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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #5

Day 2 was full of fantastic posts from more than 40 Author Blog Challenge participants. Some embrace writing classes; others find them rather pointless. Check out our Day 2 Recap if you’d like to see excerpts from a few of them.

TWITTER

Thanks to Lauralee Hutton for an excellent suggestion to simplify sharing your posts on Twitter! When you add your link, include a BRIEF description, making it simple for someone to RT it. Use a service like https://bitly.com to shorten a long link for inclusion in a Twitter feed. The nice thing about bitly is that it gives you a way to track your metrics and see who’s referring you and how many people are clicking on your links.

Example:

RT @phxazlaura Why I dropped a class with a highly recommended writing teacher: http://bit.ly/K2jjnU

PROMPTS

If you’d like to see ALL the writing prompts that have been released to date, please visit the PROMPTS page.

REMINDER

In order to make things easier, we’re going to post all of the links to the daily posts in the comments section on ONE Facebook post that looks something like this.

Also, please make sure you post the link to your actual blog posts on our Facebook group page, NOT the general link for your blog.

Example:

https://authorblogchallenge.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/official-author-blog-challenge-kickoff-writing-prompt-3/

compared to https://authorblogchallenge.wordpress.com/.

Onto the fun stuff…

The WINNER for yesterday’s giveaway is Alana Mautone. Congrats! You’ve won a copy of Jamie Saloff’s eBook, Prayer Superchargers: The “How to Pray’ Book for People Living in Today’s Troubled Times. This book will help you shift your spiritual business or lifestyle by showing you new ways to ask for guidance and help, easily, and with fast results. These are the prayers I’ve used to receive answers to many of my life’s challenges. A $9.95 value.

The GIVEAWAY for today is donated by Write | Market | Design. This eBook, Handwriting Analysis Made Easy, will teach you the fundamentals of what your keystrokes, letter size and shape, slant, and spacing can indicate about your personality. It’s amazingly accurate! Retails for $9.95.

WRITING PROMPTS

Onward we go with the 5th writing prompt of the challenge…

Who is your favorite literary character? With which literary character do you most relate?

Writing Prompt #4:

How do the things you read impact your writing? What do you love to read? What do you avoid reading at all costs? How would your writing change if you read more of the things you typically avoid?

Writing Prompt #3:

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

Let the blogging continue!

Laura & Marcie

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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.

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