I’m so glad you’re doing JuNoWriMo with us! June is going to be amazing, and it’s coming soon, so I hope you’re getting ready.
We Want to Feature YOU!
We’re big believers in teamwork and supporting writers. Through the next few months we’ll have regular blog posts to keep our community connected. One of the things I’m really excited about is our Featured Authors section. During JuNoWriMo we plan on having a series posts highlighting a few of our authors. It’s a great way for all of us to get to know each other better. I don’t know about you, but I’m very curious about what my fellow writers are going to be working on in June. And some of the titles/synopses I’ve seen sound very intriguing!
You don’t have to be published or famous to get featured here. You don’t even have to have finished a book yet. We’d like to help promote you—and this is a great forum for that.
This is a chance to share a little about your WIP (or just W, since June isn’t here yet) with the rest of the gang. I’d love it if everyone who’s signed up so far would submit. (I may even hound you on Twitter about it.) 🙂
How to Submit
Write up a simple post about your book and send it to me. Here’s some things your post could include:
- Some background info on yourself as a writer
- Name, genre, and any other basic info on your JuNo novel (ie: related books, etc.)
- Back story—your inspiration for the story, how you came up with the idea, or why the topic interests you.
- Your Twitter name, Facebook profile, blog URL, or Goodreads author page (if applicable)
- Whether or not you’ve started working on your book yet and if you have, your progress. Also, the progress you hope to make on it during JuNoWriMo. (Obviously 50K words, but are you going to finish it, get it to the halfway point, etc.)
- Photo (if you have an image that goes with the book or if you’d like us to include a headshot, or both)
If all that sounds too formal, then just think of the post as you telling someone you’ve just met about yourself as a writer and the book you’re about to start. Keep it simple and casual. If you don’t have a name for your book yet, that’s fine. If you’re a pantser and don’t actually know the synopsis until you start writing–no worries! Just talk about what sparked the idea and where you think you’ll begin.
It doesn’t have to be long. 500 words is a good approximate length, but your post could be shorter or longer depending on what you have to say. Also, you don’t have to include any links, but we’d love to link to you via the social media outlets and your blog so that others will know where to find you.
This is a no-pressure deal. No pressure to be great, that is–but lots of pressure to do it! Hopefully you’ll have fun writing it. I know I love talking about my own writing projects, especially when people are interested—and here at JuNoWriMo we are! Maybe writing it out will even help you clarify your ideas and make it easier to begin. This is pretty much a no-lose situation. So what are you waiting for?
I want to hear your stories. We want to feature you, so please either leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you’re interested. I’ll even help you edit/proof read your blog post—how much easier can it get? 🙂
9 Replies to “JuNoWriMo Features Authors and YOU”
Awesome! I’m putting this on my list for next week 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity.
Great, Melinda! I look forward to hearing more about your story. 🙂
Just let me know when you want me to send you something and I can get it to you. I’ve finished most of my pre-writing so now I actually have something to say!
Awesome! Congrats on your progress. I’m excited for you. Just write up something when you get a chance and send it my way! We’ll post them in June but I need to have all the posts ready to go before then. Hopefully within the next week or two.
Well, I’m going to get started on this right away!
Great! I can’t wait to hear more about your story. 🙂