News and Happenings

Happy Friday! I never thought it would get here. So much great stuff going on around the blogosphere right now, I thought I would pass it along.

The wonderful Marieke is doing a new series of posts on her blog called How To Thursdays. Every two weeks she'll have a great industry professional over to talk about writing, editing, critting and literary theory. Her first interview with Leah Cypress (author of Mistwood, Greenwillow) is up, and there's a bonus giveaway too!

Everyone wants to increase followers and Rachel Harrie is going to help us do just that. She's kicking off a Writers' Platform Building Crusade on her blog. It's a great way to meet other writers.

Have you all congratulated the beautiful and talented Elana Johnson on the fantabulously gorgeous cover for her upcoming novel Possession? Yay Elana!

From the epic, epicness of WriteOnCon.com has sprung a new writer's group called The Voice. A place where some of us who met during that awesome online conference go to critique each other's work, provide support and encouragement, and sometimes just hang out. We are also planning to start live online group meetings which I'm particularly excited about since I haven't been able to find a writer's group in my area. We'd love to have you join us.

There are four writing blogfests upcoming that should each be a lot of fun:

  1. Blogfeast 9/23/10
  2. Mash-up Blogfest 10/1/10
  3. They're People Too Blogfest 10/2/10
  4. Bad News Blogfest 10/3/10
Do you have a contest or "fest" coming up that I missed? If so, please leave it in the comments.

Here's hoping your weekend is long and the writing comes easy! Ciao, my lovelies.


Rachael Harrie said...

Thanks Lisa, so excited about the Crusade!!! It's great to have you on board :)

Elana Johnson said...

Thank you for the shout-out about my cover. And is this a Write On Con success story?? I'm THRILLED you guys found each other during the conference! That just makes me smile smile smile.

Lisa Potts said...

Glad to be on board, Rachael!

Elana, I guess it is a success story. A huge thanks to you ladies for taking that first little spark of an idea and turning it into something incredible!

Rogue Mutt said...

Wow I should go to one of those things so I might have a follower.

Lisa Potts said...

Awww, RM, I'd follow you anywhere.

Christie Wright Wild said...

Lisa, I love your little blog. The background. And your wise knowledge of the blogosphere. I do have a fun little contest going on over at the Write Wild blog http://christiewrightwild.blogspot.com/2010/09/book-giveaway.html Win a copy of the Children's Writer's Word Book. Just post a comment with your three favorite words!

Lisa Potts said...

Christie, you're so sweet. Sounds like a great contest! I'll pop over and check it out. Thanks for stopping by and following.

Marieke said...

Thanks for the shout out! ^^

Miles McG said...

Thanks so much for following me! And, I just have to say, this is a great post with some great oppurtunities!

And yep, I saw Elana's cover for POSESSION. Um, wow. :D

One last thing. I just joined Rachael's Writers' Platform Building Crusade. I have a feeling it'll become a hit with the blogging world.

Thanks again!

Lisa Potts said...

No problem, Marieke. I think your blog series will be great.

Miles, you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel Morgan said...

Just checked out The Voice - looks pretty cool :-) Thanks for posting about it.

Lisa Potts said...

Rachel, glad you like The Voice. Hope you'll join us.

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