March Book Madness Is Going To Be Awesome!!!

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I’m soooo excited for MARCH BOOK MADNESS! Some amazingly talented people have agreed to share their thoughts with us, and I know I’m going to learn a ton!

MARCH BOOK MADNESS starts Tuesday, March 5 with Charissa Stastny, discussing how to weed out those pesky words.

See you then!!!

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PS) Here’s a picture of a cake we got yesterday. Yes, that’s a cake. Amazing, right?

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It’s That Time Of Year Again: March Book Madness!

Do you guys remember this picture????

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That’s because it’s that time of year again!

The regular season of basketball is finishing up, and the Belliston household is starting to make predictions. MARCH MADNESS is a riot in our household. It has been ever since my eldest was born a total basketball nut.

We love MARCH MADNESS!

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Even our youngest is required — yes, required — to fill out a bracket. The winner of the brackets chooses where we go for ice cream at the end of the season.

My daughter and I usually win every year to the chagrin of all my basketball boys.

I LOVE IT!

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Last year on the blog, I did a MARCH BOOK MADNESS where I had several guest posters talk about anything book-ish. It was so much fun and such a success, I’d love to do it again.

Which means…

I need guest posters!

The rules for posting in this MARCH BOOK MADNESS are:

  1. You must love books.
  2. Like all good games, keep it clean. No fouls (language, topic, or otherwise)
  3. You must really, really love books.

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Last year I had mostly authors on the blog, but this year is open to anyone who wants to talk about books.

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Sample topics are:

  • Writing: Where to find inspiration
  • Writing: Genres, Plotting, or Creating strong characters
  • Editing: Tips to get from first draft to final draft without tears
  • Editing: How to write succinctly
  • Reading: Reading books with an author’s eye (what to look for)
  • Reading: Best places to find your next favorite novel
  • Reading: What makes a great book
  • Social Media: Using social media to enhance your readership
  • Querying: How to get an agent while keeping your sanity
  • Any other book topic you’d like

Posts will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I’ll schedule them around you to make it convenient.

So…

If you want to be a part of this March Book Madness, please email me, and we’ll set something up. It’s a great way for us to meet you, and you to meet us. Plus, as I learned early on as an author, there’s so much to learn about books, and so many amazing people willing to share. Let’s learn together.

Yes! I’m very excited!

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To get you excited, here are LAST YEAR’S POSTS. They’re awesome.

         Lynn Wiese Sneyd: March 8, Querying 
          Tobi Summers: March 13, Plotting vs. Plodding
          JoLynne Lyon: March 15, Marketing
          Cassie Mae: March 20, Editing
          Jessica Khoury: March 22, Editing
          Tricia Pease: March 27th, Reading
          Sharon Belknap: March 29Reading
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So shoot me an email to set up your post. Let me know what topic and which date you want, so we can set it up.

You guys are awesome!