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#IWSG – So you want to be a writer…. (pt 4)

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Well, it’s that time again: I said I’d participate in the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog posting (first Wednesday of every month), so here I am. Post #4. Sadly, I haven’t really got anything to say. Or much to say. (For me, same thing.) Which is weird, as I am a writer, and have always considered myself to be one, ever since I was a wee lass and could hold some sort of instrument of torture. Erm, writing. In fact, because I considered myself to be a writer, I had a difficult time considering myself to be an artist and to do my painting, drawing, etc. Anywho, last time I told you I was going to participate in National Novel Writing Month (or #NaNoWriMo, but … Continue reading

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Goodreads Book Giveaway from Rachel In The OC

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As y’all know, I am a big supporter of fellow writers and artists, and so I’m pleased to share this special giveaway with my loyal readers. Goodreads Book Giveaway Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson Giveaway ends June 30, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win Title: Broken Pieces Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction Length: 113 pages Extras: Free Sample * Authorgraph Release date: ebook: December 19, 2012 * print: December 12, 2013 ebook ISBN: 9780578117836 ASIN: B00AR0T74S Purchase: Amazon * Barnes & Noble Book Summary: Broken Pieces is an award-winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection … Continue reading

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#BadRedheads Giveaway

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As y’all know, I am a big supporter of other authors and artists, and it’s my pleasure to help promote a giveaway for the marketing-savvy and talented writer Rachel Thompson, or, as she’s also known, Rachel in the OC. She’s a redhead, so the members of her super-secret (okay, not-so-secret anymore) promo team are called The Bad Redheads. And I’m one of them. Even if my attempt at going red failed since my hair is naturally so dark. Anywho, I’m helping promote a giveaway where some lucky winners will get copies of her books and two people will win Amazon gift cards!  (Imagine how many e-books you can buy with a $50 Amazon gift card. If they’re on sale for 99 pennies, why, that’s 50 … Continue reading

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#BlogAversary Winners!

#BlogAversary Thank You

Now, as I said in the rules on Day 1, incorrect answers were discarded. AND, because I can, I decided that the two people who entered *every* *single* *day* (Betsy M. and Christopher C.) should get bonus prizes. AND, again, because I can, and since I didn’t have enough entrants (because of the aforementioned incorrect answers), I combined or removed a few of the prizes. All the winners received emails on Wednesday, and I will contact the authors/artists as I hear back. Again, thank you thank you! to all the authors and artists who donated prizes, and to everyone who shared my contest, and to everyone who played! You’re ALL winners in my book! Prize Winners! Untitled Still Life with Journal, an original 9″ x … Continue reading

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My #BlogAversary! – Answers to the Trivia Questions

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For those of you who played the Trivia Contest, here are the correct answers! I’ve also included the link where you could/can find the answer, as well as the most creative ~ but wrong ~ guesses {if there were any}. I had a marvelous time reading what y’all came up with. A special thanks to Betsy and Christopher, who played every single day! (I think that deserves an extra prize, don’t you?!?!) #BlogAversary! – Day 1 1. How many people have answered The Questions? Correct answer: 44 Where you can find this info: Obviously, there are several ways. The easiest would be to click on the link “About the Questions” and count the number of names. Of course, this is a trick question, as two … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 7

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It’s the last day of my #BlogAversary {sniff, sniff}… I hope y’all have had as much fun as I have. Had. Or something. I can’t wait to have Rafflecopter draw the winners and inform all of y’all what you won! (Winners and authors/artists will be notified by Wednesday, and I’ll post the list of winners on Thursday.) As a reminder, here are the awesome prizes: The contest ends at *midnight tonight* (8/12), and if you didn’t play the trivia the last five days, you still can: #BlogAversary – Day 6 #BlogAversary – Day 5 #BlogAversary – Day 4 #BlogAversary – Day 3 #BlogAversary – Day 2 #BlogAversary – Day 1 (no trivia on day 1; has a list of prizes and the contest rules, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate my #BlogAversary! – Day 6

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It’s the next-to-last day of my #BlogAversary celebration. Today (8/11) is also the *actual* one-year anniversary of this here blog. A huge sparkly thank you to everyone who’s gone a’rambling with me over the past 365 days ~ and a special thanks to the people who encouraged me to start this in the first place. And as a bonus, here is a photo of my kitty Piper. She is right at this moment sitting on my lap and ~ as you can {maybe} see ~ making it difficult to reach the keyboard. But I can’t say no to her! Don’t forget you can visit days 1-5 and answer those questions to increase your chances of winning one of the 25 fabulous prizes I’ve collected! a … Continue reading

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