Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News Day Week 2


Welcome to another News Day. It's intended to bring some info I've found to my blog readers' attention. If you have any news you think I should share here, whether or not it's your own, please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

Offers to Help


First order of business for today is Beth Fred. She's offering to promote published novels and to crit queries

Competitions and Submissions


I'm holding my first ever writing competition: The Word Master Challenge. Prize: $10 voucher to the e-vendor of your choice or a ten chapter critique by me. 

Charity Bradford announced a High School Writing Competition, so if you know any writing teens, please let them go check it out. First Prize is $250. 

Rhonda Parrish is calling for submissions to an anthology around Cancer. A significant portions of the proceeds will go towards The American Cancer Society. 

Marketing Tactics


Susan Kaye Quinn now has her Mindjack Trilogy on sale. Really. If you haven't yet, just look at this trailer.


Michael Pierce is doing a blog tour for Provex City. Please go support him. Tour stops can be found here

Calls for help


Jamie Ayres is asking for people to help with a book bomb for her new release 18 Things. 

Nick Wilford is looking for stories by you to enter into an anthology. The proceeds of which will go towards further educating his son, who has Cerebral Palsy. Please go check out the post here

Freebies


Maria Zannini is giving away her new book Self-Publisher's Punch List. It has its origins in a highly useful blog series for authors who want to self publish but are new to the experience. I'm DEFINITELY getting my copy

She and Gwen Gardner will also be hosting the Indies 4 Hire event on Facebook. Another good place to win freebies and find out more about going indie. 

Bloghops and Blogfests


Annalisa Crawford and Kyra Lennon are hosting The Imaginary Friend Bloghop. Prizes to be won. 

Mark Koopmans is hosting the Got Green? Blog O'hop again this year. The format will be a bit different though, so be sure to check out how it will work.

On of my amazing CP's M Pax is hosting the Back from the Future Blogfest with Suze from Subliminal Coffee and Nicky Elson. 

Worth A Look


I found this very informative post on the shapes, scopes, forms and names of various sorts of edits. Thought some of you might be interested.

If you are new to writing and would like a great, easy to understand resource on the craft, Moody should definitely be one of your first stops. 


That's it from me for today. Please feel free to bring more tidbits to my attention. I might not be able to update today's post (as I might be on the road), but send them anyway. If I can't get them in now, I'll try for next week. 

Have a wonderful day! 


36 comments:

  1. Awesome linkage! Thanks for keeping us informed with a one-stop shop. :)

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  2. Thanks for the shout out of our Imaginary Friend bloghop!

    I love the sound of your Word Master challenge, but I don't want to sign up until I know that I've got time to do it.

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  3. Lots of good links here. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. So many great blogfests coming up. And I'm definitely going to check out Maria's book, looks excellent.

    Thanks for gathering the news and sharing these links! :)

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  5. Thanks for the mention, Misha!

    And loads of other great links. There's definitely no shortage of news at the moment. I'll do Wordmaster, I'll check out Maria's book, and have a think about something for the Cancer Anthology.

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    1. Yay! Sounds like I shared lots of useful links for you. :-)

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  6. All of this looks really interesting and exciting, and I can't wait to see what happens with your query. I'm sure it's awesome!

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    1. Yeah we'll have to wait and see. Five agents already disagreed with us.

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  7. Oh cool information Misha. Tar! :P X

    shahwharton.com

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  8. Lots of neat info, Misha. Thank you. I've bookmarked your post to return later. I'm sure your query will attract interest!!

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  9. Some awesome links there, Misha. Thank you!

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  10. That's a lot to gather in one place!
    (And I'm sure you can appreciate now the time it takes to gather and do hyperlinks.)

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    1. Yeah it does take some time, but it's always a good incentive for me to get out and about in the blogging world. :-D

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  11. There's a bloghop once a month or so at http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/. It's mostly geared towards romance writers and bloggers who love romance, but the themes don't always have to be about romance or even books.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check it out.

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  12. Holy Schmoly!

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  13. Thanks for all the links, lovely Misha. You are so supportive to authors and a true and wonderful friend.

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  14. Thanks for the shout out. I didn't know M Pax was your CP. She's awesome.

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  15. Hi Misha, This is really great stuff. I enjoy the bloghops to happy to find two more to participate in. Keep it up.

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  16. Thank you for the mention, Misha! And for all the other links too. Very useful!

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  17. Seriously loving this new series! Such great links :D

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  18. Annalisa and Nick's two endeavours look interesting. I hall explore further.

    Maria

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