Saturday, February 11, 2012

Critique Giveaway! (plus a shame-faced apology & a group hug)


A few weeks ago, Angela and Becca from The Bookshelf Muse were kind enough to add me to their esteemed list of Writing Heroes. I was amazed, honored, and thankful. How awesome and generous is that?

Their blog is a mandatory stop when I'm working through revisions. I have plenty of (see Bookshelf Muse) notes in my first draft, and on draft two, I refer to their resources as I add more details to my manuscripts.

The Shame-faced Apology

Angela and Becca generously gave me a 1,000-word critique, and I'd love to give it away to one lucky follower. I'm so sorry I didn't do this sooner! *hangs head* It wasn't until I saw this post by Janice Hardy (amazing blog, btw) that I realized I hadn't blogged about the Writing Heroes nod, and the giveaway.

The Group Hug

We are all SO lucky to be a part of this amazing, supportive, rockin' writing community. I love how we bounce ideas around, share what we've learned, encourage each other, and cheer each other on. So brace yourself...I'm including you in a ginormous virtual group hug.

The Critique Giveaway

If you'd love a 1,000-word critique by the awesome ladies at The Bookshelf Muse, all you need to do is let me know in the comments. What a golden opportunity! The deadline is February 16, at midnight EST.

If you haven't visited the Writing Heroes page yet, I highly encourage you to do so. Each of these bloggers is a huge asset to the writing community.

BIG thanks to Becca and Angela for their kindness, and another BIG thanks to you for stopping by my blog. **group hug**

36 comments:

  1. A 1,000-word critique sounds wonderful, Julie. Count me in. Thanks.

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  2. Count me in too, thanks! And congrats on being honored!

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  3. Sounds like a great opportunity. I'll pass for now but wanted to say how nice it is of you to give away your crit :)

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  4. Ooh, count me in too. My MS really wants one. Thanks Julie!

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  5. Congratulations on being a Writing Hero, Julie. You totally deserve that title.

    And it's so generous of you to offer the 1000-word critique to us instead. I'd love to be entered. Thank you!

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  6. This is simply to congratulate whoever wins the critique. Coming from you, I know it will be awesome. I haven't been by for a while, so here's a double hug from me! XX
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  7. I was fortunate to win one of the first page critiques from these ladies. Their encouraging and thought-provoking comments helped me a lot. You will be blessed if you win this. Heather

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  8. Oooh... Sure, I'll enter! ^^
    ...
    *dashes off to check the quality of the first 1,000 words of her WIP* XD

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  9. Thanks so much for the hug, very welcome!

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  10. I have an older ms with a new beginning, so a critique would be great! So nice of you to give it away to one of us! *hug exchanged*
    erica

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  11. *hugs back!*

    yay for you being selected - well deserved!! I've learned so much from you! I'd love to be included in the draw too :)

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  12. I would like someone else to win the crit, but I'm here for the group hug. (((squeeze))) Good luck, all!

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  13. What a totally cool honor for you, Julie! But am I at all surprised? Heck no!! I keep a list of blog topics that I consider writing about and one of them is: "Who are my writing mentors?" And you are one of my 3 mentors!

    You are so chock full of wonderful advice which is why I keep coming back twice every week to seek out your pearls of wisdom. I feel very blessed to have found you.

    And heck yeah! Who wouldn't want a 1000 word critique? I know I do!

    (((HUGS))) right back!

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  14. Can't say no to a critique. Count me in Julie.

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  15. You're my hero, friend. There aren't many hearts on this planet as big as yours. xo

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  16. You are definitely a hero in my book!

    I would love to win the critique.

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  17. I love contests!! And Becca and Angela are so awesome, how could I not enter? Thanks for the chance!!

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  18. Woot! Good luck everyone!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  19. I remember your post, it was thoroughly deserved :-)

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  20. If I would have known you were so freely giving out hugs, I would have been more faithful in visiting, Julie!! ;) How are you doing, my dear friend? Have a great week!

    -Jimmy

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  21. Thanks for the kind words AND for entering the critique giveaway!

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  22. Love what you're doing here. I don't need a critique now, but I'll let my friends know about it! :)

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  23. Oh I would so live to get in on this action! :-)

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  24. A critique sounds awesome :-) Please sign me up!!

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  25. *hugs back* Congrats on being added to a great group of Writing Heroes, Julie! That's awesome! Please add me to the critique contest, as well.

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  26. I can never turn down a critique of any kind! The trick is always deciding what to submit.

    I agree that this community is so amazing. We are really blessed!

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  27. I'd love a critique. Please enter me in. Thanks.

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  28. please count me in too. And got to check their blog out. never heard of them. Hey and thanks Julie. Also congrats. I think you're a writing hero too.

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  29. You don't owe us any apologies, but how wonderful to give away critiques. Sure, I'd love one. Thanks for the hug!

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  30. Wow, I would love the crit! Those ladies are awesome! (And so are you!)

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  31. What a cute blog award. Congratulations. Yes, I'd love to win a critique.

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  32. Guys, thanks so much for entering!

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  33. Thanks for the virtual group hug! Oooh, I'm in the presence of a Writing Hero, what an honor. :) Thanks for giving away the crit.

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  34. Thanks for including me in the group hug! : ) Good luck to all who are entered in the critique drawing.

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  35. Sure, I would like the 1,000 word critique.

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