It starts tomorrow, and I’m thrilled. March Book Madness has arrived, and it’s my favorite time of year here on the blog! I can’t believe this is the FIFTH year. Wow. Time flies, eh?
What is March Book Madness?
I live in a house of sports fanatics who love March Madness (college basketball playoffs if you’re clueless like I used to be). But I’m not a sports nut. I love books. So a few years back I started March BOOK Madness.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in March, I invite fellow authors to share their thoughts on the writing world, giving them an open mic to talk about anything book-ish. Writing. Editing. Marketing. Querying. It’s awesome (and perfect timing since March is also National Reading Month)!
It’s kind of like an online writers’ conference that lasts all month long. I always learn so much every year. I’m sure you will, too!
2016 MARCH BOOK MADNESS SCHEDULE :
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- Tue, Mar 1: Playing Fair: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys by Rebecca Belliston
- Wed, Mar 2: How to Self-Edit Your Work by J.J. Lyon
- Thu, Mar 3: 6 Ways to Choose Great Character Names by A.L. Sowards
- Tue, Mar 8: How to Energize Your Writing by Charissa Stastny
- Wed, Mar 9: 10 Things Your Freelance Editor Wishes You Knew by Sarah Belliston
- Thu, Mar 10: Creativity: A Process, Not a Product by Teresa Hirst
- Tue, Mar 15: 6 Tips to Avoid Author Burnout by Danyelle Ferguson
- Thu, Mar 17, How Book Clubs Can Help Authors by Charity Bradford
- Tue, Mar 22, The Writing Formula: Success in Any Genre by Jen Johnson
- Wed, Mar 23, Rejection & a Broken Muse by Ranee` S. Clark
- Thu, Mar 24, Writing the Movie in Your Head by Gerald N. Lund
- Tue, Mar 29, Writing vs. Family: How to Choose Which to Focus on by Chantele Sedgwick
- Wed, Mar 30, Intuitive Grammar: The Comma Dilemma by Julie L. Casey
- And if you’ve missed any previous years’ posts, catch up here.
See you tomorrow!
PS) If you’re in the Indianapolis area, I’m part of a massive book signing at the Irvington Public Library this Saturday, March 5th. Details here.
PREVIOUS MARCH BOOK MADNESS YEARS:
- WHERE TO START: Genre | Plot | Setting | Finding Time to Write
- EDITING: Beats | Beta Readers | Chapters | Critique Groups
- CHARACTERS: Accents | Flaws | Moral Dilemmas|Motivation| Non-verbal Cues
- PUBLISHING: Querying | Marketing | Designing