Monday, April 12, 2010

Contests and Tags

Contests

The Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest offers a grand prize of $3000 and a 'meet the editor or agent' trip to New York City. Categories include memoirs/personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, plays, scripts, short stories, inspirational and more. Entry fee is required; submission deadline is May 14.

Also, check out K. Dawn Byrd's listings for writing contests for 2010. She's got quite a listing; perhaps a few will appeal to you.

I've Been Tagged!

Laurel from Laurel's Leaves tagged me with a like/love/hate meme. In case you aren't familiar with it, someone tags you and you share a list of things that you like/love/hate on your blog. Then you share it with other blogger friends.

Thank you,Laurel! It was sweet of you to think of me. Forgive me for not posting it sooner.

Let the fun begin:
  • I like the satisfaction of completing a writing project.
  • I like learning new things about writing.
  • I like chocolate chip cookies.
  • I love to write.
  • I love to hear a good sermon.
  • I love to breathe clean, crisp fall air.
  • I hate injustice.
  • I hate saying final earthly goodbyes to loved ones.
  • I hate feeling pressure to be something I am not.
  • I love my blogging friends.
I'm passing this meme on to these fab blogger friends. If you feel inspired, join in the fun, if not, just know that I love your blogs and appreciate your friendship.

Raymonde of Everyday I Walk With You
Jill at Jill Kemerer
Becky at Inside Out
Dorothy at Ink Dots
Emily at Benedictions

Have a wonderful week. Happy writing! :)

34 comments :

  1. Thanks for thinking of me once again Karen. What a sweetie you are! Not surprised chocolate found its way into your list there somehow :)
    Amen to the clean crisp fall air! I am getting my lungs full as we speak. Wish you were here to enjoy with me!
    Blessings
    Dorothy

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  2. Each one on your list I can heartily agree with too. Have a great week! :O)

    www.dianeestrella.com

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  3. Hello Karen...Thanks for your post. Hope YOU have a wonderful week, too! Sincerely, Susan

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  4. No worries about doing the meme on your schedule--it's a just for fun thing.

    I'm so with you on the feeling pressured to be something I'm not. It's so unnerving, isn't it?

    BTW, I have an award for you on my blog. :-)

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  5. Great list. I totally agree with them all. I miss you pal. How have you been?

    Thanks for the links. See you soon. =)

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  6. Fun! Thanks Karen! But shouldn't chocolate chip cookies be on the love list?? :)

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  7. I found my way here through Jill's blog. Your list would be very similar to my list! I look forward to continually coming back.

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  8. Thanks, Karen! I love your blog too. It's so inspiring when I get to connect with fellow writers. :)
    And I love you list. :D

    I'm seriously considering entering a short story (or 2) in the Writer's Digest contest. It sounds like a great opportunity. Thanks for reminding me. :)

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  9. Dorothy,
    Congrats to you! There is always a place for chocolate on the happy lists:) Glad you are enjoying your weather.

    Diane,
    Great minds think alike, don't you think? :)

    Sanjeet,
    Thank you for coming by. Nice to meet you!

    Susan W.,
    As always, it's good to see you. I need to stop over to your blog soon.

    Blessings to you all,
    Karen

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  10. Laurel,
    Thanks so much! It was a fun thing. I got to mention chocolate again:)

    Robyn,
    Miss you too! Once again, great minds think alike with the list...

    Jill,
    Congrats to you, and yes, I did overlook that, didn't I? :)

    Blessings!
    Karen

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  11. Lynn,
    Very nice to meet you. I'm partial to the name Lynn, as my middle name is Lynne. Will look forward to seeing you again.:)

    Emily,
    I say go for it! Be sure and let us know how you make out, okay? We're rooting for you:) Congrats to you on a wonderful blog.

    Thanks and Blessings,
    Karen

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  12. The more I read about you, the more I like you.


    Patti

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  13. Ditto the list- especially the good sermon! Congratulations, Karen.

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  14. Patti,
    You are too sweet. The feeling is mutual:)

    Tamika,
    Amen:) Another great mind thinking like the rest of the blog gang!

    Kristen,
    Thanks so much. It was fun to do.

    Blessings to all of you,
    Karen

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  15. Awesome post!!! I love blogging friends and clean fall air!

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  16. Hi Karen -

    I checked our the Writers Digest link. I'd like to enter the inspirational category, but I'm not sure what to submit.

    Great list! Are you sure we aren't twins separated at birth?

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  17. Jen,
    More great minds, what can I say? :)

    Susan R.,
    I think so. A slight adjustment on the months of our bdays may have to be made...

    Blessings to you both for stopping by,
    Karne

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  18. You tagged me! with kindness.

    Your list is great.

    Blessings and hugs. xxx

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  19. Cool meme, Karen! Thanks for the contest link too.

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  20. Raymonde,
    You deserve it. Your blog is a wonderful place to visit. Thought you might have fun with this.

    Jessics,
    It is, isn't it? Maybe you will win one of the contests. Keep us posted:)

    Blessings to both of you,
    Karen

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  21. I hate saying final earthly goodbyes too. Here's a great quote from C.S. Lewis, "Christians NEVER say goodbye." It does bring me comfort our goodbye's are not permanent.

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  22. T. Anne,
    Good quote. Something good to remember, thank you:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. I like choclate chip cookies too. And my blogging friends. Coffee too. Doesn't get much better than that.

    Stephen Tremp

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  24. I hate injustice too. I think we owe it to ourselves and others to speak up when we see it despite consequences.
    Thanks for the links again:)

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  25. Stephen,
    Good list of favorites to have! Thanks for coming by.

    Terri,
    You are welcome for the links. Maybe you will win a contest or two:)

    Blessings to both of you,
    Karen

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  26. Very nice to learn more about you, Karen! I love crisp fall air too! And I can't think of too much better than chocolate cookies right out of the oven!

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  27. Karen:
    Neat list. Not sure if I can get anything ready for Writer's Digest Competition. Too much going on in my life right now.

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  28. Jody,
    I knew we had some things in common:)
    Thanks for stopping to see me.

    Cecelia,
    Perhaps next year will be less busy for you and you can enter then. Thanks for coming by.

    Blessings to you both,
    Karen

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  29. What fun! And what a powerful way to frame the most intense of your feelings. I found myself saying "amen!" to a few of your likes/loves/hates (especially injustice).

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  30. Thanks for the contest info. I will definitely check that out.

    Great meeme!!! I love your answers!!!

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  31. Kathleen,
    Never thought of it as a frame, good point!

    Alisa,
    You are most welcome. Let me know if you win anything:)

    Thanks and blessings to the both of you,
    Karen

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  32. I had one "I love"...a good sermon.
    I had one "I hate"...final earthly goodbyes.

    I'm not really an accomplished author although I do have a book of Communion Meditations being printed up.
    I know that I love to write...if that makes me a writer then so be it.

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