Step 1: Submit Your Idea Now!
Here is your chance to come up with a story idea and have not 1 but 5 authors spin it into an 800 word flash fiction tale! That’s 5 different YA paranormal authors with their own style and their own creativity taking your idea in 5 directions!
Where will they go? You’ll have to wait until Oct 19th to find out.
But, for now, get your story idea in!
You have from Sept 29, 2011 to Oct 8th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST to submit your ideas by choosing characters, conflict and abilities.
Details are in the form at the bottom of the post. Only entries into the form will be considered.
Anyone can enter their idea (open to international) and the winning idea will win a print book of their choice from one of the participating authors.
What should you enter?
Well, seeing as all of the authors are YA Paranormal writers, chances are anything to do with a hot, young heroine/hero of the non-human type will spark their interest.
But, so could a grotesque villain…. Should it be regular old Earth or a dystopian world? Should unicorns frolic and mermaids flap about? Should there be a love triangle? YOU DECIDE!
Here’s an example
Characters – “Bill” – a male vampire, tall, dark and boring, prefers computers to good times, over 150 years old. “Sookie” – a female human, blond, barmaid, perky, Southern, sweet and hospitable but will resort to extreme violence when provoked.
Conflict – Someone wants Sookie dead. People she knows are being killed and it looks like Sookie is next. AND, there’s a new vampire in town. He’s tall, blond, sexy and powerful. While Bill may be old reliable, there’s just something about Eric that she can’t resist.
Abilities – “Bill” – speed, strength, can heal with his blood. “Sookie” – telepathic, good with a shotgun.
On Oct 9th, our 5 expert judges a.k.a fabulous bloggers Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, A Life Bound by Books and Taking it One Book at a Time, will choose THE IDEA, based purely on what sounds like the most fun to read about and announce it at Sunday, 6pm EST.
From there, the authors will have 10 days to take the idea and run with it.
UPDATE: Starting Friday, 9/30, for a daily chance to win an eBook from Amazon of one of the participating author’s books of your choice, submit your idea and tweet the following:
“I submitted my story idea for the #LieOrDie event! Go submit yours!”
You only need to submit one idea, but you can have a chance to win an eBook each day through October 8th, by tweeting and spreading the word. The daily winners will be announced on Twitter.
For more details about the Lie or Die event, CLICK HERE to visit the official event page.
Want to know a little bit more about the authors participating?
SM Reine is a writer and graphic designer obsessed with werewolves, the occult, and collecting swords. Her YA fantasy books, “Six Moon Summer” and “All Hallows’ Moon,” have been praised as “fresh and fast-paced” and “captivating.”
Sara spins tales of dark fantasy to escape the drudgery of the desert, where she lives with her husband and the Helpful Baby.
Author of The Soulkeepers and Weaving Destiny (DarkSide Publishing, 2011) and rebel suburbanite who makes wicked cookies, kicks patootie at Guitar Hero, and thinks guinea pigs are the perfect pet.
Visit her at www.gpching.com.
Hi, my name is Tiffany King, the author of the Paranormal/Romance YA novels “Meant to Be” and “Forgotten Souls” and I’m practically a native Floridian. My family and I have been here for the last fourteen years and have gotten quite used to the mild winters and scorching summers.
I went back to school when I turned 31 and will finish up this spring. I wrote my book “Meant to Be” two years into my degree program and put it on hold while I finished school. Of course my degree has nothing to do with writing *drat* but that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to keep writing.
During this process with “Meant to Be” I discovered just how much I love to write and I have many story ideas tucked away.
Megan Duncan, author of Released and the soon-to-be-released Savor, is a lover of all things paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and anything just out of the ordinary. She is continually fighting her addiction to chocolate and living in her overactive imagination.
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures. Asylum, the sequel to Anathema, will be released January, 2012.
SUBMIT YOUR IDEA
The winning idea has been chosen! See it all HERE. And thank you so much to everyone who submitted their ideas! They were so amazing! Seriously, think about writing your own stories with those characters, abilities and conflicts! Why not follow along with the authors, or try to start it out on November 1st and participate in NaNoWriMo!