Monday, February 3, 2020

If you like #Pixar 's Onward, You'll Love BROKEN BRANCH FALLS

This IWSG post is brought to you by the Taking Back Beast World Campaign - Phase 2. Stand up to your Bullies!

You may or may not know, but there's an animated film coming out next month: Onward by Disney/Pixar. Last summer one of my sons saw a sneak peek trailer and showed me because it reminded him of my Beast World series.

When I watched it unfold, my heart sank. I literally started to shake and freak out! Even more crushing, some of my fave actors are the voices. The stories are different, but the setting is the same, identical. I knew I had to do something. And the Taking Back Beast World Campaign was born.

It was a great success for little old me, pushing me to publish WINDY HOLLOW, BW #3. I shook things up, made new friends, got great new reviews, started a weekly chat, sold more books, and got noticed by Pixar (they basically said I was nobody and told me to stop bothering them...Ha!) I don't want to sue, I just want recognition!

Now on to Phase 2. The movie comes out Mar 6, and it's time to speak out again. I'm so excited to have an awesome writing community of friends backing me up. I have big ideas, but not a lot of time and money to carry it all out, so I'm doing what I can. I re-published BROKEN BRANCH FALLS and am working on CRADLE ROCK. I've organized lots of posts and interviews and reviews and social send-outs.

I may even "protest" at a theater--not a bashing Pixar protest, but a total publicity stunt. If the news caught it, that would be great! It all depends on if I can get some folks to help me. Most people don't like confrontation or attention.

My goal is to get Beast World noticed. I'm going to display the comparisons in a positive way:
That way, it's a win-win!
And here are some more comparisons for you...
  • If you liked Game of Thrones, you'll love EFFIGY by M.J. Fifield
  • If you like the Hallmark Channel, you'll love the MAGUIRE'S CORNER series by Heather M Gardner and HOOSIER DAD by Elizabeth Seckman
  • If you liked Melrose Place and Vampire Diaries, you'll love THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR series by Christine Rains
  • If you liked Battlestar Galactica, you'll love CASSASTAR by Alex J. Cavanaugh
  • If you liked The Outsiders, you'll love NOT GUILTY by C. Lee McKenzie
  • If you liked Murder, She Wrote, you'll love MURDER AT THE MARINA by Ellen Jacobsen
  • If you liked The Great Wall, you'll love DRAGONFLY WARRIOR by Jay Noel
  • If you liked American Pie, you'll love THREE DAVES by Nicki Elson
There are many more, but that's all I could think of at the moment. Share yours in the comments!

I won't give up. I'm up for the challenge. And I'm always happy to have more helpers, or just give my posts a share. We "nobody" writers have to stick together and not let the big bully mega-corps walk all over us.

Thanks for your support!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ready to help you!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Get 'em, Tara!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I made the list!!

As a great mom and teacher, I see you've adopted the if-you-can't-beat-em-join-em strategy. I think that's smart. I'm ready to help!

Patricia Josephine aka Patricia Lynne said...

You already know I'm willing to help out. =)

Yolanda Renée said...

Wow, you go girl! It is a defeating feeling at first, isn't it? I'm glad you're fighting. Let me know what I can do!

M.J. Fifield said...

Thanks for the shout-outs. They're much appreciated! <3

Always here to support you any way I can!

Heather R. Holden said...

You have great determination! Count me in as another person willing to help. Wishing nothing but success for your Beast World campaign!

Chrys Fey said...

I've retweeted for you and shared your posts to my Instagram stories. :)

At the movie theater, you should pass out fliers explaining how the movie and your book are similar.

cleemckenzie said...

You know what they say about imitation, Tara. I'd say Disney's given you a big compliment.

I've got your back. Disney doesn't need my help.

Fundy Blue said...

Wow, Tara! I can't imagine how you must feel, but kudos to you for fighting back and doing so in a positive way. If there is something I can do, let me know.

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