Wednesday, September 3, 2014

IWSG Anniversary!!!!

It's here! The exciting announcement promised last month. How did three years go by so quickly. I have found my closest blogging friends through the IWSG monthly blog hop. Every anniversary should include a special gift from the heart. Read onward and discover what this gift to all of us from all of us will be. As usual, not only is the IWSG the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh, the idea of a book sprang from his busy, creative mind. Thanks, Alex.

Today marks three years since the very first IWSG post. Next month marks one year since the IWSG site and Facebook group opened. And we’d like you to help us celebrate!

The IWSG Team is putting together an eBook that will benefit all writers - The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. And we invite all IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute.

Here are the details:

The three topics will be writing, publishing, and marketing.

Each contribution needs to be between 200 and 1000 words. Focus on one of those three aspects and give us your best tip or procedure. The essay can include bullet points, top ten lists, and recommendations. (Websites, software, books, etc.)

You can either post it for your October 1 IWSG post or email it directly. TheIWSG@gmail.com  or alexjcavanaugh@earthlink.net (Since the length can go over the standard IWSG post length.) Include a one sentence byline and a link to your site. Also state that you give us permission to use it in the book and which topic it falls under. (We will only edit for misspellings and grammar mistakes.)
design by Alex J. Cavanaugh

All submissions need to be sent or posted by October 2, 2014. We will compile them into an eBook and aim for an early December release. The book will be free and available for all eReaders.

Thank you for making the IWSG such a huge success!!


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I hope your mind is spinning with ideas for your contribution. Wouldn't you love to see your expertise shared in this terrific book. Remember everyone knows something helpful. You can share something that didn't work for you as well as something that did. If you're not already a member of IWSG, this month is the perfect time to get on board. There are so many wonderful writers involved in this group that I expect a spectacular book. No pressure, everyone. Do you have an idea already? Will you be taking advantage of the free book in December? Early Christmas present for yourself.

31 comments:

  1. We've been rocking for three years! Very excited about putting this book together to help others.

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  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY IWSG!!! Wow. That's amazing. It's so great to see how much it's grown over just three years! And as usual, Alex's idea is fantastic! I'll put it on my calendar and see if I can come up with something helpful to contribute :)

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  3. This book is such a great idea!
    Happy anniversary, IWSG!!! :D

    IWSG #179 until Alex culls the list again.

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  4. Wow! Three years. Time flies. Happy Anniversary IWSG!

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  5. Oh nice! Didn't know today was the big anniversary. I'll have to come up with something special for that October post. :)

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  6. Now that you mention it, I have no idea what I'm going to write for the book.

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  7. Yes and yes, taking advantage of the free book, and yes, present form myself, perhaps other writers as well that I know. Thanks for your encouragement because I can't think yet as to what I might have to offer to send in. Thinking on it, hard.

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  8. This is so exciting! I would love to contribute. I post writing tips all the time, and I'm trying to figure out which post is my best, but I have no clue!

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  9. I really love the idea of making a book with everyone. Such an exciting concept! Not sure I'll write anything since I haven't published anything, but I sure will be reading it! I've gotten the best tips from this group.

    ElsieI

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  10. Great idea indeed and 3 years is an awesome milestone.

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  11. This is such a great idea, it's going to be so useful to the writing community :)

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  12. ...and now I'm thinking... what on earth am I going to write for this book? *dons thinking cap*

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  13. This is such a fantastic idea. Now to land on some worthy advice to post about...

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  14. This is so awesome! More writers just giving and giving!

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  15. What a wonderful and ambitious project. Best of luck!

    Happy anniversary to IWSG.

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  16. The last three years have flown by, too.

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  18. The book is going to be great! Can't wait to get my copy :)

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  19. Great idea, not sure what I can contribute but will definitely give it some thought. Happy Anniversary IWSG!

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  20. What a wonderful idea. Happy IWSG Anniversary. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  21. Can't believe the IWSG is 3! I joined 2 years ago and I've enjoyed every minute. :)

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  22. Hi Susan .. such a great idea .. the IWSG and the anthology .. and you're right everyone has a tip or two, or perhaps something that didn't work ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  23. This'll be such a great resource! Brilliant idea!

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  24. Congrats and good luck with the new project.

    Happy Weekend :-)

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  25. The book is a wonderful idea, Susan and I love Alex's cover design. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  26. Happy Anniversary to the IWSG! Can't wait to see the book.

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  27. How fast 3 years have gone by! It's been a fun and life-changing road for me and I think the ebook is perfect way to celebrate and keep the spirit of the group.

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