Monday, February 27, 2012

My Secret Project and More Alliteration Entries

I'm letting my "secret" out. That's right. I'm risking that someone might steal my idea because I need your help! Okay, so most wouldn't want a project like this anyway. But I'm excited about it. (Drum roll.) Here's my request :

   I am hoping you can help me with a book project that will honor LDS bishops through positive stories to uplift readers and show those things bishops encounter in helping members. I am collecting stories around the world from or concerning bishops. These can be informational, inspirational, or amusing, but not too sacred to share. No names or other recognition will be used, and I cannot compensate you for your time. Please know that whatever you can send is greatly appreciated.
   Don't worry about the writing--just get enough details down to tell the story. Any length is appropriate since I am combining shorter submissions of similar topics. I will edit your submission to fit the needs of the book. If you prefer to tell me your story, please leave a contact number and I will call you. If you know of someone who might wish to contribute, please forward this information on to them. I hope to receive all submissions by March 30, 2012 or soon thereafter.
   I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for your time.
I've had some awesome entries sent to me and I really believe people will enjoy reading these uplifting and amusing stories. It will be an eye-opener. As you can see by my word count meter on the sidebar, I have a ways to go. The problem is that, unlike fiction, these real stories have to come from people's experiences. If you can share a submission or pass the word on, you will help to further my dream. Wouldn't that be so cool of you?
Last week I had so much going on my blog post that I forgot to share the alliteration entries from my contest so I'm going to share the rest with you today. You can also view the winning entry here.
By Wendy Swore: Audacious Alligators actually acclimate acceleratedly after adorning argyle aprons and animal arms artistically altered, acutely arranged, and affixed against apexes along all appendages. 
By Lisa Asanuma: Wicked, wild, witty witches waft wily wares Wednesdays wondering why witless wahoos would want winnowing wastewater without winter washstands.
By Carolyn Frank:  (She's written hers as a book review for the old classic, She Sells Sea Shells.)
She Sells Sea Shells by the Sea Shore sold seventy seven sizzling sagas sometime in September, satisfying selected socialites with several sanguine, saucy stories, soaring storyteller, Sally Sue Stevens sales somewhat skyward, sorry to say. Sadly, such sappy sequels should stay secret.


Wendy Swore said...

Good luck on your bishop idea!

Carolyn Twede Frank said...

Your bishop book sounds like a good idea. I wish I had a story to share--but I don't. Thanks for the blip of notoriety in posting my alliteration entry.
Your blog is a fun one. I'd love for you to be part of the blog tour for my new book, Promises. Would you be willing to participate?

Renae W. Mackley said...

You betcha, Carolyn! I'm excited for you.