Saturday, February 5, 2011

Giveaway, Contests, & Links

Hope you are all staying warm! Here are a few odds and ends to wrap up the week:

Giveaway & Interview

If you happened to miss the interview and book giveaway with Cathy Bryant, I invite you to check it out here. We're giving away a copy of Cathy's latest book, A Path Less Traveled. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, February 8, 2011.


The Write Helper has several contests running for non-fiction and flash fiction. There are cash prizes, but hurry, two of the three contest deadlines are February 10, 2011. Click here for details.

The Writer's Digest Self Published Awards deadline is April 15, 2011. Grand prize winner gets $3000 and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference in NYC. Details can be found here.


The International Women's Writing Guild is sponsoring several conferences this year. Locations include California, New York City, and Connecticut. Visit their site for details.

Stop by the Faithwriters' site for info on their annual conferences in Australia and the United States. Their site also offers contests and other writer goodies.

Writing Courses

Another great series of online workshops begin Monday, February 7 at the Coffeehouse for Writers.  The workshop assortment includes Blogging for Profit or Pleasure, Promotion 101, Writing for Children and lots more. I'll be there, of course, facilitating the Basic Boot Camp for Writers. If you're so inclined, stop over and see us!

Is it warm or cold in your neck of the woods?

Have a Super weekend! ;)

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  1. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for the links. I'm devouring the blog posts over at Kristen Lamb's place. Thanks for steering us in her direction in one of your previous posts.

    It's warm and raining here, but this morning everything was coated with ice.

    Susan :)

  2. Pretty cold here but my husband still wants to go to the driving range and hit some balls. Brrrr. I might mention there is also a writers conference on March 19th in Spokane Washington. website is Lots of good stuff....Im the director so I know!
    Thanks for the lists.

  3. Warm here! Thank you again for making others aware of what's going on. I love hearing about writing contests.

  4. Thanks for listing all of these in such a convenient spot, Karen. This is handy. Thanks.

  5. Karen:
    It's cold here, snowed most of the day. Ice still under the first layer of snow. (Today's is the second layer) Could do this off and on for most of the week.
    Thank you for the research you do for us writers.

  6. Hi Karen, thank you for the info. We are excited about a conference here in St. Louis, April 8-10. It is the Missouri Writers'Guild, "Just Write" Conference. Check it out:

  7. Cold but we're not freezing or covered in snow.
    Thanks for all the links!

  8. Thanks for the links and heads-up to contests, Karen! We're cold up this way, but the roads are clear--for the moment...

  9. Beautiful sunny day in the 50's, but the outlook isn't good. Predicting more snow on Monday, I'm hoping for more sun.

  10. Wow, Karen. Thanks for all the info. Hope you are having a great weekend. Susan

  11. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for your kind thoughts!

  12. What a great and informative blog you have. So glad I've found you. I am your newest follower.

  13. Thanks for the great links Karen. Will check them out.

    Please add the Helping Hand Award to your sidebar and pass it on.

  14. Thanks for keeping us updated Karen. I'm working on a website design on-line course now, but want to take a writing course in the spring. You're always a great resource!

  15. Thanks, my faithful gang! Hope they are helpful! :o)


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