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    Musical Chairs BlogFest

    This thread is now a Sticky. Why? Two reasons...

    1) Mac snuck up behind me, knocked me down and made me a Mod last night. So, um, hi. I have new buttons and no clue what I'm doing, yet.

    2) The Musical Chairs BlogFest has caught the interest of many an AWer, so we're going to make this a regular thing. Each month, a slightly varied "game" will take place where you all can flex your writing muscles and try something new.

    I'll update this post each month to reflect the current game and list of participants, plus past games.

    Hope you all come and play!
    <><><><><><><><><><>

    January 2011: Switching Genre Pants

    February 2011: Say Something New
    Last edited by Regan Leigh; 02-03-2011 at 08:30 AM.

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    After speaking on Twitter with our lovely AWers BigWords , AuburnAssassin and scarletpeaches... I had an idea.

    Why don't we do a blogfest related to genres? A sort of musical chairs.

    As in, why don't we all list our names, websites and preferred genre. Then through a fair and scientific method *cough* drawing names from a cup *cough* we'd each be assigned to a genre different than our own. Each of us would be responsible for writing a flash piece (under 1000 words) in our assigned genre during the month of January.

    So what do you think? If you're interested, post your info and let's start the chain game...

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    ETA UPDATED LIST AS OF 01/31/11

    Week One (January 7th)
    Regan- http://www.reganleigh.com/?p=1955
    Gary- http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/2011...airs-blogfest/
    Claire- http://clairegillian.com/2011/01/06/...-duty-mom-ops/
    Hillary - http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2...-blogfest.html
    GradyHendrix - http://www.gradyhendrix.com/

    Week Two (January 14th)
    Amanda- http://www.amandaplavich.com/
    Dolores- http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/201...urban-fantasy/
    Ben- http://ben-bradley.blogspot.com
    Agnyl78- http://iototasi.wordpress.com/2011/0...c-17-material/
    Jamie- http://jamiekswriter.livejournal.com/
    Cole - http://www.colealpaugh.com/blog/
    Scarlett- http://scarlettparrish.blogspot.com/

    Week Three (January 21st)
    IdiotsRUs - http://juliazknight.wordpress.com/
    Janine- http://janinesclayson.blogspot.com
    Aheila- http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/
    Mike- http://dispassionatewitness.wordpress.com/
    CScottMorris- http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/
    Jhuk- (Had to bow out for this month.)

    Week Four (January 28th)
    Sianshan- http://chapmansian.blogspot.com/
    Ralph Pines- http://ralfast.wordpress.com
    rmgil04- http://writersinprogresswip.blogspot.com/
    Regypsy- http://regypsy.wordpress.com/
    LadyCat- http://carolsrandomness.blogspot.com
    LadyMage- http://www.katherinegilraine.com
    ***
    And to reiterate the writers and their assigned blog challenge genre...

    Week One (January 7th)
    Regan - Horror or Children's
    Gary - Mystery or Romance
    Claire - Humor or Young Adult
    Hillary - Children's or Contemporary/Lit
    GradyHendrix- Mystery or Horror

    Week Two (January 14th)
    Amanda - Romance or Poetry
    Dolores - Urban Fantasy or Humor
    Ben Bradley - Mystery or Historical
    Agnyl78 - Erotica or Contemporary/Lit
    Jamie - Sci-Fi or Young Adult
    Cole - Erotica or Poetry
    Scarlett -Children's or Historical (I swear, I drew Children's first try. lol )
    Hillary - Children's or Contemporary/Lit

    Week Three (January 21st)
    IdiotsRUs - Humor or Mystery
    Janine - Children's or Romance
    Aheila - Romance or Young Adult
    Jhuk - Fantasy or Horror
    Mike - Historical or Sci-Fi
    CScottMorris - Children's or Contemporary

    Week Four (January 28th)
    Sianshan - Poetry or Contemporary/Lit
    Ralph Pines - Erotica or Historical
    rmgil04 - Romance or Mysetry
    Proach - Young Adult or Sci-Fi (Had to step out for this month)
    Regypsy - Horror or Mystery
    LadyCat - Children's or Urban Fantasy
    LadyMage - Horror or Young Adult


    As you post and have a direct link, make a comment with the link so I can update this list! All links should be up to date if you left us a direct link. Email me with any concerns or changes in case I don't check AW fast enough!

    regan@(nameofwebsiteinmysignature)DOTcom

    And AW shortens the links, btw! So make sure when you post on your blog that you use the full link for everyone!



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    I'll start.

    Regan Leigh
    www.reganleigh.com
    I write Adult Lit and YA, but YA is probably my bigger genre.
    Last edited by Regan Leigh; 02-03-2011 at 08:36 AM.

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    Gary James
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    I have the feeling this is my fault, so it's okay to blame me for the idea...
    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
    Don't hold your breath...

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    Dude, I am not that flexible.
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    Claire Gillian
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    My novels have thus far been romance, rom-com, rom-sus, urban fantasy and suspense. Flashes have been all over the board. But I'm game for anything, love trying new genres.
    Claire

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    By Lila Shaw (Erotic Romance & Erotica):

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    By Iris St Clair (YA):
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    I was watching y'alls tweets. :-P I'm hoping Gary has to do women's fic or something.

    Amanda Plavich
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    Only thing I can't do is erotica b/c I'm an elementary school teacher and not quite sure how well that would go over. ;-)


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    No women's fic. No. Just no. My head will explode if I attempt that.
    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
    Don't hold your breath...

    Quote Originally Posted by AbielleRose View Post
    Dude, I am not that flexible.
    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    The SFF Review Educational Supplement is now open. I'll be listing books, podcasts, online courses and anything else that aims to help the SFF writer improve their skills, provided they're free. (the books, podcasts, online courses and anything else, not the writers)




    The British Comics Database is growing. Or mutating. I'm not quite sure which, yet.

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    Oooh, me likey.

    Hillary Jacques
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    Urban Fantasy

    So, just to clarify, these would be posted in order or as a big "reveal" at the end of the month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWords View Post
    Gary James
    http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/
    Horror/SF/Weirdness

    I have the feeling this is my fault, so it's okay to blame me for the idea...
    Quote Originally Posted by AuburnAssassin View Post
    Claire Gillian
    http://clairegillian.com/

    My novels have thus far been romance, rom-com, rom-sus, urban fantasy and suspense. Flashes have been all over the board. But I'm game for anything, love trying new genres.
    Quote Originally Posted by charlotte49ers View Post
    I was watching y'alls tweets. :-P I'm hoping Gary has to do women's fic or something.

    Amanda Plavich
    http://www.amandaplavich.com
    YA

    Only thing I can't do is erotica b/c I'm an elementary school teacher and not quite sure how well that would go over. ;-)
    Welcome! And hehe... I think Gary would do well with women's fic. Amanda, you could always password protect it and put the password here.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigWords View Post
    No women's fic. No. Just no. My head will explode if I attempt that.
    I promise to not fill the cup with an unfair number of women's fic just for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Oooh, me likey.

    Hillary Jacques
    http://www.hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/
    Urban Fantasy

    So, just to clarify, these would be posted in order or as a big "reveal" at the end of the month?
    Hillary, IDK. I guess we can wait and see how many people we get before picking the reveal times?

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    Sounds like fun. I'm in!

    I write horror, romance, sci-fi, erotica and children's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolores haze View Post
    Sounds like fun. I'm in!

    I write horror, romance, sci-fi, erotica and children's.
    Dang, I'll be pulling out genres for a while before I hit one you don't do. lol

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    I'll offer a hefty bribe to ensure it's not poetry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolores haze View Post
    I'll offer a hefty bribe to ensure it's not poetry.
    Everyone blame Dolores. I hadn't even thought of poetry! *adds to list*

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    Oh crap.

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    I write Erotica and Vogon Poetry.

    ETA: Okay, maybe not. I write SF and some other stuff maybe kinda like horror.
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    I'm in.
    I try to right YA and Romance.

    When are we drawing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regan Leigh View Post
    Everyone blame Dolores. I hadn't even thought of poetry! *adds to list*
    Gah!

    Dolores!

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    Sounds like fun. I'm in too.

    Jamie Schmidt
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    I write mostly urban fantasy, but I've got some erotic novellas and a mystery book in progress.
    The Queen's Wings by Jamie K. Schmidt
    Heat: Club Inferno
    Longing: Club Inferno book 2
    Fever: Club Inferno book 3--Coming 2015
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    Scarlett Parrish. Erotica/erotic romance.

    I have a book release in January so if this interferes with that or ruins sales, I'm gonna hunt you down and make you all pay.

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    What Scarlett said re the release

    I write fantasy with dollops of romanticals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benbradley View Post
    Ben Bradley
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    I write Erotica and Vogon Poetry.

    ETA: Okay, maybe not. I write SF and some other stuff maybe kinda like horror.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekswriter View Post
    Sounds like fun. I'm in too.

    Jamie Schmidt
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    I write mostly urban fantasy, but I've got some erotic novellas and a mystery book in progress.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angyl78 View Post
    I'm in.
    I try to right YA and Romance.

    When are we drawing?
    Welcome! And I'll make a game plan for drawing and an order of posting ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by colealpaugh View Post
    Cole Alpaugh

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    Yay! Hello, dear.

    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    Scarlett Parrish. Erotica/erotic romance.

    I have a book release in January so if this interferes with that or ruins sales, I'm gonna hunt you down and make you all pay.
    Quote Originally Posted by IdiotsRUs View Post
    What Scarlett said re the release

    I write fantasy with dollops of romanticals.


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    I'll be sure to check with you guys about the dates before making it final. And yay for joining!

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    Can I play??

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    (uncomfortable with erotica, but otherwise...bring it on )
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    I didn't know about this until BigWords begged me to be a part of it. I'm in!

    ╔milie Poissenot (but Aheila is my online pen name)
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    I write... gosh... Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Poetry/Lyrics...
    Like Claire my shorts (and novel subplots) are all over the place.
    I kind of have a "quest to a better writerly me through experimentation with genres." *laughs*
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    I'd like to play, too, if possible. I was in the December blog chain, but I'm not a published author so don't have an identifiable genre. I think I lean toward mystery/crime fiction. At least that's my WIP novel.
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    Sounds fun!

    I'd love to give it a try. I write horror, dark fantasy, some urban fantasy, some regular old fantasy... you know, speculative fic.

    Mike

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