Anything I find interesting or worth sharing, I post here. I try to get out there to get as much news down as possible, but I'm one tiny little person. SO! If you have a bit of news you want people to know about, please let me know. Either in the comments, or you can let me know ahead of time by contacting me by e-mail. If you do, please make "News" the topic, so I can keep track easily. My address is mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Anything can be a news topic, even if it's something you're doing.
First things first, I want to remind everyone to please vote for the Paying Forward Awards this week.
Then, I have a question about the Word Master Challenge. Despite the fact that there was a significant interest in entries this month, not one has been made yet. Are you guys too busy for a competition of this nature or don't you want to be the first entrant? (I promise you there is no first entrant disadvantage, since I read the entries three times before scoring.) Or did I give you too little time to think up something good? If that's the case, should I move the deadline up a month? Please let me know what's up with regards to this, because it's really something I would love to see take off.
Blogfests and Hops
Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore are hosting the Bloghop of Joy on March 1.
Mina Lobo and David McCaulay are hosting The Big Reveal Bloghop where you can announce your theme for the A to Z Challenge on March 21.
Noteworthy Book Offers
Roland Yeomans is donating proceeds from his book sales this month (until February 28) to the Salvation Army, so please head over to check out his books. If something catches your eye, you might be making a difference in someone's life.
To celebrate the release of Escapement, Ciara Knight is offering the prequel, Weighted for free. And Escapement itself is available for the low low price of $2.99. This offer is only valid until March 1.
Worth a Look
I've stumbled across some really interesting and useful posts. Hope you find something in your taste:
Bloomberg did a slideshow on the real cost of self-publishing.
Then there was this awesome post on how to scare readers in horror and psychological thrillers.
Finally, there's this immensely useful list of things to look out for when revising a first chapter.
That's it for today. Please share your thoughts on the Word Master Challenge. Any of the links catch your eye?