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June 27th, 2011
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The Clarion Blog-A-Thon: Started!
The first entry in this year's clarion_echo blog-a-thon is up!

Today's entry is about what I'm trying to do with the novel I'm live-blogging this year - and it has a host of writer tips! I discuss the usage of Neil Gaiman's "pornography plot" technique, a discussion on Catherynne Valente's "Sacred Text" methodology, and the secret project I've been beta-testing on my Twitter account without anyone even knowing.

So just to remind you: a $10 membership in this year's Clarion Blog-a-Thon will get you access to my dystopian YA novel along with a lot of advice about how to write (and how to not write) a novel, short story critiques, access to all of last year's Clarion stories and critiques, and entry into an extra-special raffle that will feature prizes by, among others, Neil Gaiman and Catherynne M. Valente. (See what I did there? Mentioned them in the entry, because they're helping me out with the blog-a-thon? Ooo, what marketing.)

In any case, I know the economy's tough, but I'm doing my best to make it entertaining. Kindly do me a favor and donate if you can.

In response, I promise I won't mention this again until at least Wednesday.

This entry has also been posted at http://theferrett.dreamwidth.org/121991.html. You can comment here, or comment there; makes no never-mind by me.

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From:aiela
Date:June 27th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
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Either I'm an idiot and can't figure it out, or my invite never got to me. Can you look into it at your end when you have a minute?
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From:amysun
Date:June 27th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I am having a similar problem... I donated last week.
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From:aiela
Date:June 27th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
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I went to the community and clicked on "join" and then it sent me to a page to request an invite and then I suspect Ferrett approved it and now I'm in, so that might be a good way to get it to work.
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From:theferrett
Date:June 27th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
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You have to go to this link to accept the invite, thanks to LJ shenanigans. It's supposed to send an email, but it doesn't, at least not consistently.

(Plus, you didn't ask. I didn't wanna assume that you wanted in, as chihuahua-nervous was I am about my writing, so I only invite once asked. But I've gotten you on the list!)
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From:amysun
Date:June 27th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Thank you.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 28th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)

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Hi,

For those of us that don't like paypal and don't live in the U.S., is there a helpful credit card payment option?

Thanks,

Jarrad
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From:hayet
Date:June 28th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
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Hi there!

I donated $25 for you and am signed up for the write-a-thon myself, and would love to peek at the clarion_echo. Can I get in? :)
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From:theferrett
Date:June 28th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Sorry about that. What name did you donate under? I probably just didn't connect the names-to-dots properly...
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From:hayet
Date:June 28th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
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No...I'm just realizing I didn't actually *tell* you my name...*g*
It's Lesley Ashmore.
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From:sylphon
Date:June 28th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I donated to the very good cause but didn't get the invite. I imagine it's because I was a doofus and didn't include a note giving my LJ name :-)
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From:theferrett
Date:June 28th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Precisely what happened. Approved. Sorry! :)
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From:jerynn
Date:June 29th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
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I hereby join the ranks of the Order of Doof, as I also neglected to include my LJ id in the message bit. But then, it's late, I'm packing for a flight, yadda yadda... *more excuses* Anyway, can has in?

=^;^=
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From:jerynn
Date:June 29th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
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Oh, also, mein actual name is Shawn McCormick, just in case.
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