Thursday, September 21, 2006

Write On!

If you haven't heard of Half Price Books, they are a chain of used bookstores that sell every kind of book imaginable, as well as used DVD's, CD's and Records. While we were in the largest on in Dallas this weekend, Erin picked up a sheet that told of a contest that they were holding. HPB is having a children's book writing contest where you submit a story to them for their annual book "Say Goodnight to Illiteracy". The winner or runners up get gift cards for the store.

Erin, my good buddy, decided she might submit a story, and me being competitive decided to make it a contest and challenge her. So, I am pulling out a piece I wrote back in the 9th grade and am going to submit my book and hopefully place in the contest. As I told Diana, I don't need to win, I just need to beat Erin. Sorry Erin.

That is all,

Newt Shakespeare

3 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

Dear Newt Shakespeare,

You're going down, and it's not going to be pretty. My work of literary genius will blow your story away. It's on, my friend, it's on.

Most sincerely,

The greatest writer who ever worked (well, scratch that....works, present tense) as a tax accountant

Trinity said...

I must say those are some heavy words you are throwing around. Need I inform you that the piece I will be submitting, "Harry's Hairpiece" was given a stellar 98 by none other than Mrs. Byrd of Midland High School. Had I had a greater understanding of puctuation, I might have achieved a perfect score.

Keep that in mind when your writing.

erin said...

In your previous posting, "your" should be "you're" - grammar will be the end of you, Newt. I'm sure you already knew that, though.