Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Love on Jill Williamson Day!

All of February, as Jill loved on other writers, I thought, "This is SO Jill."

If you've had the pleasure of hanging out with Jill for any amount of time, you know that she has a servant's heart. That it's very hard for her to say no to people because helping others is the way she expresses love. She's quick to encourage others, she never builds herself up, and she gives freely from what she has.

And since she didn't build a "love on Jill Williamson day" into the schedule, clearly one needed to happen.

As Jill talked about last month, aside from buying an author's books, there are lots of ways that you can help authors out and show them love. Here's how you can love on Jill today:

1. Visit Jill's awesome website. When you're there, a window will come up asking if you want to sign up fro Jill's newsletter, but if it doesn't, you can sign up here. Jill's newsletter is great, plus you get a free story. Score!

2. Visit Jill's Amazon Author page and click "follow" right beneath her lovely author photo. If you've read her books but haven't reviewed them, that's an awesome way to help out an author. If you're like me and you dread writing book reviews, give yourself permission to write something short and sweet. Or just take the time to mark some of the positive reviews as "helpful" so that they get sent up to the top.

3. Head over to Jill's Goodreads page and add her books to your to-read list, if you haven't already. You can also become a fan of hers (it's right under her author photograph) and post reviews of her books. And there's no shame in just copy/pasting the same review you wrote for Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

4. Love on Jill via social media. You can "like" her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and follow her on Pinterest.

5. Want some other ideas? Request that your library carry Jill's books. Recommend her to a friend who like speculative fiction. Support her Kickstarter campaign for Robotales. You can also leave her an encouraging message in the comments below or send her an email.

I happen to have an extra copy of Captives sitting on my shelf. In the comments section, when you leave your kind words for Jill, you'll be automatically entered to win Captives. (For U.S. residents only due to the unfortunate fact that international shipping is quite expensive.) If you already have the book, be thinking about who else in your life will love it!




63 comments:

  1. Yay!! Your posts are always encouraging and helpful, Mrs. Williamson, and Storyworld First has been a great help to me. Thanks so much for all you do!

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    1. You're welcome, Linea! I'm glad to have been a help. :-)

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  2. Yay! I was SO waiting for this. Thank you thank you THANK YOU, Mrs. Williamson, for all the "love-on" days, for all your great articles on Go Teen Writers, and for your own amazing site. If it were not for you, I would never have found Go Teen Writers, which has helped me beyond measure and recount. I love you very much indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Hanan! I'm so glad you found GTW!

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  3. Yes! Thank you, Mrs. Williamson, for being awesome. Your books, especially your Blood of Kings trilogy, are amazing and have inspired me in so many ways. And your posts on here, especially your worldbuilding posts, are always super helpful!

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    1. You're welcome, Sarah! I'm so glad you've been inspired here. :-)

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  4. Thank you sooo much, Ms. Williamson for doing all that you do and writing your wonderful books! :D *sends virtual hugs*

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    1. You're welcome, Emma! *accepts virtual hugs*

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  5. Mrs. Williamson, thank you so much for all you do on GTW and everything! Your writing is absolutely amazing (Replication is my favorite, that book was sooooo good!). I met you at the OYAN Summer Workshop in 2013 and 2014 and even got a mentoring session with you in 2013. It was my first time going so I was super nervous, but you were so nice and easy to talk to, so thank you so much for that!

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    1. You're welcome, Megan! OYAN is amazing!

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  6. THANK YOU JILL. Thanks for all your posts about fantasy worlds, (and your book StoryWorld First) because I'm soon going to go through them again so I can build my own! And thank you for the signed copy of Rebels, when my copy was the wrong draft! Thanks again Jill :)

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    1. You're welcome, Emma! have fun building your world. And I still can't believe those bad Rebels books are out there!!! *groans* at least you got the right one. :-)

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  7. Jill Williamson, you're the best! All your posts make me smile and are so encouraging! Thank you! I was able to earn enough money to get your StoryWorld First book, and I've been loving it! Not only does it have great information, it makes me laugh. :3 Thank you so much for being part of Go Teen Writers!

    <3

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    1. Yay for smiles! So glad the Storyworld book has been a help to you. :-)

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  8. Jill, I love how you contribute on the teen writers FB group and ask all our advice as if we are as valid and experienced as you. It sure gives everyone a smile and a little confidence boost!!

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    1. I'm glad, Bianca. The FB group is such a great tool for everyone!

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  9. Mrs. Williamson, thank you for all that you do! You rock, giving great advice and engaging us all in the comments. I love your fantasy world posts - so inspiring.

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  10. Your post are so helpful and encouraging to us!!! And while I have never read any of your book I hope to buy them someday when I have the extra money.
    Keep up the good work!! :)

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  11. I love reading posts here, they are so encouraging and help my writing a lot. Thank you two for everything you do! I read Replication: The Jason Experiment and the Blood of Kings series, and I loved them so much! It's great to read a novel by a Christian author that is so well written.

    Thanks again for everything you do!

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    1. Thank you, Mikayla! I'm glad you've been encouraged here! :-)

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  12. Thank you so much for everything you do, Mrs. Williamson!! :D I've learned so much here at GTW, and the posts and your advice are a blessing! I have the Go Teen Writers book, and I learned a lot from it and found it both enjoyable and informative. :) Thank you so much for all you do!!

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    1. You're welcome, Patience! I'm so glad you've learned lots here. :-)

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  13. Thank you so much for everything, Mrs. Williamson! You've always been so loving and encouraging, and made this group one of my favorite places to be. <3

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    1. You're welcome, Aimee! Thanks for the kind words! :-)

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  14. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful blog posts on Go Teen Writers, Jill. I especially love the worldbuilding posts you so often do.

    Also, this is just a note to Stephanie. You don't have to enter me in the giveaway because I'm not quite allowed to give my address away. It's nothing personal, so I hope that doesn't sound mean. :P

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    1. By the way, I saw that in the most recent issue of Imagine magazine, you and Jill were interviewed! I was so excited when I saw that because that's the first magazine I was published in! Well, the only one, but I'm working on submitting to more magazines. :)

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    2. You're welcome, Ana. Congrats on getting published in Imagine! That's awesome. I'd love to see how the article turned out. Can you scan it and email it to me or take digital pictures of the article? If not that's okay. Perhaps I can email the editor and ask her. Keep on submitting to magazines, Ana! You can do it!

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    3. Nevermind, Ana. The editor is mailing me a copy!

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  15. thank you so much for being a part of Go Teen Writers! The GTW book changed my life forever. I am so glad I found it--it's exactly what I've been looking for all these years! This website is a gamechanger as well. Thanks so much for imparting your wisdom on us! ;)

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    1. You're welcome, Amanda! What lovely praise! I'm so glad you found us here!

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  16. YAY!! I was waiting for the love on Jill day. :)

    Thank you so much for everything you do Jill! Your posts are so helpful and amazing, and I love that you're just as geeky as the rest of us here. :) You are so helpful and encouraging, and such an inspiration to us all. I love getting peeks into your writing process, especially your fantasy worlds. You've done so much to make us all better writers!

    Thank you Jill!! I hope you are blessed today and always. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Joy! Thanks for the kind words. I love being geeky. (I bought a new Star Wars T-Shirt on vacation!)

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  17. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Williamson! I greatly appreciate all the effort that you have put forth with the GTW community!

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  18. A love on Mrs. Williamson day DEFINITELY needed to happen!

    I don't even know how to begin. Your writing inspires me probably more than any other author, Mrs. Williamson. The Blood of Kings trilogy are some of my top favorite books, and all your other stories never cease to grip me from the beginning. The way you portray characters and emotions feels so real, I forget I'm even reading.

    You give back SO much and I can't thank you enough for that. All your posts are helpful and encouraging, not to mention just plain fun. Really, there aren't enough words to thank you for all you do.

    You're an absolutely amazing person, Mrs. Williamson. I'm so grateful to you!

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    1. *weeps* Christine, thank you for those lovely words. I'm thrilled to have inspired and encouraged you.

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  19. I have heard such great think about you, Jill! I have read a couple of your books and adore them :D I hope to re-read them all soon and write official reviews on my GoodReads account :D Do you have any work in progress at the moment?


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    1. Thanks, Sierra! I really appreciate that. I recently finished the first book in a new fantasy series, and I've been working on the next Spencer (Mission League) book. And next I'm going to write a short novel about Achan and Vrell. :-)

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  20. Thank you for everything you do for us, Mrs. Williamson! Your posts are so helpful, and I love the "Blood of Kings" books and "StoryWorld First"!

    (Like Ana, I'm not really allowed to give my address, so I don't need to be entered in the giveaway either.)

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    1. Thanks, Miri! I'm glad you liked the books and have found help here on GTW! :-)

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  21. Ms. Williamson, thank you so much for blogging here and writing what you do. I especially love Replication, and the Blood of Kings series is on my favorites list. Thank you! And I'm tired so this isn't as eloquent as I would hope....It's the thought that counts though, right? ;)

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    1. Absolutely, Hannah. Thanks so much for your kind words! *hugs*

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  22. Of course we love Mrs. Williamson! Not only is she an amazing writer, she's an encourager too.

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  23. Thanks for everything you've done, Mrs. Williamson. I've read Replication a few times from the library and am going to add it to my book collection (which is huge for me since I'm super stingy about the books I actually buy :)

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    1. Whoo hoo! I made the cut! *grins* Thanks, Anna.

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  24. Thanks you so much for everything Mrs. Williamson! For the blog, and the awesome advice! This was long due :).

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  25. You guys!!! I was at Disneyland yesterday. And my phone died. So I'm late seeing this. Thank you all so much for your kind words! This made my morning! :-D

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  26. Thanks for all you do, Jill! This blog changed my writing career.

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    1. I'm so glad, Michaella! Keep on writing! :-)

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  27. Thank you so much for everything you do, Jill!! Your work here at GTW is valuable to me, as I learn about genres outside of what I typically read and write. I appreciate your insight.

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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    1. You're welcome, Whitney! Thanks for thinking outside the box! And you have a wonderful day as well. :-)

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  28. You are so awesome, Jill!!! Bought your book Storyworld First the other day, and can't wait to read it!!!! Thanks for all you do :-)

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    1. Thanks, Keturah! I hope it inspires you and you get a million new ideas!

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  29. JILL! You are one of my favorite people in the whole wide world and I hope you are enjoying the heck out of Disneyland!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! And, yes. I did enjoy the heck out of Disneyland. :-D

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  30. Yes, this totally needed to happen! I will promptly fangirl flail at the mention of the The Safe Lands series, lol. It's seriously awesome! Love you, Mrs. Williamson!!! You're awesome! :D


    Alexa S. Winters
    thessalexa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Alexa! Thanks for the kind words about The Safe Lands books. I'm tickled that anyone fangirls over my stories. :-)

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  31. Just to let you know, it was your books that got me back into the realm of christian speculative fiction after previous disappointments. Now, that's what I'm writing myself. My whole family read and enjoy your books. Thank you for inspiring, thank you for your worlds and characters, and above all, thank you for writing.

    Miriam (UK)

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    1. Thanks so much, Miriam! I'm thrilled to have helped inspire your writing, and that your whole family read my books. Keep on writing, Miriam! :-)

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