Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#IWSG Special October Fun

Mark it on your calendar! OCTOBER 4 is a special IWSG Wednesday. There are prizes to win. There's fun to be had. So get ready and jump in for some fall excitement.


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The optional August 2 question: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?

Are you proud to be an insecure writer? 



Then show us! 

On Wednesday, October 4 (IWSG Day), post a photo of yourself (or your alter ego) with any of the IWSG swag or with the IWSG logo. Then leave a comment that day at either the IWSG website’s post or the IWSG Facebook post directing us to your photo. (All blog, Facebook, Goodreads, and newsletter members welcome, but photo must be posted on a blog or Facebook to qualify.) 

The IWSG site admins will visit each one and pick the top three. Why? Because there are cool prizes involved: 

Third place – EBook of A Change of Mind and Other Stories by Nick Wilford, eBook of The Remnant by William Michael Davidson, eBook of Cling to God by Lynda R. Young, eBook of Already Home by Heather M. Gardner, and eBook of Dragon of the Stars by Alex. J. Cavanaugh. 

Second place – The entire eBook collection of the Totem series by Christine Rains, eBooks of Princess of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie, audio book of CassaSeries by Alex J. Cavanaugh, eBook of Black and White by Nick Wilford, and your choice eBook from J.L. Campbell. 

Grand prize winner - IWSG website interview, IWSG newsletter spotlight, IWSG pinned tweet for one week, C. Lee McKenzie's Featured Follower for the month, the IWSG Goodreads book club eBook for October/November, a short chapter critique, and a pair of IWSG erasers. 

We have some great IWSG swag – pens, mugs, magnets, erasers, etc. Proceeds go to fund the upkeep of the IWSG site.You have two months to prepare – show us your best insecurity! 


So are you in? Hope so. 

45 comments:

  1. Looking forward to all of the fun pictures! Several have posted pictures of them wearing the t-shirt over the years and it will be great to see them all on one day.

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  2. Looking forward to this contest - I think it will be loads of fun :-)

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  3. I'm looking forward to it. Its going to be fun.

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  4. This will be interesting to see unfold. I can't wait to see what everyone does. ;)

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  5. It's super cool. I love all the cool initiatives they're coming up with lately. Wish I had time to come play along more.

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  6. Great idea for a cool contest. Now I'm wondering where all my swag in scattered to.

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  7. It's time to take a nice photo in my IWSG tee shirt. I'm looking forward to October 4th.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia at Everything Must Change

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  8. Should be fun to see what is given a run!

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  9. After a long, hot summer, it will be time for some fall frantics!

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  10. I need some swag! It sounds so much fun :)

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  11. Sounds like a fun contest. I'm glad I have a couple of months to figure out a cool entry.

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  12. Hi Lee - yes I'm looking forward to see everyone's entry in October - should be fun - cheers Hilary

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  13. That sounds like a really fun contest!

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun! Glad there's a lot of time for me to get some swag!

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  15. I bet there is going to be some fun and creative posts on the 4th Oct. Great idea.

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  16. I'm not tech savvy, Lee. But I'm brainstorming how I can participate in the Ninja with the IWSG badge thing.

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  17. Interesting idea - I usually overthink these things! :)

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  18. Looking forward to applauding. Loudly.

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  19. A fun competition with lots of great prizes.

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  20. I'm looking forward to the October contest. And to creating the picture for my own blog. As my avatar is a painting by Rubens, combining it with the IWSG logo will be a fun art project.

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  21. Can't wait for October and all the pictures! :)

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  22. Hey, Lee, lucky me. I'll be on the Adriatic Sea or the Greek Islands on October 4. Tough. I'll have to give the IWSG a miss. Lovely prizes for some lucky insecure writers. Think of me doing it tough!

    And so glad you're turning up for WEP this month. Awesome!

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  23. The fun lies in taping into the spirit and momentum fueling the competition, once you can do that passion does the rest.

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  24. This sounds like a lot of fun! I'll be in the bleachers, cheering.

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  25. A lot of time for people to prepare

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  26. Agree with everyone else sounds like fun. Thank you for sharing.

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  27. October 4 sounds like all sorts of fun. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
    Have a great day, Lee.

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  28. Argggg! Now I have another thing to worry about. Sounds like fun, but now I'm going to spend all my time trying to come up with just the right picture.

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  29. Would like to join, not sure how to do it? Have a pic of my handsome mug alongside the ISWG logo we use in our monthly posts? Does that count?

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  30. Love the idea on this one! Can't wait...and have to dig out my stuff by then.

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  31. And you're going to remind us, say around October 1?

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  32. Sounds like a fun contest! I think seeing all the photos will be a blast. :)
    ~Jess

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  33. I need a IWSG T-shirt.
    I'm looking forward to the photo competition, especially the creativity factor. It will be interesting to see what members come up with.

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  34. I'd probably take a really good picture of my toes. Im not great with a camera, lol.

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  35. Eee~ Definitely looking forward to October. :)

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  36. It'll be a fun day! The prizes are epic.

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  37. Hey Lee,

    Awesome, pawesome! October 4 and a super duper contest that, once again, highlights all the fun y'all can have. Who knows, might even get an "I Was Seeking Gary" mug. Or, is it that Gary is a mug.....

    Sorry for my late arrival to your must-read blog, superstar author, Lee.

    Starstruckest fan,

    Gary :)

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    1. Again. . . if I didn't say out loud I Was Searching For Gary, I'd never get those initials right. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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    2. I do the same thing! I was watching during the Twitter pitch, and I noticed someone got the initials switched, and all I could think of was, "Don't they know the I Was Seeking Gary rule?"

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    3. Aha, you two lovely ladies! "IWSG" and yep, remembering my name is a handy way to remember how those initials fall into line.

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