Amazing Racers Wanted: Will You Help Us?

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!

26 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome idea! I'm in :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm glad to help too.

Laura Pauling said...

Awesome!!! :)

Ava Jae said...

This sounds great! I'd be happy to help out. :)

Kim Van Sickler said...

Brilliant. Happy to help out.

sjp said...

Keen, time is definitely a hard one

Angela Ackerman said...

HURRAY! Glad to see a few people are willing to race with us! I think this will be a great event--thank you all! :)

Patti said...

Totally in.

lisavoisin said...

I'm in! Love to help!

Bish Denham said...

I'm willing to give a little of my time, particularly since YOU have given me so much of yours!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I'm in! I spent a good deal of my summer critiquing for friends, but I really enjoy it and adore you guys...

Donna K. Weaver said...

You guys are so creative. I can't wait to get my copies.

amber polo said...

Everything you do helps writers!
I'm in.

Martha Ramirez said...

Definitely! Love it!

Rosi said...

Well, you have certainly helped me. Turnabout is fair play. Sign me up.

Carmen said...

Aww...you guys are the best!!

I've already completed the form and can't wait to buy your books. I'm happy to support such awesome people. :)

Becca Puglisi said...

Yay! So excited to see this shaping up :).

Karen Lange said...

My husband is talking about going away that week (our anniversary is the 19th, so who am I to argue?) but if we don't, I can lend a hand. Otherwise am happy to spread the word about your new books. So excited for you, and looking forward to reading them both! :)

Marcia said...

Congrats, you two!

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Old Kitty said...

Yay for writerly racers and racing! All the best!! Take care
x

Theresa Milstein said...

I love this idea!

Pk Hrezo said...

How fun! Just signed up. And can't wait to see what you have in store for the 21st!! :D

cleemckenziebooks said...

I need a good adrenalin rush. I'll race with you.

Julie Musil said...

Haloes needed for Angela and Becca!!! You guys ROCK! I'm all in.

Christy said...

Such a great idea. Count me in too!

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