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Author Blog Challenge KICKOFF – Writing Prompt #3

And we’re off! Today’s the first official day of the Author Blog Challenge, so I hope you’ve limbered up your fingers and are ready to write!

We’ve got 73 participants officially registered, and 20 days worth of giveaways planned so far. I am VERY excited about that and quite pleased with the number of registrants. If you haven’t visited the Participants page yet, please do. Just the names of some of the blogs had me laughing out loud. I can only imagine the kinds of posts those bloggers will write!

I am humbled and grateful to welcome Matthew Moran as a participant in the Author Blog Challenge! Matthew and I have been friends for a l-o-n-g time. He was, in fact, the very first person to teach me what a blog was and why blogging was so valuable. You’ll definitely want to look at  his blog, Notes from the Toolshed, if only to see the volume of posts he’s put up over the last eight year: 1,300 and counting!

The giveaway for today is donated by Teresa Beeman. It is a copy of her eBook, Rebalance Your Life – Creating Calm Out of Chaos. All participants who share links to their posts on the page for our Facebook group before tonight at midnight, PDT, are eligible for today’s drawing.

Onward we go with the 3rd writing prompt of the challenge

Who are the writers you most admire? Who are your writing mentors?

Writing Prompt #2:

What kinds of classes, programs, or workshops have you taken to hone your skill as a writer? What sorts of exercises did/do you use to improve your craft? Have you ever taught a writing class or workshop?

Writing Prompt #1:

Describe your earliest memory of writing. How did your writing habit/process/career develop?

Let the blogging begin!

Laura & Marcie


The Author Blog Challenge is hosted by Laura Orsini and her alter ego, Marcie Brock, of the Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven blog. Please visit Marcie’s blog for loads of great info about low- to no-cost methods of marketing for self-publishing authors.