on the Facebook machine to be fans.


  25. I blog about the LDStorymakers Writers Conference and added a link to the conference at http://joansowards.blogspot.com/I also added a link to Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest and linked back to this post.
    I become a fan of the 2010 LDStorymakers Conference on Facebook and invited 4 friends to become fans. And I post a Conference Attendee badge on my blog. Best wishes with the conference! Hey, I was at the very first in the old theater. Fun!

  26. I have blogged about both the conference and the contest at www.valynne.com. The conference attendee badge is in the same post. I have become a fan on Facebook and invited 4 friends to become fans as well.

  27. Okay, I put the badge on my blog, linked to the contest and blogged about it, becames a fan on face book, invited three friends to be fans,and added a link on my web site. I think it's a total of 13 entries. I also got two friends to fly out for the conference do I get entries for that ; )

  28. I become a fan on facebook and posted on my wall

  29. I blogged about the conference AND the Show Your Love contest - http://www.queenoftheclan.com/2010/02/calling-all-writers.html

    I am a fan on FB & I have your blog button.

    And I tweeted with the hashtag.

  30. Posted the "ATTENDEE" button on all my blogs now.

  31. I blogged about the conference and the contests at www.jenilynmtolley.blogspot.com, I tweeted twice (I'm @jenilynt), and I posted the attendee button on my blog.

    So +13 points.

  32. I have my blog entry for both the conference and the contest - http://90kwordsofdelusion.blogspot.com/2010/02/showing-love-and-gratitude.html

    I've been a Facebook fan for a while now.

    Almost thou persuadest me to join Twitter...

  33. AND . . . today I just posted on my blog at http://annebradshaw.blogspot.com/2010/02/2010-7th-annual-ldstorymakers-writers.html about the conference!

    Wahoo! Another 5 entries :-)

  34. Blogged about contest(5) and conference(5):

    Added badge (1)

    Became a fan on facebook and invited friends (1)

    Tweeted and will continue to do so

    Thanks for hosting the contest-what a great prize! Pick me! Pick me!

  35. PS-my twitter is gonefeising also :)

  36. I blogged about the conference (5), contest (5), became a fan/invited 4 friends on facebook (1), and posted the badge (1). http://amberargyle.blogspot.com/
    That's 12. :)

    C U in April!

  37. I've posted about the conference and added the badge to my blog:


    That, and my many thousands of tweets should ensure I win the chair. ;-)

  38. I have the badge on my site, just blogged it with a link, fan of the facebook page, invited several friends to be fans (what is up with Rob Wells not already being a fan? And Rachel Nunes?? Slackers! Unless my invite screen wasn't working right), and I have linked back to this contest post too.

    I believe that gives me all 12 entries possible for the one-time things. Keep watchin' the tweets at #storymaker10 !


  39. I tweeted again today & used the hashtag. =)

  40. Posted about the conference today at Segullah. -Emily M. It's at the end of the post--does that count? (http://segullah.org/book-review/whitney-2010-nominees/)

  41. http://wendyswore.blogspot.com/

    I BLogged about the conference
    and added the badge.

    Also joined the facebook group and invited friends.

    This is so kind of you to do! I look forward to the conference.

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  43. Okay, I'm finally getting into this contest! I blogged about the conference and the contest with both of the links here:

    I have the badge on my blog
    I tweeted and FB today about the contest and the conference.
    I'm already a fan :)
    So that's 14 entries today--Woot!
    Rachelle J. Christensen

  44. I just found out about this contest yesterday from reading Tristi's blog. I hope its not to late. This is what I have done:
    Blogged about the conference and liked to your site: 5 entries
    Blogged about the Show Your Love for the Storymakers Contest: 5 entries
    I am a fan of Storymakers on Facebook:
    1 entry
    I posted a Conference Attendee badge and link
    on by blog: 1 entry

    Total: 12 entries.

  45. oops, I forgot to include my name with my above entry post--since my blogger name isn't the same.
    Carolyn Frank

  46. Okay! So I blogged about the contest and the Conference and added the badge to my blog. http://jennjohansson.blogspot.com/2010/02/few-things-i-learned-about-sci-fi.html - 11 entries

    I also became a fan on facebook and recommended it to 4 friends and I tweeted about it...once. *sigh* I joined the party too late!

    So I think that gives me a total of 13 entries. I'm SO crossing my fingers. :)

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