Love is in the air here at Writers In The Storm. Love for our readers, and for the many amazing contributors that keep us inspired. Valentine's day is just around the corner and here at WITS we're marking the occasion with a little "Pimp and Promote."
These P&P days always dent our pocketbooks because we hear about all the cool books in the comments and have to load up our TBR piles. That's okay. The winter weather is perfect for curling up with a fun read.
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.
If you really want to ace this P&P thing, do both...
We'll get this party started with a little gift from our archives. These are the Top 10 posts here at WITS ever. Give them a peek if you've missed them - this is good stuff.
- Submission Tip Checklist: Double-Check These 16 Things Before Sending Your Book Out
- The Ultimate Writers’ Guide to Twitter Pitch Contests
- Are Your Characters Stylin’? Descriptive Fashion Phrases and Terms
- Genres Explained: Insights, Tips and Definitions From Literary Agents
- How to Pitch Your Self-Published Book to an Agent
- Diving Deep into Deep Point of View
- Writing About Hair: The Thick and Thin of Descriptions
- Top 10 Scrivener Features for Writers
- 14 Agents Seeking Science Fiction Novels NOW
- 4 Ways Besides Query Letters You Can Contact Literary Agents
And for our promote, here are our Top 10 Referrers of all time. That means these extraordinary sites liked one of our posts enough to link to it. We are humbled, down to our fan-girl shoes.
- Anne R. Allen's Blog - this weekly blog has amazing content. One visit will hook you.
- BookBaby - a tremendous resource for writers.
- Brenda Drake's Pitch Madness - sooooo helpful!
- Elizabeth Spann Craig - founder of the Writers Knowledge Base and Twitterific.
- Janice Hardy's Fiction University - you'll spend all day here, we promise...
- KidLit411 - Writing a children's book? Go here.
- The Passive Voice - David Vandagriff, the voice behind this blog, is amazing. Just subscribe.
- Positive Writer - created by Bryan Hutchinson, this site rocks!
- Writer's Digest - Home to Chuck Sambuchino. Need we say more?
- Writers Helping Writers - the brainchild of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.
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