Just a few links to share today:
If you have a finished manuscript, you can post a twitter-length pitch TODAY using the tag #pitmad for Pitch Madness. This is hosted by Brenda Drake's blog, but anyone can participate.
(P.S. I received a full MS request from an agent during a similar twitter pitch campaign last fall!)
The Miss Snark blog has a 5 year anniversary celebration going on with some unique interactive challenges! Create a fake logline/pitch and win query and first page critiques from Miss Snark success story authors (like me! I found my agent through her Baker's Dozen contest). Check it out. And to get a flavor of what this blog does, see this week's previous entries for the montly Secret Agent contest. Writers submitted their first 250 words for online critique and possible page requests from the secret agent.
Get in on Forever Young Adult's Teen Movie Madness bracket voting. Will Ferris Buheler rule them all?
Yesterday word got out that Amazon bought Goodreads. Yeah. We really shouldn't be surprised, but still. I'll be sad if the review community loses its integrity and constant Amazon spam takes over.
Romance author Brenda Novak's online auction for diabetes research is coming up in May, but you can scope out all the reader and writerly auction items now.
Lastly, Monday starts the Blogging from A to Z challenge! Hundreds of bloggers are creating a post for every letter of the alphabet during April. This event is HUGE. This year the blogs are noted with categories, so you can check if it's a book blog, writing blog, cooking, travel, etc. Lots of fun to visit a couple new blogs each day. I'll be participating with the theme: Influential Women Authors.
Happy Friday everyone, and enjoy your weekend!
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