Monday, December 1, 2014

#atozchallenge #roadtrip -- Stormy needs to stop for supplies!

It's ME!

Stormy the Weather Gnome!

We're changing things up a bit so you don't get bored.

Don't worry, we're still on the road to nowhere, still can't drive 55, AND still running against the wind.


Just a quick side-trip note while Stormy picks up some much needed personal gnome travel items.

One of the co-hosts of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, Alex J. Cavanaugh, has some special news to share today.

As you may know, he founded the Insecure Writer's Support Group, which started out with just a few bloggers and now tips the scales at 268 members, has it's own website, Facebook page, Facebook critique circle and now...

...has its own published book!

From Alex:

Which is available NOW!!!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond

Tapping into the expertise of over a hundred talented authors from around the globe, The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond contains something for every writer. Whether you are starting out and need tips on the craft of writing, looking for encouragement as an already established author, taking the plunge into self-publishing, or seeking innovative ways to market and promote your work, this guide is a useful tool. Compiled into three key areas of writing, publishing, and marketing, this valuable resource offers inspirational articles, helpful anecdotes, and excellent advice on dos and don'ts that we all wish we knew when we first started out on this writing journey.

ISBN 9781939844088
235 pages, FREE
IWSG sites – website, Facebook, and Facebook Critique Circle
Find the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads.

Thanks to everyone who contributed and to my IWSG Admins who worked so hard to put it together. This was a huge project, but we wanted to celebrate three years of the IWSG right and highlight its blog and Facebook members in the process. We hope you’ll find some great information within the pages and spread the word about this awesome book.

You guys rock!

You need to go check this out!


Hey, FYI, it's December.

Sign-ups for the 2015 Challenge start in January.

It's time to start thinking about your April theme!


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for the shout out for the book. Still thinking about that theme.

Inger said...

I enjoyed my 2014 theme so much I may just continue with it. I'm sure the writers among us will appreciate the new book.

TheCyborgMom said...

Congrats Alex! As far as my 2015 theme...still thinking...I'm hoping for some magic light bulb moment :)

cleemckenzie said...

Yay for collaboration! Off to tweet and spread the word.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Heather .. just collected it and yes Alex and you all IWSGers and A-Zers all rock .. congratulations and cheers Hilary

Nicole said...

Are those Sour Cream and Onion chips in Stormy's bag? Yum! A children's book is one of the very few things I ever wanted to get published. The catch is that I'd have to finish writing it first. Oh the pressure!


Anonymous said...

I already know my theme. It will be 100 word flash fiction with weird words. Again. Because they went over really well the last 2 years and I had lots of fun. =D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Heather!!!!
My theme is just starting to take shape...

Ava Quinn said...

Love all your song references in the first paragraph! Great shout out for the group!! :)

Michelle Wallace said...

The IWSG book is rocking the blogosphere!
My 2015 A to Z challenge theme? I have two options...still trying to decide...

Heather M. Gardner said...

Awesome, guys!
Thanks for all the comments!

Yes, Nicole, those were sour cream & onion chips!


J.L. Campbell said...

Stormy seem as if he's good to go for his travels.
Congrats to everybody who contributed to the publication!

Rob Z Tobor said...

Well done Stormy on keeping going

Well done Alex and all on the Book

As for 2015. . . I hope to do it, but it depends on the timing of other events but I know what the theme will be, its the drawings thats the killer because of the time it can take. No aardvarks this year just unknown Victorians and a lot of steam, iron and gears.

Stephen Tremp said...

I just downloaded my copy of The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. Looking forward to reading it this weekend!

And I hope those are not illegal fireworks Stormy picked up. I can see him strapping himself to a bottle rocket and going fro a ride.

Susan Scott said...

Just bought the book! Kudos to you all ..

Jemima Pett said...

Well, I was planning to join ISWG in January. Do I have to read and digest the book first? That's a shame, I wanted to work on my theme... Natural phenomena!