BUT before we get into that, I want to let y’all know about an interview I got to do this past week! It is to date one of my favorite interviews that I have done. I share a bit into my writing life AND talk some about Project: Defender. Ya know, that WIP I have been so secretive about for like eight months. SO if you’re interested, click the link right here and read my interview with Madisyn Carlin!
Now, back to the post. I am SO excited to see TWN’s first ever Teen Writers’ Rally begin. The gals at TWN and I have been planning this event since August and it is the biggest thing TWN has done since Imagine! What IS a teen writer rally? Well, it’s largely an event my sisters and I made up but basically it’s kind of like the blog version of like a writing conference. For the next two weeks, we’re providing back-to-back posts with writing tips, advice, and encouragement from 13 different authors! We have posts from the team at Teen Writers’ Nook. Katherine will be beginning the event tomorrow with a post about defeating writer’s block. Madeleine-Grace (Alana) has a post on the 30th where she will share her brainstorming process, and on November 5th, I will be concluding the event with a post about redefining success. BUT, and this is where it gets awesome, not only will we be posting, but we have guests posts from indie author Grace A. Johnson, Mary @ Wild Writing Dreams, and from one of TWN’s first readers, Penelope Rugan. And finally, we are also featuring interviews from the following authors: Kara Linaburg, Hannah Currie, Caitlin Miller, Jenna Terese, Stefanie Lozinski, and Melanie Cellier! And guess what? This all begins TOMORROW. Posts will be live at 6:00 Eastern Standard Time between Monday, October 24th through Saturday, November 5th.
This rally is our way to kick-off National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo, as it’s usually called, is a time that happens every year in November where hundreds of authors all challenge themselves to write 50,ooo words (a novel’s minimum length) in one month. That’s why the theme of this rally is perseverance. Because it doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to write a novel in November, edit a novel, seek feeback, attempt publishing. Every part of the writing process requires us to persevere. So I hope that not only will you be getting advice and tips, but I want this rally to be two weeks of encouragement to you. That even though writing’s hard, you can do it. And it’s worth it. It’s worth the long writing nights, the doubts and discouragement, the moments of fear and readiness to give up. It’s worth it because you have a story that you were meant to tell. And the world needs to hear it, whether they realize it or not.
So, by the end of this rally, I hope you’re rejuvenated and encouraged. And whatever it is you are trying to do with your writing, you walk away with the readiness to conquer your goals.
Now, in celebration of this event, we are putting Imagine on sale! That’s right! From now until the 26th, you can get an e-copy of Imagine for $0.00. That means FOR FREE!!!!!
Click the image to get your copy today!
Also, there’s even more exciting news! I told you this was the biggest event Teen Writers’ Nook has EVER done! We will also be running a giveaway through the entire rally, so make sure you check in tomorrow for more details on how you can enter. For now, enjoy this little teaser.
So, if you’re not all ready, make sure to subscribe to TWN via email so you don’t miss out on all the exciting posts that are coming!
Before we wrap up this post, I wanted to ask a favor from all of our readers. Since TWN first began, I have been wanting to do an event for NaNoWriMo. I nearly did something last year but life circumstances prevented me from following through with it. Perhaps that is why I am so incredible excited for this! I do hope you will enjoy the posts and find help and encouragement from them. I would really love to do something like this next year, maybe even make the rally a yearly event. But this is the thing. Planning this rally has involved a lot of time, and while I do not regret it at all, for me to do it again, I need to know it’s something y’all enjoy. So basically, we need to get a good response and turn-out. This is what I want to ask from our readers. Teen Writers’ Nook needs you. If TWN has been any help to you at all. If we’ve brought you encouragement or advice or guidance or you’ve at least gotten a good laugh at some of our posts, would you consider sharing about this rally to someone, whether that’s online or with your friends? It would mean SO much to me. I do have a folder of several graphics I have made for the event that you can share or make your own!
Alright, I think that’s all the information I need to share! I’ll see y’all tomorrow.
Keep on being awesome and never stop writing!