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Saturday, July 27, 2013

News You Can Use*Weekend Announcements

I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous, fun-filled week of both writing and recreation.
Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to hang out here at Pen and Prosper.
I'd also like to extend a special welcome to all of my new followers.

Today's post is provided to give you the 4-1-1 on what's happening online and here in my corner of the world. Please let me know if you have any additional questions, or require clarification.

  • Did you know that August 4th marks National Friendship Day? And what better way to celebrate than to enter the competition sponsored at Vickiward.net. Basically, the guidelines of the contest call for you to submit a short essay, poem, or slogan involving friendship, (less than 800 words) to Wardvl@yahoo.com. The deadline has been extended to August 1st. Winners will receive gifts and have their entries posted on the site. It's a great way to showcase your talent, and give tribute to a blogging buddy or friend who has been your support system.
  •  Would you like to make money through your blog? Win contests? Get a greater return for your "sweat equity?" Get advertisers? Let me help! I now offer a blog consulting and critique service, for those serious about taking their blogs to a higher level in 2013. For $29.00 you'll learn insider's tips to earn more, increase your visibility, and stand out in a sea of competition. Interested? Email me at Gemsjen@yahoo.com
  • The Chicken Soup folks are seeking more stories for upcoming anthologies. There's an edition on dating that closes next week. For details see http://www.chickensoup.com/.
  • Are you a female who has something to say about the craft of writing or blogging? Share your short essays of 500 words or less at "The Muffin" blog, published by Women on Writing. Their "Friday Speak Out" forum showcases the works of women across the country.
  • Pen and Prosper will be on a short break from August 1st through August 12th. I'll miss ya', but I'll be back with more goodies and strategies to help you achieve your writing goals.
So make sure to check back in...

Thoughts? Comments? Any announcements you'd like to share?

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  1. Chicken Soup's latest call out is for Home Sweet Home. Thank you my generous friend for this informative post. Enjoy your break.

  2. Enjoy your break, Jen, you deserve it. I had mine and it's so refreshing! Love these ideas and will come back for more. Go rest.

    1. Thanks, Sue. I can't wait to hear 'bout your vacation stories. :-)

    2. Oh, and I entered Vicki's contest. Fingers crossed!

    3. Sue,

      This is wonderful! Wishing you much success. Thanks for letting me know!