What’s Up…

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to fill you on in on what is happening in my writing world this coming week. Author interviews, guest bloggers and the winding down of the February Writing Challenge.

On Monday the 11th we will be having a guest blog post and the guest herself will be sticking around to answer and questions or comments that you may have!! Her blog is VERY popular and I am very excited that I was able to convince her to do a post for us!!

Later in the week, the writing challenge will be ending and I am very bummed that we don’t have any entrants yet. So fun and easy, maybe next time.

I will also be posting another author interview toward the end of the week and I love that!! I am always excited to hear from other author’s and what makes them tick and stuff. ha ha

One last thing, you may notice that when I make comments and posts, it may say from, “FRaPS: Family, Relationships and Personal Situations” …no worries, that is still me, but it is for my business (as my writing is for fun) and my company just expanded onto the internet and I will be blogging for them. I love WordPress, but I can’t seem to figure out how to have more than one identity at a time on here. Oh well. Either way it is still me that you are talking to. 😉

 

Author Interviews & Guest Bloggers…

You have all heard me ask questions on this and thanks to all of your help, I am making it happen. I have already done two author interviews that I will be sharing with all of you very soon and I have one other blogger that will be sharing an article with us.

I want to try to keep things interesting for everyone. I am very lucky to have such amazing fans/followers, whichever you prefer. So I figured that the key will be to keep all of you and not lose you due to boredom. So I will do my best to keep you all interested.

A writing blog has so many directions that it can take. It can post writings of a particular genre, or give writing tips, or tips on absolutely everything after you have done the writing. There are just so many. The one thing that I am excited about, is that I have interest in all of it. I don’t want to focus on just one direction; I want it all. Now ain’t that just like a woman? ha ha

Anyway, I hope you all stay happy and continue to give me feedback on what you like and maybe even what you don’t like, as long as you are nice and don’t make me cry. 🙂

 

February Writing Competition

(my apologies for sending this post right after the other one, but I will be away from my computer until tomorrow night. I wanted everyone to be ready for the two-week competition)

Valentine’s Day Writing Competition is under way! I want everyone to enter to win. It is free and it is for absolutely any genre. So easy and so much fun!! Show me what you got.

Rules: Please have it somehow be about Valentine’s Day in any form you would like. Keep writing to 1000 words or less. Post the story on your own blog or Facebook page, or wherever else you want it and then come here and write the title, genre and your link directly to the story. (If you do not have a blog or whatever, then please just post it in the comments, but not erotica please. As much as most of us enjoy that, my site isn’t restricted, so I wouldn’t want the younger ones to stumble onto it without warning.)

Take a few minutes to read through the stories and give a thumbs up to the ones that you would like to see win. You can “like” any of them, but only the “thumbs up” will count as actual votes.

This is for fun, but do also keep in mind that we are offering small cash prizes for the most votes. Poetry, romance, fiction, YA, erotica (with a warning in the title, genre and link comment) mystery, horror or absolutely anything you want. Just write something and tell us where to find it. I will do my best at spreading the word for all of you to help get as many votes as possible.

I won’t be near a computer until tomorrow night and I will be very excited to see who has participated!! Make me proud!!

I Was Nominated for Another Award – The Liebster Award!

Liebster Award

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Angela’s World of Writing (that is me) has been nominated for a Liebster Award by one of my amazing fans Luke Manion over at Blue 88 !!!

Thank you very much!!

I hope everyone takes a moment to appreciate each and every award they are nominated for and pays it forward to the next deserving blogger.

The rules are:

1) Post eleven facts about yourself.

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated.

3) Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post.

4) Go to their page and tell them.

5) Remember, no tag backs.

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Oh gosh, do you really want to know eleven things about me? I will try not to bore you to death. Ok, here goes nothing…

1)      I am turning the BIG 40 in May. Six months ago I was scared of it, but now I say, “Bring It ON!”

2)      I was a teen Mamma. J

3)      My goal is to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii with my hubby. (I have three years to make it happen!!!)

4)      My best friend and I are complete opposites in every single way and that makes me love her all the more!!

5)      I was born and raised in Maine and I will always keep this as my home. (I want to travel, but I don’t want to live where there are things that can kill me…poisonous snakes, scorpions or spiders. YIKES!!!)

6)      I started dating my “now” husband when I was 14yrs old. (Holy macaroni and cheese!!)

7)      I am addicted to water!!! I love it! Not the yucky flavored stuff either, straight from the well, country water!! (after my two to three cups of coffee in the am, of course)

8)      I was born to be rich and have a maid. I am not a fan of cooking or cleaning but yet, I love to eat and I love having a clean house. (But I would be so super nice to my maid…I really would. :-))

9)      My husband, my kids and I can sit around and laugh for hours. We are a pretty funny crew…a little crude, maybe, but funny just the same.

10)  I am not big on taking orders. I don’t mind suggestions though. Lol

11)  I would love to have a big house and have my kids live with me forever. With their own families, and with our maid of course.

 

And my nominations are:

http://stilettoadventures.blogspot.com/

http://viewfromabookshelf.wordpress.com/

http://jadventurous.wordpress.com/

http://christianvoicesbexhill.wordpress.com/

http://gateauxmaliniak.wordpress.com/

http://bloggedcharityfashionshow.com/

http://onewaytowonder.wordpress.com/

http://sheshoots-shescores.com/

http://daniellehale.wordpress.com/

http://stickyegg.com/

http://4mothers1blog.com/

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My questions, from my nominator: (Not the questions for you to answer…like I did…by mistake)

1) What hours of the day do you usually sleep? I try to be asleep by eleven at night and wake up anywhere between six and eight in the am.

2) If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Maine!!!

3) Who is your favorite actor/actress? Sandra Bullock

4) In your opinion, what would be the worst way to die? Fire, I am so scared of fire.

5) How many glasses of water do you drink daily? At least a million; no, seriously, maybe between 4 & 6 – 20oz bottles of water a day.

6) How many hours a day are you on social media sites? At least twelve. Dead serious. This is how I make a living.

7) What is your favorite zoo animal? Honestly, I have only been to the zoo once. It was when my kids were little and the female lion I thought was beautiful, until she saw my son. He was four and she wanted him…bad! He was hiding behind us while the zoo people tried to calm her down. They said that they had never seen her act like that. She wanted my baby!!!

8) What are your first memories? My grandmother in the hospital dying when I was like four. L

9) What was the name of your High School team mascot? RAM!!

10) Do you speak other languages besides English? Yes, it is called Mainer slang.

11) What is your favorite band? AC/DC

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(You are not even going to believe what I just did. I answered the wrong eleven questions. BLAH!! Oh well, I posted them below anyway. Read or delete – no sweat off of my back.)

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1) Who is your favorite author? Stephen King

2) What would you do if you found a wallet full of money and you knew who had lost it? Um, obviously drool over the money and then send a text to them letting them know I was holding it hostage. J

3) What would be the one wish that you’d possibly choose as your last one? Perfect health for my loved ones!!

4) Your favorite movie? Hmmm, there are so many. Any movie that makes me feel like I am going to pee my pants from laughing so hard would be my best.

5) Your favorite book? The one I am writing – The Will

6) Who is your favorite singer? Johnny Cash

7) Your favorite place? Jackman, Maine

8) Are you in favor of a dog or a cat…..or simply no pet at all? CATS!!!! Ha ha just kidding. In my house I have two BIG dogs, a husky/white wolf mix (Jasmine) and a boxer (Cooper) and we have three kitties, all black one, Tipsy (hubby’s cat), all black with white paws and a little white under her chin, long-haired, Himalayan look, Sophie (my baby) and a grey and black striped Maine Coon cat, Boots (my daughters baby). I love them all, but cats are just easier. J

9) If you and your friend were dying and you could save either one, who would you save? Well, that depends on which friend. Ha I would do the right thing. Oh, is that still not answering the question? Sorry, ya, ya I would save her.

10) What is it that you like to do when you are free? WRITE!!!!

11) Your favorite thing? (It could be anything ranging from money to food.) Money and food!! JK, I would probably have to say WRITING!!

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And now, my questions for the future award winners:

1)      Choose a movie title that would best describe your life:

2)      What was your most embarrassing moment?:

3)      Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall?:

4)      What is the one thing that you could tell us about yourself that would shock us to know?:

5)      What is the most unusual thing that has happened to you while on vacation?:

6)      What would you be willing to do for a million dollars?:

7)      What is your favorite genre of movies?:

8)      What is your favorite genre of books?:

9)      Are you a player or more of a long-term relationship type?:

10)  Kids or no kids?:

11)  What is your favorite thing to do in your down time?:

 

Thanks again to Luke at Blue 88 for the nomination…

And thanks to everyone who follows Angela’s World of Writing!

~~Angela~~

First Writing Challenge

Alright, so the thought of a writing challenge seemed to go over pretty well. I have been giving this some thought and I think I am ready to start it off. I have come up with some rules to make it fun and interesting that I think will make it fair for all.

Bare with me though, because when I say “I have given it some thought” that means that I have run a million ideas through my head and these are the ones that stood out. But they may not make sense once I put them in writing. lol So please let me know if I am writing gibberish and I will try to clarify.

For each challenge, I will pick either a topic or a genre and a word limit, then it will be up to you to write it and post it on your blog or wherever it is you want it and then come back here and in the “comment” section write the title and the link that will take them to the writing piece.

Everyone will be able to go through and check out all of the stories. But the challenge will be (and I haven’t completely come up with an easy way to do this yet) to see how many votes that you get. I don’t mean how many “likes” you get on your own site, but how many of your fans are willing to take the next step and come back here and give ME their vote for you. Does that make sense? I have a small reward that I will be offering up each month for the winner. And when I say small, I mean small. It is coming out of my own pocket here, so don’t get greedy.

We all love to read and write and that is why we are all here. So won’t it be nice to just have fun for a change? It will still give you great exposure, possibly earn you ten or twenty bucks or so, all while you are just playing.

How does this sound? Should we do it? Yes, YES!! Let’s Do It!!!!

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This contest will run from February 1st through February 28th, 2013.

Prize winners will be chosen by how many votes they get on here, not on your own site.

First challenge: Topic – Valentine’s Day

Genre: ANY (but please, if it contains adult content that may be offensive, mark it as such when you leave a comment to tell me where to find it. Thank you.)

Word Count:One thousand words or less.

 

Very Inspiring Bloggers Award

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Very Inspiring Bloggers Award

I was nominated for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award” on Saturday by fellow blogger at The Jenny Mac Blog and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Chelsea Brown for this award.

Thank you very much Chelsea, I truly appreciate this and I am paying it forward now.

Rules

1)   Display the award logo,

2)   Link back to the person who nominated you,

3)   State 7 things about yourself,

4)   Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

Alright, let me try to share seven things that you may not know about me, without scaring you all too badly. J

1)      The music that I listen to is as random as my writing. A great mix of multiple genres’.

2)      I very rarely remember my dreams, but I always fall asleep thinking about something new to write about.

3)      I have two children and raised one of my nieces and treat her as my own.

4)      Due to tragedies in my family, I fell into a depression which has actually helped my writing tremendously.

5)      I started dating my “now” husband when I was fourteen years old. J

6)      One of my brothers committed suicide when I was 18 years old.

7)      I am turning 40 in May!!!! YIKES!!!

Nominees

(In no particular order)

 

Fiverr – I chose Fiverr because of the amazing people I have met there, not to mention the income!!

Mommifried – I chose Crystal from Mommifried because she is a dear friend and an inspiration!! Super funny

Prayers for Cheyenne Rae  – Cheyenne Rae and her mom, Amy, have inspired me more than I could ever put into words.

Joyann8 – Joyce has been a huge inspiration to me on a personal level and we met through my personal blog, My Crazy Family Life.

Independence Chick  – Another personal inspiration.

Damian Trasler’s Secret Blog  – Another personal inspiration.

Creatrixblood – Claire has inspired me the most as far as continuing with my writing. Thank you Claire!!

Terrible Minds – Chuck is an excellent writer and I take all of his tips and tricks very seriously.

Imagineer Books – One of my newer inspirations.

Coastline Books – Another one of my newer inspirations.

Michelle Proulx – Another one of my newer inspirations.

Where Have All the Flowers – Another one of my newer inspirations.

Oprah – This is probably a no-brainer, but I have been inspired by Oprah since I was a child.

Cell War Notebooks – Julie’s amazing story is so heart-felt and inspiring.

I am Charm – Charm is an inspiration to everyone that has ever read her blog.

 

Congratulations to all of my nominees!!!

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Guest Bloggers…

Good morning everyone! I have a question for you all and I don’t want anyone to laugh at me, BUT, when you are asked to be a guest blogger on someone else s blog with no “topic”, per say, what on earth do you write about?

Some blogs have pretty specific reasons for inviting you, but others?? What does an elderly person write on a mommy blog? Or a disabled person write on a hiking blog? These questions just keep running through me and I know that I shouldn’t even be worrying about stuff like this, and I don’t “worry”, I just think about.

Do they give you topic choices? Is there a rule of thumb to go by if they don’t? I am just curious. I had someone telling me that she was going to invite me to be a guest blogger on her site…but I have no idea what her blog is about. So I just want to be prepared just in case it is something I am not familiar with.

Thank you for all of your input. 🙂