Monday, August 23, 2010

Book giveaway: "Write the Right Words"

As promised in my post reviewing "Write the Right Words" by Sandra Lamb," I will be giving away a signed copy of the book. In fact, the publisher will be giving away the book, and they have the restriction of U.S.A and Canada addresses only, no P.O. Boxes.


1. HOW: To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. One comment/entry per person, please.

2. WHO: No anonymous comments will be approved. You need a blogger profile to enter this giveaway (simply because I need to know who you are - I'm not going to count through "anonymous #7"), and if you don't have a blogger profile yet, just make one. It's fast, easy and free, doesn't require a blog, and I think only requires a valid email address. Also, your profile with email address MUST be viewable, or you must provide a valid email address in your comment. If your name is drawn as the winner, and I don't have or can't access an email address for you, I'll choose another winner. (Don't be an Indigo.) This bit is important, and I don't like to harp on it, but every giveaway I do, I get at least 3 invalid entries. So either 1) you have an email address or a blog of your own accessible on your blogger profile, which I am allowed to view; or 2) you leave an email address in your comment. If your comment/entry doesn't fall into one of those categories, I'm deleting it before I do the selection, lest it throw the numbers off for the random number generator when I do the final pick. (Less than three hours after my original post, I update to say - wow! I've already rejected an entry because it didn't follow the guidelines.) Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for this magical phrase after you submit your comment/entry: "Comments will be visible after blog owner approval." If you miss that and comment twice, or three times, or more, I'll delete duplicates.

3. WHERE: USA and Canada addresses only, and no P.O. Boxes.

4. WHEN: The deadline for comments/entries is 11:59am (Eastern Standard/NYC time) on Monday, August 30. I will choose and announce the random winner that afternoon.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Ginigin, winner of this giveaway!


  1. Sounds like an interesting and helpful book. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  2. I think that book would be so useful. I like blank cards or a short note better than regular cards but I never if what I write is appropriate in certain situations.

  3. While the things you pointed out in your review are probably the things that would annoy me most, too, it looks like it would be a good for my younger cousin, whose parents have yet to teach her the social graces of thank you notes or responding (in any fashion! I'm not picky!) when a letter or package is received. Not that I'm bitter or anything, of course. I'm just saying that this would be the last snail mail (other than birthday cards) that she would receive from me, is all.

    craftgasm @ gmail dot commmmm, in case it doesn't show up for some reason. :)

  4. sounds like a lovely book.. this is my first time joining a giveaway. Im sure this book will be really helpful. :)

  5. My blogger username just happens to be Anonymous. If that's a problem and you're going to delete this entry, send me an email with a link back to this page telling me so and I'll just temporarily change my username and resubmit my entry.

  6. Enjoyed the review and think maybe I posted there. I think this would be great for the kids I work with (and some of their parents also), so put my name in the hat please. Ginigin from FPN

  7. superfl1--at---hotmail((.)comMonday, August 23, 2010 10:14:00 PM

    Hi Missive,

    I loved your review of this book, and am now quite curious as to 'Part Four', though I do agree the first three parts seem a wee bit old-fashioned and stereotyped.

    Email: superfl1 (now note the diff between the last two characters) --at- the inevitable hotmail, with the sublime (albeit slightly sarcastic) dot and com.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  8. This looks like a very good book and I agree, would be very useful for SOME of the younger generation who apparently do not know how to write letters. Texting doesn't count.
    One last rant: If I had a nickel for every graduation check or wedding gift I've sent without receiving a response, I'd be wealthy, retired and living at the beach.

  9. That sounds like a really cool book!

    Eve :-)

  10. Found you via the TLC Book Tour blog -- so happy I did -- as I'm found of writing letters and have stopped doing so. This blog will undoubtedly inspire me again!

    I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you for hosting!

    thesibylqueen at

  11. Sounds interesting Please count me in and thanks for the giveaway

  12. Yes, please. :)

    Good Luck, Everyone, and thank you for the chance to win!!

    And just to be sure you get my email address... silvertoez{at}comcast{dot}net

  13. I'd love to win this book! Please enter me.