Tuesday, March 3, 2009

First Aid for Frustrated Writers

Now here's something of value to all you Etsy Shop owners and other entrepreneurs looking to spruce up your presentation. Those who actually read Wishing Willow’s feature posts, rather than just skipping to the end to find out what the giveaway is each day (you know who you are), are already familiar with the writing of my husband Nate, as he writes the majority of our reviews. What you might not know, however, is that Nate also loves to help other writers, business owners, and students improve their own writing. I'm fortunate to have my own personal Hemingway at my disposal, and now he can be at yours. In conjunction with the opening of his new web site, Ascent Proofreading, Nate is offering a giveaway of literary help that just might come in handy to the winner of this drawing, no matter the nature of your current project. The package includes your choice of: free proofreading/editing of any document(s) up to three thousand words total (a $180 value), OR free original writing of any kind up to one thousand words (a $160 value). This is a transferable prize, meaning you can always give it away if you know someone else who can use it. To enter the drawing, simply post a comment telling us how you would use this prize. Tell us in an additional post if you subscribe to Wishing Willow, or follow us on Twitter and "tweet" about the giveaway. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. Contest ends 3/11/09. Congrats Gumball Grenade!

41 comments:

MaggieM said...

I think this is a fabulous giveaway! Many thanks to your husband, Nate. I have not yet set up my blog. I am currently working with Hendry Lee and taking his email courses. It will probably be 6 months before I can get my blog set up and running. Is there an expiration date on your husband's Literary Giveaway? And, no wonder your blog posts are always so perfect!

maggie@mannwieler.com

MaggieM said...

Subscriber by email :)

maggie@mannwieler.com

Keyomi said...

Wonderful man! and an equally wonderful giveaway. I think I would use this on my family website that is still in the making. I wanna ask the same question, is there a deadline if we win?

:)thanks for this opportunity!

Keyomi said...

i subscribe to ya..

spellbound18@hotmail.com

Keyomi said...

oh btw..congrats to him for opening his website!! :)good luck!!

Keyomi said...

i just added your button. very cute!

mineola said...

I would use this great prize to recast our homepage (not leaving a link as I'm not here under my business identity). We have a generally rated #1 website for our category & a very organically keyword rich homepage (and site). But I'd LOVE to have a man's opinion on it. While I believe it is attractive, original and informative,
I also think it needs balance & literally half of our customers are men. How can make it more efficient & appealing to men purchasing gifts from our site? We've been online since 1995 and change our homepage often, but the core has remained the same. Since we are a mom and daughter shop with just the two of us, I worry that we can become myopic with copywriting. A fresh perspective would be a gift! Thanks for the chance.

Wishing Willow said...

Thanks for entering! We hadn't thought about an expiration date. Maybe a year would be reasonable, but we could extend that if necessary. Thanks for your kind comments :)

mverno said...

this could come in handy

Christie said...

Well it's about time! Nate is such an awesome writer & I'm sure this new business will be a great opp for him!

Christie said...

Your most favorite subscriber:P

Christie said...

Tweet Tweet!

Amy said...

I could use it for many things. I have numerous short stories I could have him edit and proofread and finally do something with. Or I might have him finish a few sentences for me - for an essay contest - for each entry you finish a sentence...see if between us we can come up with something clever!

Brooke said...

I'd gift this to my stepdaughter who will be working on her college essays - not to write have anyone write them, but to proofread them. Is that ethical?

Wishing Willow said...

It's certainly ethical :)

Qtpies7 said...

How wonderful to live with a guy with such talent!
I would want some help proofreading and editing some articles for a newspaper that I write for.
Or maybe a super awesome blog post would be nice instead.

GumballGrenade said...

What a great giveaway! I would use these wonderful services as a proofread for a couple of children's books prior to submitting them!

send me a convo in etsy if I win! http://www.gumballgrenade.etsy.com

DancingMooney ♥ said...

What a generous offer!!
Woot!

Meninheira said...

Nunca había visto un concurso tan fantástico. Mis más sinceras felicitaciones :)

Jodi said...

I love this giveaway. I am an aspiring writer in my spare time...for fun. This would help me to 'figure it all out' so to speak. Thanks for an entry!

Jodi said...

I subscribe!

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.Please enter me in this contest.

jamaise said...

Wow! How very smart. This always seems an intelligent spot - no wonder :))
Congrats on your new business venture.
I'm not sure exactly what I'd do with your services, but I'd love to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

wow

janil said...

What a great giveaway! I'm trying to write a children's tale, but in Spanish... I've visited your husband's blog. It's very useful and interesting! (sorry about my poor English...)

iggysaysno said...

I think i would go over my will

Karen said...

Count me in :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to transfer this prize to a friend that is working on her dissertation, which she should finish this summer. She's had trouble finding a good editor, and this would really help her. Thank you! theprophecygirl(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would want a rewrite/editing of a collection of family stories that I did some time ago.

acptuser(at)hotmail(dot)com

mike said...

I would love to be able to give this to my fiancee as a gift. She has written 3 books now, but is too afraid to have anyone else see them. They are good! She needs something like this to help give her a 'kick in the pants' to start following her dream a little more. What a fantastic prize for the write person (hehe).

s k a r y d r u n k g u y at h o t m a i l dot c o m

diesel51 said...

A great tool for beginners like me in writing. I've tried to spot any errors, but this would be my silent partner.

Gianna said...

It would be a gift for my husband who is always writing :)

Swtlilchick said...

I hope to write a book someday,I
love to write,except I get so frustrated with grammar errors.
I could really use a proofreader
Thanks for the chance

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Donna said...

I am new at writing for pay, I would love to have the help.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Swtlilchick said...

Subscriber by email

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Donna said...

I am a subscriber.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

I would use this prize for proofreading my resume.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

lilyk said...

I subscribed to your blog.

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Leah said...

Your sweet husband Nate is an angel in disguise! I'd so love to give this magical gift to my best friend who is such a delightful writer and who would just adore this dazzling surprise! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

I also subscribe! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

Leah said...

I am following you on TWITTER....username mamaleahita.

And, I TWITTERED about this fabulous give~away.

http://twitter.com/mamaleahita/status/1314549017

Thanks again! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com