06 August 2012

What I Did Last Summer: Fact or Fiction? Blog Hop

First, the winner of In Name Only by Carol Kilgore is Hope Roberson! I'll be e-mailing you soon, Hope. Congrats!

Now, onto the awesome bloghop.
Can you tell a great story, one that's so good, it's hard to tell if it's fact or fiction?

Next month, Melodie Wright and I are hosting a bloghop where you'll share your favorite summer memory—whether it be hilarious, a comedy of errors, sweet-as-pie, adventurous or the kind of story you're glad to have over with—as well as one that's pure fiction. Everyone else's job? To spot the fact from fiction. The writer who fools the most commentors wins the prize.

Here's the scoop:
  • Monday, Sept. 3: Post one summer story, true or false, it doesn't matter but it should be under 500 words.
  • Tuesday: Sept. 4: Hop to other participating blogs to check out your competition.
  • Wedesday, Sept. 5: Post your other summer story. If Monday's was your truth, have Wed. be your fiction story. Or vice versa. (Again, under 500 words.)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6: Hop to other participating blogs. Decide which one is true and which is false and put your vote in the comments of each entry.
  • Friday, Sept. 7: Your reveal. Tell us which story is true and which is false.
  • Late Friday or early Saturday, Sept. 8: PRIZES!!! Melodie and I are giving away FOUR total—two grand prizes for the stories that fool the most commentors; and two critiques for the runners up in each category. The PRIZES will be a book of your choice from lists Melodie and I have compiled. Melodie's list will be Best Fall Fiction Reads. My list will be of my favorite writing reference nonfiction books.
  • In other words, Melodie will be awarding the writer who fools the most with his/her fiction, and I will be awarding the writer who fools the most with his/her nonfiction. The critiques will go to the runners up in each category. Make sense?
No, the stories you share do not have to happen this summer. Reach back into your childhood for the best one as long as one of your stories is absolutely true. You're on the honor system here but we trust ya. ;)

Sound like fun? Sign up in the linky below. Then check back the third week of August. I'll be listing the writing reference nonfiction books the fact bloghop winner will choose from as his/her prize, and Melodie will be posting the list of hot Fall Fiction she recommends, which the fiction bloghop winner will choose from as his/her prize. We hope you'll join us!


Kyra Lennon said...

Love this idea! Had some trouble signing up though, I left a message on Melodie's blog!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to Hope! Thanks again, Emily, for hosting me last week.

The blog hop sounds fun. Unfortunately, I'm going to be on a blog break in September.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

As I have a number of summer stories, I'll definitely partake in this one.

Kelley Lynn said...

Hmmm, its not letting me sign up!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats Hope! I was able to sign up either, but I'm looking forward to this one! Sounds like fun ladies!!

J. A. Bennett said...

This sounds so fun. I can't commit becasue of my baby, but I hope everyone has a blast!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever twist on the blogfest!

ilima said...

I'm a terrible liar, but this sounds like fun. I couldn't sign up either, I'll try again later.

Johanna Garth said...

I love this idea. It's like the classic back to school essay but more fun!

David P. King said...

What a fun idea! I'll have to think about joining this one. If the edits are done by Sept, you bet I'll join in. :)

Emily R. King said...

Carol, thank YOU! It was a pleasure having you!

Peaches, great!

Ilima, sorry for the delay.

David, that would be great!

JRuud said...

SUch a great idea! I love your blog. It's nice to meet you!

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, sounds like fun. I wish my September wasn't going to be complete and utter chaos. :( Good luck!

Coleen Patrick said...

This is such a cool idea Emily! :)

Leigh Covington said...

Brilliant! Super-fun idea! I'm going to make sure I'll be around that week the I'll get signed up! Sounds like lots of fun!

Morgan said...

Oh my goodness... this is so clever. I LOVE IT. :D

Suzi said...

Hmmm, I'm gonna have to think about this. If I sign up before I get an idea... too much pressure! :) I'll be pondering over it now.

Michelle said...

That aounds like so much fun!

Medeia Sharif said...

This'll be a fun blog hop. I need time to think about what I might post about. If I have a clear idea I'll sign up.

J.L. Campbell said...

This sounds like fun, Emily.

Angela Cothran said...

I'm so in :)

Brinda said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of good lying...haha

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

This sounds great. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to be around in September. Enjoy!

Summer Ross said...

I added this to my blogfest tab.

jaybird said...

I fear that because of my regular Friday Fact or Fiction posts, I've already gone ahead and exhausted most of my best stories!

I will have to think long and hard to come up with something I haven't already spoiled by posting it already, so I have a story left to enter with!LOL

Tara Tyler said...

yay september! racking up the hops! this is a good one!

Leslie S. Rose said...

This sounds like such fun. Sadly my head is exploding with all the "have-tos" of school starting.

Hope Roberson said...

This is going to be one crazy-busy week! My birthday, back to school for the kids (probably not me since I'm a sub and hopefully no teachers will be sick yet), and Deana Barnhart's GUTGAA starts too! Gonna be fun!

Deana said...

I would be all over this blog hop if it didn't start the same day as GUTGAA:( I'm just afraid I might lose my mind if I do this as well. I will definitely check the entries out though:)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

This is a great idea. Count me in.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Oh Emily! I told myself...no more hops till you get edits done! But this sounds like sooooo much fun!!

VikLit said...

What fun! I am doing a links round up today so will include in it! Not sure I am able to join in tho will come back and sign up if I feel able to! :)

Melissa Sugar said...

I love this idea and I will share it on my blog. I am hesitant to sign up because I have been away from my blog again for quite a while and am just getting back into the swing of things. I have a full plate with work, kids and revisions and I feel terrible for signing up for a couple of blogfest over the summer and not following through. Plus, we are about to lose power in Louisiana and I don't know how long we will be without it (hopefully nothing as bad as when Katrina hit). It sounds exciting and I would love to participate. I am trying not to commit to things until I am certain I can follow through so I will check back a little closer to the date.

Congratulations to Hope.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Amazing idea, Emily! Thank you so much for doing this. =)

The Capillary said...

Aww, so sad I missed this blog hop. Sounds like a lot of fun! Hopefully you do another one for next year!

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