Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hook, Line & Sinker Blogfest: Sign Up Link

Here contains the sign up link for my 2nd "Annual" Hook, Line & Sinker Blogfest.

The date of the blogfest HAS CHANGED. I completely forgot that I was assisting the Authoress, who hosts the Baker's Dozen Agent series.

The prize of the blogfest will be a $15 Amazon gift card. I'd like to think everyone has switched over to a Kindle (because it's what all the cool kids are doing...), but the gift card should sate any reader's addiction.

You can receive up to 3 points for the blogfest. Here's how:

1 point -- Sign up and participate. Please make sure the link to your blog is accurate. We don't like broken links that send us in to the Blogger Beyond.

1 point -- Share the blogfest badge and/or post about the blogfest. Please place all links to posts and tweets in a comment at the bottom of this page.

1 point -- Follow my blog. I trust you, so this is a given point. Aren't I sweet?

All points will be randomized into a number generator at the close of the blogfest.

To refresh from the previous post, here is the criteria to submit:

Date: February 13, 2012
Where: In My Write Mind blog, and your own
Objective: Post your 500-1000 word hook and critique other hooks posted by participants

Suggestive topics to consider when critiquing:
  • Does the character have a personality I can fall into easily? This includes any dialogue exchanged.
  • Is the world around them set up to compliment the character as they're introduced?
  • Are there secondary characters to assist with the hook?
  • Lastly, would I read more?

Finally, your sign up link. I hope to see many of you here on February 13, 2012!

Peace and Writing Love,

JWP

26 comments:

  1. Post your links and comments here please!

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  2. Love the badge. I'm an old follower, and I just added the badge to my sidebar Here.

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  3. Love the badge, too! You're blogfest is on the list in my sidebar now.

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  4. This is my first blogfest in a long time. I just scheduled my post!

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  5. I should have signed up for this the second I saw it. I was sort of lurking around, knowing I'd sign up but procrastinating anyway.

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  6. What a fantastic idea ^_^ Linked to it on my sidebar and looking forward to this!

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  7. I put the badge in my sidebar. ^^ http://www.brookerbusse.blogspot.com I'll get around to reading your posts so I can follow you (personal policy).

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    1. Thanks, Brooke. That's a good policy to abide by. Please tell any other blogging friends you know. I want more people for the fest!

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  8. I signed up for another blogfest on that date too. But I should be able to post a "hook" from a current writing.

    And I put this in my community events calendar too.

    .......dhole

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  9. I'm up for it! My blog post for it is here: http://forsakenstars.com/blog/hook-line-and-sinker-blogfest/

    My tweet about it is here:
    https://twitter.com/#!/ForsakenStars

    ...And thanks for the invite!

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  10. I put my info in but am not seeing myself pop up on the list... but I'd like to be there. I could be doing something wrong since I'm new to all this. Thanks.

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    1. That is strange. I'll do it for you. I copied your blog URL and I'll submit it.

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    2. I signed up again, so we'll see if it works this time.

      If you don't mind I had a couple quick questions.

      1. Do we post our entry on our blog-or here?

      2. Do we give an actual score? 1-5/ 1-10 with our critique, or just our critique and you pick the winner? (Sorry if I should know this...I can be a little slow ;)

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  11. I would really love to participate in this one, but I'm in the middle of a move and won't have time. For shame! Because I really like the sound of this blog fest.

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    1. Why don't you schedule a post? Just put in your post that you won't be able to visit other posts.

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  12. Hi, new follower. I added the pic to my side bar at servingtheson.blogspot.com, and I signed up, but it's not up yet, though it may just take a minute. I look forward to Monday-giving and getting helpful feedback!

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  13. Try again, Amber. If I don't see it by this evening, I'll put you in manually.

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  14. This should be fun. . . still trying to decide which story to post my hook for . . .

    http://03403b4.netsolhost.com/WordPress/2012/02/09/upcoming-blogfests/

    ~M Pepper Langlinais
    PepperWords.com

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  15. JW!

    I'm signed up, an old follower, badge on my blog and tweeted it!

    https://twitter.com/#!/JL_Henry/status/168779344305590272
    http://jodilhenry.blogspot.com/2012/02/hook-line-and-sinker-blogfest-entry.html

    -J-

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  16. Great, I've joined the Blogfest. My link to my hook is: http://www.dreamwritepublish.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/hook-line-and-origin.html

    Thanks for hosting this great idea :) really looking forward to it.

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  17. BTW - I'm a follower already and will tweet about it in NZ time ;)
    Thanks again! :)

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  18. I added you to my Google Reader, followed you over Blogger, and advertised this blog here:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111691454183886288664

    My own entry is listed here:
    http://weissdornswriting.blogspot.com/2012/02/hook-village-fischbach.html

    It's too bad your widget doesn't have a copy button so I can add the blog hop in at the foot of the blog.

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  19. I signed up. Badge on my blog: http://www.dorothyfshaw.com/2012/02/hook-line-and-sinker-blogfest-entry.html

    Tweet here: https://twitter.com/#!/DorothyFShaw/status/169346456027799552

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  20. Hey Justin,
    Just wondering if it's possible to get an opinion from you on my Hook Post? I know you're most likely super busy, but I thought I'd ask :)
    Thanks so much. Jade from dreamwritepublish. :)

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  21. Hey everyone, I added some to my post today. In light of the WC limit I had cut the scene off, but based on the comments I received I thought it best to add the last parts of it.

    Thanks for letting me participate. I'll be reading more of everyone's posts tonight.

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