Tuesday, January 8, 2013

News Day Week 1

Hey lovely people! As I mentioned in this post, I want to spend more time on my blog bringing awareness to other bloggers in our community. I decided to do this in the form of a quick overview of stuff that I know of, every week on Tuesday.

If there's anything you think I should put in here next week (even if it's for your own blog), please let me know at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

Calls for help: 


Firstly, MFB is still open for volunteers/sponsors for this month's prizes. If you want to help make MFB an amazing place for our community, please check out this post for details. I will be contacting the sponsors tomorrow.

Then, Tara Tyler is looking for published and about-to-be published authors with whom to do joint signings in their area. 

Ciara Knight wants to do a post on things to watch out for before signing a contract with an agent and/or editor. She invites anyone with experience in this to give some input. Please comment on this post.

Offers to Help: 


Nicole Singer is opening her blog twice a month for 300 word excerpt and query crits.

Blogfests and Hops:


In case you somehow missed it, Alex J. Cavanaugh announced the date of his new (mysterious) blogfest. Date: 18 March.

Also, L.G. Keltner is hosting the Beginnings Blogfest tomorrow. Sign ups here.

Freebies: 


For today only, R. Patrick Hughes is offering his novel Only the Lonely for free. On the 15th, his short-story collection: Battles and Other Stories will be free as well. Please head over and give your support. 

Worth a Visit


For bloggers in general, I have one today: The lovely Livia Petersen. She's been around for a short while, but launched into the community with gusto. If you haven't met her yet, please head over and say hi for me.

Then, Sherri Larsen announced her Rebel Writer's Creed yesterday. Please go read it and sign up if you want to honor the creed with her and need a place to encourage and be encouraged through the year. 

Finally, I want to end this news segment on an encouraging note for those of us in query and submission trenches. Tired of being told no? You really should read this post... 



That's it for today! What do you ladies and gents think? Like? Don't like? Please don't hesitate to contact me with tidbits. These headlines aren't set in stone. Have a great day! 


47 comments:

  1. Thanks for the blog info, I think your Tuesday posts are a great idea. (:

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  2. It's always nice to hear how a million rejections lead to bestsellerdom. Though some of those stories are apocryphal, I think, as I've heard other versions (re: Twilight, for example).

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    1. Me too, actually! But I thought it might be nice encouragement for people anyway.

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  3. News Day is a great idea! I'll be announcing my first blog hop on Friday.

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  4. I love this new Tuesday!! It's always a great thing to recognize others; goodness will be returned.

    I did, somehow, miss Alex's blogfest. I'll go check it out. I'll also check out Ciara's post. Thanks so much!

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    1. Ooh,maybe I should mention that yesterday I released a Writer's Rebel Creed for 2013. Writers simply sign up, post the badge on their sites, and keep in touch with encouragement and support throughout the year. You could check it out and maybe spread the word. Up to you!!

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    2. Done! I put it in this News Day post after you brought the Creed to my attention.

      Thanks!

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  5. Nice idea to have a regular news post. I'll keep my ear to the ground. I'm always happy to make announcements on my own blog as well, as long as it's targeted to my audience (historical fiction and nonfiction, Old West, regional writing, horror).

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    1. Me, I want to make it open to anyone, since it's about the bloggers and not me. :-)

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  6. Definite like! so concise and informative and relaxed, love it :)

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  7. Thanks for mentioning my blogfest and all ready for LG's tomorrow.
    Livia rocks - excellent choice.
    Now you know why I do the Ninja News. So many great people to highlight.

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    1. Yeah I already love hunting down tidbits. :-D

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  8. I love the idea of news day. And the way its presented here.

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  9. Oh, great stuff. I will have to go meet Livia, too. Thanks for sharing so much!

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  10. Hi Misha,

    Much like your good self, I have been trying to bring further awareness of others, their books, their blogs, their blogfests. I think this is all wonderful what you are doing and clear demonstration of you being an integral part of this great community.

    Now then, unlike you, my site has very little awareness, but I do my best to help others. I shall duly check out the links on here that I'm not familiar with.

    Just to let you know and this is not meant as self-promoting, but I wish you could hopefully spare a moment to check out my most recent posting. I think you will like it :)

    http://klahanie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-magic-of-written-word.html

    Happy writing to you, Misha.

    Gary

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    1. Oh wow thanks so much for mentioning me!

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  11. Liking your ideas, Misha. I will check out a couple of your links here.

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  12. Hi Misha
    Right you are, LOTR.

    Can you create a badge that we could put on our blog to help promote your MFB? And remind this old lady what that stands for. It's one of those things that happen to the ancients. Their minds start to go. At least that's my excuse.
    Nancy

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    1. Hehehe MFB is for My First Book and I now have two badges: one for News Day and one for The Writing Master Challenge.

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  13. Love it! It's so exciting to get to know more bloggers and learn about them in one post. Keep it up for sure!

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  14. Thank you for all the information. It is so nice of you to help fellow bloggers out. You rock!

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  15. I met Livia just last month. Thanks for the roundup of 'stuff.'

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  16. I love this! Awesome! Thanks for the info! :)

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  17. Thanks for the info! Especially the link on rejection

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  18. Great information! Glad I found your blog, I love the way you look out for your fellow writers.

    Madison:-)

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  19. Thanks for mentioning my blogfest! You're awesome!

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  20. News day is good. Like it.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  21. Great information today on News Day, Misha!

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  22. This is great, Misha! Love all the links, especially since I miss so much. :D

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    1. It's a great way to get updates, which is why I decided to start the feature. :-)

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