Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hosting "Favorite Character Blogfest"

Out of all the characters you've written, who's your favorite?

I'm hosting my first ever blogfest, and I would love for you all to participate and/or share this with others you think might want to participate. This will be a chance to showcase your favorite character. (If you can manage to narrow it down to one! ;)) This will be a blog hop: an excellent chance to get to know other bloggers, check out some great snippets, and share your own.




The blogfest runs from January 23-25.Here's how it works:

1. Decide which of your characters you'd like to introduce everyone to, and choose a snippet about this character (preferably no more than 200 words) to share about this character. (A snippet from your manuscript would be awesome, but if you're not comfortable with that, you can choose to do a character sketch--something to show us your character and writing.)

2. Between January 23-25, tell us who your favorite character you've written is and why and post your snippet.

3. Hop around to other participants to check out their favorite characters and a bit of their story.



The lovely Melanie Billings, Acquisitions Editor at Whiskey Creek Press, has graciously offered to supply critiques as prizes! Winners will be drawn from the list of active participants after midnight on the 25th and announced on my blog on the 26th.

1st Prize: critique of first 15 pages of your manuscript, an e-book copy of my book, Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School) and an ARC e-copy of my next book, Rising Book 1: Resistance (upcoming publication in February 2012)

2nd Prize: critique of first 10 pages of your manuscript and an e-book copy of Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School)

3rd Prize: critique of first 5 pages of your manuscript


If you wish to participate, just add your name to the linky list below, and feel free to grab the blogfest button on the side of my blog. :)



34 comments:

  1. I will be entering this. I'll do a post about it and get it on my calendar and then put my name on the linky.

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  2. I'm in. Now I have to decide which character . . .

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  4. That sounds way fun. Too bad I'm pressed for time or I would join in. And I'm not sure my favorite character is ready to make his appearance just yet. You have an awesome blog!

    New follower. :)

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  5. I know exactly who I'm going to write about. The problem is I can't remember exactly where I left all my notes

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  6. sure! i'll give it a shot! thanks for putting it up!

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  7. That's a really fun idea. Great prizes too.

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  8. This sounds like so much fun! I need to figure out some dates of a few things to see if I can participate. I'll be back!

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  9. Ooh this sounds super amazing, but I want to keep my character under wraps for a bit longer, because he's in the book I'm planning to finish in June. So I might publish him by the end of the year. I'll see.

    :-)

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  10. This is a great idea for a blogfest. The only hard part is choosing a character. I better get thinking!!!

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  11. This is a great idea for a blogfest. even if I don't join, I will enjoy reading about everyone's characters. I do very much love a good character.

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  12. Illuminating a character in 200 words or less is a marvelous challenge. Thank you very much this event!

    Name: K. Writerly
    URL: kwriterly.com

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  13. Thanks to everyone for the support--and to those of you who joined! :D I'm excited to see what all of you come up with.

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  14. Gah! Why did I write all this background for a minor character?

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  15. Cool idea! For our "snippet" are we supposed to share an excerpt from a manuscript or write a character sketch? Or can we pick?

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  16. Gyran-Because background characters can add so much to the story!

    Susan-Thank you! Manuscript would be awesome, but if you're not comfortable with that, you can choose to do a characters sketch--something to show us your character and writing. I'll edit the post to reflect this answer.

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  17. Awesome Idea! This sounds really fun. If I can pick a character in time, I will definitely sign up (and if not, I'll at least visit everyone else's) :)

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  18. Unfortunately, I just found out about this today (via Donna Weaver), so I'm not sure if I can manage it, but I'll be checking in.

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  19. I'm sure I can pick a character...

    I just can't put it up until later today or tomorrow

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  20. Just heard about this - plan to participate this week. Great idea - new follower :)

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  21. this sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity! Sorry I signed up twice. I entered the link wrong, and didn't know how to fix it.

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  22. What a great idea! I'm about to go dig out one of my favorite characters. Thanks!

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  23. This is fun! Though I'm having a hard time deciding which character is my favorite . . .

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  24. Great blogfest! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  25. One of the coolest ideas I've run across! Can't wait to introduce you to my favorite!

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  26. What a great idea! Now I need to figure out which character I should let out...

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  27. This sounds like fun!
    ~Rose Anderson

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  28. Just signed up! The idea behind this hop is fantastic!

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  29. Tough to pick a favorite, but I always go with my current work in progress.

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  30. This is K. Writerly. I'm so sorry I entered two links in the sign up list. I realized just now that my first link wasn't directing people to my book excerpt. Apologies!

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  31. Thanks, everyone! Hope you are all having fun! :D

    K. Writerly, no worries! I can remove the link that doesn't work. ^_^

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!