Category Archives: Contests

100K Book Milestone: Celebrate With Us & Win

Well, it happened. Our small, unusual trio of writing books have officially sold 100,000 copies, which is so freaking incredible. When we launched The Emotion Thesaurus in May of 2012, and then followed up with The Positive and Negative Trait … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Angela, and Merry Christmas Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Angela! I am SO glad that you were born on this day only 29 years ago ;). Sleep in, eat some extra chocolate, and take it easy today! And if anyone else would like to congratulate the birthday girl, you can do … Continue reading

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Sue Quinn: It’s a Great Day to Be a Writer

Dude. Sue Quinn is here today. SO TOTALLY STOKED! If you haven’t sampled Sue’s books, you’ve got to give them a read. Open Minds is the first in the series, followed by Closed Hearts. I own them both and they’re spectacular–smart, intriguing, and just … Continue reading

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Sweeter Than Tea Writing Tips

Hi everyone, I have SUCH a treat today! Some of my very good friends and writers that I greatly admire are releasing a short story collection, Sweeter Than Tea through Belle Books. When I found out I was all, Ahhh! … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Day 4: More Great Gifts!

More Random Acts of Kindness are in store here at The Bookshelf Muse! Once again, Scrivener gives the Writing Community a virtual hug with their software giveaways, and AutoCrit Editing Software is stopping in also, helping to celebrate writers. Today … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Day 3: Win even MORE!

WOOT! Day three of celebrating Random Acts of Kindness in the writing community! As I mentioned yesterday, the Industry is showing their own RAOK spirit and appreciation for writers by offering some amazing RAOK gifts for you to win. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Day 2: Win, Win, WIN!

How great was yesterday? I loved seeing all the Random Acts of Kindness throughout the writing community. A big thank you to all the great Bloggers & Tweeters & FBers who made this secret blitz happen–just another example of why … Continue reading

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KM Weiland on Reverse Outlining

I am THRILLED to feature writing guru K.M. Weiland on the blog today to discuss Outlining. As a reformed panser, I have seen my writing evolve by embracing outlining techniques. And while I’m not a full outliner yet, it is … Continue reading

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Promoting Like a Pro Without Driving Yourself (or Anyone Else) Crazy

Today, I’m swapping posts with Donna Gephart, author of two published MG books with one more on the way. Donna is a smart, funny writer who heads my face-to-face SCBWI group in south Florida, and I’m so incredibly excited to … Continue reading

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CRACK the CODE WINNERS!

It’s time to get out those combinations we sent you and see if your code has opened the PRIZE VAULT!! The rose carpet whispers under your feet as you approach the vault. Light gleams off the polished metal. You shake … Continue reading

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