Thursday, September 10, 2015

11 5 Reasons Why Supporting Other Writers is Important to YOU + A Signed 10 book Mega-Giveaway with Bestselling Authors!

My second book is now out!!! SOUL CORRUPTED, the second book in the Of Demons and Angels Series has hit the Internet and to celebrate I'm doing another HUGE giveaway for you!!! TEN SIGNED BOOKS from authors like Ransom Riggs, Scott Westerfeld, and Kiera Cass.

Why do I do it? Because I like to share the happiness! The single most surprising and wonderful part of being a young adult author is the company I keep. This community overwhelmingly supported me as I struggled my way (and continue to struggle my way) through and I am ecstatic that I can help support others on their way as well.

Yes it's a nice thing to do, but it's also a bit selfish.

Wait. What? Let me explain why it's a good idea to give back.

  1. Being a Part of Something Bigger Than You. You might argue that writing is a classically lonely profession, but I disagree. Even before the Internet! To be a writer means you are a reader. We love books. We love the smell, the sight, the feel, the experience of a good book. And each of those books was written by a writer like you. I dare say each book is a tiny piece of my soul (no not a horcrux), and by reading it, I've shared part of myself with you. therefore in a room full of books, electronic or paper, you can never truly be alone. And now that the Internet DOES exist, we can take it one step further and actually interact with each other. What a wonderful experience! To take part in and get to know the people behind your favorite pastime!
  2. When You Do Well, I Do Well. That's right. We all win. This isn't a giant competition. As far as I'm concerned there can and should be a thousand runaway bestsellers at any given time! Books should take over the world! Or at least movies and TV. The more good books there are out there, the more people read, the better we all do. It's a win-win. Not an I win - you lose. 
  3. When You Teach, You Learn. It's a proven fact. If you take the time to talk through something or help teach someone else, you are actually learning. When I offer critiques, I not only get to read some cool pages, I also get to practice my skills. Hone my eye. When I do a craft post, I refresh and consolidate the information I'm sharing with you in my own head. This is a big deal, folks.
  4. It Feels Good. This may sound like a no-brainer, but it's actually very important. You know those huge ups and downs we feel as writers? The elation of finishing the first draft? The low of the form rejection? Well, this is one way to give yourself a "high" when you need it. Feel better by helping someone else. Then you both win. 
  5. Karma. Yes I believe in it. Even if you don't, you have to admit that doing the opposite -- leaving negative feelings and sentiments on the Internet -- is the fastest way to ruin your reputation and career. So it stands to reason that doing nice things can only be good for your reputation, right? 
So now that you know WHY, I'd love for you to tell me HOW you spread the love! Encouragement? Critiques? Giveaways? Smiles? 

If that's not enough incentive I'll give you one MORE reason to do something nice for someone else: 

You know. The one where you can win 10 signed books + swag. Enter below! United States Only Please (sorry, guys but I'm a poor author).

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  1. Happy Book Birthday! I hope today is wonderful for you. With lots of wonderful eats. ;)

  2. Lisa! How did I miss your next release was here??? Not that you need my help, but we must do something over on my site. Thrilled for you. WOOT!!! Every point on your list is vital for writers. But I believe #1 is absolutely essential because writing is such a solitary act. Ingraining myself with other writers, helping them grow in craft and become more confident is an amazing feeling. Plus, each time I help do so I learn something about technique, craft, the industry, and most importantly about myself. :)

  3. Awesome idea! Can't wait to read your books they look amazing! Thank you for the giveaway! I try to do reviews on Goodreads and promote books on twitter as much as I can while in school. During the summer I'm a lot more productive! I love all authors because they take the time to tell the world a story! <3

  4. Yay for SOUL CORRUPTED, and writer friends, and helping others, and spreading goodness <3 <3 <3

  5. Congrats on your new book. It must be a thrill to see it out. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. Yay - hooray - doin' the happy dance for SOUL CORRUPTED. Friends like you are the BEST part of the writing journey!

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