Winners of the Writer's Digest Cliches Contest

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cliches Contest and contributed their cliche examples. We had a record number of comments on this blog (WOW!). The overwhelming support on Twitter really left me humbled that so many of you enjoyed the post. As a special thanks, instead of giving away just one copy of the "25 Agents Who Want Your Work" issue of Writer's Digest (as promised), I pulled some strings so I could give away five to five random participants! Here are the winners ...
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cliches Contest and contributed their cliche examples. We had a record number of comments on this blog (WOW!). The overwhelming support on Twitter really left me humbled that so many of you enjoyed the post. As a special thanks, instead of giving away just one copy of the "25 Agents Who Want Your Work" issue of Writer's Digest (as promised), I pulled some strings so I could give away five to five random participants! Here are the winners:

KelleySheppard (commenter)
Darden North (commenter)
KarenDoll (commenter)
Monique Berry (from Twitter)
Greg Dominguez (from Twitter)

Once again, I appreciate the participation (and all the fun cliches). And thanks for visiting my blog. Check back in often as I promise to hold more contests with giveaways and prizes, as well as provide as much practical advice and thoughtful tips for writers as I can.

Don't forget to download your copy of the October issue of Writer's Digest, which features:

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  • 25 AGENTS who are looking for new clients (possibly you!)
  • How to query an agent
  • Techniques for building suspense
  • The WD Interview with Patricia Cornwell
  • And more!

Download your copy here and gain access to the list of agents immediately.

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