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

About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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9 Responses to One Of These Books…Topic Contest!

  1. I’m going to guess the Stephen Hawking book.

  2. 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. Danne Cole says:

    I am going to say “The Mayan Prophecies.”

  4. relliott4 says:

    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. sniv says:

    I Have Lived in the Monster

  6. Jen says:

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

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

  7. rayke says:

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

  8. Betty S says:

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

  9. Bellezza says:

    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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