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The Bookshelf Muse: Blogs You Can't live Without. Pages Blogs You Can't live Without In my recent contest, I asked entrants to supply the link to other blogs they couldn't live without.

The Bookshelf Muse: Blogs You Can't live Without

So many fabulous blogs were mentioned, I decided to collect them here in one post for easy reference. I will make a permanent link to this post in my sidebar as well! Posted by Angela Ackerman Email ThisBlogThis! 45 comments: Stina Lindenblatt said... Yay, I follow a lot of those blogs, but there are still a ton more I don't follow . . . yet. June 19, 2010 at 4:31 PM Kristi Helvig said... Thanks for this great reference list -- and for including our blog on it!

June 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said... Yay, I'm with Stina on following a lot of these blogs already. June 19, 2010 at 5:03 PM Terri said... Angela, this is such a valuable resource. June 19, 2010 at 5:20 PM. Make NaNoWriMo Work for You! Getting a Celebrity Interview or (Pardon Me, But I Believe You Dropped This Name) By David William Cabrera.

July 28, 2004 | printable version Few things impress an editor or publisher more about an article than the prospect of having a quote or interview with a renowned expert within the body of the piece.

Getting a Celebrity Interview or (Pardon Me, But I Believe You Dropped This Name) By David William Cabrera

And if that renowned expert happens to be an A-list celebrity, well my friends, you may have just given your editor a big smile, because nothing catches a reader’s attention like a famous name dropped here and there. Many freelance writers don’t have a clue as to how to go about getting a quote or interview from an expert or celebrity, and the truth is; it's easier than you think. Finding Experts Let's say you’re writing an article on Nuclear Fusion. Getting the Dirt. The 5 Things You Must Absoutely Know About Your NaNo Novel Before Your Start Writing. By Jennifer Blanchard NaNoWriMo is almost upon us.

The 5 Things You Must Absoutely Know About Your NaNo Novel Before Your Start Writing

And creative writers everywhere are pulling their notes and ideas together in hopes of writing 50,000 words in 30 days (starting November 1). I was always one to encourage every writer to get out there and write a novel during the month of November. NaNoWriMo is such great motivation, especially for procrastinators. But the biggest problem with NaNoWriMo is that most writers who survive ’til the end and finish their novels don’t end up with a novel they can actually publish. Have you always wanted to win NaNoWriMo, but just didn’t know how to get started? Did you attempt before, but quit? “The Story Road Map workshop has been incredibly helpful in structuring my work-in-progress.

Have you always wanted to win NaNoWriMo, but just didn’t know how to get started? Did you attempt before, but quit?

I now have an easy to use plan from which to write, which makes the process so much more enjoyable. Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing a creative way to map out a story!” –J. Waggoner Writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days is a great idea—in theory. Scary. That’s why most writers either never attempt it or they attempt for a couple weeks, get overwhelmed, decide it’s too hard and quit. Call it fear, call it writer’s block, call it whatever you want. Describe Your World. Languages & Vocabulary. Preparing Your Nanowrimo Writing Kit. Every October I prepare for National Novel Writing Month.

Preparing Your Nanowrimo Writing Kit

Nanowrimo promotes the act of writing 50K words toward the rough draft of a novel. People join together all over the world to support their fellow writers and to help all of us cross the finish line toward success. Most of the writers of Nanowrimo are beginners. The participation in Nanowrimo can be a submergence learning experience where new ideas, techniques, and tools are all explored at a rapid rate to get the beginner writer off in the right direction. Although I am now a published writer, I still look forward to Nanowrimo because it gives me that huge energy boost and camaraderie that keeps me going on a new project. The Ambassador Program - The Program - Page 1 - Wattpad. The aim of the program is to encourage a fun and engaged community that support the millions of Wattpadders that read and write here everyday.

The Ambassador Program - The Program - Page 1 - Wattpad

How It Works: The program has four cycles that last three months each. Each cycle we recruit and train new Ambassadors from all over the world to join the team which is constantly growing. At the end of each cycle, current Ambassadors who do not wish to continue in the role graduate, and move out of the program to become Alumni. Within the program, there are three main teams an Ambassador can choose from, depending on what they are most passionate about doing. The Teams: Content - Passionate about all things content. Engagement - We're all about connecting readers & writers through storytelling, so continuous experimentation and a willingness to try out big ideas and run with it is vital. Community - Being social is a big part in the life of many Wattpadders.

What we're looking for: - 16 years and older. Amazon.com : Take Control with Self Publishing.