Limerick Pitch Contest
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! All you have to do is come up with a pitch for your book in the form of a limerick.
What is a limerick? It's a short poem (usually funny and nonsensical but it doesn't have to be) consisting of 5 lines with the rhyming pattern AABBA and with a definite rhythm of 33223 beats per line, respectively.
Here's a quick one for Harry Potter:
The Death Eaters seek Harry's demise,
With his wand Harry fights and he tries
To avoid getting hurt,
But then **spoiler alert**
The evil Lord Voldemort dies.
Get the idea?
Here is your task:
Write a limerick pitch for your book--OR--a limerick for a popular book you've read. (That way you can play even if your not a novelist.)
Email me your limerick--julie[at]juliedaines[dot]com--with the word limerick in the subject line.
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, I will post them anonymously for voting. Don't forget to come back and vote!!
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to Amazon. YEAH!! That's a free book, people!
Here are a few more examples. On the internet I found this. Recognize it?
A mountain man, steadfast and true,
Was shooting his gun at some food.
He hit oil instead
And moved his homestead
To Beverly Hills, 902'.
Won't you join me in non-PC fun?
We shall count little male Indians
We will count them to ten
And then count down again
Until we are left with just one.
And does anyone recognize this one?
"Poor Mariner, ruined and wrecked
Are you wiser for taking your trek?"
"Yes, I learned not to cross
Any old albatross
That happens to poop on my deck."
Rules: I don't have a lot, I want this to be fun. It would be nice if you followed me, and it would be awesome if you spread the word since I probably should have started this on Monday. But those are optional.
The cutoff for limerick entries is Friday, March 16 at midnight. I'll leave the voting open over the weekend and announce a winner on Monday, March 19.