Friday, January 6, 2012

GPF is back

I've been thinking about this for a while now, but I think GPF was too much fun to let go of after just one measly year.

So, since this is my blog and you'll love me anyway, I'm doing it again. But this year I'm going to do it a bit differently. I'm going to give themes a whirl.

It will work like this: I'm going to list all of my themes by month and if one grabs your fancy, book the date. I think it's going to be a lot of fun to see what you ladies and gents do with the themes.

And here they are:

January: Beginning
February: Relationships
March: How we write
April: A-Z Challenge (Title must correspond with the assigned letter - To Be Announced)
May: Character
June: Querying and Submission
July: Inspired
August: Challenged
September: Self Publishing and Marketing
October: Scares
November: Keeping track

Basic rules of GPF:

1) Potential posters (unless I invite them) MUST follow my blog. GPF is about giving other writer/book bloggers exposure to my readers, but it's not about getting a quick follower fix.
2) I reserve the right to accept or decline the posts.
3) Posters are requested to respond to comments addressed to them. (Not for all time, but for a few days after the post is put up.)
4) Topics must fall in the writing/lit industry category.

I now declare GPF open. I especially need a kind-hearted/brave guest to step up for next Friday. If you are interested in booking a Friday, please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com.


  1. Oh great idea. Might have to put my thoughts together. The theme of Sept might do it if I actually indie publish my first book, as per new years resolutions :)

    PS: I now have a author blog too: X

  2. Sounds good, Shah. Checked out your new blog. Love the header. :-)

    Em, you're always welcome to be one of my guest posters.

  3. What? No December? Never mind then. ;^)

    This should be good. Can't wait to see who comes to post.

  4. Hahaha Joshua if you ask nicely, I'll make December available for you. ;-)

    Shelly if I'd been as organized as I'm supposed to be, I would have asked for bookings last week. I just couldn't decide what to do until today.

  5. I used to love the guest posts, Misha. Glad to see them back.

  6. I'd love to do it. I'll email you!

  7. Guest posts tend to be pretty good. I'll have to look into this, see what's cooking in me olde noggin.

  8. are very organized. You've planned the entire year out O.o

  9. I'll have to think about possibly booking a date . . .

    I look forward to reading the posts in the coming year. :)

  10. I've never done a guest post. Wow now that would be a challenge. :O)

  11. A very good idea. I'm waiting to see your guests now!

  12. A great idea! I'd love to do June, since I'll have been querying for 6 months by then...

  13. Glad you're continuing the series--I had great fun with my guesting last year :)

    I love the theme for August---would love to be considered.

  14. I love to hear new voices. I'm glad you're providing a platform.

  15. Guess I should lurk around more often...will be interesting to pick other writer/reader brains.

  16. Themed months are fun. That's what I did last year. I'll give your list some thought and see if you have room for me. Yes. I'd love to be a guest sometime. :)

  17. A great idea. Will be looking forward to reading about your guests!

  18. Some interesting themes there. I'll look forward to seeing what people come up with :-)

  19. Rachna, I'm glad to know you're looking forward to them.

    Thanks Angie. Can't wait to read your post.

    Angela I'd be thrilled if you do have something for my blog. :-)

    Only a little organized, Mike. Want a Friday?

    Golden it would be awesome if you posted on my blog.

    Madeleine, thanks for being the brave soul who'll do the first post. :-)

    Glad you think so, Diane. Thanks for booking a Friday.

    Thanks RBH. I hope you enjoy the posts.

    Deniz that would be awesome, especially since I'll be starting to query then.

    Damyanti, you're always welcome to post on my blog. :-)

    Laraine, that's exactly why I do it. To give people with great voices more space to get heard.

    Hahaha Rek, or you could become a brain to be picked. ;-)

    David I'd love to have you.

    Thanks Nas. I hope that you enjoy it.

    Me too, Sarah. :-)

  20. Hi I just signed up to follow and realized I got you to 666 followers! lol. Hope that doesn't creep you out!

  21. Hahahaha Alyson, I'm just thrilled to know I got two new readers in one day. Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it. :-)

  22. What a great idea! The guest blogging and the themes. Interested to see how it goes. My mind's a little blank at the moment otherwise I'd probably volunteer for a guest post.

  23. It's such a great idea to do the monthly themes! I'm glad you are hosting these again this year, I always enjoy them.

  24. Just come over from Julie. You seem to very oraganised, I like that as I have already completed my A to Z challenge for April.


  25. I think I could handle May and the Character theme. Will you email me the date? salarsen71(at)gmail(dot)com.

  26. This has awesome written all over it. Can't wait to read next Friday's post.

  27. Great idea, Misha! I'm definitely interested!


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