Okay, I know you’re not supposed to be getting a post from me today, but I couldn’t take a chance that you might miss out on this ab-so-lute-ly amazing writing opportunity and chance to win.
It’s time to join in the fun going on over at Chip MacGregor’s Bad Poetry Contest to celebrate his birthday. And if you enter there, you could win here!
For those who’ve been around writing conferences for a while, you’ll recognize the name, Chip MacGregor. For those who don’t know him, Chip is owner of MacGregor Literary, one of the most recognized agencies in the business. He’s spoken at writing conferences in over 100 locations. And I can promise you, once you’ve been around Chip, you won’t forget him. He helps writers around the world with his snarky voice and big heart. (Don’t tell him I said the big heart part. He likes to protect his image.)
Now, this is how it’s gonna work here at The Christian Writer’s Den. Please read Chip’s intro below and then finish it at his blog. Then write your own bad poetry and leave it as a comment for Chip at his blog. BUT THEN…come back here and post a comment that you left an entry at the contest, and I’ll put your name into another contest HERE! I’ll go to Chip’s blog and read for myself how bad your poem is. I hope it’s really bad! My husband will select a winner from among the Christian Writer’s Den submissions.
Here’s Chip’s introduction to his 7th Annual Bad Poetry Contest:
This week is a special, heart-touching time of year, when all young writersÂ turn to thoughts of bad poetry. Thatâ€™s because, each year at this time, we take a week to celebrate my birthday â€” not with cards, not with songs, not with cutesy memes on Facebook that will make me want to gag. Instead, here we do the more creative thingâ€¦ we create bad poetry. The badder, the better.
A note about bad poetry:Â Some people just donâ€™t get it.Â They seem to think weâ€™re making fun of great poets. No indeed. Weâ€™re making fun of ALL poets. Those who think they are deep. Those who want to show theyâ€™re smarter than you. Those who rhyme â€śloveâ€ť with â€śdove,â€ť â€śglove,â€ť and â€śabove.â€ť And most of all, those who call out, â€śHey, look at me! Iâ€™m sensitive!â€ťÂ SoÂ the time has come once again to yourÂ bad poems. Stop the wordsmithing madness and start constipating on wrong rhythms and awful word choice.Â The 2015 Bad Poetry Contest is here! Read more from Chip…
I hope you’ll head on over to Chip MacGregor’s Annual Bad Poetry Contest and read the rest of his post, then post your bad stuff and make me proud!
THEN come back here and post a comment letting me know that you entered, and you’ll be in the running for a FREE DOWNLOAD from my writing workshops! ($14.95 value!) Be sure to come back next Tuesday to see if you’re the winner!
Remember, to be included in HIS contest, you have to post your bad poetry AS A COMMENT ON CHIP’S BLOG! And to be included in OUR contest, you have to leave a comment here that you entered Chip’s contest.
Clear as mud?
So go on now…get started. Show off your bad self and make me proud!
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