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!
Take it over!
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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!)
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!
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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