Monday, February 13, 2012

Fourth Writers' Platform-Building Campaign

Hey,

if you're an active writer/blogger like myself you might be interested in getting in touch with other like-minded people. Have a look at Rachel Harrie's Writers' Platform Building Campaign and sign up if you're interested!

I'm joining...

30 comments:

  1. Hello from a fellow campaigner! I'm in your short story group. I look forward to your future posts :)

    Samantha
    Writing Through College

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    1. Hi Samantha!

      Thanks for your comment. I'm currently writing my way through college too, so I've signed up for your blog for some tips and motivation :D

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  2. Hey, you're in my platform fantasy group! Nice to meet you! This is a really pretty site setup you have here.

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  3. Cool, I'm also in your adult fiction group! Just for discussion's sake, it feels like most fantasy authors are doing YA because it's getting so much attention lately, and it seems like the books are easier to sell, or at least get more publicity. Why did you choose adult fantasy instead of YA?

    For me, it's mostly that my characters are well into their 20s and 30s, and are often in adult decisions, regarding things like marriage instead of prom. I also feel like adult fiction needs some younger, brighter voices out there, you know? I mean, as a teenager, I read books meant for adults. There used to not even BE a YA genre. Also, it seems like a vast amount of YA readers ARE adults, and I wonder if it's just the simpler writing style, and exciting stories that draw them more than 17-year-old MCs.

    You?

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    1. Hi Christine!

      Thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you that a lot of fantasy writers seem to be leaning towards YA these days. It's definitely the 'in' thing at the moment.

      Like you, I write adult fantasy because I like my characters to have to deal with adult decisions. While some of my characters begin life as young adults, the subject matter I like to deal with would definitely be classed as adult fantasy.

      Also like you, I read adult books as a teenager, and this is definitely part of the reason why my work falls into this genre.

      Regarding your last point, where you mention that a lot of YA readers are adults who are potentially drawn by the simpler writing style, I think you're definitely on to something there. A large proportion of the adult readers of YA books would most likely find the 'hardcore' fantasy writing style heavy going. However the informal chatty tone of most YA books isn't really that far removed from a number of chick lit novels, and even some popular magazines.

      That being said, I did really enjoy Twilight. I like good YA, but I'm not really motivated to write in that style.

      P.S. Stopped by your blog, it looks great! Say hi to member 384 :D

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  4. Oh, and you can find me at christinetyler.net

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  5. Hey, I found you on the platform builder campaign. It's nice to meet you.

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    1. Hi James, great to meet you too. Best of luck with the campaign!

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  6. Hi Sorcha! Just stopping by to say hi from your short story group!

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    1. Hi there, great to meet you! Hope to see more of you soon :)

      Dropping by your blog asap!

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  7. Hi. I'm in the science fiction group. Stop by my blog and say hello.

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    1. Hi Sue Ann! I love the look of your blog, it's nice to meet a fellow scientist/writer :)

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  8. I'm in your adult fiction group. My current WIP is fantasy. Nice to meet you! I see all your Terry Pratchet books to the right. I love, love, love him.

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    1. Hi, nice to meet you too! Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite writers, but I suppose that's kind of obvious on this site!

      P.S. I love your 'almost kissing scene'!

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  9. Hi and welcome to the campaign! You been tagged!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the tag, answers will be posted shortly :D

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  10. Also from the campaign. Nice to meet you!

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  11. Hi there :o)

    As part of the Writers Platform Building Campaign I'm tagging you, but please don't feel obligated to take part.

    You'll find your list of questions on my blog.

    http://www.the-view-outside.com

    Nice to meet you by the way

    Xx

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    1. Nice to meet you too! Answers are posted here: http://sorchanr.blogspot.com/2012/02/tagged-again.html

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    1. Nice to meet you too! Lovely happy blog you have there :)

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  13. Hey Sorcha!

    Great to 'meet' you fellow campaigner! Hope all is well and looking forward to reading more of your writing and about your writing.

    As further intro I have formally 'tagged' you on my blog for the 11 Questions, a sort of intro to other campaigners, on my blog.

    http://www.jennifernbaker.com/write-campaign-11-questions

    Take care!
    Jenn

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    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks for the tag! Answers will be coming shortly :)

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  14. Hi Sorcha, great to meet you. I love the artwork in your blog header!

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    1. Hi, nice to meet you too and thanks for the compliment! I'm thinking of changing the colour scheme though, it's a little bit gloomy!

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  15. Hi, I'm signed up and just introducing myself to my fellow group members. Look forward to getting to know you, especially as I'm also a Pratchett fanatic!

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    1. Hi Nick, great to meet another Pratchett fan!

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  16. Heya, I tagged you on my blog for 11 Questions About You. Come on by and share in the fun, and participate by tagging someone else :)

    http://www.christinetyler.net/2012/02/11-questions-one-birth-of-venus-and-one.html

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    1. Hi Christine, thanks for the tag! I'll post answers as soon as I can :)

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