Archive for September 9th, 2008

HELP! Blogger-Savvy Mamas Need Reply

Okay, several mamas have asked me how to post my badge in their blog.

I don’t know how to do this with “code.”

Can someone help me/us?

I usually just drag and drop the image to my desktop and then upload it.

Help! Any suggestions???


WMBTSG Drawing Day Eight: And the winner is…


Congratulations, Cat. You’ve won The Write-brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubauer.

To reread about what you’ve won, click here.

Please send me your snail mail address at writer mama at earthlink dot net.

Thanks everyone for participating! And don’t worry, there are still 21 chances to win!

Thanks for your help spreading the word about the 2008 Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway.

Don’t be shy about spreading the word, now. There are plenty of prizes all month long. )

Weekend recap: In case you missed stuff

1. I am now accepting scholarships for the Writer Mama Scholarship. The scholarship recipient is chosen by short application based on merit, enthusiasm, and need. All the info is here. Deadline is this Sunday at midnight. Value: $199.00.

2. I could use some nominations for best writing blog over at Michael Stelzner’s blog, Writing White Papers. Here’s the recent post in which I beg. 🙂

3. Before I re-announce all of our week one winners from the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway, I want to thank our generous giveaway donors once again:

Day one: Chicken a la King & the Buffalo Wing by Steven Gilbar, Fix, Freeze, Feast cookbook by Kati Neville & Lindsay Tkacsik.

Day two: The Writer Mama Gift Set from Laron Glover at Ninth Moon

Day three: The Shy Writer by Hope Clark & Wooden “Writer at Work” Doorhanger from Laron Glover at Ninth Moon

Day four: The Travel Writer’s Collection from Laron Glover at Ninth Moon

Day five: 1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron

Day six: Writer Mama by Christina Katz (Thanks, me!)

Day seven: A Writer’s Space Collection from Laron Glover at Ninth Moon (book by Eric Maisel)

4. Congratulations again to our week one winners: Jenna, Christine, Maribeth, Renee, Maribeth (again!), Cheryl, and Erin. Thanks for spreading the book-love!

WMBTSG Day Nine (Comment to this post to enter today’s drawing)

Welcome to day nine of the annual Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. One lucky winner will walk away with a brand, spankin’ new copy of Freelancing for Newspapers by Sue Lick.

Celebrity siting! If you subscribe to the other e-zine I publish, Writers on the Rise, then you know that Sue Lick writes the awesome monthly column: Freelancing for Newspapers Challenge. Read them all for great ideas on how to break into newspapers. By the time you are done, I’m guessing that you will really wish that you had a copy of Freelancing for Newspapers: Writing for an Overlooked Market (Quill Driver Books, 2007).

Here’s the description:

Ever wonder how any newspaper staff can produce so many stories every day, every week, every month of the year and keep up with breaking news, too? They can’t. They use freelancers. This book serves as a guide to newspaper freelancing, both for beginners and for more experienced writers who want to expand their markets. Topics include: the newspaper market, ideas, queries, research, interviews, writing, revisions, and the business side of freelancing.

Sue Fagalde Lick, author of Freelancing for Newspapers, worked as a staff writer, photographer and editor for newspapers in California and Oregon for many years before moving into full-time freelancing. In addition to countless newspaper and magazine articles, she has published three books on Portuguese Americans. She has taught workshops at Oregon Coast Community College, online for and for Willamette Writers and California Writers Club. She offers an online course on reviews as well as individual coaching. See her website and visit her blog.

Today’s question: Have you ever been published in a newspaper? Have you ever been published on a newspaper’s website? Have you ever drummed up the nerve to pitch the editor of your favorite newspaper section? Have you ever wanted to but chickened out? Whether you dared or dream, tell us all about it (in 50-200 words, of course).

If this is your first post in the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”

Post comment until midnight on September 9th to enter today’s drawing.

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