Monday, October 21, 2013

The Amazing Race Starts Today:OPEN CALL for Submissions

Angela Ackerman and 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...

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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.

WISH NO MORE!

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! YEP. I SAID I WANTED TO BE A PART OF THIS. WHO WOULDN'T?) 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 and Becca's new Writers Helping Writers website and find out how to take advantage of this unique, pay-it-forward event for writers. I'll see you there! 


28 comments:

  1. I've bookmarked the site and will fill out the form after I survive today's W4WS!

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  2. I saw that Elizabeth S. Craig is one of the authors helping - she is just an amazing person.

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  3. What a nice idea and so generous of others!

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  4. Wow! What an incredible idea and so generous. I'm very impressed. Good luck on your portion of the race, Lee! :-)

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  5. What a wonderful and generous idea! I'll help spread the word and appreciate the opportunity for help. Thanks!

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  6. Definitely need to check this out. Thanks ao much foe sharing!

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  7. Definitely need to check this out. Thanks ao much foe sharing!

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  8. Awesome that you're helping with this too.

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  9. Awesome. I need to check that out. :) Happy Monday, Lee. I will email you... when I catch my breath.

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  10. Yay! Glad you're helping out too! :)

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  11. Such a cool idea! I love how writers are so willing to help each other. It's a bright spot in this otherwise individualistic society.

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  12. What an absolutely amazing event! I have tweeted about it. :)
    ~Jess

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  13. This is such a great thing! So glad to know you're a part of it.

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  14. This is popping up all over the blogosphere!

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  15. The Amazing Race indeed! :D Such a huge event!

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  16. That's terrific, I wish I was at a point with my WIP where i could take advantage. Have fun!

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  17. This is a fabulous idea. I could've used the help back when. With a book, Loveyoubye coming out April 2014, I'm off to check Angela and Becca's site to see if I can help with social media.

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  18. Angela and Becca have been doing some fabulous things!

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  19. Sounds excellent! We could all use a bit of help!

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  20. Wahoo! I love this. If I was in that magical editing stage/pitch stage, I'd so be in the middle of this. These ladies are inspiring and so amazingly helpful!

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  21. *Taps fingers* Relax, Lee, amazing author n'stuff. Yes and yay, I have arrived.

    "Thesaurus"? I thought that was one of them there critters from Jurassic Park.

    Writing is easy, isn't it? Allure your entranced reader with the first sentence. Hopefully, they wont realise the rest of my story is total garbage.

    Amazing Race, how sweet that sound. Okay, what a worthy endeavour, or endeavor. Wishing all you gosh darn writers much fulfilment and positive interaction.

    Even though I'd rather be splattered with rotting vegetables than get involved with such things, I shall, because I'm so unbelievably nice, share your lil' ol' posting on 'Farcebook'. Yes, I pay it backward, um forward.

    As ever, your starstruckest fan,

    Gary

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  22. I checked out Angela and Becca's website. I'm a little late, though.

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  23. I've had my nose in a book all week and haven't been online much so this is the first I'm hearing of this. Wow! What a great idea. Cool that you're a part of it, Lee!

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