CONTEST!! The Annual Autumnal Precis (pronounced PRAYSEE) Contest
HERE it is, friends and followers, the time has come at last, to dazzle the world with your wit, wisdom, and elegance of prose.
1.Read the poem below by Robert Grave: The Devil's Advice to Story-Tellers.
2. In a single grammatically correct sentence of no more than 140 characters (exactly like a normal post on Twitter, and your identity doesn't count towards the 140 characters) summarize the advice you believe Graves is giving story-tellers in this poem. (No links, no abbreviations except those in common use in normal writing; in other words, no squinching.). Write your sentence precis as a post to this blog.
3. Any individual friend or follower of Welwyn Wilton Katz who is a member of www.goodreads.com or http://twitter.com or www.facebook.com or more than one of them may enter. You may enter more than once, if you like. A whole group following Welwyn cannot enter as a group, however.
Entries: must be posted to this blog by Wednesday September 15, 6 pm EST.
Short List of Winners: Chosen by Welwyn and announced on a post to this blog, Sunday Sept. 19 at 6 pm EST.
Voting (for the clearest, most sensible and most elegantly written precis on the Short List) will be done by the followers and friends of Welwyn. Only one vote per person is allowed. Voting commences immediately after the short list is announced.
Last vote: must be received before 6 pm, on the Autumnal Equinox, Thursday September 23, 6 pm EST. In the case of a tie Welwyn reserves the right to choose between the finalists.
Announcement of the Winner will be made on Welwyn's Goodreads blog and shared through Twitter with Facebook, shortly after the voters decide.
The Prize: satisfaction in a difficult job well done, the honours of the millions of writers and readers on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads, a-a-a-n-d-d... a new book of your choice written by Welwyn Wilton Katz, autographed as you request.