Wednesday, September 3, 2014

An Exciting IWSG Announcement

It's the IWSG Anniversary! Yay us!

Today marks three years since the very first IWSG post. Next month marks one year since the IWSG site and Facebook group opened. And we’d like you to help us celebrate!
The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers: The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. And we invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute.

The details:
The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Focus on one of those three aspects and give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.)

You can either post it for your October 1 IWSG post or email it directly. TheIWSG[at]gmail.com or alexjcavanaugh[at]earthlink.net (Since the length can go over the standard IWSG post length.) Include a one sentence byline and a link to your site. Also state that you give us permission to use it in the book and which topic it falls under. (We will only edit for misspellings and grammar mistakes.)

All submissions need to be sent or posted by October 2, 2014. We will compile them into an eBook and aim for an early December release. The book will be free and available for all eReaders.

Thank you for making the IWSG such a huge success!!

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A big thank you to Elizabeth Varadan for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

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Another big thank you to M Pax. On Crystal Collier's blog, I won two of Mary's ebooks, The Rifters and The Initiate. Apparently I'm the very first to receive a copy of the Initiate. It's so new, it's still smoking. I'm super excited to read both.


92 comments:

  1. Isn't that cover gorgeous?
    Congrats on your Very Inspiring Blogger Award, Lynda!
    Enjoy the books!
    Happy IWSG Day!

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    1. The cover is gorgeous. I should've mentioned in the post that Alex is the artistic genius behind the cover.

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  2. Yes, gorgeous cover. Three years!! I feel old...just kidding, lol!

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  3. We are going to take over the world! Insert diabolical laughter here...

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  4. Awesome cover. And what a great idea!

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  5. Congrats on your Very Inspiring Blogger Award, Lynda!

    I really like this IWSG book cover! Yay to IWSG!

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  6. Oh just saw this on Alex's blog too. I will have to get my thinking cap on for a contribution to the ebook. Um!

    Congrats on winning those books and on the blog award Lynda!

    shahwharton.com

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    1. You've got a whole month
      (I bet it goes by fast, though)

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  7. The anthology will rock. Congrats and enjoy Mary's books!

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  8. I sooooo love this idea! The cover is amazing, too.

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    1. I love the idea because it involves the whole group and we end up with something really special at the end.

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  9. Wow! What a great idea. Three years is amazing.

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  10. 'It's so new, it's still smoking.'

    :)

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    1. and perhaps even sizzling a little too ;)

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  11. Good luck with that one, sister

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  12. The announcement is so exciting. Can't wait to hear the responses.

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    1. I imagine we are going to get a huge variety of articles.

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  13. Ha, ha. Like that sci fi feel to the cover. Three years of IWSG! And it's still going strong. Great idea for an e-book!

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    1. Ha, I hadn't noticed a scifi feel to the cover, but now that you mention it...

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    1. Alex is the creator of the cover. I should've mentioned that in the post.

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  15. Congrats on your award and on scoring not one but TWO M. Pax books!

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  16. It's hard to believe it's been 3 years for IWSG!

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  17. To see that it has been three years is exciting!

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    1. and we've only grown stronger as a group (and bigger)

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  18. Happy 3rd Anniversary IWSG! The ebook is a great idea and will share so much information.
    IWSG Co-Host

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    1. I believe the book will be helpful to so many writers.

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  19. Happy 3rd Anniversary IWSG! What a great way to celebrate that landmark in IWSG history. Great community celebrate too. I am so glad I decided to be part of it, despite feeling intimidated by the idea of posting regularly. It is one the best things to happen to me.

    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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  20. Awesome indeed and awesome cover too.

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    1. I love the cover too. Alex is a great artist.

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  21. Happy 3rd Anniversary IWSG. The ebook is a super idea, I would love to share some information that has helped me as a writer.

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  22. The ebook sounds like a great idea. OF course, since I'm not published yet, I don't think I'd be able to contribute anything meanful, but I'll bet the book will be full of great content.

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    1. I believe even as-yet-unpublished writers still have a lot they could contribute eg writing tips that have helped them along the way, obstacles they've had to face, etc. There's heaps!

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  23. Wahoo! I'm so glad you won, Lynda. =)

    I've got an article in the works for the compilation. Can't wait! It's going to be epic.

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! I'm looking forward to reading your article.

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  24. I think the collaborative book is a great idea. Congratulations on winning!

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  25. Huh, I didn't realize I'd been blogging longer than IWSG. Didn't realize I'd been blogging that long at all. Blew my mind a little, I think I'll have to go pick up the bits and pieces.

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    1. hehe, yeah, I know what you mean. I hit my 4th year of blogging this year...eek!

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  26. This is such a great idea! I can't even believe it's been three years for the IWSG already.
    I am reading The Rifters right now and look forward to following it up with The Initiate. Congrats on your win! :)

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    1. Yeah it is hard to believe it's been three years. My goodness the time has flown.

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  27. Fantastic idea! I'll have to see what I can think of! :)

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  28. Happy Anniversary to the ISWG, and many more! The book sounds like a great idea!

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  29. Yay for ISWG!! Great idea for the book! :)

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    1. It's a great idea. Alex is a smart cookie!

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  30. Yay! for three years! I love reading the IWSG posts all the time!

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  31. Hi, Lynda,

    EXCITING NEWS! I can't wait to snap up my copy!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading all the articles as well.

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  32. Great idea. I'll be reading the marketing advice especially carefully.

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    1. I'm sure there will be heaps of great advice.

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  33. I'm so glad to be a part of this amazing group! Congrats on winning the books.

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  34. This a great idea. What better way to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of a group so dedicated to help writers. I'm honoured to be part of the IWSG

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  35. I'm actually a little nervous about my part. I'm proofreading, I think. What if... nope, not going there. I shall edit with a keen eye to details.

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  36. I plan on submitting something and happy anniversary to all IWSG'ers.

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    1. I look forward to reading your submission.

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  37. This is exciting news. I can't wait to get my copy when it comes out. I wonder if my insecurities will allow me to attempt contributing to the publication? ;)

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  38. Three years... that's great, Lynda. Now all we need is one of your famous sorbets.

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    1. I haven't even tried one of my sorbets yet!! I've frozen all the fruit, ready to go, but the weather here has been so chilly that a sorbet is the last thing on my mind.

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    2. Ah.... what you need is....... Bora!

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    3. Ha, that would be nice. I'm in desperate need for a vacation.

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  39. Saw this at Alex's. So exciting! I bet it'll have loads of fantastic resources.

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  40. Hi, Lynda!

    Just dropping by again to tell you that you're one of my nominees and awardees for "The Versatile Blogger Award" that I got for my 2nd blog. Here's the post: Versatile Blogger Award: Delighted to Receive it!.

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  41. That is so cool that you are doing that for writers! Yay!!

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