Thursday, March 28, 2013

Go Teen Writers and Giveaway!



Hey! I just wanted to let you all know about this really cool group for young writers called Go Teen Writers. At a book signing, I met Jill Williamson and she told me about it. I've been a member for nearly a year now with the community and awesome blog posts have really helped my writing and inspired me to make this blog. ^ ^

On the Go Teen Writers blog, you can read lots of neat posts about writing such as plotting, brainstorming, outlining, and more. They also cover being a writer with topics like avoiding procrastination, motivating yourself to writer, what's it like to be an author, and such. 

On the Facebook group you can interact with the founders Stephanie Morrill (author of Me, Just Different), Jill Williamson (author of The Blood of Kings Trilogy) and many other young writers.

Networking is really important for writing, so if you're a young writer check out this great Go Teen Writers group!

They also have their new book, Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book, coming out which I'm so psyched to get!

Here's the back cover copy:

The question we hear most from new writers is, "How do I get published?" And the answer is: Respect your dream Every writer's journey is different, yet as we've reflected on our experiences and those of the writers around us, we've seen time and time again that those who are successful are the ones who had the patience and endurance to stick with this writing thing. They didn't look for shortcuts (at least, not for long), nor did they quit after five, ten, or one hundred rejections. We can't make the process easy for you, but it's our hope that this book will be a tool you can turn to time and time again when you're thinking, "Okay ... what's next?" Includes tips for: -Getting published -Finding the right agent -Book surgery -Thicker plots -Deeper characters -Richer settings -Weaving in theme -Dealing with people who don't get your writing

You can pick up your copy here or have a chance to win an Ebook copy below!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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24 comments:

  1. I agree: GTW is absolutely GREAT!!!

    And the book is, I think, indispensable for all Teen Writers.
    That's the reason I want to have it;-)

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  2. GTW Blog is great, and I can't wait for the book!

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  3. I just found GTW recently. I'm glad I did. :)

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  4. GTW is great, I'm so glad I found it!

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  5. I found GTW about six months ago and have never looked back. I LOVE that blog. It is awesome!!! My writing improved hugely following their tips -- more so than with any of the stuff my English teachers have ever told me, lol. Thank you so much to Jill and Stephanie for being there and being awesome. You are my idols :)

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  6. You guys are so sweet! Thanks for all the kind words. And than you for hosting us, Victoria!

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  7. The GTW blog is really helpful!

    Also excited about the giveaway, but I don't have an account to post with here that makes me identifiable. Is there a way to privately give you contact details in the event that I do win?

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    1. This is my first time so I'm not sure, but I'll see what we can do. :)

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  8. I love the GTW blog. (: And I'm so excited for the book!

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  9. I love sci-fi, fantasy, action, etc.

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  10. I like writing fiction and I just finished Stephanie's book "Me, Just Different" and I absolutely loved it!

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  11. I'm just about to start reading Me, Just Different, and I'm hugely looking forward to it! :)

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  12. GTW is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. By the way, I love to write fantasy, and historical fiction. :)

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  13. I've been following GTW for about a year now, and I absolutely love it! It has helped me so much!

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    1. I just finished reading Stephanie's book So Over it a few days ago, and I absolutely loved it!

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  14. I was so happy when a friend of mine told me about GTW. It's such a great and helpful blog!

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  15. I'm going to start Stephanie's "Me, Just Different"! And I'm waiting to pick Jill's "Replication" up from the library. So excited! I'm a huge fan of alternate and speculative realities, and dystopian.

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  16. GTW is awesome! I would not be this far in my writing journey without it!!!

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  17. Yay! More chances! I REEAAAALLY want to win this book! :D

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  18. I write historical fiction & futuristic, etc. I don't have just one genre, though historical fiction is really cool to read. I have not read any of Steph or Jill's books, and I can't read The Jason Experiment because it involves clones, and one of my books is gonna have clones in it.

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  19. GTW's the best! I don't even think I can count all the stuff I've learned from it. It's definitely been a huge help to me.

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