February 7, 2011

Writer's Platform Building Crusade!

Writers, as a group, are an amazing bunch.

They are always coming up with creative ideas.  They are generous about sharing their ideas, which makes the writing community a great one to belong to.

Rachael Harrie over at Rach Writes had a wonderful idea for linking writers together.  She calls it the Writer's Platform Building Crusade, and this is its second year.  It's a way for writer's to support each other - helping others and helping themselves at the same time.

Let's face it, writing is a tough business, especially now.  As Rachael rightly points out, we can all use a little support :)  If you're interested in being part of the Crusade, here's the link:

Writer's Platform Building Crusade

I hope you'll join in.  I'm really looking forward to meeting other writers and reading their blogs.

And now, an update on the Picture Book Marathon....

I got off to a good start on days one and two, but have fallen behind - a bit too much going on! (although luckily there was a lot of birthday cake involved :))  I'm going to do my best to catch up this week, though!  Wish me luck and send inspiration my way :)

And don't forget - guest post with Karen Orloff coming up, probably tomorrow or Wednesday!  Get ready to enter a contest for a free signed copy of her latest book, I WANNA NEW ROOM!

OK.  Enough chit-chat.  Time to get to work!!!


  1. Nice to meet you! I think this Crusade is going to be a great experience.

  2. Hi Susanna, welcome on board the Crusade! Can't wait to get to know you. I wrote a few picture books (unsuccessfully) before I turned to YA - there's some awesome PB writer Crusaders who'll love getting to know you :)



  3. Hey there fellow Crusader! It's nice to meet you :)

  4. Susanna - I gave you a blog award today over at my blog! : )

  5. Heather, Rachael, and Michelle - it's so nice to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by!

    And Megan - you did? That's so nice! I'm coming right over to see what it is :)

  6. Hi fellow crusader. Just wanted to drop in and meet ya.

  7. Nice to meet you, fellow crusader, and I just popped over to Amazon to see what you've written, and discovered I've bought several of your books for my library district.

  8. Catherine - great to meet you! Your blog looks great, and I'm honored to discover you've purchased some of my books for your library district. Thank you!

  9. So lovely to meet a fellow picture book crusader. YEAH! Are you doing the picture book marathon this month? I'm having fun with all these new ideas and stories I'm writing.

    It's great to know you, Susanna. Happy writing and Happy Valentines Day. (((hugs)))

  10. I AM doing the Picture Book Marathon, but "running at my own pace" this year I'm afraid! I'm hoping to catch up a bit this week :)

  11. Hello there! Fellow crusader dropping in...


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