Fable Writing Contest 5th Place Winner; The Giraffe and The Alligator

Fable Writing Contest winner; injoyinc.com

Fable Writing Contest winner; injoyinc.comMeet Anna A., 5th Place Winner in the Injoy, Inc. Fable Writing Contest. Anna is thirteen, and lives on the east coast. She likes reading, horses, and the color blue. If she were writing a story about her life she would be a horse because she is willing and able to do any kind of work.

Anna captured our attention with this fun fable about two unlikely characters who learn about the golden rule.

In the process of writing The Giraffe and the Alligator, Anna thought about how many people were not treating others the way they should. As 5th Place Winner, Anna won a copy of Shatterpoint Entertainment’s Jericho DVD. Congratulations Anna!

Fifth Place Winner: The Giraffe and the Alligator

by: Anna A.

The Giraffe was snacking on his ice cream when his mom called to him. As the Giraffe turned his head a breeze came and blew his ice cream out of the cone. The Alligator noticed the ice cream falling and devoured it as soon as it touched the ground.

When the Giraffe looked back, all he found was the Alligator sitting there licking her chops.

Find out what happens next!

To donate and download the Moore Fables ebook (A project by kids for kids in Moore, OK), where you can read The Giraffe and the Alligator and moore of our favorites in the contest, go here.

 

Writing Contest Winner Announced

Jen McDonald; http://realifemom.com/

Jen McDonald; http://realifemom.com/Writing Contest Winner Announcement!!!

We narrowed down the original entries to 23 finalists and semi-finalists, who won a free membership to Write Now online writing lessons, and were invited to submit a professional book proposal for consideration for the grand prize.

We narrowed these professional proposals down to six very strong book ideas, which included some fantastic fiction and adventure books, and three non-fiction books.

After reading, rereading, and rereading again, Injoy, Inc. has finally selected the winner of the Writing Contest.

The winner of the Grand Prize Writing Contest is:

Jennifer McDonald – An Airman’s Wife

Please join us in saying:

Congratulations Jennifer!

In fact, you could tweet her! @jenmcdonald88

Jennifer McDonald has snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, skied in the Alps, strolled through the streets of Paris and Rome, and lived on an island in the South Pacific. None of those experiences would be possible if she hadn’t been a military spouse for the past 25 years! As a young airman’s spouse, she muddled through the newness of military life with the help of a few good friends. She hopes to be that friend to other spouses who are married to members of the military with her book, An Airman’s Wife.

As a writer, she’s contributed to numerous military spouse, homeschooling, and other publications including Military Spouse Magazine and Wives of Faith.

As Grand Prize Winner, Jennifer has won a prize package that includes cover design, formatting, editing, marketing, and webpage, free copies of her prize winning book, plus an opportunity to publish her book with Injoy, Inc.

The Injoy Team is so impressed with the quality of all of the proposals we received; it was truly difficult to narrow it down to one prize winner.

We are excited to begin working with Jennifer on this project, and will keep you all posted on the progress!

Student Writing Contest Winner Announced

Student Writing Contest; injoyinc.com

Student Writing Contest; injoyinc.comWe narrowed down the original entries to 63 student finalists and semi-finalists, who won a free membership to Write Now online writing lessons, and were invited to submit a professional book proposal for consideration for the grand prize. After reading, rereading, and rereading again, Injoy, Inc. has finally selected the winner of the Student Writing Contest.

The winner of the Grand Prize Student Writing Contest is:

[quote]Rachael M. The Dawn Bringers’ Prophecy[/quote]

Rachael is fifteen years old. Her interests vary widely, but her true passion is to create honest stories that her readers will enjoy. She strives to execute those stories well, so that the struggles and strife of the characters, and their ultimate victories, encourage her audience by reflecting the hardships of real life. This led her to write about Audren, a young, out-of-place prince who lives in a time when the world is turned upside down, and there seems to be no way to turn it back again.

Rachael also enjoys the art and storytelling style of Japanese-style animation, and is currently writing a graphic novel, called a manga, and dreams of eventually animating it. She has won numerous writing awards, such as the Master of the Written Word award, and several 4-H awards for presentations which she wrote and presented at both regional and state levels.

She is also passionate about training and riding horses, and is currently training her two horses to compete in endurance races. She enjoys broadsword and kung-fu lessons, as well as longbow and compound bow hunting in the mountains around her home, and often draws upon her knowledge of weaponry in her writing.

The Injoy Team is looking forward to working with Rachael to design her book cover, help her complete her book, and then edit and format it, print it, help her market it, award her free copies, and publish it to e-book and print.

 

 

 

 

Write Now Online Writing Workshops

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Write Now is an online writing workshop experience which includes weekly writing help in the form of optional assignments, encouragement, writing tips, and critique to make your story even better. You will have access to writing exercises, Q&A, chats, videos, and more. The cost to participate in the Write Now online workshops is $9.95 per month. You can cancel at any time. To enroll in Write Now,  simply click the subscribe button.

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Laurel Popejoy is our head Graphic Designer. She loves coffee, studying food and cultures of the world, photography, graphic design (of course :D), Neckties (check out her Etsy Account!), Crafting, good books, comfy window seats, warm southern weather, and sweet tea!

 

 

 

 

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Student Authors

Injoy, Inc. promotes and encourages students in their creative writing projects. Be sure to check out the student writing contest, with an entry deadline of January 31, 2013.

[box_dark]Although the deadline for this writing contest is closed, you can enter the regular writing contest that is open to all ages right here; the deadline to enter that contest is February 28, 2013. We’ll have more student writing opportunities in the future, so be sure to like the Injoy, Inc. Facebook  page  (click here) to get firsthand information about contests and other writing opportunities.[/box_dark]

 

 

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Using an online graphic portfolio, our authors capture the setting, characters, fonts and even the fashion designs of the characters they’ve created, which our designer then uses to create a custom-designed cover that draws readers into your story from the very first glance.

Each element of the cover design is purposely selected to enhance the style and create a look that typifies what the reader will find when they open the book.

You will enjoy the process of working with our designer to capture the style of your book by bringing your words alive in graphic form.

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What if circumstances were so dark that you were unable to see the truth, and had to rely on outside responses to guide you back to the light? What happens when pride gets in the way of ambition? As thunder is a reflection of lightening, disaster can be an echo of pride.

In Volume III of the Livingstone Library, find out what happens when a mythological world collides with Rhemawood. Poseidon springs like a geyser from the deep. Zeus appears in a flash of lightening. Will the three-headed beast of Hades devour Orpheus?

Set amidst a backdrop of the legendary literary characters from Greek mythology the four Livingstones return to solve the mystery of what has happened to topple Joe from his pedestal and plunge him into a world of darkness. their tireless quest for truth will shed some light on his disappearance as they discover the meaning of Opere et viritate.