I'm sure most, if not all, of you follow the wonderfully delightful DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude. If not, go! Go! DL is kind, thoughtful, amusing, and an all-around great guy (and he's not paying me to say this, though if he'd like to, I have a PayPal account. Just sayin'.)
I also consider him to be one of my friends, so I wanted to promote his awesome blogfest, coming this weekend. It's not just any ordinary blogfest--he's also turning it into a giveaway!
Go here to check out the official details.
So what exactly is "high drama"? I'll let him tell you in his own words:
So, what am I after with this Blogfest? Drama. The word is Greek meaning "action", which is derived from "to do". Though its more common usage speaks to a specific mode of fiction represented in performances, it has also come to refer to a specific genre of fiction (neither comedy nor tragedy) involving a serious mood and conflict. That’s all just literary speak meaning drama simply covers a wide spectrum of contention, action crisis and atmosphere designed to amp up the stakes in our stories. It is an element of writing that transcends genre, so everybody can contribute. I’m looking for a sample of your work that demonstrates those qualities.
I've already been thinking about what I'm going to use, but I haven't decided on anything yet. The word limit is 500, and I'm a chatty Cathy, so this might be difficult...
What are you waiting for?? Go sign up! August 7th is right around the corner...