August 22, 2011

The Writer's Platform Building Campaign

Monday starts off with a bang this week!  It's time for Rachael Harrie's 3rd Writer's Platform Building Campaign!
This is a great opportunity for writers, parents, teachers and librarians!

For writers, it's a chance to connect with other writers, both in your own specific genre and across the board.

For parents. teachers, and librarians, it's a great way to explore the blogs and books of lots of writers whose work you might not be familiar with yet.

If you're a writer, I think you'll want to check it out!  Not only will you get to meet new people who share your interests, learn new things about your craft, and exchange ideas with other writers, you'll get to join in writing challenges, a Yahoo group, and all kinds of other fun including giveaways of all kinds.

If you're a parent, teacher or librarian, you can go to the list of Campaigners here and check out all the blogs and books of writers in every category of children's literature (as well as adult literature.)  Many writers' blogs have a lot of information on the world of children's books where you can get to know the authors who write the books your children read or whose books you use in your classroom, and there are often giveaways where you can win books for your personal, classroom, or school library.

I did the 2nd Writer's Platform Building Campaign and had a wonderful time, finding lots of interesting blogs and meeting people who are now friends.

So go check it out and let me know what you think!

Remember to check back here Wednesday for a new Would You Read It which, this week, is going to include some VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!

See you then :)
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56 comments:

  1. I'm a fellow Campaigner, so I just dropped by to say hi! I have some more blogs to check out, too, but I'll see you around. :)

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  2. Thank you so much for this link! I always learn something new each time I read your blog. This (linking to other writers to build my platform) is exactly what I'm interested in, so Thank you for introducing me to the campaign!

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  3. Great Brittany - thanks so much for stopping by! I saw your name in the PB/Early Reader/Chapter Book/MG/YA group so was planning to stop by your blog. Will do soon!

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  4. K - you're so welcome! Hope to see you over at the Platform - we might be in at least one group together :)

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  5. Hi Susanna! Nice to meet you, too! I've got "Leonard" on my mind these days as that's the name of the main character in my upcoming mg novel. Go figure!

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  6. I did one of Rachel's Campaigns and it was great~ I met a ton of fabulous new bloggers! I'm not doing it this time due to some upcoming time constraints, but I look forward to reading all of the Campaign posts. Can't wait for Wednesday's Would You Read It and the VERY EXCITING NEWS :)

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  7. Roger - yes! I saw that on your blog! How funny!

    Jess - it is VERY EXCITING and you will love it! Stay tuned!!!

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  8. Just wanted to stop by again to say a BIG thank you!!! If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have discovered this Writers' Platform-Building Campaign, and I am so excited about it. I've already signed up for a few groups and created an event for writers interested in getting their hooks reviewed by other writers. I can't wait to see what else goes on with the campaign :) Thank you Susanna!!!!

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  9. Kimberly - I'm so glad you found it and are so excited and involved! The event you created sounds a lot like Would You Read It, so please send whoever might be interested over here too! I'll be sure to check it out :)

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  10. Hey fellow campaigner, stopping by to say hello. See you out there.

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  11. Hello, fellow campaigner here. Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you well throughout the campaign. :)

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  12. Hello, Susanna.

    It's nice to meet you. Thanks for commenting on my blog. You must have been a prodigy,turning out Nancy Drew books like that, And I did notice you said books, plural! I'm impressed.
    Look forward to getting to know you better!

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  13. Hi, it's great to meet you. I'm a childlren's writer and this is my first time with Rach's Campaign so not sure what to expect yet but it sounds like fun. Thanks for the follow.

    http://rosalindadam.blogspot.com

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  14. Hey Sus. (my pet name for you.) :-)

    I've been meaning to get by your place. Have missed coming. Glad to know you're a campaigner. How have you been? Exciting news??? You tease. Now you have me super curious.

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  15. I joined, and now I've followed :) <3 from a fellow campaigner and now follower

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  16. Can't wait to look closer at your site. Nice to meet you.

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  17. I participated last year, too. So gonna this year as well.

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  18. Hi Susanna! I've been a bad blog friend lately, but with the Campaign, I hope to be better. We're in the same group - yay!

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  19. Stephanie, Nina, Paula, and Rosalind - thanks so much for stopping by! Looking forward to getting to know you better during the campaign :)

    Robyn - teasing on purpose so you'll stop by tomorrow and see what the surprise is :)

    Kelley - thanks so much for following! If I haven't been by your site yet, I'll get there soon :)

    Stacy - thanks for the return visit!

    Natasha - yes, that's how we met! :)

    Brooke - definitely stop by tomorrow for Would You Read It!!!

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  20. Hi Susanna. I am a fellow campaigner.

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  21. Hi Susanna! I'm very excited to be a campaigner too! This will be my first time doing this, but I hear great things and I'm excited to be involved.

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  22. Susanna,
    This is my first time in the Campaign. Can you tell me more about your experience last time? I'm not sure what to expect and also time involvement.

    The Write Soil

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  23. Hi April - nice to meet you!

    Hi Abby - thanks for stopping by!

    Dawn - I had a great time last time - got to meet lots of new people, many of whose blogs I now follow with great interest. Time commitment is up to you. You get out what you put in. The more time you spend visiting other people's blogs, getting to know them, commenting, etc. the more likely you'll find some kindred spirits who will become real followers for you in return. The campaign has some fun things you can do during it if you want, and will give you some good blog fodder as a result, but you don't have to do anything. So, to make a long story longer :) you can pretty much spend whatever amount of time you want :)

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  24. Hi Susanna, Your books look lovely! As a new follower and campaign participant, I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

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  25. Hi Ruth - thanks so much for stopping by! Do you write picture books? Looking forward to getting to know you too :)

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  26. Hi Susanna,
    This is a really great blog. I'm having fun reading back through the posts. I'm going to check my library for some of your books. I write fiction (MG and YA), nonfiction, and poetry for kids and teens. Glad to meet you through this campaign! :)

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  27. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sheri! :)

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  28. Hi fellow campaigner! I'm in the PB-MG-YA group with you. I think this campaign is going to be great; I've already discovered some great blogs.

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  29. Hi Beth - nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! i hope you'll take advantage of Would You Read It if you're interested :) I think I've been by your blog, but if not, I'll be there soon!

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  30. Hi Susanna, thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now a follower and looking forward to reading a lot more :)

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  31. Thanks, Grillygish! Look forward to seeing you here and at your blog :)

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  32. Newest Follower, here, and part of the campaign. Glad to have found you! :)

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  33. Hi Maeve - nice to meet you! I'm not sure if I've been to your blog yet - your name doesn't sound familiar - but if not, I'll be there soon ;) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  34. Hi Susanna,

    I am a self-pubbed children's book author who is now breaking into Women's Nonfiction. So glad to *meet* you here and I must get on this platform building campaign. Looks awesome! Thanks!

    http://www.jennysulpizio.com

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  35. Hi Jenny - so nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by. The campaign is definitely very worthwhile - all kinds of writers from every genre.

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  36. Hi Susanna!

    Making the rounds of fellow campaigners blogs and so glad I stopped by yours - it's not only gorgeous it also is a great resource of info. I will most definitely be back.

    s

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  37. Hi Shelley - thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it! If I haven't been by your blog yet, I'll get there soon :)

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  38. Hey, Susanna! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and for becoming a Follower! It's great to meet you, especially as a fellow children's book writer!

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  39. And congratulations on your extensive list of children's book publications! How awesome!

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  40. Hi fellow campaigner...I'm in your MG/YA group. Nice to meet you!

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  41. Thank you Lauren! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  42. Nice to meet you too, Jessica! I'm not sure if I've gotten to your blog yet - if not, soon :)

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  43. Hi! I'm a fellow campaigner. You blog looks amazing and your picture books look great! Congratulations! Looking forward to being a campaigner with you. :)

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  44. Thanks so much, Sarah! I like yours too :) Here's to fun on the campaign trail :)

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  45. Thanks for visiting my fledgling site. I love the pitch posts you do.

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  46. Hi Brian! Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your site too!

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  47. Ahah so you are a seasoned campaigner! I think I shall be returning often to this blog ;)

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  48. Hi Susanna. I'm taking part in the campaign for the first time and really enjoying so far. It's a great way to meet new people. I really like the look of your blog and look forward to learning more about you during the campaign. It's a pleasure meeting you! :)

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  49. Hi Susanna. This is my first time in taking part of the campaign and really enjoying it so far. I think it's a great way to meet new people. I really like the look of your blog and I look forward to learning more about you during the campaign. It's a pleasure meeting you! :)

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  50. Hi Debbie - thanks so much for stopping by! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog the other day - I'll be back :)

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  51. Hi, Susanna -- Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through the campaign (and onwards from then). I hope, hope, hope my local library has at least some of your books!

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  52. Hi Elizabethanne - thanks for coming by! I hope your library has some of my books too and that you like them :)

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  53. Joanna - yes, I am! I can't figure out where you're from - your link doesn't take me to a blog - so I hope I've visited you!

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  54. Hi there Susanna! Just got your message on my blog and am returning same. I have a picture book manuscript that needs a bit of editing before I can submit it, but there's interest out there. Hoping this campaign might be a nudge in that direction. I've never done one of these before so I really don' t know what to expect.

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  55. Hi Kelly - that's great! Good luck with your picture book. The campaign is a great way to meet other writers who have similar interests and lots of wisdom to share!

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  56. Hi Susanna! Glad to have found you and your awesome blog through the campaign. Just stopping in to say hello. :)

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