Saturday, February 14, 2015

Love on YOU day

Happy Valentine's Day!

February is "Love an Author" month, and today we're going to love on YOU! Here is a small sampling of those of you who are a part of the Go Teen Writers Facebook group. You are all so beautiful!


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Go Teen Writers was established in 2010 when Stephanie Morrill wanted to create a place to encourage and connect teen writers. In 2012 when she and Jill Williamson learned they shared that passion, they joined forces. Currently there are 1231 followers, 688 members of the Facebook group, 1,300 Newsletter subscribers, and 40,000 page views each month. The writers who hang out on the blog are some of the most encouraging, helpful, and hard working writers in the industry. They know how to respect their dream while taking care of fellow writers and having fun along the way. 



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Ways to love on each other today:

1. If you're friends with some Go Teen Writers followers, email, Tweet, or Facebook each other some encouraging comments to brighten everyone's day.

2. Choose a few ways you'd like to be followed or supported and post those links in a comment below. Take your time and try and get all your links in one comment. (Hopefully we won't have trouble with spam...) You can also leave encouraging comments for each other below.

3. For those of you who are on Facebook, I've started a thread for each of the major outlets in which you can be followed. Go there and post your links on the appropriate thread, then follow the other people's links on that thread. Let's please try to keep them on the individual threads to make it easier for everyone to find and to not totally take over the wall. Check back later in the day to see who you missed. Let's all follow each other today!

83 comments:

  1. Huzzah for the GTW community!

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day! I enjoy every post on this blog! They are each superbly helpful and encouraging. My friends here have always been so uplifting and I wish to be the same to other fellow writers!

    So, my friends, whatever you do, DON'T stop writing! Even when the road seems pointless and frustrating, press on! You'll be glad you did. :]

    On another note, I have a blog, Sarah, Plain & Average (http://sarah-plainandaverage.blogspot.com/), where I share a little bit of my writings, poetry, book reviews, and the like. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram! (@sarahpenmaiden)

    Thank you for all you do, staff of Go Teen Writers!!

    Happy Valentine's Day, all! <3

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    1. Sarah, I LOVE what you've named your blog! Sarah Plain and Tall was one of my favorite books when I was younger (along with the little house books and anne of green gables) ;)

      Deborah

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    2. Deborah: Thank you, girlie! Yes, great book. Although I'm not really tall nor short, I'm pretty average and plain, so it fit perfectly!

      Jill: Thank you! ^__^

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you, and keep up the good writing, both to my fellow teen writers, and to the writers of the blog itself. You're all awesome. Don't you dare put down that pencil, wander away from your keyboard, anything like that. Get your story written, even if it's terrible, because you can always fix it later - or write another story that's even better!

    And if you'd like to love on me (I'm so very flattered), you can follow me on my blog: knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com, on facebook, twitter, and pinterest (I'm Kendra E. Ardnek all three places, look me up), and download and share the three books I have free today (they're free in promotion of the new book I released today):

    Sew, It's a QUest, which is the story of a pair of royal twins travelling through a fairy tale world in search of the fairy godmother who swapped their gifts.

    The Ankulen, which is the story of a teen girl who goes in search of the imagination she abandoned eight years before.

    The Woodcutter Quince and Other Stories, which contains a prequel to each of the above stories, and a genderswapped retelling of Cinderella.

    I'll have more books free over the next week, if you'd like to keep an eye on my amazon page. Leave reviews if you've read and loved my books. That whole big shabang.

    Just remember, you guys are awesome, and if you'd only like to take a risk on one of my books, choose The Ankulen. I wrote it for young writers. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Love looking at everyone's blogs! You guys are impressive.

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  4. This is a fabulous idea! I found the Go Teen Writers blog about one and a half years ago when I was just looking for advice for teen writers and didn't even know what a blog was. I've read all the posts in the archive, and I read the posts everyday. I've learned so much from Go Teen Writers, and I'd say about 90% of my knowledge about the publishing and book writing industry has come from the Go Teen Writers posts. Go Teen Writers also helped me finish my first novel, and reinforce my dream of becoming a published novelist.

    You can find me on my blog (https://butterfliesoftheimagination.wordpress.com/) where I write about reading and writing books, and document my own writing and publishing ventures. I would love it if you stopped by and commented on a post or followed me. Once I hit 500 followers (I'm about halfway there), I'll host a critique giveaway!

    I'm also on Goodreads quite often, and you can find me here (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24080019-ana).

    I also pin writing inspiration and resources on Pinterest. You can find me here (https://www.pinterest.com/anatheblogger/).

    I've also made tons of writing buddies from Go Teen Writers, so I want to give a shout out to Katie Grace, Athelas Hale, Rachelle O'Neil, Mikayla Holman and Alea Harper. We recently did a really fun editing event together so we'd each make some progress on editing our novels. It involved a ton of virtual groaning over cheesy characters and phrases, but way more motivational high-fives.

    Thank you to all the other wonderful young writers on here for letting me know I'm not alone on this crazy adventure, and thanks to Jill, Stephanie and Shannon for giving me such useful advice. You guys are the best!

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    1. I had so much fun editing with you, Ana! The motivation from other writers to sit down and edit was unbelievably helpful. I'm so happy we're writing buddies! :D
      Thank you!

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    2. Aw, I feel special! I wish I had been able to continue with the editing war, but life kind of intervened. It has been such a blast getting to know you, though, Ana! :)

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    3. Thanks, Ana! Loved looking at your blog. I hope you get lots of followers today to add toward your goal!

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    4. I first found your blog through Samantha @ Bookish Serendipity, so I'm already following you on bloglovin! And then I find out you're part of the GTW community!

      Love your blog, by the way.

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    5. I love your blog Ana! It's so happy and makes me smile every time I look at it!

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    6. @Katie: Katie, I had so much fun editing with you, as well. I would never have been motivated to start editing my novel if it wasn't for all of you.

      @Rachelle: I totally understand, Rachelle. Life can get so busy sometimes that writing just has to be pushed out of the way. Hopefully you'll have more time soon.

      @Jill: Thanks so much for following my blog, Jill. It means so much to me.

      @Ally: I thought I recognized your name from somewhere. :D I love Bookish Serendipity. Thanks so much for following my blog. I'm a new follower of yours, now!

      @Bianca: Aw, thanks so much, Bianca. I'm going to go check out your blog now.

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  5. Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

    I found Go Teen Writers a while back, and I remember immediately loving all their detailed posts and helpful tips to writers, and I found them especially helpful to a beginner writer. I love this blog so much and all the friends you meet and that encourage you are really amazing.

    Oh yes, and I do have a blog...the link is - http://autumnreadsandwritesallday.blogspot.com

    And on my blog I have other social media linked there.....

    Have an amazing Valentines Day ♥

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    1. Your blog is lovely, Autumn! And so is your name. ^_^

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  6. Go Teen Writers, you guys are amazing. I have met SO many wonderful people it is crazy. Without this website and the people on it, I doubt I would've ever finished my first novel, or pursued writing as I have today. All of your posts are so helpful. I wouldn't know nearly as much about writing as I do now if it wasn't for you.

    Go Teen Writer's is what also led me to start my blog: A Writer's Faith. I babble there about a lot of things, but my babblings mostly consist of writing and books.

    I'm on the Procrastination for Writer's site. (*ahem* Pinterest) Here's My Profile.

    I love Go Teen Writer's so very much. Thank you!

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    1. You have a beautiful blog, Katie. And you already know how much I loved your Pinterest page... ;-)

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    2. *grins* Thank you so much, Jill!

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  7. I also procrastinate on Pinterest. My account isn't dedicated to writing inspiration but I do have a board that ya'll would be welcome to check out :]
    https://www.pinterest.com/deborahbrimm/go-write-something/

    Happy Valentines day :D
    -Deborah

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  8. I totally love this website! Thanks for all the work you all put into it!

    Me and my sister have a writing blog together where we share everything we have learned over the past few years of writing: http://epicscribbles.blogspot.com
    I also have my personal blog where I do more post to encourage and such: http://kidsstuffnews.blogspot.com

    You guys are the best, love Go Teen Writer!

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    1. Thanks for sharing those links! How fun to blog with your sister!

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  9. Go Teen Writers is such a wonderful community! I blog at Inklined, and I tweet under the handle @SarahFaulknr. Lots of love an affection to you and Stephanie, Jill! Also, for those of you who don't know, GTW has a community Pinterested board. It's a great way to connect with your fellow GTWers! Click Here for that!
    ~Sarah Faulkner

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    1. It's a wonderful Pinterest board, too. Thanks for sharing that, Sarah!

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    2. Inklined--I love that name, and the blog!

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  10. You guys are all so amazing! In the past year or so, I've been so by your encouragements and advice and everything in between <3

    ~Rcubed~
    randomrantsrcubed.blogspot.com
    rcubedreadsreviews.blogspot.com
    ravensandwriting.blogspot.com <-- collab writing blog!

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    1. We are so glad you're here! Thanks for sharing your links!

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  11. Thank you, everybody!! Go Teen Writers has been such a blessing with my writing, and I'm grateful for all the cheering and sharing here! :D Keep up the great work. I don't have a blog or website yet, but am working on getting one up. :) Does anyone else enjoy writing Christian Historical Fiction?

    Blessings, and thank you all again!

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    1. You're welcome, Patience. I know there are some historical Christian fiction authors on here. Rachelle Rea writers that genre, though I'm not certain as to what era.

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    2. I haven't yet tackled writing Christian historical fiction, but I'd like to try it someday. I have so many ideas, but the amount of research and having to get all the little facts right scares me a little.

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  12. I'd love for you all to check out my writing blog!
    A little encouragement for those struggling to focus on writing:
    You have a story only you can tell. The world needs it, whether it knows it or not. You are the only one who can write this story. So write it.
    <3

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  13. Happy Valentine's day, all! ♥

    Go Teen Writer's has helped me along with my writing journey so many times... And I can never say 'thank you' to you all enough!

    If you all are looking for some blogs to read... **sheepish grin** I have 2...

    My writing one (pen name is Patricia Rane): http://writingadvice101.blogspot.com/

    My photography one: http://expressionthroughcontrast.blogspot.com

    Happy ♥'s day everyone!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following us. And for sharing your blogs! :-)

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  14. Happy Valentine's Day, all you sweet writers!

    GTW is absolutely one of the best writing communities I've ever seen. You are all so encouraging and supportive, constantly willing to help one another out. Being a writer can be a lonely job, so I get so uplifted when I come here.

    There are so many talented people here. As Mrs. Williamson said, you know how to respect your dreams, no matter how discouraging it can get. Just in the past few weeks I've been in a bit of a rut, questioning why I do this, why I spend so much time working toward something that may never even become anything. But after much thinking and prayer I realized it's always worth it. No matter where you are in your writing or how discouraged you are, you just have to keep pushing. Pushing and pushing and pushing. With every story, every word you write, you'll improve. So don't ever give up. I know it's tempting. Trust me, I've been tempted so many times. But we can't ever stop chasing our dreams.

    There are a lot of bumps in the road, but when you see one, don't stop. Trek right through all those bumps until they batter and shape you into something beautiful. And, who knows, maybe one of those bumps will toss you toward something big and wonderful.

    Keep dreaming and keep pushing! Your stories need to be told.

    I absolutely love blogging about writing and talking with fellow writers.

    You can find my blog, Musings of an Elf, here: http://musingsofanelf.blogspot.com/

    My Pinterest (which I mostly use for writing material as well): https://www.pinterest.com/lauriloth/

    My Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lauriloth

    And My GoodReads (because what would us writers be without books?): https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/18596498-lauriloth

    Thank you all so much for being amazing and reminding me to keep dreaming and never stop! <3

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    1. I love your descriptions on writing! :) *high five*

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    2. Awww, you are too sweet. Thank you!

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    3. Thank you for that, Christine! I'm so glad GTW had been a help to you. Writing is a lonely job, but you said it. You just keep at it if it matters to you. You can do it! Thanks for sharing that encouragement with us. And your links too. :-)

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  15. I'd like to thank everyone I've found here. GTW has become the go to place when I'm feeling stuck or want to read a quick bit on writing. I wish I had more to say, but you are all so wonderful! Reading about your ideas and enthusiasm, all the problems you find great ways to work around, and every single lighbulb moment makes me so happy. : )

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    1. I'm thrilled that GTW has been an encouraging place for you, Kelsey!

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  16. Been reading here since November when I was looking for extra NaNoWriMo encouragement, and I find this place so helpful. Thank you so much for the writing help, ideas and encouragement! :)
    -Amy
    www.artofthislife.wordpress.com

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    1. We're so glad, Amy! I hope your NaNo went well. :-)

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  17. Hey, thanks for the site! I almost started screaming that you posted this weekend!!! (superb treat!)

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  18. Happy Valentine's Day! I am so thankful for GoTeenWriter's, they have been their with super helpful blog posts. I've even had the privilege and honor to guest blog post, still can't believe that. Also thank you everyone for posting your blogs (I subscribed and they look amazing!)

    Where you can find me:
    Website/Blog: www.raychelrose.com
    Pinterest (I have a ton of writing/story boards): www.pinterest.com/roseofraychel
    Twitter: @roseofraychel

    Thanks for making it Love on an Author month :)!

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  19. Was checking on the blog and happened upon this. I'm not used to Saturday posts. :P

    I'm so thankful for all of the writers who hang out here on GTW. Everyone is so encouraging to fellow writers. Y'all are awesome!!

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    1. Thankful for you too, Linea. I know! I threw everyone off with a Saturday post! :-)

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  20. Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!! More blogs to follow and love. :)

    You can find me:
    Blog: http://elvishpensfantasticalwritings.blogspot.com
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/aleaharperwriter

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    1. I couldn't find you at aleaharperwriter, but I found https://www.pinterest.com/aleaharper. I think it's you.

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    2. Yep, that's me. :) I thought it was something different than what it really was. Sorry. :)

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    3. Hi Alea! Your blog looks awesome, but I can't figure out how to comment on posts. Are comments disabled? Just wondering.

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    4. Thank you, Ally. :) Yes, my comments are disabled.

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  21. I have recently discovered your marvelous and encouraging blog through Pinterest and now subscribe and follow you. Thanks for all the good tips! You can find me at http://www.pinterest.com/authorannemarie, blog about Middle-earth at http://www.annemariegazzolo.com, where you can also learn about the book on The Lord of the Rings that I published. You can also find me at http://www.facebook.com/annemariegazzolo

    God bless and hobbity love and hugs (the best kind) to all! :)

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    1. Love Lord of the Rings. As a Christian Mythology author, myself, Tolkien is one of the authors have studied.

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    2. Thanks for finding Go Teen Writers, Anne! :-)

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    3. Lovely blog, Miss Gazzolo! I totally enjoyed my visit there and will be sure to return, God willing, when my time is freer. And Tolkien is SUPERB, praise God.

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  22. I want to say thank you to Jill and Stephanie for remembering what their own path was like and helping those of us who are on similar paths to progress. Cassandrawriter.blogspot is my blog. It is not much and I don't really use it for news about me. But thank you for giving the opportunity to share it.

    Happy Valentines day

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  23. Happy Valentine's day! I have an Instagram account where I post pictures and inspiration for writing @tainted_words and I would love it if you followed!

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  24. Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Thank you Mrs. Morrill and Mrs. Williamson so much for this site!

    I have a couple of blogs: Verbositybookreview.wordpress.com, which I co-write and do book reviews on. As well as my personal blog, thessalexa.blogspot.com, where I talk about music, movies, books, writing, and life in general.


    Alexa S. Winters
    thessalexa.blogspot.com

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    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for reading it! :-)

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  25. So fun to have so many writer friends!!!!!

    Email: keturahskorner ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

    Blog: keturahskorner.blogspot.com

    Facebook: Keturah Lamb


    Thanks every one, for tons of encouragement!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. And pinterest: KeturahLamb

      Ravelry.com: Keturahlamb

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  26. LOVE this! Can't wait to follow everyone.

    You can find me...

    At my blog: The Scribbling Sprite

    Twitter

    Pinterest

    Facebook

    And if you want, you can friend me on Goodreads!

    I still feel a bit "new" to this community, but I've loved reading this blog and interacting with all of y'all. Thank you, Jill, Stephanie, and Shannon for all that you do!

    And Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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    1. You're welcome, Ally! Thanks for finding us. Cute blog!

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  27. I loved seeing all your blogs and Pinterest pages and everything. A couple of you had no way to have your blog followed. You might want to see if you can add a widget to the sidebar so that people can follow you. It's the best way to keep readers.

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    1. Thank you so much for following my blogs! I really means the world to me :-)

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    2. Yes, thank you so much, Jill, for following my blog. I CAN'T BELIEVE A REAL LIVE AUTHOR IS FOLLOWING MY BLOG! :D

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    3. Thanks for following my blog, Mrs. Williamson! :) Means so much! :D

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  28. Happy (belated) Valentine's Day, my fellow writing peoples!!!

    First of all, I'd like to thank Jill and Stephanie for putting so much of your time and effort into Go Teen Writers. It's my favorite writing site (even though I can't comment regularly) with its inspiring, informative articles and encouraging, heart-warming community. Reading the latest post is part of my breakfast routine. You two do a fantastic job and thank you so much!

    Speaking of writing, there are so many talented, eager writers here and I love that! You all are such an encouragement to me and I want to share something I've learned over the last few years. I know it's so easy to read other writers WIPs and feel that our books are pathetic and how could we have possibly thought anything we write was worthwhile? But there is always more gold in your writing than you realize and for someone somewhere your style and stories are just the thing they're waiting for. I love some authors that my friends don't like at all, and THEY enjoy authors who I haven't the faintest interest in. In a nutshell: believe in yourself and have confidence in your abilities. Such thinking and perseverance works wonders!

    I'm having a blast trotting about and following people. Here are some of my sites if anyone wishes to give me some love. Of course, I'd be thrilled. ^.^

    My twitter account where I put up writing updates and mini book reviews and sneak peeks into my life and things of that ilk:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/account

    My Pinterest where I collect pretties and story stuffage:

    https://www.pinterest.com/imaginationlass/

    My writer Google+ profile:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/app/basic/114559462612746915862/posts?cbp=173povstrkxge&sview=33&cid=5&soc-app=115&soc-platform=1

    Alas, I don't have a website yet but, Lordwilling, I'll be launching one this spring!

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  29. Hope everyone had a happy Valentines day. (:
    Back when I first got really serious about writing I would spend hours going though the GTW archives. This blog has really helped me in my writing. Thanks Stephanie,Jill and Shannon!

    I'd really like it if you could check out my blog at https://horsfeathersblog.wordpress.com/

    Rebekah

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    1. I did the same thing! I remember being sick when I first discovered it and going through, like, two years worth of posts in one week.

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  30. A happy belated Valentine's Day to everyone; for I don't know what I would have done without this site. Don't stop writing! However hard it may be, all of you have a story to tell, and that makes it worthwhile. I don't have a blog yet, but I'll have one soon (any tips, everyone?) but you can check out my Google+ page here if you wanna. I'm very flattered.

    https://plus.google.com/117307721142725212887?hl=en

    I'm also part of the GTW Google+ community, and it's and awesome way to meet and chat with other writers. Become a member if you aren't already. You can reply to my posts there if you wants :).

    Huh. I wrote "wants" instead of "want" right there. Creepy how it reminds me of Gollum. Just the LOTR fan in me, eh. Sorry I got late in commenting. The Saturday post threw me off guard. Rock on, GTW!

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  31. Happy Late Valentines Day (haha)

    GTW is awesome and has the best community around! Everyone here is amazing and awesome! :D

    ~TW
    ravensandwriting.blogspot.com
    indonesiaaroundme.blogspot.com
    liveliketodayisyourlast.blogspot.com

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  32. Happy belated Valentine's Day! (Trying to catch up on blog posts here, haha)
    I've got a YouTube page that I enjoy using: JennethD1
    And if you YouTube "Noah: What It Could Have Been" that's my Biblical remake of the Russell Crow Noah Movie.

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