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Contests, workshops, and news galore! Have you heard? | Laura Pauling

Contests, workshops, and news galore! Have you heard?

I love seeing the burst of creativity that is exploding on the Internet from writers I’ve known for the past couple years and ones I’ve recently met.

It’s awesome!

First, we have a writers’ chat tonight (Wednesday) on the Indelibles blog. It’s not on Twitter. Most of the Indelibles’ authors will be there to answer questions on indie and self-publishing. Just lurk or come with your questions.

Second, Addison Moore signed a contract with Twentieth Century Fox! They plan to make her Celestrial Series into a T.V. series. Huge news! I’m so incredibly happy for her and even though she’s eaten sushi to celebrate – I’m just doing dancing to celebrate! Ew. Raw fish.

In the anthology arena, not only do we have IN HIS EYES being prepped for our Valentine’s Day release but Pugalicious Press is open to submissions for a YA anthology. Check them out!

In the way of online workshops there are some incredible ones coming up. Ali Cross is holding NinoCon on Saturday Feb. 4th. She’s accepting queries now to be critiqued by one of the presenters, Elana Johnson!

Susan Sipal, known for her love for Harry Potter and analyzing the writing behind it, is offering a month long workshop for 10 dollars based on her book: A Writer’s Guide to Harry Potter. I’m sure you won’t regret it! The adventure begins on Monday, Feb. 6th! Sign up now.

Don’t miss out on The Bookshelf Muse and their anniversary contest! Critiques and books from the Indelibles! Don’t miss it.

Okay, I’m almost done with the good news. Many of the Indelibles have books fresh off the press!

Rival Demons by Sarra Cannon is released Friday the 20th but it starts with Beautiful Demons. If you love the HEX HALL series, you’ll love this one too.

Michelle Muto’s DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

Karly Kirkpatrick’s  THE GREEN.

Lots of great stuff here. Hope you find something useful! Anything I missed? Add it into the comments!

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24 Responses to Contests, workshops, and news galore! Have you heard?

  1. Louise January 18, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Oh, that writer’s chat sounds fantastic! Don’t know if I’ll have any meaningful questions, but I’ll definitely be there lurking (how thoughtful of you all to plan this AFTER my children are in bed for the night – thank you!). And I’m so excited about the Pugalicious Press anthology – I never used to do short stories, but I have one that’s grabbed me, and even if it doesn’t get accepted, it’s turning out to be loads of fun to write.

  2. Stina Lindenblatt January 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Wow, that’s a lot of things happening. 😀

    What time does the chat start? I’m glad it’s not on Twitter. I can never follow those conversations.

  3. Susan Kaye Quinn January 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I am on your blogz, stealing your imagez (to post the Indelibles releases). 😉

    • Laura January 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      Susan – Steal away!

      Stina – It’s at the Indelibles blog. Should be fun.

      Louise – We planned it that way just for you! 🙂

  4. Natalie Aguirre January 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all the good news and new book releases. So much good is going on right now.

    We’re doing a 2000 follower giveaway at Literary Rambles today.

  5. Andrea January 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Thanks for the news, Laura! I’d better look up from my revisions and go and check some of these out.

  6. anne gallagher January 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    YOu know, I am always amazed at what you know, do, follow, tweet. Are you really 3 different people? How do you get all this info?

  7. Marisa January 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Awesome links!! I think I’ll definitely have to send my query in the direction of that query chat! What an awesome opportunity! 🙂

  8. Janet Johnson January 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Wow! There is a LOT going on. Thanks for all the links. 🙂

  9. Vera Soroka January 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know about the anthology contest. I love historical romance and steampunk! I’m not very good at writing short stories but I will give it a try.

  10. Matthew MacNish January 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh wow. So much good stuff. Thank goodness we have people like you to stay on top of it all for us, Laura!

  11. Lydia K January 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    YOu’re right, so much good news and great events? Tweeting, tweeting…

  12. Patti January 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Lots of great news. I was just over at the Indelibles sight and saw Addison Moore’s news. That’s so exciting that an indie published author can get that kind of deal.

    • Laura January 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

      I’m so glad some of you found some new links! I thought for sure I was posting what everyone probably already knew! Phew. 🙂

  13. Alex J. Cavanaugh January 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Ready for NiNoCon!

  14. Stacy Henrie January 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Exciting news all around! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  15. Lynda R Young January 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    wow, thanks for all the links. Very helpful!

  16. Stacy January 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    CHat sounds great. I’m not sure I’ll have time to pop in, but I’ll try. And much congrats to Allison – that’s huge! Thanks for these new book links as well. Several I’m going to have to read.

  17. Jenna Blake Morris January 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Thanks for all the links and news!

  18. Kelly Polark January 19, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    So much great stuff! Will try and hit the chat now. I think it’s going on right now!

  19. Karen Strong January 19, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    I love the DON’T FEAR THE REAPER cover. And really awesome news all around for The Indelibles.

  20. richard p hughes January 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    How do you keep up with it all?

  21. Traci Kenworth January 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Thanks for the info!! This will come in handy.

  22. Jennifer Hoffine January 20, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    You’re right! Lots of great stuff…what an explosive start to the year!

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