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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!
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January 2011: Switching Genre Pants

February 2011: Say Something New
 
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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/2011/01/07/aw-musical-chairs-blogfest/
Claire- http://clairegillian.com/2011/01/06/aw-musical-chairs-blogfest-call-of-duty-mom-ops/
Hillary - http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011/01/aw-musical-chairs-blogfest.html
GradyHendrix - http://www.gradyhendrix.com/

Week Two (January 14th)
Amanda- http://www.amandaplavich.com/
Dolores- http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/what-the-heck-is-urban-fantasy/
Ben- http://ben-bradley.blogspot.com
Agnyl78- http://iototasi.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/one-night-warning-eroticnc-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
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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!

[email protected](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.
 
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I was watching y'alls tweets. :p I'm hoping Gary has to do women's fic or something. :D

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. ;-)
 

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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...

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.

I was watching y'alls tweets. :p I'm hoping Gary has to do women's fic or something. :D

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. :D Amanda, you could always password protect it and put the password here. ;)

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. ;)

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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I'm in.
I try to right YA and Romance.

When are we drawing?
 
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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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Ben Bradley
http://ben-bradley.blogspot.com
I write Erotica and Vogon Poetry.

ETA: Okay, maybe not. I write SF and some other stuff maybe kinda like horror.

Sounds like fun. I'm in too.

Jamie Schmidt
http://jamiekswriter.livejournal.com/
I write mostly urban fantasy, but I've got some erotic novellas and a mystery book in progress.

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.

Cole Alpaugh

http://www.colealpaugh.com/blog/

haughty literary fiction

Yay! Hello, dear. :)

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.

What Scarlett said re the release

I write fantasy with dollops of romanticals.


http://juliazknight.wordpress.com/

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

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I didn't know about this until BigWords begged me to be a part of it. I'm in!

Émilie Poissenot (but Aheila is my online pen name)
http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/
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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