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A Conversation with Samantha Chase, Author of I’LL BE THERE (Montgomery Brothers #6–with a giveaway!)

Enter to Win a $50 Amazon eGift Card and  a Signed Print Set of the Montgomery Brothers Series Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Samantha! Thank you for having me here today, Becky!! What 5 things should readers know about you? Oh my goodness…where do I even begin?? I am a voracious reader of contemporary romance and no, I never sway from that genre. 2. I am addicted to HGTV. Seriously, I could watch that channel 24/7. I don’t have an assistant so every time I comment on Facebook or respond to an email, you are…

Ready…Set…NaNoWriMo! Help Scott Westerfeld Write a Flash Twitter Story with SimonTeen Pulseit

This is so cool! Writing really is done just one sentence at a time… Feeling daunted by NaNoWriMo, but still want to write? Never fear, Pulseit is here! Join@simonteen and #pulseitwrites for a twitter flash fiction story that will span the entire month! How it Works: Author extraordinare, Scott Westerfeld, tweets out the first line of the story. Tweet the next sentence using #pulseitwrites. They’ll pick their favorite the next day at 5 PM EST and retweet the next line of the story! Follow the entire story through Simon Teen Pulseit’s blogpost! Check out the original post here.

Bonus Saturday Morning Video: Get Ready for NaNoWriMo with founder Chris Baty!

ONE WEEK TO GO. I will be ready. Maybe. Probably. I hope…. What is NaNoWriMo? I’m so glad you asked! Hear all about it from Chris Baty himself–the guy who wrote No Plot? No Problem! and started this whole crazy shebang. The audio’s not great for the first few minutes of the video, but the problem is resolved fairly quickly, so it’s worth it to stick with it. It’s not too late to join the insanity! 😉

Author Bridie Hall (MY SUMMER ROOMMATE) Talks About Inspiration (with Giveaways!)

Anyone else not ready to let summer go yet? Maybe reading this book can help! 😉 (And yeah, more writing talk. I am determined to be better prepared for NaNo this year!) Where Do You Get Your Inspiration From? First, I’d like to thank you for hosting me on your blog today. One of the most often asked questions a writer hears is about where they get their inspiration from. One of the most often answers is: everywhere. Just like every book is different, so the inspiration for each book comes from different places, people, or events. Everything can, indeed,…

Finish Your Story: 3 Tips for Getting that Book Done from Tiana Warner, Author of ICE MASSACRE (with a giveaway!)

It’s October–which means NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! Tiana Warner gives us some tips today for getting your book down on paper. Plus, her book is available for FREE during the blitz! I’ve already sent a copy to Mini Moe#2’s new smartphone 😉   Finish your story: 3 Tips for Getting that Book Done   To make a ridiculous understatement, writing a book is hard. Few people actually finish the task—whether because they can’t find the time, or they get stuck in a story rut, or they lose inspiration once they realize how difficult it is. Let me tell…

Looking for an Excuse to Read More? How About Bookish Bingo, Summer Edition?

Procrastination is a wonderful thing. It helps me find such interesting stuff online… It’s Camp NaNoWriMo month, so I should be writing. (But I already wrote 1001 words this afternoon, so I’m more than halfway to today’s goal, so… 😉 ) I’m taking two online writing courses that I’m shamefully behind on. I’ve got boxes, crates, and bags of books LITERALLY all over my house from my now not-quite-empty-but-closer-than-it’s-ever-been-before classroom that need to go somewhere. Not to mention all the other stuff from my room that needs a home in my home. Seriously. It’s like the labyrinth over here. I…

The Stories of Tommorrow Campaign: @NaNoWriMoYWP Dares You to Join in the EPIC DAY OF GIVING!

What IS the Stories of Tomorrow campaign? I’m so glad you asked… The Office of Letters and Light, the wild and crazy people who bring the world NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every November, are planning a rebuild of their Young Writer’s Program (YWP) website–and they need your help! The Young Writer’s Program site offers all kinds of help and encouragement for young writers and the grown-ups (or reasonable facsimiles of grown-ups) who help guide them as writers in the month November and all year long–and it’s all free! We’re talking famous author pep talks, a Dare Machine (Make something…

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