WHW Amazing Race Day 3 + GIVEAWAY!

Time to check in on Day 3 of the Writers Helping Writers AMAZING RACE, where Becca, myself and a host of incredibly generous folks are priming writerly engines with M & Ms, coffee, licorice, Dr. Pepper and anything else we can get our hands on to keep our fingers flying across the keyboard.

We are on a mission to help, and to date, we’ve managed to assist over 150 writers by critiquing pitches, queries, first pages, answering publishing -related questions and so much more. (WAY TO GO, RACERS!)

I’d like to show off a few more books today from authors in our writing community! Some great covers and plot lines, if I do say so myself–please check them out!

perf6.000x9.000.inddDarkness Watching (New Adult/Upper YA Urban Fantasy)

Author: Emma Adams

Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. Desperate to escape, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere, but is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she’s looking for.

A MISSING PEACE  (YA Contemporary Romance)

18176685Author: Beth Fred

When a 17-year old Iraq refugee is forced to move to a military town in Texas, she finds an unlikely love that becomes complicated as details are revealed about her past and a military cover-up is discovered.

18633268BUTTERMAN (TIME TRAVEL INC.): New Adult Futuristic Romance

Author: P. K. Hrezo

“Thank you for choosing Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.”

Upcoming release: November 12th, 2013. Click the link to add it to your Goodreads!

 

 

Today we have another great giveaway as Writers Helping Writers hones in on…Writing Lessons!

Character Backstory Webinar

Becca and I are TEAMING UP with WANA International and Jay Donovan of TechSurgeons LLC to offer a special 1 1/2 hour webinar on Character Creation & How Your Hero’s Past Affects His Present. This live session will run at 8:30pm EDT (think New York) on Saturday, October 26th, and is open to 20 participants. If you struggle with Character Building, this is the webinar for you, because we’re going to look at how to go DEEP into backstory to truly understand who your character is and what motivates him.

PLUS, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the AMAZING online classroom facilities at WANA International, host to an incredible selection of e-classes on writing craft, social media, marketing and more. (Click the link above to check it out–you won’t be sorry!)

PLEASE NOTE: Because this webinar requires your presence for 1 1/2 hours at a specific time and date, only enter if you KNOW you will be able to attend. We want to make sure every seat is filled!

Interested in winning this prize? Just ENTER HERE so we can contact you if you win!

Winners have been drawn, so watch your emails! And feel free to check back each day this week for a NEW giveaway prize!

If you haven’t yet put in a request for help during the AMAZING RACE, just fill out THIS FORM. The more things you ask for help with, the better chance you have of finding a match with a Racer! There is still lots of time left, and we are determined to help as many writers as we can! For more on our Writers Helping Writers AMAZING RACE, check out our Day 1 post.

(Photo Credit: Tharrin)

About ANGELA ACKERMAN

Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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10 Responses to WHW Amazing Race Day 3 + GIVEAWAY!

  1. Catrina says:

    Thank you ladies and all of your selfless volunteers. You astound me with your awesomeness. 🙂

  2. Xander Ironheart says:

    Hi Angela and Becca

    WHW truly appears as a great website for writers and I appreciate all the efforts you have done. I sent my entry in WHW Amazing Race for critique on Day 1. But I haven’t received any alert or reply yet. Neither do I see it posted somewhere here. I wish to know if my entry was discarded for some reasons. Wishing you all the best.

    Xander

    • Hi Xander,

      Some of our celebrity racers took on several critiques at once, so it could be your work is with one of them. Alternatively, it could still be waiting for a fit or if there was no contact information or the contact information was incorrect on the form, then contact wouldn’t have been made. (not saying this is the case for you, only that a few people did not put email addresses in or the information was incorrect.)

      • Xander Ironheart says:

        Hi Angela

        I received the the critique for my first page yesterday. Thank you. Susanne Lakin critiqued it for me, and she was awesome. It was very helpful. I really appreciate you and your team. 🙂 I wish grand success to your mission.

  3. The WHR is truly “Amazing.” One of your participating writers, Daryl Ouellette, critiqued my first page and gave me useful suggestions, which strengthened the first page.
    Thank you so much!

  4. Robin Olson says:

    You guys are doing a wonderful service to your fellow writers and I can’t thank you enough. I had my first paragraph and first page critiqued by Candice Robinson. Not only did she make my head double in size, but she also pointed out things words that didn’t fit in my opening scene. Again, thank you all!!!

  5. Thanks everyone for participating–both Racers & Writers willing to share their work and questions! @Heather, it is such a rush to help people, whether you know them or not, and I have been getting lots of feedback from writers who are so thrilled to get feedback from Racers. You guys are doing a good thing, and I thank you so much for giving your time like this! 🙂

  6. PK Hrezo says:

    Yay! Congrats to all the authors mentioned. And yes the race is awesome. Every writer is so grateful. And it’s just another way to connect and make more friends!
    Great idea ladies!
    The workshop sounds fantastic. I’ll have to see if I can work it into my schedule. Really like those peacocks on the button too. 🙂

  7. I’m getting wonderful feedback from the advice that I’m giving out. Makes me feel like a rock star.
    I guess we are all helping each other.
    Heather

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