You can enter for Write-a-Book-in-a-Day 2013 between April 1 2013 and Aug 31 2013. Please feel free to browse the book covers, the pictures and the results, or download some of the books.
Instead of sitting in a workshop taking notes about passive voice, you will be doing it, living it , being the writer and editor and illustrator and book publisher in the pressure boiler of a 12-hour deadline.
You must register for Write-a-Book-in-a-Day 2013
Even if you participated in previous years
You can register your school/group now
Then you can enter and maintain your Teams and Team Members
and pay your Entry Fees and record your Sponsorships
In a single day, on a date that you choose, you and your team will plan, write, illustrate, print and bind a 2000-8000 word book. Then you celebrate. Team writing? You will be surprised. It is wonderful fun. There are also awards for the best books.
The Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a wonderful, fun, team building and writing experience, open to people of all ages with all levels of writing, computer and graphic skills. In the past all teams have written successful books (to most of the entrants' utter amazement) and the majority say they will have another go this year. Try forming a team at your school, writing group, office or book club.
You register a team of 5-10 people in the Open, Secondary School (Middle or Upper School) or Primary School category and get friends, relatives and others to sponsor you by donating to your State's hospital for children.
Your team will be emailed a random setting, two human characters, a non-human character, an issue and five random words at 8.00am local time. Your story must be written around these and be delivered or emailed to KSPWC by 8.00pm the same day. You can download a booklet beforehand advising how teams have succeeded in the past, and how to use your computer to best advantage.Your book is presented to your State's Children's Hospital library. You must also raise funds for these hospitals.
In States where Primary Schools include Yr 7, Teams with a majority in Yr 7 are Middle School Teams.
A team that includes one or more Yr 11 or Yr 12 students is an Upper School Team
A panel appointed by the KSP Writers Centre will judge the completed work. You must complete your book in 12 hours, achieve the minimum word count, and base your story on the characters, issue and setting we send you.
Have a look at the other pages, at the comments from across Australia, see what teams wrote in previous years and what the judges said, by clicking on the links in the left menu. You may also like to read about the Children's Hospital Foundations and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation (KSP).
A booklet containing rules, hints and judging criteria for Write-a-Book-in-a Day can be downloaded here