Indie Authors, Contests & Consternations: Win or Lose – You Can’t Do Either Without Entering

Hi everyone, and welcome back to WordPress Wednesday.
Though this dratted reblog feature won’t let me edit the title this post is for sure part of our WordPress wednesday column.
Furthermore, it’s part of the Tips From Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing because Doonna has written a fabulous article on what persistance and hard work can do.
She shows us that with determination we can get where we want to be and learn what we need to know if only we will try.
FAB job girl, and to MO Campbell says don’t bother worrying about reading, if you wait long enough your humans are sure to read something to you whether you want them to or not.
Yawl click on over now and read Donna’s wonderful post.

The Heart of Applebutter Hill

Winning a writing contest, no matter how small, seems to be a necessity for the modern author. Even if you aren’t qualified for the Pulitzer, there are more and more contests for indie authors. I’ve never won a contest, whether as an author or as a songwriter. It pains me – not that I’ve entered many.

My book was a BookWorks Book of the Week selection

Medallion from Bookworks Book of the Week Prize for Donna’s high school adventure/mystery with excursions into fantasy The Heart of Applebutter Hill.

In July, however, my first and only novel, The Heart of Applebutter Hill, was named the Bookworks novel of the week. I think that put a bug in my shorts. Then, I received a mailing that Patty Fletcher of Tell-it-to-the-World Marketing sent out to her author clients. It mentioned the North Street Prize for indie authors, sponsored by Writer’s Market. It cost $75. Yikes, but I was off and…

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