Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vote on the Name for Ellie Sweet's Blog


by Stephanie Morrill

I feel super guilty. I thought I was going to have the winners of the writing spaces contest available for you all today, and I don't. Not only do I not have results, but I'm going to ask a favor of you. Shameless.

To ease my guilt, I'm going to give away a copy of Jill Williamson's new release, Captives.


I ordered an extra one when I bought mine. To get entered to win, vote on the name you like best, and then leave a comment saying something like, "I voted!" You don't have to say which one you voted for, and if you want you can just say, "Jill rocks!" and you'll be entered to win. (Due to the realities of pricey international shipping, the Captives give away is available to U.S. residents only. If you reside outside the United States, I'll hook you up with a free download of the Go Teen Writers book.)

I loved so many of the suggestions you guys came up with on Monday, and I tried really hard to narrow it down to ten that I felt fit the story and Ellie the best. I wound up with twelve. Here they are, along with the person who suggested it first:

Sweet Scribbles - Amanda
The Sweet Life of Writing - Lily
Sweet on Writing - Rae
Sweetly Written - Brittney Ann
Sweet Somethings - Anna (like a play on Sweet Nothings.)
Sweet Debut - Javoniel Trowers
Love, Life, and Sweet Adventures - Aizess
Princess of the Pen - Amo Libros
The Sword of Lady Gabrielle - Amo Libros
Sugar and Spice and Sweet's Writing Life - Mime and Amo Libros
The Sweet Life of a Teen Writer - Tinkerirock and Katie Scheidhauer
Ladies, Knights, and Sweet's Writing Life - Aizess

Also, bonus points (read: a free download of The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet) for Lydia Hart, who was awesome enough to share that her last name is Hart but she would never make her blog something with a play on heart. Even though I still think Ellie could lean that way (for branding purposes), Lydia's comment gave me something to think about, and I know her words are going to make it into the scene. Thank you, Lydia!

Voting will stay open through Thursday!



104 comments:

  1. Whoo, those are good names! :)

    And by the way, oddly enough, I read The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet for the street team the very day you posted that contest thingy...how interesting! I absolutely loved it, by the way!

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    1. Oh, yes, and Ms. Jill and you rock. ;) Voted.

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    2. Doesn't she? And I'm so glad you liked it, Amanda. I'm so thankful for the street team!

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  2. Sweet, Lydia! (No pun intended. Honestly)

    I voted (and Jill rocks)!

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  3. 1. Jill rocks.
    2. Stephanie, you don't have to feel guilty about the writing spaces contest. You're giving us free books! Don't you know that the only thing teen writers like better then free books is free critiques?
    3. I voted.
    4. Stephanie rocks.
    5. Go Teen Writers rock!

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  4. I voted! (And I agree with Sarah F. up there; no need to feel guilty!)

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  5. I voted! Though it was really hard to choose!(and Jill rocks!) :-D

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  6. I voted! Good luck with choosing the best one...;-)

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    2. Jill rocks.
      And Steph rocks
      And GoTeenWriters rocks!
      Go!

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  7. I have cast my vote! I am kinda surprised one of the ones I suggested made it on there, though I didn't vote for myself 'cause the others were so good!
    Ditto what Sarah F. said!

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  8. I voted! Jill and Stephanie rock!

    Free books! *Crosses fingers for luck*

    ~Robyn Hoode

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  9. I voted!!:) I loved all the names, but I narrow it down to three:)

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  10. I voted! Jill rocks--and so do you, Stephanie!

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  11. I voted! These are all really great, it was hard to choose. And Jill rocks!(And Stephanie too!)

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  12. Voted :) But I live in the UK :-\

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  13. I voted! These are great names!! :) BOTH of you rock, and I'm excited for a chance to win Captives. Thanks Stephanie and Jill! :)

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  14. Voted! Jill ROCKS! :D so does Stephanie!

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  15. Those are great names! I voted and Ms.Jill does rock :D

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  16. Voted!

    Interesting thought from Lydia Hart. My last name is Good and I toyed with the idea of making my blog a play on that, but I ended up just going with my full name. So I can understand both doing a play on Sweet or not doing so.

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  17. Voted!
    (I'm outside of the US.)

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  18. I voted!

    Those are all great names. :)

    ~Ellana T

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  19. From Amo Libros:
    Is it OK to vote for your own suggestions?
    I voted!! And Ms. Williamson rocks, and Go Teen Writers rocks, and the fact that Ms. Morrill let us participate in the writing of her coming-out-in-November story rocks!!!!!

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  20. I voted. Jill's a superstar. And Stephanie, you're the sweetest thing ever - you didn't have to do that (but I'm eep-stastic and excited that you did!). Thanks so so much <3

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  21. I voted! All those names are super. Great job Teen Writers!!

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  22. I voted! And Jill rocks my socks off! :)

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  23. I voted and Jill rocks!

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  24. I voted. Captives looks like a pretty cool book. :)

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  25. I voted! Jill rocks! Stephanie rocks! :)

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  26. I voted! These all sound like awesome blog names!

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  27. I voted, and Jill does rock. :)

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    1. Allison, you won the copy of Captives! Please email me to claim your prize :) Stephanie(at)GoTeenWriters.com.

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  28. I voted, and, yes, Jill is awesome!

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  29. I voted! But it was a hard desicion, because there are so many great names. :D

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  30. I voted! Jill and Stephanie rock, and I think it's really cool that we get to participate in the book! Can someone list the order of Jill's series for me?

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    1. The Captives series? Captives is book one in a new dystopian series.

      Is that what you meant?

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    2. Yes! I thought for some reason that it was the second or third. Thank you!

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  31. I voted! Sweet Somethings and Sugar and Spice and Sweet's Writing Life are probably my favorites. :) This is so cool that we all have a say in Stephanie's next book!

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  32. I voted! I live in New Zealand (not the USA :D) Jill rocks, Steph rocks, and Go Teen Writers rocks!!!!!! :D

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  33. I voted! And Jill (along with everyone else at GTW) rocks!

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  34. Great way to come up with a name, Stephanie! It's fun enough to participate and then you added a giveaway on top of it? You are too sweet! ;D

    Ya'll rock! Can't wait to read both these books!

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  35. Voted! And I can see why you had a hard time narrowing it down...

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  36. I couldn't read all those "Jill rocks" and variations without smiling!

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  37. I don't have a kindle, and I reside outside the United States.
    What can I do? Thanks! :)

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    1. I'm not Jill or Stephanie, but I think there's a Kindle app for computers, which you could maybe try.

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  38. I voted! :)
    Thank you guys for doing Go Teen Writers for us! You're both awesome!

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  39. I voted! Jill Rocks! ;) (So does Stephanie, of course!)

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  40. VOTED! :) I am international but could it be sent to my grandma and then i will get it from her? :D I live in Korea because my parents are missionaries/english teachers!

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  41. I voted!! Thanks so much for this Stephanie!!!!

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    1. oops! I forgot!
      1. Jill Rocks!!!
      2. Stephanie rules!!!
      3. I adore Go Teen Writers!!!
      4. Thanks for everything!!!! =)

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  42. Well, I voted anyway! :)
    Stephanie and Jill are AWESOME!! :D

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  43. I voted!
    Jill rocks! I've read her Blood of Kings trilogy and it's awesome!
    Where do I get the free download of 'The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet'?

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  44. I voted! Jill sure is pretty awesome! :)

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  45. I voted! :D What great names!

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  46. I voted! and Jill definitely rocks!

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  47. Voted!
    and....
    my name is Lydia! lol

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  48. I voted! :) And um... Jill rocks!

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  49. I voted! Man so many good choices though...

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    1. (I'm in Hawaii for a few weeks, and it's still Thursday here! I hope that counts.)

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    2. Oh man, am I jealous, Aidyl. LOVED my time in Hawaii. I spent 3 weeks there a few years ago. Heaven.

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  51. Where do you vote?

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    1. Voting has closed, Tierney. That's why you can't see it :)

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