Friday, May 18, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hops and Writing Events

Thanks to Gossip Girl and L.G for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger award. They are great people, check em out :)

Why Blog Hops Rock
#1 you write about things you may not have thought of writing about before
#2 you meet wonderful people
#3 you get more traffic and followers

I am going to keep a link up top to all upcoming blog and writing events that I know of. But, I am so excited about the ones that are coming up that I wanted to share.

How do I enter a Blog Hop?
Basically if you are interested in joining a hop, go to the host's website, read the rules, and click on the link to enter your blog on their list (it will ask for the name of your blog, website address, and possibly email). Then on the day of the hop put the post on your blog and go back to the main host’s site and click on the links to other blogs and see what they have posted. It is a lot of fun!

Flash Fiction Blogfest
When: May 21-23
Here are the rules:
Write a flash fiction of 300 words or less. It must begin with the two words: Lightning flashed. Entries must be posted on your blog between May 21 - 23. Sign up in the linky on the host's site to have your entry counted.
http://cheriereich.blogspot.com/2012/05/announcing-2nd-annual-flash-fiction.html

Giving Voice Blogfest
When: June 4th
The Giving Voice Blogfest is your chance to express what it means for people who cannot speak or have trouble with speech. It can be in the form of a poem, excerpt, flash fiction piece. Maximum 400 words in length. How does your character feel about his situation? How will they cope with the speech problem? http://scribbleandedit.blogspot.com/2012/05/giving-voice-blogfest-announcement_07.html

First Fight/First Kiss
When: June 12, and June 14
Post 1 will be on Tuesday, June 12 - Share with us your 1st FIGHT scene on your blog. It can be a lovers spat ...or a battle scene ...or a classic fist fight. It can be physical or verbal, fists or magic. Whatever you want to share. Post 2 will be on Thursday, June 14 - Share with us your 1st KISS scene on your blog. It can be a peck on the cheek or a full fledge kissing session. Whatever you would like to include.
http://jackiefelger.blogspot.com/2012/04/u-is-for-unveiling.html

How We Met Blog Hop
When: June 30th
Share the story of how you met your significant other, be it your husband, boyfriend or partner, in 100 words or less.

***Month Long or Longer Events***

JunoWrimo
Write a whole book in the month of June!
Write 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s an average of 1667/day. See how your story flows when you don’t give your inner editor time to hijack you!
http://junowrimo.com/

Camp NanoWriMo
Write a novel in the month of June (or sign up for August), track your progress, get support, and have fun.

Row80
4 rounds a year, 80 days each.
Your goal can be anything you like as long as it is measurable
Once you have settled on a goal, you write it up on your blog and link to it on the Goals Linky for the Round, which will be posted on the ROW80 Blog.
Check-ins are twice a week on Wednesday and Sundays.

#WriCha
A month long event in June. Write a short story between 2,000-5,000 words (including) using one of ten prompts the host provides.
Write at least 100 words a day (Every other day if they must)
Give a weekly update on progress to stay on track
Each piece will be posted on the host's blog first but can be posted on their own from July 25th onwards. All writers involved will receive promotion from the host on social platforms.
http://zoe-harrington.blogspot.com/2012/05/wricha-july-writing-challenge.html#more

***Ongoing Blog Events***

Blogspiration
A new weekly meme hosted by GrowingUpYA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video  is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation or just a little Something.

The Insecure Writer's Support Group
The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/insecure-writers-support-group.html


What events are you joining? Is there any hop or event that I am missing?

32 comments:

  1. Wow, so many fun events coming up! Thanks for posting them!

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    1. No problem, thanks for stopping by Cortney!

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  2. Thank you for mentioning my blogfest amongst these others.

    I wish I had time for Camp NaNoWriMo, but it didn't work out this year. I'll still be doing NaNoWriMo in November, though.

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    1. Of course. I am really looking forward to your blogfest. I know what you mean about Nano.. it is a big commitment.

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  3. WOW great posting on the blog hops! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sure thing, there is so many I wanted to share :)

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  4. Thanks for mentioning #WriCha :-)

    It's a great thing you've done here!

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    1. Thanks Zoe, #WriCha sounds like a blast :)

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  5. So many bloghops! That's fantastic. Good luck and have fun! :)

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    1. Thanks Christine! So many blog hops and so little time.

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  6. Thank you so much for this list. I always seem to miss blogfests and bloghops, so this is so useful. *heads off to sign up to some*

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    1. I always seem to miss them too, so now whenever I see one I'm going to post it in the Blog Hops link.

      I'll be seeing you on the hops :)

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  7. I hadn't a clue there were so many. *shakes my head.

    I'm big on flash fiction. I just don't have the time with my own writing and it being the season of planting and caring for said growing things, sigh.

    I try to do Insecure writers and a few day long blog hops.

    Glad to see a list though. :-)

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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    1. I know what you mean about not having the time. Good luck with your writing and with planting. Gardening sounds wonderful right now.

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  8. Wow. It looks like you're going to be super busy over the next few months. Some of those look really fun, too! I wish I hadn't decided to go off hops and events for a while. Grr.

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    1. Hi McKenzie,
      Yeah, I probably can't sign up for all of them, but I wanted to share in case others were interested :) When you are ready, feel free to check back here - I plan to keep the list updated :)

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  9. Thanks for the roundup! So often, I hear about these bloghops and fests too late! Maybe I'll give JuneWriMo a shot - I need to learn to quiet my inner editor when I'm writing a first draft.

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    1. JunoWrimo or CampNanoWrimo is a perfect way to grapple the inner critic and make yourself write. I would recommend giving it a shot sometime.

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  10. This is my first time here and I am also a new follower. I am new to blogging and still trying to find my way around. I would love to get involved with a Blog Hop, but at the risk of sounding foolish, I really don't have a clue what to do and would love and appreciate some advice if you can find the time. I have a million great ideas, but they are useless unless I learn how to execute them. Anyway, I love your blog and I am so happy that I found it. Have a wonderful weekend

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    1. I would be happy to help you out on this. Basically if you are interested in joining a hop, go to the host's website, read the rules, and click on the link to enter your blog on their list (it will ask for the name of your blog, website address, and possibly email). Then on the day of the hop put the post on your blog and go back to the main host’s site and click on the links to other blogs and see what they have posted. It’s all good fun. Feel free to email at theenchantedwriter(at) gmail.com if you need any more help :)

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  11. Quite a bit of stuff going on. The only one for me this time is the first fight/kiss I think. I'm glad I saw that because I changed the scene I used for the Dust It Off bloghop a few weeks ago so I could put the first fight/kiss in the June one.

    They are so much fun. Only bad thing is I end up finding all these new blogs to follow! :)

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    1. Looking forward to reading your First Fight/First Kiss post. Should be fun! I agree with you, I end up finding so many great blogs :)

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  12. These sound like fun! Maybe I need to do some writing this weekend :)

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  13. Yeah! Thanks for including How We Met bloghop. Cant wait to hear the stories!

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  14. Hi Andrea! I'm just now making my rounds for RAOK and First Loves so sorry for my tardiness. ;) Anyway, I love what you said about your first love. Lots of great links here. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. I agree with your reasons why bloghops rock! Great list. I am hoping to find time for the flash fiction challenge.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  16. Oh my goodness, there is so much going on! *goggles* 0.o Kind of exciting! :)

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  17. Thanks for the list. There is so much out there and it's hard to narrow down the choices. So I'll start with the flash fiction challenge.

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  18. Aw, Andrea, thanks for including us there! I always feel a little guilty when I see Blogspiration listed as created by Kristin AND me... I swear, it was all her idea, and she was just like 'HOST WITH ME', and I was 'I LOVE YOU AND WILL DO ANYTHING YOU SAY, MY BENEVALENT MASTER!' Hehehe! This is a FABULOUS list! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. LOL.. I didn't realize that was how it worked. I'm glad to hear that she is a benevolent master, I would not want to see you treated badly. hehehe :)

      Andrea

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