Welcome back, Dear Readers.
What’s holding you back from living an extraordinary life? Is it that amazing new job you don’t have time to apply for? That book you can’t seem to pitch to publishers? Or maybe it’s an awesome opportunity that always seems to lie just beyond your reach.
Whatever it is, I’m here to help.
For those of you who don’t know me well, I have many years of experience as a professional writer, editor, marketer, fundraiser, publicist, journalist, and event planner. I’ve written many cover and query letters, refreshed resumes, publicized everything from museum exhibits to cancer fundraisers and album releases, created social media campaigns and successfully managed dozens of events.
Why am I telling you this?
I’m prepared to let one lucky winner borrow my brain for an hour for FREE (something my clients pay $100-200 for). If you win, you can put me to work doing any of the following:
- Writing a press release
- Writing a query letter
- Writing a cover letter
- Writing a back cover or book blurb
- Editing your synopsis or plot summary
- Reviewing your novel
- Writing an elevator pitch
- Writing a bio
- Writing a speech
- Editing and fixing up a resume
- Editing pretty much anything!
- Giving advice on how to market and promote an event or product
- Writing a journalism story you just don’t feel like writing
- Writing a blog post
- Heck, if you’re in the same city, I’ll even work on your jab with you. Or your cross. Or whatever. (I’ve been a Muay Thai kick boxer for too long to admit.)
- Or…(insert your idea here). Don’t be afraid to get creative!
You will receive one entry every time you do the following:
- Tweet this video (one entry per tweet)
- Share it with your Facebook Followers (one entry per share)
- Like it on YouTube (one entry)
- Add a positive comment on YouTube (one entry)
- Pin this video (one entry)
Tweet: I want Holli to be Tobago’s Island Connoisseur! http://ctt.ec/i14kg+
I’m rooting for you! What an amazing opportunity and you did fabulous on your entry. The giveaway is a wonderful idea. I’ll share, but I will pass the opportunity to win to someone else. I’m not anywhere near ready for any of that stuff you’ve mentioned 🙂
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
My A to Z
Caring for My Veteran
I’m cheering for you, and would be happy to help support you even without the incentive of borrowing your brain (in fact, I tweeted your video link yesterday before this post was out. See how much I <3 you? LOL). But given the contest… well I won’t say no to a chance to get you to write some back cover copy for me 😉
I’ve tweeted your video twice (once was an RT) and liked and commented on it on YouTube. So far 😉
Thanks for your comments and support, ladies! I see that I have a few entries so far, which is wonderful.
@ Lady Jai: you never know. You might get halfway into the A-Z Challenge and want a night off. 😉
@ Rhonda: I adore you too, I hope you know! Thanks so much for the support.
Borrow your brain? Now that would be something! Good luck! And I can’t wait to see who wins. 🙂
Thanks, Chrys. Aren’t you going to enter? It’s pretty easy! Thanks for commenting. Off to check out your blog now…
Great idea Holli and so ambitious to do the A to Z challenge!
Thanks, Toby! Feel free to enter. Even though you’re a writer, there must be something mundane you don’t feel like writing. Or perhaps you’d like a review? 🙂
Uh oh, I’m feeling lucky. I even watched the video twice. You go girl!
Thanks, Joylene! Be sure to tweet or share it so I can put your name in. 🙂
What would you use my brain for if you win?
Love this! I’m tweeting it right after this 🙂
Thanks, Kyla! Good luck. 🙂
I tweeted your video & used a few hashtags so that it will be retweeted. I’m excited for you!
Hey – those hashtags worked. As I type this, it’s already been favorited, as well as RT’d twice. Wheee!
As for how I would “pick your brain” … I would ask for help/advice on publicity for my book “Unexpected Texas.”
@TuiSnider on Twitter
My blog: Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!
That’s awesome, Tui! Thanks so much, and thanks for showing such creativity. Which hashtags did you use? I can always use the boost.
Congratulations to Sherry Kaniuga for winning this contest! The winner was chosen via a random number generator.
You need to do this again!!! And again! And again!!!
If only I had the time…
But if anyone wants to pay for my brain, it’s available for rent by the hour. 🙂