Monday, October 21, 2013

Writers Help Writers and a Rockabet Giveaway!

Hello, friends. It's an exciting week in blogland. This week is the Writers Helping Writers Amazing Race and a ROCKABET giveaway!

Those amazing ladies Angela Ackerman &  Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse) have added two more books to their Descriptive Thesaurus Collection: The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws. To celebrate, they are hosting a race, and not just any old race, either. It's the...

Writing is hard, isn't it? Create the perfect hook. Make your first page compelling. Craft an amazing 25 word pitch. Knock out a query that will blow an agent's mind. On and on it goes. And sometimes, well, you just wish someone would help.


From October 21st until October 27th, Writers Helping Writers is posting an OPEN CALL for writers. You can fill out a form, requesting help with critiques, book visibility, social media sharing, blog diagnostics, advice and more.

An army of Amazing Racers are standing by (ME INCLUDED!) waiting to help with your submissions. How many people can we help in a week? Let's find out! Did I mention there are Celebrity Racers too--amazing authors and editors who know their way around a first page. Maybe one of them will pick your submission to help with!

Each day this week, there's an AMAZING giveaway, too. So stop in at Angela & Becca’s new Writers Helping Writers website and find out how to take advantage of this awesome, unique, pay-it-forward event for writers.  See you there, baby!


To celebrate writers helping other writers, I want to give away a signed paperback copy of my ABC's of rock picture book, ROCKABET: CLASSIC EDITION to a lucky commenter! If you want to win, write READING ROCKS! in the comments! :) That's it! I will choose a winner this weekend!
And the winner is JEMI! Congrats, Jemi!!!! :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw that at Jemi's site - very cool. I bookmarked it for later - today it's W4WS day. And it's weird to be on the receiving end!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome you're helping Angela and Becca.

And hope your book release is going well.

Angela Ackerman said...

Kelly, way to pay it forward!! You ROCK! (PUN INTENDED, lol!)

I have been getting messages from people who have been helped, and they are so thrilled to get helped by people they often don't even know. This is such a great thing, because you and so many others are making it great. Thank you!

Jemi Fraser said...

Of course Reading Rocks!! :)

It's been so much fun helping Angela & Becca celebrate - it's going to be a great week!

Kim Kasch said...

Love it when writers give back to other writers :D

Nicole Zoltack said...

Giving back is such a great feeling!

SA Larsenッ said...

Could I do anymore of a happy dance? I think not! Our writing community just rocks!

Missed Periods said...

READING ROCKS!!! But I already know I am going to buy some copies for holiday gifts.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I've helped a few people at the Race this week, too. Ang and Becca are amazing! So are their three books. They are all currently open in a pile on my desk. I've been using them all week.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

ACK! I forgot something important... READING ROCKS!

Kelly Polark said...

Alex - You deserve to be on the receiving end!! You are such a great cheerleader for writers!
Thank you, Natalie, it is going well!
You are awesome, Angela!
Jemi- They always think of wonderful ways to celebrate their book releases!
Kim- Such a great community!
Nicole- I agree. It is!
Sheri- Totally!!!
Jenny- You are so sweet!
Sharon- I agree. They are amazing resources!

Theresa Milstein said...

The Writers Helping Writers idea is awesome! How nice of you to be a part of it.

Lydia Kang said...

What a great way to give back. Go Kelly!

peacefullsoul said...

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