Prize Drawing: A Yoda Hat You Will Win

You may be wondering why I’ve sprouted Yoda ears in the picture. It’s all in honor of a fun drawing.

I’m really not sure how to tie this one in with writing—except maybe that writers are generally nerds and nerds love them some Star Wars. The truth is I bought my brother a Yoda ears hat for Christmas without realizing I was actually buying a set of four. So I thought I’d share the wealth! If you’d like a chance to be one of three lucky people with a warm and wise head, all you gotta do is leave a comment. I’ll be announcing the winners Friday, March 8.

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  1. Are you kidding? Love a Yoda hat I would.
    Also love your blog!

  2. oh my granny! i LOVE YODA!! pick me oh please please pick me!!!

  3. Yes, not sure what I should comment, but I have commented.

  4. I think that the Yoda hat would go great with the clown nose I got at a writer’s conference in 2010. I randomly pull that nose out at work and put it on when a co-worker is least expecting it. I don’t know if the Yoda hat would fit in my drawer, but it would be worth a try.

  5. I amazed at how prolific you are, K.M. Thank you for all of your writer-friendly newsletters and vlogs. They are helping me greatly improve. I have a family full of Star Wars nerds and would totally appreciate the hat to go with my Yoda animated doll and other Star Wars collectibles.

  6. Nice! My kids would love one of those. 🙂

  7. Ray Romanowski says

    That’s a mighty fetching set of hand warmers you’ve got there…

  8. Love the Yoda ears! Thanks for the fun opportunity!

  9. Oh man, my wife is going to love me wearing this with her at the mall.

  10. Your face in this picture is priceless! I can only imagine what it looked like when you opened the package! ROFL! Mark me down as interested…please.

  11. I’d love to scare my cat with one of those.

  12. My brother would love one of those too!

  13. Umm, pretty much the best giveaway ever. My nerdiness would be complete if I had a set of my own Yoda ears.

  14. Someone jumping up and down after winning a Yoda hat would be a necessary action beat, wouldn’t it?

  15. Loving the blog…so much to offer a new writer! Thanks!

  16. Oh my! I´m a SW fan and I´ll love to get one of the hats 😛 Fingers crossed!

  17. I’m not sure that a Yoda head/hat is a good fashion statement for me…LOL!…but I wanted to comment and tell you I enjoyed your recent newsletter (as usual) and that I think it’s so great you refrain from printing out drafts until you really need to. That’s what I do too.

    Have a great weekend! (And I will wear the Yoda hat if I do win it 😉 )

  18. LOL! How fun!

  19. Great pic Katie! A Yoda hat who wouldn’t love!

  20. So much fun I will have if I win a Yoda hat.

  21. Those are hilarious! Obviously that is the family set 🙂
    Positive a poet Yoda was I am.

  22. You know you gotta have a YODA HAT when you’re 12 year old daughter has worn the same CAT HAT over and over and over and…well, you get the picture.
    Thanks for the fun!

  23. Most definitely the one thing missing from my life is the ownership of a Yoda hat. What a fun giveaway. Thanks for hosting. 🙂


  24. I’ve only seen Episodes IV and V, but like to win this hat, I would.

  25. Too funny! Sure, I’ll give it a go. Who wouldn’t want a Yoda hat? 🙂

  26. Awesomely funny. Leaving a comment, I will do.

    Now, writing I have. Go I must.

  27. Second grade teacher, am I. In so useful, I know a yoda hat would come. Herh herh herh.

    I really enjoy your podcast and blog, they’re so inspirational. Thanks for all you do for the writing community.

  28. Thank you for all your tips and advice. You are helping me be a better writer and more creative thinker. I really enjoy your site, I come here often. On a side note that Yoda hat would help keep the creative juices warm.

  29. Do you have any flying Yoda chairs? That’s what I’d *really* like. But if I had a Yoda hat, I could wear it while I fly around on my kids’ saucer sleds.

  30. I’d love to place one of those on my oldest son’s head. His nick name is Yoda. I love your blog!

  31. I love it! Writers are nerds.I never thought of that before, but so true and we nerds love our Star Wars!

  32. The Yoda hat is love to win it. I am sure some awesome writing wisdom would come from wearing it..

  33. Would LOVE the hat… we need some new antics in my workplace 🙂

  34. These hats are amazing. And since I love to collect hats, I’m leaving this comment in hopes of winning.

    Jody Brohard

  35. You gotta love Yoda. My dad used to do this HILARIOUS impression of Yoda when my brother and I were little. We’d laugh and laugh and laugh. The first time my brother and I watched Star Wars we went around with plastic lightsabers and acted out scenes from the movie. We had so much fun. Awesome those hats look!

  36. Thank you for continuing to give us great writing advice — and for giving us a chance to win a Yoda Ears hat!

  37. This would make a fun writing hat. Hope I win!

  38. We waited for two hours in line at a military theater when that show came out to get in to see it. There was only one theater on the base in Japan and my young son was really wanting to see this. Dad was too.

    We would love to win one of your ears hat, Kim.

    Thanks for running a contest to share the ears.


  39. A Yoda hat…*snerk* Thank you for the much needed chuckle

  40. LOL Now thats funny! I am married to a Star Wars fan and have a budding fan in the making. I might as well give up and become one as well.

  41. Hmmm. Hat of Yoda – strong with the force, it is. Wear it, I must.

  42. That is an awesome hat. I am now convinced I cannot live without one of these.

  43. My little grandson would go bonkers if I won that hat for him!

  44. Meant to be, this was.
    With everything, it goes.
    Bring out the color of my elbow, it does.
    Extra layer of scalp for warmth, must have.
    Random opportunity to jumble words, this is.
    Thank you for this blog, I must.
    Art of writing enjoyable, you make.
    Much about craft, I learn.
    Forward to your podcasts, I look.

  45. Go well with my Yoda coffee mug these would, if wrangle them I could from my husband I could. So strong is the Star Wars geek within us, that meet we did on a Star Wars web site. Ten years our anniversary is on March 9th!

  46. Pick me, you must; so my writing training I can complete. — P.S. What a great writing hat, even though it may cause problems when performing a grammar-check.

  47. I really enjoy your website. Thanks for all the tips and thought provoking articles.

  48. Yoda is my wife’s favorite character. I would love to give her one of those hats. Getting her to actually wear it…

  49. Wear it, I will.

  50. I do love me some Star Wars.
    Nerds unite. (:

  51. I have no idea why this is so appealing, but you’re right. Writers tend to swing to the nerdy persuasion…and we do love Star Wars.

  52. Gosh, my brothers would adore me if I won this for them. 😀 Awesome site, btw!! I discovered it a week or so ago while rotting my brain out on Pinterest (instead of writing). Informative and motivating at the same time!! I am now going to be a devoted follower. 🙂

  53. Please include me in your drawing. I would seriously love to sport Yoda ears! Thanks also for this site, which has loads of good stuff!

  54. One Yoda Hat, straight up!

  55. D.Lee Sebree says

    Need one, I do.

    1. I would sooo win crazy hat day during spirit week!
    2. I feel it is a cultural and/or moral obligation to show
    Star Wars to my 8th graders every year. It’s appalling how
    many haven’t seen it. I could wear it then too. 🙂

  56. A Yoda hat I would love 🙂

  57. Comment or comment not. There is no try.

  58. Well, that comment above under “Unknown” was me actually, botching the simple task of signing in…

  59. I don’t usually wear them. But it doesn’t hurt to comment

  60. They are so cute!

  61. I do want one please pretty please 😛

  62. Sorry! I saw there is a list of winners already!