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Author Blog Challenge – Writing Prompt #26

Wow – less than a week left in the challenge. So what are you going to do with all  that free time you’ll have on  your hands? I imagine some of you will turn around and join another challenge (I think the Ultimate Blog Challenge kicks off again in July).

Another thing you can do is craft that marketing plan and begin implementing it!

If you want to increase your social media skills, we’re offering a 10-week webinar course: Social Media for Authors. We’ll cover Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, SlildeShare, StumbleUpon, and blogging. Just $19.99 per session or $149 for all 10. Sign up for one or sign up for all of them – the choice is yours! Sessions begin July 11, 2012. Two time slots to accommodate those in alternate hemispheres!


The Day 23 prompt asked Challenge participants to tell us who would direct and star in the movie version of their book. We sure did have some creative responses! Click here for the Day 23 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 23 Doug Turnbull. He wins a gift from Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven! It’s a PDF copy of Dale Carnegie’s famous book, HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE.

Thanks to Sandi Tuttle for the Day 24 giveaway! This winner will receive the opportunity to be interviewed on Sandi’s BlogTalk Radio show, An Average Woman in a Superwoman World. Sandi covers topics from current events and how they affect us, to the Really Important things like what is the Most Popular nail polish color for your toes this season.  The show airs Mondays from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST. However, it is archived as a podcast, so the scheduled air time can be adjusted to accommodate guests in other time zones. She can also extend the show time as long as two hours, for callers.


Onward we go with the 26th writing prompt of the challenge…

What is/will be the subject of your next book?

Writing Prompt #25:

Time for some shout-outs. This may mimic your acknowledgement page, but whom would you like to publicly thank for their help in creating your book or completing it to the point where it is presently?

Writing Prompt #24:

If your goal is to sell books, you must view your book as a business. In what ways do you treat your book as a business? Where could you improve? What resources could you leverage to improve your book business?

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.