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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Writers' Platform Building Campaign

If you've been around the blogosphere you may have heard about writer Rachael Harrie's Writers' Platform Building Campaign. If not then you're in for a treat that involves not only a great opportunity to build your platform, but a fabulous lady. The Campaign is all about bringing writers together across the blogosphere to get to know and support one another. This is Rachael's third year conducting the campaign and bringing writers together to fight back the stigma that writing is a lonely profession. In my book that kind of makes her a bit of a hero.

Don't be mistaken, this isn't just about building a platform and promoting one's self. This is about meeting like minded people, bonding, and building lasting friendships to help shield us and prepare us to take on the industry. Writers from all over are coming together in Rachael's campaign to meet and support one another. There are genre groups, regional groups, there will be contests, and writing challenges. Next to WriteOnCon, this is the biggest online get together of writers that I have seen in a long time. You don't want to miss out on this! To join in the fun check out this post over at Rach Writes, but hurry, it's only open to join until the 31st of August.

On the Tour Of Secrets today I'm at my writer bud Kristen Yard's blog. She is so fun and energetic if you don't already know her then you've got to meet her! I hope you'll stop by to learn who my secret idol is and for a chance for more points in the giveaway!

29 comments:

  1. Thanks, Heather. I am going to check out Rach Writes and Kristen's blog right now!

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  2. Linda, you'll love them both!

    Julie, that's excellent! Glad to have you as a fellow campaigner.

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  3. Sadly I'm giving the Crusade a miss this time round. Waaay too much going on at the mo! :( But I'm popping by Kristen's blog now. :)

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  4. Thanks for expressing my sentiments. It's about people, isn't it? Happy to get to know you.

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  5. Hi Heather! Just joined up today (yeah that's me - always late...) In the Dystopian group with you and look forward to getting to know you better.

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  6. J.C., I know the feeling! We'll miss you but we understand. :)

    Angelina, exactly! It's nice to meet you too! I(ook forward to chatting with you.

    Shelley, welcome to the campaign! Glad to have you with us and I look forward to getting to know you too!

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  7. Hi Heather! So nice to meet you and glad to be jumping into all things Campaignerish (why yes, I did just make that up, thank you very much!) with you and everyone else! Really looking forward to getting to know you better, for sure!

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  8. I'm in your campaign group (that word is still so hard to spell!!). This'll be fun!! :)

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  9. This already looks like being great fun :)

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  10. I don't know what I would do without my group of writing friends online. I was always very social, but now I rely on my virtual friendships!

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  11. Erin, hi, it's nice to meet you and I'm looking forward to getting to know you too!

    Robin, nice to meet you! I know huh?! I'm getting better at spelling it after writing it so much lately. :)

    Sarah, it does!

    Desert Rocks, me too! You peeps are my lifeline!

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  12. I just checked it out! I'd love to do it, but I'm kinda going to be MIA in Sept (on vacation :( Bummer).
    Anyway, have fun!! :D

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  13. Well put! I enjoy meeting other writers and getting to know them. This campaign seems like the perfect way to do so. I'll be posting a quick intro Thursday for fellow campaigners.

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  14. Hi, Heather,

    As you know I'll be apart of this incredible event.. off to Kristen's blog now.

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  15. Monica, vacation?! I'm so jealous!

    Shannon, it is definitely proving to be a great way to meet new writers! Loving it! Thanks for stopping by.

    Michael, so glad you're part of this!

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  16. Thank you Heather! I'm a Platform Builder! Yeah. And off to see the next secret. I may be late... but I'm always here. Have a great night!

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  17. Hey Heather! We're in the same post-apocalyptic group. Woot! Glad to be campaigning with you:)

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  18. Great blog. It's nice to meet you, fellow campaigner.

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  19. Jessica, hello, nice to meet you!

    Karlene, you're welcome! SO glad you joined!

    Lindsay, yay for post-apocalypties! Glad to be campaigning with you too. :)

    Jamie, thank you! Glad you stopped by.

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  20. Hi Heather, happy to meet you. I didn't even realize you were campaining. I've been waiting to meet people after the sign up closes, but I added you from Roland's blog the other day. Hope to see more of you. :) Have a great day.

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  21. Hi Laila, it's nice to meet you too! Looking forward to getting to know you better. :)

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  22. Hi Heather! We're in the dystopian group together so I wanted to say hi. I look forward to getting to know you!

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  23. Hello!

    I'm another campaigner and we're in the post-apocalyptic group together :D

    I'm slowly making my way around everyone!

    I'm a new follower :D

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  24. Fellow UF campaigner here! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

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  25. Just a heads up, I have set up a Google Reader with all of Dystopian Group 21 in it to help organize all of our . Link is:

    http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user%2F08181744977128699830%2Flabel%2FDystopian%20Group%2022

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  26. Dis regard previous post - wring info! This is correct:

    Just a heads up, I have set up a Google Reader with all of Dystopian Group 21 in it to help organize all of our . Link is:

    http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user%2F08181744977128699830%2Flabel%2FDystopian%20Group%2021

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  27. Hi Heather! Just a campaigner/fellow fantasy writer stopping by to say hello.

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