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Author Appreciation Week!

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WHEN: March 15-19

WHAT: Write a blog post each day of next week about the authors you appreciate and why!

RULES: There are none. Be creative. If you want to pick five, pick five. Ten favorites? Go for it! Can't choose between your top twenty? Well, then you'll be doing a few a day. And they'll love you for it!

Avatars & Graphics: Feel free to use the one Sara from Novel Novice (www.novelnovice.com) made (above), there's a few on Twitter, or make your own. Remember to credit the generous, book-loving artists!

What is an "author": Ideally, someone that has sold a novel to an established publishing house. I suppose it could be your cat, if she's purred her way into a contract. For our purposes let's do authors of YA/MG.

How do we spread the word? Post this post to your blog, link back here. Go on facebook and twitter and use the hashtag #AA (Author Appreciation) and @ the others you have chosen so they can go back and read your words of praise.

Why are you hosting this? Are you crazy? When is our Mystery Book Contest Starting?: I got this idea in the shower this afternoon after reading all my #ff (Follow Friday) on Twitter. #ff is this nice gesture fellow Twitterers make which is basically an endorsement to get their followers to follow you. It's like introducing you to a friend. Or giving you a job recommendation. I noticed a general trend in the #ff's and started thinking about all the authors I appreciate. Crazy? Not certifiable. And I prefer the term energetic. YES! Next week the contest will start. I PROMISE.


JK Rowling is an author who many appreciate. And that is a kicka$$ broom.

The heart of this idea: Writing in 2010 is a full-time job, and some do it very, very well. All of it! From writing, to blogging, to going that extra mile to get to know their readers. It takes a lot of time and a lot of effort. And we love them for it.

Time to show our appreciation!

See you Monday!

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 13th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
YAY!!!
I'm so going to do this! Maybe you'll even be first!! ;o)

Janelle
seaheidi
Mar. 13th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: YAY!!!
Oh! :D
burberry_bags
Jun. 26th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: YAY!!!
could you write more about it?
robertauld
Mar. 13th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to participate. :]
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Thanks!
readingwritingandchocolate.blogspot.com
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm In!
I'm game.
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Re: I'm In!
YAY!
mjdiem
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Totally count me among the throngs singing the praises of awesome authors!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Awesome!
lisaalbert
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Great idea, Heidi! I'll play!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
YAY! <<can't wait to read your book!
alexabarry
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Great idea!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
myramcentire
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm in! Great idea, girlie!!!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Thank you, Ms. Myra. ;)
annemariewrites
Mar. 13th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised this idea didn't come to you while in the oven. >:D

See you next week!!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
HAHA--next time. I thought of you today when I showed my write-in friends the Puppet Mayhem Gothic Girls you tube--
beckylevine.com
Mar. 13th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I'm in--just wrote up the blog I'll post on Sunday to get things started. It's a fun idea, Heidi--thanks for getting it rolling! And thanks to Sara for the gorgeous avatar. :)
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Thanks, Becky! A little birdie told me at Jandy's party that you have my book. Is that true?!?
alybee930
Mar. 13th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Heidi - This is a great idea. Thanks for setting this up. I will definitely do some posts.

seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Fantastic!
music_lover3
Mar. 14th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh cool! What a great idea! I'm in too!
seaheidi
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Awesome. And I have some upcoming news that's going to blow your mind. Seriously. Remind me.
heidi2524
Mar. 14th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm in! Posted to my writing site (http://writershelves.com/writing/author-appreciation-week) about it and will tweet during the week as well. Thank you for starting this!

- another Heidi
seaheidi
Mar. 15th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
megabyte_8709
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to participate!!

http://megabyte8709.blogspot.com/

YAY for awesome authors!
seaheidi
Mar. 16th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! NOM green frosting cupcake.
anovelsource.blogspot.com
Mar. 16th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I want to join in on the fun!
What a fantastic idea! Here's my first post...and I've linked back to you and I'm trying to figure out how to twitter... so please be patient with me =]
http://anovelsource.blogspot.com/2010/03/author-appreciation-week.html
seaheidi
Mar. 16th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Re: I want to join in on the fun!
Thanks so much! no worries on twitter...
lizwhelan
Mar. 17th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
This is a spectacular idea - thank you!!

http://lizwhelan.livejournal.com/1031.html
cariblogs.blogspot.com
Mar. 17th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Great idea!
I just saw this so here is my first post http://cariblogs.blogspot.com/
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