Well, as of this month, it has been exactly one year since I began writing my novel, Code. A lot has changed since June 2012, and eight drafts later, Code is being pushed towards publication! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I have decided to do a month long giveaway!
As all writers are aware, creating characters is an intense, yet greatly rewarding, process. A huge amount of detail and work goes into creating even the tiniest of roles. But don't get me wrong, it's a fun job as well!
Which leads me to my point.
This giveaway will run from June 24th to July 25th. The winner will be announced on July 31st. I will continually post notices about the contest so any late entries can be made! I'm working on getting an automatic raffle thing up, but right now the darn thing isn't working. :(
Anyway, if you would like to enter, please leave a comment below and answer the following questions for your shot at inspiring a character in the new book!
1) What's Your First Name?
Just your first name, I will make something up for your last name if I need to. And yes, if you're a girl the character will be a girl and if you're a boy the character will be a boy.
2) What Side is This Character On?
Here are the two sides:
On the good side is a rough and tough colonel who doesn't always play by the rules, but who has a good heart and fights for freedom and equality. He's rugged, loud, brash and boldly heroic.
On the bad side is a tortured and angry soul who's goal is to rule over the world through anarchy and prejudices against others. He's scarred, cunning, cruel, and habitually uses others to get what he wants.
3) What is Their Military Rank?
Since this book is composed of mainly military characters, you will be able to choose this character's rank. You can go all the way up to general if you like, it's fine with me!
4) Do They Live or Die?
The million dollar question! Note, if you choose death, you won't be able to choose how they die, simply because I alone know when and where they could die, but if you want them to die then say so! Either way it really doesn't matter to me. So go on, channel your inner Steven Moffat!
Also, for legalities sake, I must say this: NOTE, by entering this contest you are giving me legal right to use your first name and any suggestions about this character. Please understand that you do not own this character I do. Don't worry, I'm not going to make them do anything disgusting, but I just want everyone to understand this up front so there are no issues later. Also, please don't use the name of anyone in your own work (stories, poems, movies, ect) when entering your first name. Just use your real first name. :)
Again, this will be completely at random, so don't worry about someone getting special treatment! If you want to change your answers later, then comment again and let me know! I will continually post about this contest throughout its duration, just so everyone knows about it and has a chance to enter! If you know anyone who would like to enter, then give them a shout out!
Also, feel free to share this post, link back to it, or forward it to someone else! This is a giveaway! It's meant to be shared and enjoyed!
If you have any questions or concerns, please comment and I will answer you as soon as I can!
Thanks so much and I hope you all have fun!