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Welcome to the Blogosphere Party

Welcome, welcome to . . . well . . . you guessed it – the “welcome to the blogosphere party”!!!! I feel like after seeing that gif that we need to turn on the music and start dancing. SO LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!!!!!!!!Β 

Oh, yeah! I’m dancing!Β 1 . . . 2 . . . 3! clap 1 . . . 2 . . . 3! clap 1 . . . 2 . . . 3! clap Join in, guys!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

The reason for the party? Here’s why: if you thought the blogosphere couldn’t get any more exciting let me just tell you that the blogosphere got THREE TIMES more exciting than before!!! (Did you notice the three exclamation points?πŸ˜‰) How is that? Well, three of TWN’s followers, Kristianne, Joy Caroline, and Alexa, have all started their own blogs!!!

Yaaayyyyy!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!!! YOU GO, GIRLS!!!!! I am so happy for you guys!Β 

The fabulous Alexa blogs about writing-related things on her site Teen Pulse and blogs about fangirling-related things on her site A Fangirl’s Hideaway. Also, I recommend you check out this post on Teen Pulse – it was awesome! Alexa is such a fun person and I can’t wait to get to know her more. She is a writer as well and one of her favorite authors is Jennifer A. Nielsen! *high fives* πŸ˜€ Some of the things she will be posting on A Fangirl’s Hideaway is DIY and I’ve been super EXCITED about that!!!

The amazing Kristianne blogs about her experience as a missionary kid, writing-related things, and other awesome stuff on her site Whimsical Wanderings. She also has this amazing post on writing description that I recommend you read. Kristianne is so incredible and I can’t wait to get to know her more. She likes to write and is currently writing a fantasy novel. (*gasp* I’m writing a fantasy novel too!πŸ˜‰) She also makes lots of storyboards (you can see them on her blog) and they are so gorgeous!!!

The wonderful Joy Caroline blogs about her writing journey and other fun posts on her site Joy Caroline. She also blogs about her current work-in-progress which is about the life of the apostle Paul told through the eyes of his sister. You can learn more about it here. Joy Caroline has been a follower of TWN for awhile now and it has been such a blessing getting to know her. I love her passion about Jesus and how she wants to glorify Him in her writing.πŸ˜€ She is so supportive and encouraging and very talented writer!!!

Alright, it’s time for cake:Β 

What type of cake does everyone prefer? I like any kind of cake but some of my favorites would be chocolate, coconut cream cake, and there was this one time for my birthday we had an orange-flavored cake. It was DE-LI-CIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

After reading this post (and commenting of course πŸ˜‰ ) go check out these fantastical new blogs! (Fantastical is a word, right?) You’ll love them! Hope you enjoyed the party. XD

~Katherine

31 Comments

  • Jane

    YES!!!!! Congratulations to everyone who started a blog!!!!!!! I will definitely have to check them out!!!
    We should totally dance!!! *dances around with Kathrine* πŸ™‚

    • Katherine

      Yes! *throws out party streamers* It’s very exciting! Oh, yes!!! You should check them out! πŸ™‚ You will love their blogs!!!!!!!!!
      I know, right?! Dancing is so much fun!!!! *dances around with Jane too* πŸ™‚

  • Kristianne

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much, Katherine!!! You are the the sweetest!! I so appreciate your kind words and support. And I’m SO glad you found my post on writing descriptions helpful!! Your kindness means so much to me! <3

    • Katherine

      You’re so welcome, Kristianne!! Awww!😊 Thank you! You are so sweet too!!!!! Aw! And I am so grateful for all your encouragement on TWN. Me too! Thank you so much for posting it!!!!!!! I don’t know what I would’ve done without your advice. Awww!<333 Your kindness means so much to me too!!!! Thank you for the sweet comment.

  • Colin Carlson

    Um…guys, I thought this was a party. Someone do something! Do your magical asterisks or whatever. Passing out cake and dancing doesn’t equal party. Just don’t let Genie know about this. She actually loves parties…and you guys don’t want her spamming the comments. Though, then she’d probably actually make it feel like a party. Oh, and for favorite cake, probably chocolate. You kind of can’t go wrong with chocolate.

    • Katherine

      What up, Colin? Long time no chat. Lol, cake and dancing can still equal party, but if you want to do something through asterisks be my guest. Maybe some party balloons? Or chocolate? You know what, you can be the DJ. Ooh, Genie loves parties too? Lol. Yeah, I feel like she would really make this awesome! YES!!!! Chocolate forever!!!!!!!πŸ˜† *high fives*

  • Alexa

    Katherine, girl, you are so kind! When I read this post I jumped up in my seat and danced around. You made my day! Thank you! I’m so grateful for Teen Writers Nook and the AMAZING people you all are! I’m sure you have brightened many people’s lives. Truly, you are incredible!

    • Katherine

      Awww! Thank you so much, Alexa!!!! I am so happy I made you excited!!!! I danced around when I wrote it. The Star Wars gif is hard to watch without me dancing along with it. πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome. Oh my goodness, that is so so sweet of you!!!!!!! You are truly so kind, girl!!!!!<3 I am so thankful to have you as a follower/commenter! Awwww!!!!!😊😊😊 You are amazing and incredible too!!!!!!!

  • Trixie

    Cool!!!! I will definitely have to check these blogs out!!!* tries to types really fast*
    Hmmm….. I really like ice cream cake, or for my birthday we had a vanilla cake but there was fruit mixed in the batter and it was delicious!!

    • Katherine

      Yes, welcome welcome to the blogosphere everybody!!! Ooh, yes, you should check them out. You will love them! They are all so fabulous!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for commenting.

    • Katherine

      XD I will make your list even loooongerrrrrrr. Muahahaha. *looks around the room* Uh . . . *cough* . . . you did not just hear that. XD
      Yes, they are all so awesome!!!!! You will love them!!!!!!!

  • Ally M.J.

    GUYS GUYS GUYS
    THIS IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO THE POST BUT GUESS WHAT I HAVE EXCITING NEWS!














    Huh, this is fun.




    KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES IS GETTING A MOVIE!
    LIKE A MOVIE!
    Not gonna lie, I’m kinda worried about it. 😬 What if they wreck it? I have faith in Ben Affleck (he’s directing it) because according to Shannon Messenger he’s read all the books and is a big Keeper fan. They haven’t casted it yet, btw.

    • Katherine

      Yay!!!! I love exciting news!!!!!!!!!! *jumping up and down with anticipation*





      I know, right?!!!😁






      *GASP* THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THIS INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, I’m gonna have to buy the book and read it asap! I’ve been really wanting to read it. Fingers crossed the movie will turn out good. That’s great that the director is also a Keeper fan!!!!!!!!!! I’m sure he will do it right. Who do you think they should cast for the MC?

    • Issabelle

      YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!! I’m sooooo happy for you!!!! I had heard about it earlier this week and was wondering if you’d heard the news! Yes, anytime someone talks about KotLC, I always think about how much you love them. XD ONE OF THESE DAYS, I plan to read it!!!!! Hopefully soon!

      • Joy Caroline

        Hi Issa! I just wanted to ask you a quick question.

        So I’ve started looking into Christian agents and publishing houses and stuff. Not that I’ll be ready to submit anytime soon, but I just want to be educated about the process so I’ll know what the future holds. (If that makes any sense.)

        Anyways, I know you’ve submitted to agents, and I’m wondering how did you find them? Like, do you have any thoughts on how to find the right agents that you would actually want to represent you?

        Thanks!

        • Issabelle

          Hey, JC!!!! Okay!! Bring ’em on!!!!!

          Ooooh, AWESOME!!!!!! Yeah, I understand! That’s actually great for you to go ahead and be getting ready for when the time comes!!!!! Oh, yeah, that makes PERFECT sense!!! That’s a good idea!

          So, there’s actually many ways to find agents. I first recommend thinking about books similar to yours and googling who the agent for that author is! I also google agents seeking books in the genre I have. There are platforms like QueryTracker and Publisher’s Marketplace that are all about agents. When you find a list of agents you’d like to submit to, go to their agency’s website and there you can usually find a list of what books they’re looking for. For you, though, you’d have to specifically look for agents accepting Christian fiction. Sadly, it’s VERY limited. Which is probably why, in the Christian market, a lot of publishing companies won’t require you to have an agent. Even Zondervan – a big time publishing company for the Christian market – has times when they accept submissions from authors without literary representation. (I think. You should probably double check me on that one.) I found this website that might help you out. https://literaryagencies.com/christian-literary-agents/ Also, I should add this in here. NO LITERARY AGENT OR PUBLISHING COMPANY SHOULD EVER ASK YOU FOR MONEY!!! If anyone asks you for any money, it is a scam. Though, you probably already knew that, but in case not, just a heads up! I hope this helps you!!!!! You’re very welcome!

  • Joy Caroline

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! This was so helpful!

    I did not know about those platforms, so I’m really glad you mentioned them! I’ll definitely have to check them out. Yeah, it’s true that the options for Christian publishing are pretty limited. That’s why I really want to see more Biblical fiction out there! I believe Zondervan does accept unsolicited manuscripts, but only for nonfiction works.

    Thank you so, so much! I checked out that link and it looks like there is so much information and so many agents to research. I’m planning to go through them in my free time, just so I can see what’s out there and maybe even get a few options lined up early. I have a few agents and publishing houses bookmarked already, just so I can keep them in mind.

    Thanks for letting me know about the money. Definitely grateful you mentioned that!

    Again, thanks a TON!

    • Issabelle

      YESS!!! I’m soooo glad!!!!!! <33

      I didn't know about them either until I actually started the querying process, so I'm VERY HAPPY to help!!!! On the flip side, though, because the Christian market is still growing, you don't have as much competition. YESSS!!!! I totally think we have a great need for more AMAZING Biblical fiction!!!!!! Which, you might get tired of me saying this (or..er...*cough* typing this) but you NEED to check out a book (ANY book) by Chuck Black. He's one of my favorite authors and writes AMAZING Biblical fiction!!!!! I think you'd REALLY enjoy it! (Yes, this is gonna be just like The False Prince, where I talk about him nonstop until you read it. XD) Aah, that's good to know! I don't always know all of the ends and outs of what's going on in the Christian market. I should probably do some more research for you!! (Okay, don't think this is weird, but I have kind of taken it as my personal responsibility to make sure your novel gets published.)

      AWESOME!!!!! You're sUpEr welcome! Of course, girl!! SERIOUSLY, ANY TIME!!!!!!

      • Joy Caroline

        Yay! Not so much competition is a very good thing! LOL, you’re very persuasive. I will give Chuck Black a Google.

        Aww, thanks! TWN has literally been my biggest supporter. I don’t think that’s weird at all! I think it’s super sweet!

        • Issabelle

          YESS!!!! VERY good thing!!! LOL!!! I really am, try having to live with me. Even Katherine will tell you, I can keep pestering people until I succeed. XD WHOOO!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Mission: Accomplished!!!!!!!!

          You’re welcome!!! Aww, really? That makes me SUPER HAPPY!!!!! WHOOOO!!!!!! Phew!! ‘Cause you never know if something I say comes off really strange and weird!! XD

  • Jen

    Three days is still considered fashionably late to a party, yes? XD Congrats on the new blogs, ladies!!! *offers welcome cake and cookies* I already knew about Joy Caroline’s but I’ll go check out the other two! ^_^

    • Katherine

      Haha, unless the party in never ending. XD Yes, congratulations on the new blogs!!! *steals some of the cake and cookies* XD Awesome!!!!! You will love them – they are incredible!!!!!!πŸ™‚

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