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Happy Anniversary, WLAB! – Giveaway Winner Announced!

Man. It seems like only yesterday I was writing last year’s post, sitting in bed on June 15th and realizing I was a day late. Let’s make up for that, shall we?

I’mย soย excited about who wonย the giveaway. And I’m sure you’ll be excited, too! Let’s not forget to be good sports about this. So what if you didn’t win? It’s nothing personal! The giveaway is 100% random. ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s review. Here are the prizes for the giveaway:

“300 Writing Prompts” journal, plus a brand-new pack of pens!

I won’t make you wait any longer. Here is our official anniversary video! Ah, I’m so excited! ๐Ÿ™‚


Congrats to the winner! I’m so happy for you. ๐Ÿ˜€ You will get your prizes in the mail shortly! Have a cupcake!

I’ll put my previously mentioned Writing like a Boss Fun Fact List (looks official, right? It’s not, but at least itย appearsย so) in another post, for another day.

A super-special thanks to my supporters, followers, and friends – without whom, I wouldn’t be here. Your support means the world!

I’d also like to thank my dad, who manages my blog with me, for his patience. All those times you tried to convince me to turn off comments entirely because of the amount of spam we get, and I said no; and those times I annoyed you about helping me fix website bugs, and you did. Thanks so much!

Happy anniversary, Writing like a Boss!

Bonus: here’s a brief blooper reel! Because these things are fun.

9 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary, WLAB! – Giveaway Winner Announced!

  1. Hi Sam!
    Oh, I was laughing so hard at the blooper video! You are so hilarious! Congratulations to the winner, and for your anniversary! I know that’s a huge milestone, being a writer myself and celebrating (in my own little way) every month the day I started my book (or different books). I hope you do another video soon, this giveaway was a big hit!

  2. Yay!!!!!!
    That is so exciting!
    Hilarious video, fun giveaway, and how great that I get to be the winner of the very first ever Writing Like A Boss Anniversary giveaway!
    Thanks, Sam! Keep up the great work with this blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congratulations Makenna! I hope you enjoy the prizes you won! Happy Anniversary to you and your blog, Sam!

  4. Thanks for your support, guys! I’m glad this turned out so well. And congrats again, Makenna! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Sam, I had a question about my book. The main character is introduced right away, but no one knows if has any siblings or not. How long is it okay to wait to tell the readers that? If I was reading a book and found out that they had a sibling halfway through the book, I don’t really think I’d like that. Well, maybe. Anyway, I thought I would ask your opinion on this because I don’t know what to do. Thanks!

    1. Hey, Aynsley! Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, I’ve been busy. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d say it depends. If your MC is close to his siblings, I’d bring up their existence pretty early on. Same goes for the other way around: if there’s some kind of conflict between he and his siblings, then the reader will want to know about it! The only circumstance that I can think of, in which you wouldn’t need to introduce them so soon, would be if they aren’t really connected to the MC in any way; like, the other siblings are adults now or something. Does that make sense? I hope it does. ๐Ÿ™‚
      A good way to bring up the siblings without blatantly being like “Hey, these guys exist!” is to have other characters mention their names in conversation. Maybe the parents mention something about them? Anyway, hope that helps!

  6. That does help! I get what you were saying, and it works. I was thinking of giving him an older brother that would be an adult, but he would tie in in the plot somehow. Not very drastically, but he’d be there. Any thoughts on that? The conversation idea was awesome too! Thanks!

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