Participate in My Writing Assignments, Win a Prize

Look! Charlie the Chest Burster wants to say something to us! Let’s all lean in close (but not too close) and hear what it has to say:

“Hey, kids! Over at, John Scalzi is running a writing contest! Pick from one of the ten science fiction film-themed writing assignments he’s provided, and then write a short piece based on that assignment and put it in the comment thread. Scalzi will then go through the comments, and the one he likes best wins a prize: The DVD set of the original series run of The Prisoner, which AMC is remaking into new series this fall. Man, I love that series. I would enter the contest myself, but I have to chew through the crew of the Nostromo. You know how it is.”

There you have it. Enter as many times as you like, but one “assignment” per comment, please. Entries need to be in by noon (Eastern), Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

And even if you’re not interested in participating, go on over and check out what the assignments are, because I made them full of funny. And I know how you like that.