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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #19

What an international group we are! I initiated a feed on the wall for our Facebook group a few days ago, asking where in the world (literally) all the Author Blog Challenge participants are from. I knew we were far-flung, but the image below gives you a graphic representation of where our authors reside. As participant Jenni Parry put it, “Lets raise the level of green next time!”


The Day 16 prompt was about eBooks vs. traditionally printed books. Interesting, clever answers  and we’d expect nothing less from Author Blog Challenge participants! Click here for Day 16 Recaps.


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


Winner for Day 16 Circe Denyer. She wins a gift from Isi Dixon! It is the eBook: Get Twice as Much Done in Half the Time – 10 Productivity Strategies for Your Office.

Thanks to Robert Chazz Chute for the Day 17 donation! Sex, Death & Mind Control (for Fun and Profit) is a collection of short stories (including a couple of award winners) about people who are out to control you. They might be hypnotic, magic, violent or merely very persuasive, but all the stories are fun, psychological horror. The sex is minimal. The threat of death is imminent. The mind control feels very real.


Onward we go with the 19th writing prompt of the challenge…

What are the three most important things you are doing to grow your platform?

Writing Prompt #18:

Who did/could you ask to write a blurb for your book? Why that person/people? How did/will you go about reaching them?

Writing Prompt #17:

Describe the market for your book – to the tiniest detail (e.g., childless divorced women past age 50 who want to remarry). Why that demographic? How do you connect with them to market to them?

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.