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What You Need To Know

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 15, 2008

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Are you a fan of Sonya Sones‘ fab books? Of course you are; we all are! And What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know is one of her best. So if you’re a fan of What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know and you think you could write about what happens next after the story ends in Sonya’s cool verse style, why not enter the contest from Gotham Writers’ Workshop and Teen Ink. Here’s a sample from What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know:

My name is Robin.

This book is about me.
It tells the story of what happens
when after almost 15 pathetic years of loserdom,
the girl of my dreams finally falls for me.

That seems like it would be
a good thing, right?
Only it turns out to be
a lot more complicated than that

Because I’m not gonna lie to you —
there are naked women involved.
Four of them, to be exact.
Though not in the way you might think.

Don’t get me wrong — my girlfriend’s amazing.
But the way things have been going lately,
I’m starting to believe that the only thing worse
than not getting what you want,

is getting it.

So read the book, go to the website to find out the rules, and then write your own series of poems describing how you think the story should continue. The contest starts tomorrow, so get busy! Click here for the official rules.

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Booksie: A New Tool for Bookworms

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 14, 2008

http://www.booksie.com/

Share Your Writing – free publishing, free stories, free poems, free novels via kwout

Sure you read, but can you write? Booksie is a website where you can publish and promote your own writing and where readers can access some of the best creative writing on the Internet, all neat and organized for easy browsing. According to the website, writers can:

  • Receive and respond to comments.
  • Post novels, short stories, poetry, articles, and more.
  • Track visits to their writing.
  • Make it onto the site’s Top 20 ranking lists.
  • Build and communicate with a fan-base.
  • Build a Booksie Profile Page.
  • Submit links to creative writing published elsewhere
  • Edit and remove your writing.
  • And readers can:

    • Become a fan and receive writer updates.
    • Comment and rate.
    • Serve as editors, determining which work receives more exposure on the homepage and the different genre publishing pages.
    • Communicate, interact, and support your favorite writers.

    The website is free and writers maintain ownership of their work and full rights. You can either publish directly to the site or link your writing from Booksie. There are lots of reasons to publish your writing on Booksie, including:

  • Control. As an author you have total control of your experience. You can remove your work whenever you want, delete innapropriate comments you receive, and monitor the number of visits and reads you get. You also retain full ownership of your work.
  • Flexibility. We give you tools to publish your work on the site or link to work published elsewhere. No other creative writing site on the Web does that.
  • Exposure. Booksie is visited by tens of thousands of readers a month eager to find interesting writing to read. The site also optimizes your work so that it is found by readers searching via the search engines – Google, Yahoo, etc.
  • Fun. Writers and readers on the site enjoy meeting on another, bondings over common likes, and inspiring each other to future literary endeavors.
  • Mission. Be a part of something bigger. Help us build the largest organized dbase of creative and literary writing in the world.
  • Free. Doing all of this is completely free.
  • So if your hobbies include writing as well as reading, consider giving Booksie a try!

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    Follow Sarah Dessen on Twitter!

    Posted by blatantbibliophiles on September 22, 2008

    https://twitter.com/sarahdessen

    Twitter / sarahdessen via kwout

    Hey, all you Sarah Dessen fans! Are you also a Twitter fan? Well, if you love Sarah and you love Twitter, you can follow Sarah on Twitter! If you don’t already have a Twitter account, just go to Twitter and set up an account. Once you have signed up for your account, click on the link below the image above to start following Sarah on Twitter. You can also visit Sarah on her website to learn more about her, her books, and her writing.
    http://sarahdessen.com/

    home | Sarah Dessen via kwout

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