Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ted Saves the World Blog Tour & Giveaway

1,000 to 1
By Bryan Cohen

Around eight months ago, I released a book that changed my life. The book was called  "Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More" and it was a collection of story starters I've compiled over previous couple of years. I put them all into one book and slowly but surely it became a reference guide for bloggers, authors and screenwriters alike. The book has not made me a millionaire or anything, but it has certainly helped to fueled the beginning of my writing career.

I've always been a man of ideas, but I haven't always been the best at fleshing them out. I've come up with some weird and wacky concepts in my time as a writer and a producer. This includes a Dungeons & Dragons comedy show, a dream-infused corporate coffee dramedy, and now, I've crafted the story of a public teenage superhero and his possessed cheerleader guardian called "Ted Saves the World."

My idea to create a book full of 1,000 ideas was a good one. I have a feeling that this idea will be likewise just as successful because I have spent time thoroughly fleshing it out. Ted Saves the World is only the beginning of a series that will show a conflict between multiple universes, with tons of characters, and lots of mythology. In addition, the characters all have a biting wit and the ability to spout rapid-fire jokes as often as they throw round-house kicks.

There is a chance that my collection of 1,000 ideas will be more successful than this one expanded upon idea. That being said, every time care for an idea and grow it to adult-size, it is a major learning experience. I'm still young and while I hope Ted Saves the World is a phenomenon, I know that the lessons I learn from creating an entertaining series will serve me in the future while I try to flesh out the other 999.


Description of Ted Saves the World (Available for just $0.99):
A possessed cheerleader. A cursed gang of criminals. Mysterious telekinetic powers. An angry ex-girlfriend in gym class? One second, sophomore in high school Ted endures his first breakup in his favorite place in town. The next, a mysterious blue light turns him into a worldwide superhero sensation for taking down a posse of grisly murderers. As his views on YouTube increase and his friend Dhiraj tries to capitalize on the marketing potential, his dangers increase as well when a presumed-dead cheerleader begins taking a personal interest. Can Ted survive his first week as a superhero in the public eye? This novella is the first taste in a series of full-length novels about the adventures of Ted Finley and Erica LaPlante. The book is also available on Barnes & Noble and <a href="http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/70092 ">Smashwords</a> for $0.99.

Bryan Cohen is giving away four $25 Amazon gift cards, one for each week of his month long blog tour. To enter, simply comment with your e-mail address (feel free to substitute @ with (at) or other tricks to stop spammers from getting it). Bryan will draw the four names at the end of the tour, picking one entrant at random from each week’s set of blog posts. Entries will be counted through Monday, August 15th, 2011. Enter on as many sites as you want, follow the tour at <a href="http://www.build-creative-writing-ideas.com/blog-tour-for-ted.html%22%3EBuild Creative Writing Ideas</a>. If <i>Ted</i> reaches the Top 100 on Amazon at any point during the tour, a fifth $25 card will be added to the giveaway.

Bryan Cohen is a writer, actor and comedian from Dresher, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 with degrees in English and Dramatic Art and a minor in Creative Writing. He has written seven books including <a href="http://www.amazon.com/000-Creative-Writing-Prompts-ebook/dp/B0044DEL7C%22%3E1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More</a>. Contact Bryan through <a href="http://bryancohen.com%22%3ehis/ Ted Saves the World blog</a>, <a href="http://www.build-creative-writing-ideas.com%22%3ehis/ Build Creative Writing Ideas site</a> or <a href="http://www.twitter.com/bryancohenbooks%22%3ETwitter%3C/a>.

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