Well, it’s that time again! Becca and I are creeping up on our double book launch for The Positive Trait and Negative Trait Thesaurus Books (October 21st!) and are once again taking on a SPECIAL PROJECT to celebrate.
As you guys know, we are not so good with splashy promo-y stuff. We are super excited about our releases (oh my GOSH so excited!) but we’d rather put that book release energy into an event that highlights just how awesome our community is.
Why is the Writing Community so special? Because writers are NURTURERS. They take the time to help each other by beta reading, advising, critiquing, supporting, resource sharing, offering one another visibility and a host of other things. Writers are amazing people, giving the gift of TIME.
Time is always in short supply. There’s never enough of it. With families, demanding jobs, activities and commitments, carving out time to write is a challenge. And so using some of it to help or support another writer is amazingly generous. They do this because they want to see their fellow writers succeed.
This got Becca and I to thinking…
Just how many writers could be helped if a person had more TIME?
…How many queries could a person read?
…How many pitches and first paragraphs could they critique?
…How much visibility could be offered, how many platforms could be improved?
…How many tweets and social sharing could be accomplished, how much advice could be given?
…How many books could be profiled, how many log lines could be honed?
Well, Becca and I want to find out. Starting October 21st, we are both participating in the Writers Helping Writers Amazing Race. For the entire launch week, we will dedicate 100% of our time to helping other writers however we can: visibility, platform, critiques, advice, feedback–you name it.
There will be an open call to all writers, right here. If we can help, we will. So many writers have been there for us, and we want to pay it forward!
So, how many people can we help in a week? Well, that’s the fun isn’t it? Of course, it isn’t a race unless we have some teammates! If you would like to race with us by helping out with a first paragraph critique here or a tweet or two there, we would LOVE for you to join us!
Remember, it doesn’t take a lot of time to help. Just a few minutes could mean so much to someone needing a bit of encouragement and a pair of fresh eyes. You can help out as much or as little as you like. It’s all about giving back in little ways, and everyone wins.
Interested in a little racing, or how else you might be able to help out? Fill out THIS FORM and we’ll contact you by email with more details.
And if you’re a writer who needs another set of eyes on your work, help with social networking, or one of the many other things we’ll be tackling, swing by the week of October 21st. We can’t wait to help you!
PSST! Ava at Writability is offering a sneak-a-peek of “COURAGEOUS,” an entry from The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character Attributes, so please check it out if you like!
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.