Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Announcing: The Worst First Line - Over To You!

Okay, everyone, time for a little fun. I'm hosting an awesome competition - one that you won't want to miss out on!

The Competition:
Write the worst first line of a story that you can possibly think of.

The Prize:
Can we just say for now that it's awesome?

The Deadline:
25th September 2014, NZ time. No arguments.

The Rules:
- The winner will be the entrant who will be judged to have written the worst first line of a story out of all the entries.
- Make it weird. Make it cliched. Make it full of awful puns. Make it funny to read. Make it completely cringeworthy. Make it a truly awful first line.
- Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit up to 5 entries if you wish.
- Sentences may be of any length but I strongly recommend that entries not go beyond 50 words.
- The contest will end on the 25th September unless I inform you otherwise prior to that date.
- Anyone living on the face of the planet is eligible to enter. 
- I reserve the right to grant extra entries at my liberty to those who tell their friends about the competition. 
- My decision is final. (Don't you just love that?? I get to judge!! Yay!!)
- The worst first line of a story will be published on my blog along with the author's name and a bio. If you are not comfortable with that, I advise you not to enter.
- Having said that... please enter! I'd love to be able to judge and read lots of awesome entries! Tell your friends!
- If the entries are all really amazing (meaning: super awful :) ) I may even publish more than one on my blog. Runner up, anyone?

Whoops, I nearly forgot to give you a way to enter! Sorry! Here is the official entry form.


Any questions? Ask away!
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  1. That sounds like fun! Does it have to make any sense? Lol! I'll have to think something up.. :)

    1. Also, will we have to give you our address? :)

    2. Well, it kinda does need to make sense. Just make it a really bad first line. :D
      I will need your email address so I can let you know if you win. And also, to get the prize to you. But there's a space in the form for your email address.


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