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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #10

One week in, and we’re still going strong! Thirty-plus people continue to post every day – not always the same 30+, mind you. More importantly, our authors are bonding and enjoying the Blog Challenge experience!

Virtual cupcakes the group shared today … almost as good as a virtual hug!

I’d like to share a precious comment from Challenge participant Lisa Cherry:

I think this group is a fantastic space. A good range of people and styles and it’s like being part of a 24 hr writers support group. There’s always someone ‘in’ because of all of our different time zones….sheer brilliance.

If you’re out there reading this, you could be taking part in it! And you needn’t be a published author to come play in our pool. We welcome writers of all skill levels and degrees of accomplishment. If you’ve even been thinking about writing a book, this may be the right place for you! At least keep us in mind for the next time around…

Check out our Day 7 Recap if you’d like to see excerpts from a few of yesterday’s various posts.

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

ON TO THE FUN STUFF…

The WINNER for yesterday’s giveaway is Jo Michaels. You’ve won a copy of CKay Brooks‘ 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.

Thanks to Dorothy Rupert for today’s donation, a chapter from her book, God Placed Her in My Path – Lessons Learned from the Furnace of Bipolar Disorder. This is the story of my experiences in raising a child with bipolar disorder. Dorothy is donating the chapter titled “Over-vigilance.”

WRITING PROMPTS

Onward we go with the 10th writing prompt of the challenge…

Have you participated in a critique groups? If so, how did it work out for you? If not, why have you avoided them to this point?

Writing Prompt #9:

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?

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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