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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #9

They’re still coming! I’m pleasantly surprised that six days into the Author Blog Challenge, people are still registering and participating. Welcome to first-time poster, Geoff Snyder, who came on board a couple weeks ago, but only put up his first post yesterday.

Thanks to all who are sharing the Author Blog Challenge love on Twitter! Our hashtag is #authorblogchal. Please feel free to use it liberally when you repost links to your fellow participants’ blogs. Remember to use http://bit.ly (or ow.ly on HootSuite) to abridge your long links

Check out our Day 6 Recap if you’d like to see excerpts from a few of yesterday’s fabulous posts.

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


The WINNER for yesterday’s giveaway is Lisa Cherry. You’ve won a copy of Chapter 2 from Natasha Deonarain‘s upcoming book, The 7 Principles of Health™: Your Call to Health Consciousness.

Thanks to CKay Brooks for today’s gift, the eBook Unexpected Rendezvous. Price: $1.99 USD. 82,420 words. Published on December 6, 2011. Fiction/Romance. As a female tour bus driver, Jana was not surprised to meet a grumpy sheriff, while she installed snow chains on her bus, but he was surprised to meet her. The chance encounter in Mono County, California pushes her life and values into turmoil. Surviving an assassination attempt, the wounded sheriff needs her help to safety, but who is he really and how is he connected to those she loves? Is he a threat or a promise? Offer expires 7/5.


Onward we go with the 9th writing prompt of the challenge…

If your book is fiction, how could you change it to make it a nonfiction book? If your book is nonfiction, what could you do to turn it into a story? Hollywood has done it (What to expect When You’re Expecting; He’s Just Not That Into You), so how could you do the same thing?

Writing Prompt #8:

Describe the research process for your book. Did you interview people? Travel? How prominent a role did the Internet play? If you didn’t do new research, how did you learn what you needed to know to write your book?

Writing Prompt #7:

Describe your outline process for your book. What do you do to stay organized?

Let the blogging continue!

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.