June 6th, 2016

Summertime Reading — Let’s Pimp and Promote!


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Summer is coming up fast and here at Writers in the Storm we’re marking the occasion with a little “Pimp and Promote.” Of course, this always costs us some money, because we have to go out and buy lots of books. But there will be awesome “beach read” sales in next few weeks, so let’s go for it!

How does this work?

To quote the genie in Aladdin, “There are a few provisos, a couple of quid-pro-quos…”

  • Pimp out somebody else’s work – this can be a favorite author, blogger, post or book you’ve read, a wonderful teacher or just someone who had profound influence on you as a writer or a person. Please limit your comments to one work.
  • Promote one of your projects that you’re excited about – a hobby, a blog, a book, or a new direction your writing is taking you. You decide. Just tell us about it in the comments! (Please restrain your enthusiasm to just one of your WIPs.) The rest of us will jump in and “ooooh and ahh” at you, and likely promote your project even further because we’re just so darn excited today.

We’ll start things off by doing some P&P with the gals here at WITS…

Fae Rowen has been a world traveler lately, as we discovered in her latest post, Use Your Summer Activities to Deepen Your Character’s POV. You can visit her updated website here. There’s a wonderful short story about her stint in a convent.

Jenny Hansen does ghostwriting, WordPress sites, social media marketing and copywriting. Additionally, she’s fine-tuning her first finished novel and training at an accounting firm. You can enjoy her silly fun at her personal blog, More Cowbell. Her post today is An Open Letter to America’s Butt Impersonators…

Laura Drake’s latest book, Against the Odds, released last week and it rocks. This is the final installment of her Widow’s Grove series. Watch Laura read the first scene of her work-in-progress, Cross Roads, here.

Orly Konig-Lopez is participating in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Summer Reading Challenge. The mission, read as many WFWA member titles as possible during the summer months. There  are weekly prizes and a grand prize announced after Labor Day. If you love women’s fiction, this reading challenge is for you! Come join the fun.

See? Easy-peasy. Only one of us wrote this, but all of us are represented – that’s the spirit of P&P.

Don’t be shy — tell your pals! 

We are open for as many entries as you want, and you’re welcome to send anyone who reads great stuff our way. We want to hear about it! Be sure to peruse the comments. You might find a few things you like in the plethora of pimping that’s about to ensue.

Thanks again for making WITS one of the top writer’s blogs. We appreciate you!

~  Fae, Jenny, Laura and Orly

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