Monday, December 29, 2014

Ringing In A New Year




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While I thought this year was an exciting one for me, January will roar in like a Lion with the official release of my debut picture book, THE STORY CATCHER on the 20th. In celebration of this exciting milestone in my writing career, I have planned an entire month of special writer's posts, along with the usual BOOK NOOK REVIEWS, and my new feature PICTURE PROMPTS where I will either shine the spotlight on an illustrator or provide a short Flash Fiction piece based on a random picture prompt.

And to help you prepare for a fun-filled month ahead, here is a list of the topics I will be covering throughout the month of January:


Jan 1st…8 Things You Might Not Know About Me
Jan 2nd…PICTURE PROMPTS/Flash Fiction or Illustrator
Jan 3rd…5 Ways To Avoid The Slush Pile
Jan 4th…7 Ways To Get Over The Rejection Blues
Jan 5th…Why Book Blurbs Are So Important
Jan 6th…3 Common Mistakes In Writing Children’s Fiction
Jan 7th…BOOK NOOK REVIEWS
Jan 8th…What Does My Office Look Like?
Jan 9th…PICTURE PROMPTS/Flash Fiction or Illustrator
Jan 10th…My Writing Journey
Jan 11th…My 6 Tips For New Writers
Jan 12th…Finding A Publisher That’s Right For You
Jan 13th…5 Things To Remember When Editing Your Manuscript
Jan 14th…BOOK NOOK REVIEWS
Jan 15th…7 Ways To Find Inspiration For Your Creative Nonfiction Stories
Jan 16th…PICTURE PROMPTS/Flash Fiction or Illustrator
Jan 17th…My 5 Favorite Words
Jan 18th…5 Marketing Ideas To Help Promote Your Book
Jan 19th…THE STORY CATCHER COUNTDOWN
Jan 20th…THE STORY CATCHER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Jan 21st…THE STORY CATCHER CONTEST
Jan 22nd…THE STORY CATCHER FAN CLUB
Jan 23rd…THE STORY CATCHER TEASERS
Jan 24th…THE STORY CATCHER PAYING IT FORWARD
Jan 25th…Do You REALLY Need An Agent?
Jan 26th…A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Getting Published
Jan 27th…3 Mistakes Writers Make When Querying Agents
Jan 28th…BOOK NOOK REVIEWS
Jan 29th…Why Writing Mentors Are Important
Jan 30th…PICTURE PROMPTS/Flash Fiction or Illustrator
Jan 31st…To Blog Or Not To Blog

I hope to see you in January as I do my happy dance all month long!



10 comments:

  1. Looks great, Donna! What's the contest??? :)

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    1. Hi Susanna! The details of the contest will be revealed on the 21st and will run through the 30th. I'm being creative since I'm not actually allowed to give my book away as one of the prizes...;~(

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. What a great line up Donna! Looking forward to everything! :)

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    1. Hi Donna! Thanks for your kind words. I just wanted everyone to have an idea of what I had planned for next month...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  3. What an exciting time for you, Donna. I love your cover art and book blurb, and I look forward to reading the book. The schedule for the celebration sounds like fun.

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    1. Hi Sydney and welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words...I'm kinda partial to that book cover myself...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. Congratulations!

    Wishing you all the best this 2015!

    Prosperity, Success, Health, Love and Peace!

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    1. Hi Yolanda! Thanks for your kind words and thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card! I received it Christmas Eve and it made my day. Here's to a productive New Year for you as well...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    1. Hi Erik! I hope you get a chance to read or use some of my tips...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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