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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #22

I won’t deny that running the Author Blog Challenge, while a tremendous experience, is a time-consuming venture! As it grows, I’ll need to get help and find creative, efficient ways to make the Challenge as useful as possible to all the participants. I’ve been so impressed with the participants’ levels of commitment to reading, posting, and commenting on each others’ blogs. We’ve created a real community here that I hope will continue long after the challenge ends next week.


The Day 19 prompt asked Challenge participants to discuss the three most important things they are doing to grow their platforms. Click here for the Day 19 Recap.


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


Winner for Day 19 Alexander Cherry. He wins a gift from James Bailey! Set in 1700, Honor O’Flynn is a coming of age story about a fourteen year old girl who is kidnapped in Ireland and brought to Maryland to be sold as a bride. She thinks her life is settled and God’s will is for her to be a Catholic Nun and teach in her small village. She only wants to remain chaste and return home. She meets William Logsdon, a good Anglican, who buys her contract and agrees to help, but later fell in love with her. Honor makes many mistakes as she struggles with her goals, God, and William. After William is nearly killed, she learns the true will of God.

Thanks to Bonnie Paulson for the Day 20 donation! This special report is titled “Blog It Write,” offering helpful tips about how to create a more reader-friendly blog.


Onward we go with the 22nd writing prompt of the challenge…

Describe your first book signing – real or imagined.

Writing Prompt #21:

What is the single best piece of advice you’ve ever received about the publishing process and/or would advice would you offer to a first-time author?

Writing Prompt #20:

How are you using social media to promote your book? What aspect of social media would you like to learn more about? What are your next steps?

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.