In sports this weekend
We had another basketball tournament, in addition to our regular games. Exciting as always! Boys were successful on the whole.
In writing news
Don't forget to sharpen your skills and take a break from the monotony of editing by writing a short story for Auntie Tara's Short Story Prompt! Still 2 weeks left.
I just found this great "perfect pitch" blogfest/contest via Cortney for YA and MG writers that started yesterday! Jan 15-17. Even if you don't sign up or that's not your genre, writing a 35 word blurb is an awesome challenge! Leading into the next piece below...
The results for the "What makes you buy a book?" survey are in. It looks like a creative cover will draw people in and the cover blurb on the back or inside front, will seal the deal. Thanks for participating! Looks like I will have to do a cover blurb contest or challenge!
A movie is based on it
This just in!
Psst. Listen. Come closer.
IT'S MY TURN TO GET THE COMMENTOR AWARD!
Thanks, Leigh/Abby! I'm supposed to pass it on to my top 20 commentors, but most of you have already gotten it! I'm still listing & linking you to say thanks! And you can pass it on as you like =)
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· C R Ward
Try to make some time to stop by Laura's self-illustrated, writing enhancing blog and enter her Favorite Character Blogfest with fabulous prizes! It's Jan 23-25!
Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest starts next Monday 1/23. Not that I want you to compete with me...just kidding, go for it!
Another fun blogfest coming up is Crit my Blog at Teralyn's. On Feb 1, get your blog in tip top shape and trade critiques to help build your following! Thanks Margo for leading me to this.
Just for fun!
Now I leave you with two short challenge entries from Chuck @ Terrible Minds. The challenge this week is to write a 3 sentence story from the perspective of an animal from a given list. See if you can guess my 2 animals.
1) Who needs a pack anyway. And I’m leaving with my head and tail high. I’ll lick my wounds later.
2) Rabbit at two o’ clock, calculating trajectory. Diving, he’s spotted me and heading for the thicket, faster than anticipated. Abort, abort!