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Friday, August 8, 2014

Celebrating Writers Encouraging Writers: A Guest Post by Broken Branch Falls Author Tara Tyler

Hi guys,

Today I have the lovely supah-dupah encourager herself, Tara Tyler, on the blog. You'll want to pay attention because she's here to talk about ways we can encourage each other. How awesomely positive is that? Yup, I thought so!

Before you scroll to the good stuff, you can also find me over at The Writer Diaries today. I'm talking about my condition: CRD (Chronic Rewriting Disease), come check it out! You know, if you want. 
Thank you, Tara :)
Take it over! 
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Shannon! S.K.! Ski! Ms. Anthony! Shay-Shay!
I'm so excited to be visiting here today =) Thanks for wanting to be a part of my summer Broken Branch Falls blog tour! Since Shannon volunteered and gave me a boost, she inspired me to write about...

Writers Encouraging Writers

Blogging has introduced so many of us to each other. It's made the world, and especially the writing community, so much closer. Now we don't all have to move to New York!

I talked about a few things we can do to elicit support from our more than willing writer friends in my IWSG post Wednesday. But here, I wanted to share some regular events hosted by bloggers that encourage us to express ourselves, set goals, and share concerns or accomplishments:


  • IWSG - I already mentioned it, but it's the biggest thing out there I know of. The Insecure Writers Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month, created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, rockstar ninja captain esquire.

  • Celebrate the small things - a special way to say, YES! I got some stuff accomplished this week! No celebration is too small! Vikki Biram started this weekly pat on the back for folks to post every Friday.

  • What's Up Wednesday - hosted by Erin L. Funk and Jaime Morrow - fun prompts for you to share where you are in your busy writing life!

  • Write...Edit...Publish - a monthly writerly challenge with feedback to support writers looking for advice, comments, or a break from their WIP! I found it through fellow writer, Donna Hole.




I'm sure there are more - share any you know of in the comments! And wouldn't it be nice to have a blog-friend IRL gathering? A real writers' retreat? Alex, want to get on that? He is our omniscient blog leader, after all!

Thank you again, S.K. for having me! It was two tons of fun! (know the movie ref?)
NEW! Try this BEASTLY QUIZ and find out which beast you are!
(And don't forget to enter the August giveaway below!)

BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy)
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 (NOW!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.

Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They'll show 'em what different friends can do together!

Available at
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Add it to your GOODREADS list!

Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!


Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL

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This post is part of Celebrate the Small Things hop. It comes with easy instructions: sign up, post something to celebrate, hop around, cheer on others, and bask in warm glow. Full instructions and badge *here.*
What are you celebrating?

19 comments:

  1. Appreciate the kind words about the IWSG! The support and encouragement it inspires is just amazing.

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  2. We're on some of the same hops. Aren't these folks great? Have a good weekend.

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  3. Ah, Chronic Rewriting Disease. Yes, I am familiar with this affliction.

    Great post, Tara. I love how supportive this writing community is of each other.

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  4. Thanks for all the blog-hop tips, Tara, and wishing you huge success with BBF! I didn't know SK's name was Shannon. Cool!! ;)

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  5. It is awesome what some bloggers have put together for us writers. Blog-hops are such a fun way to get to know and support each other!

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  6. One of these days I WILL participate in Celebrate the Small Things. All those little things add up to a big boost of encouragements. IWSG is probably my favorite thing on the internet. :)

    Have a mahvelous weekend, ladies!

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  7. You just diagnosed my disease! Chronic Rewriting! That's me, we're both infected...uck! Much luck and success to Tara. Have a delightful weekend.

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  8. The love and support I've found in the blogosphere means so much to me.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. I also have Chronic Rewriting Disease! At least I know I'm not alone!

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  10. Hi, Tara. Nice to see you here!

    S.K., I'll be bopping over to The Writer Diaries right now!

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  11. Supporting one another is a wonderful thing! Good luck Tara with your book! Happy weekend everyone :)
    ~Katie

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  12. We have so much support now. 12 years ago when I started writing again, it was just me. No support other than my husband.

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  13. Hi,

    Thanks for the encouragement!
    The celebrate the small things looks interesting.

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  14. That's an awesome batch of blog hops! Great support!
    Tara rocks! A real sweetie-pie!
    I think she was my first bloggy buddy (back in the day when I only had 3 visitors to my blog...)

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  15. Thank goodness for connectivity among writers everywhere. I'd hate to move to New York. Visit, yes. Live, no. Another congrats to Tara and her super book launch.

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  16. No matter which of these things you take part in, you hit the nail on the head; it's all about community. We've both met some really cool writers through the blogosphere. Helps remind us that we're all in this one together. Besides, what better way to have a bunch of anti-social, introverted writers connect than via the Internet?

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  17. You had a whole lot of stuff going on on Friday.

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  18. great comments, y'all! nice to meet some new faces and really appreciate the support of treasured long time blogfriends =) i'm still visiting!

    and thanks again Shannon! i really appreciate you having me here to branch out!

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