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,



  1. Post your links and comments here please!

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

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

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

  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.

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

  7. I put the badge in my sidebar. ^^ I'll get around to reading your posts so I can follow you (personal policy).

    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!

  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.


  9. I'm up for it! My blog post for it is here:

    My tweet about it is here:!/ForsakenStars

    ...And thanks for the invite!

  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.

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

    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 ;)

  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.

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

  12. Hi, new follower. I added the pic to my side bar at, 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!

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

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

    ~M Pepper Langlinais

  15. JW!

    I'm signed up, an old follower, badge on my blog and tweeted it!!/JL_Henry/status/168779344305590272


  16. Great, I've joined the Blogfest. My link to my hook is:

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

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

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

    My own entry is listed here:

    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.

  19. I signed up. Badge on my blog:

    Tweet here:!/DorothyFShaw/status/169346456027799552

  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. :)

  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.

  22. play bazaar
    Are you ready to put to use the information you've learned? It's time to get started with all the information that has been presented to you. You are going to feel good that you can give great massages, and remember that your partner will thank you as well every time.satta king


"Little by Little, One Goes Far." -- J.R.R Tolkien.

I believe this as a philosophy, from a man who saw war and setback, and conquered all to bring us the greatest fantasy series that has ever been published. Leave your little comment and I'll get back to you.