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One Of These Books…Topic Contest!

The last time I issued a challenge, the Snarky readers gave me such interesting things to writer about! See Norse Gods at Starbucks & Now They Run From Valen Greer in the pages at the top. 

Let’s do it again. I love the creative topics you guys come up with and I really love the challenge of creating a story from them.


(All but one of these books are from my personal library… which one isn’t?–There is no rhyme or reason to my book collection, so this is nothing more than who guesses correctly. <g> Winner gets to pick a writing topic!  Oh, I’ll pick the winner on Sunday.)

word-painting.jpg Word Painting

max.jpg Maximum Security

short.jpg On Writing Short Stories  

 crime.jpg The Writer’s Complete Crime Reference Book

shfic.jpg Creating Short Fiction

monster.jpg I Have Lived in the Monster

time.jpg A Brief History of Time

mayan.jpg The Mayan Prophecies 

genius.jpg A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  1. February 23, 2007    

    I’m going to guess the Stephen Hawking book.

  2. February 24, 2007    

    I’m guessing On Writing Short Stories, but that’s just because several of the others seem too obvious. But I really have no clue. 😉

    So, is it the first person to guess correctly, or will there be multiple winners?

  3. February 24, 2007    

    I am going to say “The Mayan Prophecies.”

  4. February 24, 2007    

    Hi Danne! Welcome to the Snark! I’ve thought about going by Dani since my middle name is Danielle. 🙂

    I’m not giving away any hints and will announce the winner on Sunday. And… I suppose there could be mulitiple winners, Rach, depends on how many guess correctly. But, I do love the challenge, so we’ll see how many get it right by Sunday.

  5. February 25, 2007    

    I Have Lived in the Monster

  6. Jen Jen
    February 25, 2007    

    By Sunday or on Sunday? *s* Sorry. Had to say that.

    My guess is “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.”

  7. February 26, 2007    

    “The Writer’s Complete Crime Reference Book”, for the win…

  8. February 26, 2007    

    They all look like something you’d read. I’ll guess the last one.

  9. March 8, 2007    

    I venture to say the Black Hole/Hawking book. The only one I DO have is David Egger’s Heartbreaking Work of Staggering genius, so I hope you also have it. Then, we could do a post on it if you felt so inclined. If, you do in fact, own it.

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