Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wip It Good Blogfest



DL Hammons over at Crusing Altitude 2.0 and I are happy to bring you a blogfest that's intended to spotlight your [W]ork [I]n [P]rogress. Our idea is to provide a forum on Friday, May 31st to allow anyone interested to give the blogosphere an avant-goût of your most recent WIP. We'll provide a few prompts to answer in your own post and give you an opportunity to solicite CP's (partners who exchange material for detailed critique--usually chapter by chapter) or Beta  Readers (test readers who read the entire manuscripts and offer broad opinions) if interested.

Here are prompts we'd like you to include:


  • WIP Title
  • Word Count (current and projected)
  • Genre
  • How long you've been working on manuscript
  • Elevator pitch line (if you came across an agent in an elevator, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book)
  • Brief synopsis (250 words or less)
  • Are you looking for a CP
  • Are you looking for a Beta


Grab the badge up top, sign up on the linky tool below, and mark your calendar for May 31st while I channel a little Devo for you--and let's Wip It . . . Wip it Good . . . Wip it Real Good!







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27 comments:

  1. I'm signed up, even though it's not my normal blogging day. I'll just switch my days around.

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  2. Just saw it on DL's site. If I had something I was working on, I'd join! Right now my answers would all be blank...

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  3. Don't have any to wip into shape yet, stupid arm is still crap, so until then, will just have to rhyme away at my den

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  4. Love the idea of this! Totally signing up!

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  5. Stina: Great!

    Alex: No problem.

    Pat:
    Rhyme away,
    Just don't go astray,
    Sorry about your arm,
    At least it doesn't affect your kitty charm. (:

    Meradeth: Awesome!

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  6. Is it me, or does Elise look far too comfortable with that whip in her hand??? :)

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  7. Sounds like a great hop to let people show off their work a bit. Can't wait to read the posts.

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  8. Sounds like a great opportunity. I'm sure Alex will stop by and offer to plug it in his news thing he publishes. That way you'll get a lot more action on this sign-up thing.

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  9. Can't join this one, as I've been lucky enough to get a mentor partnership going (with me as 'mentee'), so current work in progress is being reviewed by a published author of my writing org. It's a time limited deal.

    Good luck with the blogfest and I will come around to read and support those who do join. Elise, you do look quite comfortable with that whip (as DL noticed) in your hand. (Hubs always said I wanted a whip in one hand and a megaphone in the other.) That's when the kids were little. . .

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  10. I'm waffling...mainly because I -have- a WIP, but I'm not doing much with it, at the moment.

    I would like to try to find a CP, though...hmmmm

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  11. My WIP needs me to sit down and do something decent like working in it before even talk about it. I have 100 pages but it is plagued with holes.

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  12. I bet I would be a lot more productive if I had you standing behind me with a whip. Do you hire out?

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  13. I'll join, though I'm not sure I'll get any bites based on how long, complex, and intense my WIP is. Seriously, it's one of my doorstoppers.

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  14. Okay, Elise, thanks for an idea I was about to post about. Although I haven't got any WIP (s) or CHAINS, I shall share this posting via the various social networks to hopefully spread the word on this blogfest. Are we not men? We are DEVO!

    Gary :)

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  15. Love the picture! Hate elevator pitches. :) Signing up.

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  16. awesome! I'm excited! THANK YOU!

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  17. Hey,

    I did something like this last year, so I'm no longer WIP'ping - but GOOD LUCK with the BlogFest :)

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  18. Don: I sleep with a whip under my pillow. I call her The Teacher. :P

    Julie: Thanks Julie. I hope it helps people find support and writing partners. (:

    Michael: That would definitely help if Alex plugged it.

    Elizabeth: Thanks, hon!

    D.G.: Good luck with your ms, that's awesome you've got a published author reviewing your work. And we appreciate the support. (: And I actually do have a real whip at my house. I tried practicing with it years ago and kept whipping the back of my calves with it! LOL Seems like I need more practice.

    Mark: Just do it. (;

    Al: Understandable. Though this can be a good motivator to whip your wip into shape. (;

    Sara: LOL. I guess if I can't make it as a writer, I can try my had as a wiper (?)

    Carry-Anne: You never know Carry. Glad you're on board. (:

    Gary: Thank you G! You're the best. But I don't believe you, I bet you have a whole collection of wips and chains ... (;

    Jessica: I hate elevator pitches too. I wouldn't write one if it wasn't for this bloghop. (;

    Azia: Yeah! Can't wait to read about everyone's projects.

    Sheena-kay: Great!

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  19. Wish I were working on something right now, but I'm not. Sounds like a great opportunity for people who are.

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  20. I am excited for this! Though, now that summer has begun, I have to decide which book to work on! AHAHA!!

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  21. Richard: No problem. But you have time to sign up if something sparks your fancy and want to participate. (:

    Jo: LOL! Actually, I am a terrible speller.

    Ashley: Ahhh. . . decisions . . . decisions . . . can't wait to see what you decide. (:

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  22. "When a novel comes along...you must WIP it!" *bops head*

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