General

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I have a lot of things going on right now, for instance:

Did you know that in addition to this blog, I’m the administrator for Write Anything, Dear Reader, and Blog Talkers?

Write Anything is a collaborative blog run by six writers (five writers and me). Each writer has a specific day he/she contributes:

Sunday: Paul Anderson
Monday: Janie
Tuesday: d c roe
Wednesday: Tammi
Thursday: Andrea
Friday: [Fiction] Friday – a weekly writing exercise (check it out! Everyone is welcome to participate!)
Saturday: Misc. posts about writing resources, news, comics, or the Creative Carnival.

And speaking of Write Anything, here is a bit of news: I’m currently working on offering some sort of virtual workshop, probably in October, to help writers prepare for the National Novel Writing Month in November. Stick around, more information on that will be forthcoming.

Also, I’m planning on approaching a few writers to see if they would be willing to write a week-long collaborative story to post on Write Anything. This will give the weekly writers the week off and it will be something fun to try on a quarterly basis. We’ll even post the finished story in a .pdf file on Scribd. If you might be interested in taking part of a collaborative story, please contact me. And yes, I’ll be part of these projects so challenge me! I’ve never written Sci-Fi or Fantasy and I’m willing to give it a go!

Dear Reader is a collaborative book review blog. We currently have 5 writers and am looking for more. I’d like to have several (read about 10, maybe more!) writers so if you’re interested, please contact me. There is no fixed schedule and there are no deadlines, you post whenever you’ve finished your book. That’s it. As long as two reviews haven’t already been published for that day, you can post whenever you get around to it. So if you love books, and you love talking about books, contact me and write a review for Dear Reader! We’d love to have you on board!

Blog Talkers is a weekly meme. Every Sunday, I post one question and you have all week to answer that question on your own blog. It’s just someplace to go if you’re stuck for blog ideas.

And speaking of blog fodder – I started a new tweet (I guess that’s what you call them) on Twitter called, appropriately enough, Blog Fodder. Every day I post a writing prompt, just something extra to help you get through the blogging humps. It’s not really a question, per se, but rather something that might trigger a memory, or something you can use as a springboard to write a story, or a blog post. Anything goes. Use the prompt any way you wish.

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I also have my regular Twitter account if you’re interested in finding out what I’m doing at a given moment in time.

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I also have some fun things coming up next weekend at my blog:

1. The 2008 blog-a-thon (here is the official website) is July 26th beginning at 6:00 a.m. U.S. central time. I wrote a post about the ‘thon yesterday, but you can also find the page here. I’ve already tentatively organized 48 blog posts, well, 24 of them, so far; I still need to flush out the story I plan on telling bit-by-bit. I’m giving away two books and one journal so in addition to discovering a TON of new and interesting ways you can help support our troops, you’ll have a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes. I hope you’ll come keep me company because if not? It’s going to be a loooong, boring, lonesome 24 hours. 😀 If you’re participating in the ‘thon, let me know so I can come visit you!!

Photo Contest at writefromkaren.com

2. Lastly, the next photo contest will begin shortly after the blog-a-thon is over at 6:00 a.m. July 27th. I plan on taking a few days off after the ‘thon, I’ll be ready to, so the photo post will be on the home page for a while. You can get a head start now by looking through your photos and picking out your best “summer time” picture. On July 27th (or the week thereafter), post your picture, along with a short reason why you chose that particular picture and the story behind the picture, on your blog and then come back here and leave the permalink (the link to your blog post, not your blog) in the comment section. You can find out all of the details about the contest here, along with what the prize is and a few promotional buttons to post on your blog, if you wish. (It’s not required, but greatly appreciated!!).

Win a FREE book at writefromkaren.com

Whew! I think that’s enough self-pimping for one day, don’t you? If you’re interested in anything I’ve mentioned, please contact me and have a SUPER weekend!

Saturday Photo Hunt

Saturday Photo Hunt – What Is That?

This week’s theme: What is that?

That’s a very good question. Honestly? I don’t know. MK made this for a social studies project and … I’m guessing it’s something to do with an Indian culture? Anybody have any ideas? If so, please leave a comment!

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Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.
Photo Theme. Join the blogroll. Visit participants.

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Win a FREE book at writefromkaren.com
The photo contest is a mere 8 days away! Click the banner above for more information and start looking through your pictures!!