Thursday, July 20, 2006

Winners & Virtual Workshops

If I ever need a name for a secret society, I'm calling you guys. In the meantime, the winners for the Secret Society Girl giveaway are:

Tempest Knight (Secret Publishing Society Name: Writing Mooners/The Muses' Slaves)

Mary (Secret Publishing Society Name: Words Unseen, LTM)

Dean (Secret Publishing Society Name: The Society That is Not Secret and is Not About Publishing, But is Instead About Something Else Entirely, Like Fish. Or Trees.)

Winners, please send your full name and ship-to address to so I can get these books out to you, and my thanks to all you secretive souls who joined in.

Lots of folks are heading off to RWA National, but I think those of us who are not going to choke down mystery chicken entrees or have close encounters with the overly-flatulent should party keep busy. So beginning on Tuesday next week, I'm going to do some virtual writing workshop posts here at PBW. I'll also be giving away some writing books and writer stuff I think is helpful in daily Left Behind and Loving It goody bags. Topics I have (tentatively) planned so far:

Cross-genre writing
Extending your writing range
Trend tracking versus jumping
Writing to concept

Any suggestions for other writing-related topics you'd like to see/discuss before I finalize the list?


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    I have to ask, Dean, do I detect in your moniker an appreciation for the Pythons...?

  2. Anonymous5:02 AM

    Congratulations to the winners :)

  3. Congratulations to the winners! And I can't wait for next week, PBW!

  4. Left Behind and Loving It. ROTFL.

    I definitely want to be part of that club.

  5. Those subjects are most desirable.

  6. Oh, thanks PBW, I'm looking forward to this series! Especially the cross genre and trend tracking.

  7. Anonymous8:52 AM

    I know you've covered this several times on your blog, but I would love to do a workshop on visualization when writing.

  8. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Planning the Series would be a cool topic. Or How Not to write Series :D

  9. Yeah! Just what I needed.

    I'd like to get into more of the how to submit the genres, especially if you're working on two or more at the same time. Is it better to get an agent who likes all of the genres you want to write? Stuff like that.

  10. Wow,thank you.
    I am definately looking forward to those.

  11. career without conferences or contacts.

    the absolutely best articles about writing for the beginner to the professional.

  12. I have to ask, Dean, do I detect in your moniker an appreciation for the Pythons...?

    That's a secret.

    Or rather, it's a thing that is not a secret, and most importantly is not about a not-secret society that is not about publishing but is instead about something else entirely.


    PBW: virtual workshops, cool idea.

  13. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Congrats, All! And a thanks to the magic hat for pulling my name.

  14. OMG! I won! *wg* I can't believe it! I'm usually so unlucky at these things. Hehehe! I just sent you an email, Lynn. *g*

    Oh those virtual workshops sound good. Can't wait to begin. Someone mention about writing series. I'd like that too. I was in the middle of writing a wereanimal story, and suddenly 2 more have sprout from two secondary characters, but I feel a bit lost on how to handle them.

  15. Well now that I know I have to deal with lousy chicken and flatulence, I'd rather stay home and take online workshops


  16. I'm bummed that I'm not going to be here for these. :(

  17. I'm definitely interested in those topics, particularly "Extending your writing range" and "Writing to concept." I'd also be interested in something about series writing.


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