Thursday, February 20, 2014

Giveaway results! And a little request

Has it already been a week? It has! And as promised, here is the winner of Julie Daines' book Unraveled, A Tale of True Love. Thank you all who participated, and please, please, read this book. You'll love it!

Since there were only 10 entries, I used the old fashion method of strips of paper in a hat. Also, my assistant wanted to... assist, so I let him. Isn't he adorable? Who wouldn't let him help?

he almost fed the resulst to the dog, but then wanted to it instead

If you can read the name, props to you! If you can't here it is:
Yadira!!!!

Send me an email at yamile.s.mendez@gmail.com with your mailing address and I'll send you your book.

Thanks for participating!!!

One last thing before you all go:

A friend of mine has always wanted to write, and this is the year she will start, for real. The only thing is that she doesn't know how. I gave her some advice and shared how I started. One day, I found out about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It was already November 6th, so I had missed almost a week, but I started anyway and went ahead and wrote my first novel. That was six years ago. After that came a lot of self-teaching, reading every book about the craft I could get my hands on, and, my favorite, writers' conferences. 

Will you help me in giving her some advice? How did you start? What would you do differently if you could back in time?

See you next week!!!

3 comments:

Julie Daines said...

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the book.

My advice: I think reading really well-written books has been a big inspiration to me. Reading good story telling helps me understand how to apply the things I learn at conferences and in craft books.

Yadira said...

Thanks! I'm so excited!! Good luck to your friend I wish I could help but I'm struggling as I write this down right now :/. And yes your assistant is so adorable!

Bruce Luck said...

Tell your friend about WIFYR. I am sold on all you get out of the morning workshops. Its like a mini-MFA but in a week's time.