UPDATE 3/24: This giveaway is now over, and the winners have been notified. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! There have also been some changes to the regular posting schedule.
I’d like to start by thanking each and every one of you for reading this. It is truly humbling to learn people care to read about what I want to say, be it on Twitter, Instagram, or even this blog.
As my Twitter followers started creeping toward 5k, I began to think about how I wanted to celebrate–or even if I should. You see, I don’t run my Twitter account in a traditional manner, which is a fact that has been brought to my attention multiple times. I don’t use hashtags, schedule tweets, or use a persona to stay on brand. I don’t care about the numbers.
Having people respond to me, to my thoughts and my writing journey, means everything to me. I didn’t know if I should celebrate the 5k milestone, because I don’t judge the success of my account on followers. Each interaction, DM, and conversation represent so much more than my number of followers ever could.
With that being said, I wanted to make this celebration about you. Yes, it’s my blog launch, but I wouldn’t have come this far without you all. I hope you find both the giveaway prizes and the articles to come helpful in your own writing journey.
(Pro Tip: If you want to jump straight to the giveaway rules, scroll to the bottom.)
Balance is key. I love helping other writers, but recently it seems that my own writing has taken the backseat. I hope this blog will be able to strike a balance between the two. Without further ado, these are the posts you can expect from the site each week:
– Requested Topics or Random Thoughts
What makes you think people will actually request posts from you?
Excellent question, inner critic. I’ve had a few requests on marketing posts, so I’ll start there. If no further requests come in, I’ll ramble on to myself in an empty corner of the internet. If there’s a request on a topic I’m not familiar with, I’ll call in a consultant or research the heck out of it, and list the citations in MLA format. I was an English major, after all.
– Featured Twitter Advice Thread (with the OP’s permission, of course)
Scarlett, why would you post it here if you can just retweet it?
Another great question. Some of the advice threads I’ve seen floating around Twitter are fairly long and once they stop circulating in the Twitterverse, it’s difficult to track them down again. Yes, I could bookmark them, but I always forget. Also, there are several threads I’ve seen with terrible advice. This is my way of displaying the threads and advice that I endorse.
– Featured Guest Post
Once a week, I’ll feature a post from a fellow writer showcasing their writing process, experiences, or short stories.
NOTE: The schedule will vary this week due to the giveaway.
This is why you’re really here, right? Let’s get to it.
(1) Entry submissions will be open until March 24th, 2019 at 12:01 AM Central Standard Time (CST), and are limited to 4 entries per person.
(2) Over the next four days (March 19 – 22, 2019) each blog post will have a “keyword” that may be used to enter the giveaway. Each keyword counts as one entry, and entries must specify the desired prize to be considered.
(3) Only entries made through Rafflecopter will be considered in the random drawing.
(4) The limit is one prize per person.
(5) Results will be announced on Sunday, March 25th, after the winners have been contacted.
(6) No purchase, subscription, or retweet required.
As the posts go live, I’ll link each one to this page.
3/24/2019: The Inner Critic by Scarlett Austen (NOW LIVE)
3/25/2019: Immersion by Cal P. Logan (NOW LIVE)
3/26/2019: Featured Thread: Fantasy Word Count by Megan Manzano (NOW LIVE)
3/27/2019: My Writing Journey Ends with Questions, Not Answers by Jessa Kaina (NOW LIVE)
I hope you enjoy the content. Thank you for everything.