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Showing posts from April, 2017

New Adult Scavenger Hunt: Reach For You by Pat Esden

Dear Alison and friends,  Welcome! Today kicks off the New Adult Scavenger Hunt!!  This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive   one book from each author on the hunt in my team !   But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 96 hours! Go to the  New Adult Scavenger Hunt  page to find out all about the hunt.  There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the  TEAM BLUE but there is also a  TEAM PURPLE  for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full

Critique Group vs. Hiring a Writing Coach: Pros & Cons

Dear Alison and friends, I planned to talk about the Monroe County Book Expo last Saturday and all about my book display and how to setup book displays and where to buy all the swag for it, but something else came to mind, so I will write that planned post, another day...  For this post, I wanted to talk about the Pros and Cons of Critique Groups vs. Hiring a Writing Coach. Last night, I taught a Nuts and Bolts class for beginner writers. I love teaching beginner writers--they're so excited about their writing and getting published, but as we know, the reality after five years together is that it ain't easy. There's actually a hell of a lot more stuff about writing and the steps to publication than I ever imagined when I first started. I shared my battle scars, errr... knowledge with them, and I  thought to myself,  "Kim, you should share your insight with all your readers too." So Writer, you’ve written a manuscript. You’ve read, revised, r