Wednesday, December 4, 2013

IWSG Post Day and Announcing a Contest!

For those of you participating in the IWSG posting on your blogs, today is the day you throw your securities to the wind or offer words of encouragement. If you are a blogger, we encourage you to join us. Full description and sign up HERE.

IWSG Contest!

Open to everyone and anyone with a blog or a Twitter, Google+, or Facebook account.

Help us spread the word about our new site! The Facebook Page is already rocking. Let people know the two ways they can benefit from the IWSG website:

1 - It’s a database of information, focusing on major links, other databases, and resources for writers. Topics include writing tips; publishers, agents, and queries; self-publishing; marketing; contests; publications; and services. Each page is a wealth of information, leading to some of the top sites for authors, and we also post information to help writers every Monday.

2 - The IWSG itself – the first Wednesday of every month is the official posting day for those with blogs. Members post their insecurities, frustrations, and concerns, and others stop by to offer encouragement and advice. The kindness and words of wisdom have kept writers going when they were ready to quit. Many have discovered solutions to their problems. Friendships have been forged and critique partners established.

Help us spread the word –
Tweeting – one entry
Google+ post – two entries
Facebook post – five entries
Blog post – ten entries

We have two prize packages that will be awarded:

Package one - North America only-
Autographed copy of Dead Witness by Joylene Nowall Butler
Autographed copy of The Circle of Friends, Book V…Heather by L. Diane Wolfe
Autographed copy of Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK by L. Diane Wolfe
Autographed copies of The Keepers of Sulbreth and The Greater Good by Susan Gourley, plus swag

Package two – International-
5 page critique of a manuscript and a blog badge/banner from Michelle Wallace
EBook of How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now by L. Diane Wolfe
First chapter critique from Lynda R. Young
All three eBooks of the Cassa series by Alex J. Cavanaugh
EBooks Christine's Odyssey & Saving Sam by J.L. Campbell

As you spread the word, come back and fill out the form below.

Contest is open until December 16 – winners will be announced December 18.

Thanks everyone for helping us reach even more writers!

And the winners are…

North America Package:

International Package:

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped spread the word!


J.L. Campbell said...

Tweeting this post, for starters. Good luck to everyone!

Angela Brown said...

Scheduled a tweet and shared on FB :-) I love this group!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Shared today on my blog and will Tweet, too.

PK HREZO said...

Exciting! Just did some tweeting! :)

Pat Hatt said...

Tweeted this post away at my bay

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun way to spread the news. Tweeting, G+ing and FBing! I'll write up a blog a little later.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Michelle Wallace said...

I shared it on my blog today. I'm off to post it to FB.
Writer In Transit

Unknown said...

I am not really a writer but for the writers out there, that sounds like a really good contest.

Stephen Tremp said...

Just Tweeted it!

Unknown said...

I'll duck out of the contest, so someone else can be a WINNER! I just wanted to stop by and wave hello to all the newbie members who've signed up. :D

Elsie Amata said...

I shared it on my blog today. Awesome possum and great job to everyone! You guys rock!

SK Anthony said...

Rolling sleeves up and spreading the news! :)

Anonymous said...

Cool contest with nice prizes. Thanks!

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic contest! :)

Margo Kelly said...

Great idea! I've blogged, tweeted, and posted on FB. Thanks, Margo

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Alex, I'm very glad to be part of this. One thing (lol) my book's called Dead Witness. Haha, but considering the way I constructed my email to you, I can see where you got the title. Ooy, it's been a weird winter already.

Bevimus said...

Just tweeted!

Mary Aalgaard said...

I'll tweet now, then get busy on facebook & the blog.
Play off the Page

cleemckenzie said...

I love contests! The more books on my shelves, the better.

E. Arroyo said...

Awesome. Will spread the word.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone!

Joylene, I will fix that!

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi Alex and Co,
Happy to be here again
Yet another Wednesday to celebrate!!
Happy to note that i just posted this in my fb g+ twitter etc
Hey why don;t you provide a share button in IWSG pages, so that people who visit here can directly post it in their social sites, My December Installment here is on this share button, pl provide one here too so that word can spread fast without individually visiting their social pages
Happy IWSG Time to All my dear friends here,
Best Regards

Suzanne Furness said...

Will tweet this post!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Am sharing everywhere all day long.

jessika fleck said...

Very cool! I love IWSG - it keeps me blogging and who doesn't love inspiration?!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Count me in…. I will get to spreading the word within the next week. CRAZY blogging week and playing catch up.

I've missed SOOOO MUCH!

Thanks you guys for all your hard work and generosity!!!!!

Ella said...

I'll play! Yes, I can spread the word~ I love IWSG-always so many unique and encouraging posts~

Thanks Captain and your crew!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, everyone!! You guys rock.

Tammy Theriault said...

cute idea!

Sher A. Hart said...

Did them all. The least I could do after I forgot to post my own IWSG. I also added a 50 page proofreading prize, details in the form.

Anonymous said...

Aw man, I blogged about this site when it first came out !lol

Unknown said...


Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Sharing and tweeting!!

Tara Tyler said...

exciting!!! i keep telling people about it =) so glad it's here!

Patsy said...

I made my post - now I'm busy trying to read as many of other people's as possible.

Adrienne Reiter said...

Fun! I'll spread the word. ;)

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I'll tweet. said...

This robyn just tweeted.
I love the IWSG.

Mina Burrows said...

Okay. I showed the love on Twitter and Google+. :)

Tara Tyler said...

awesome contest & fabulous prizes!! thanks! love it!

Shah Wharton said...

Shared on my blog today (which I shared everywhere) and then I shared this post too! Excellent group, superb support, brilliant prizes. What's not to love? :) X

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

What a pleasant surprise!!
I am the winner for the International Package.
Keep up the good work of
educating and encouraging
the bloggers from around
the world.
Thanks Alex and all the
team of IWSG for the selection
and the prizes.
Have a joyous holiday.
And Wish You All A Blessed, Prosperous and Purposeful New Year 2014.