Thursday, February 17, 2011

Writer's Block, Twittering & More Magical Musings

Just launched! The Austen Authors now have a story board for posting excerpts, novellas and short stories, and it's called The Writer's Block. Many of the offerings are, of course, Austen-related, but there are places for those of us to contribute tidbits of our other novels as well. I've never posted on fiction boards of any kind before, so this is a new venture for me -- and a fun one, too.

Another new venture -- having just completed our second week out of thirteen -- is the Austen Twitter Project, which is a hoot! It's a collaborative effort between Austen lovers from around the globe (anyone can participate, btw, it's not restricted to published authors), during which we're writing in real Twitter time a story called "The Ball at Pemberley." Each participant tweets the next lines in the tale during a set time slot every Tuesday. You can follow the meandering -- and often hilarious -- story with the #A4T hashtag and, also, every Sunday on the Austen Authors blog, the new transcript of the week will be up. (Here is part one.) Sign up for a slot and join us, if you'd like!

Finally, I get a to have double the fun at Magical Musings this week. Today, I'm interviewing debut historical women's fiction author Kristina McMorris (and she's giving away a copy of her fab novel, Letters from Home). And, tomorrow, I've got book giveaways and great romantic moments from three wonderful romance authors and friends: Robin Kaye, Laura Moore and Tina Radcliffe. Very excited to get to share these with all of you!

Hope everyone has been having a lovely Valentine's Week ;).


Edie Ramer said...

I'm looking forward to your blog tomorrow. It sounds like fun.

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Edie!!
And I'm sending you some virtual tea and/or wine...cookies and/or chocolate...until we can celebrate with the real stuff in person ;).

Caryn Caldwell said...

Aha! I wondered what all those Tweets were. I saw they were Austenesque, but didn't know the details. Fun!

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Caryn! Considering my ability to understand the ins and outs of Twitter is less advanced than the average 4-year-old, I'm surprised myself at how much fun I've been having with it ;).

Robin said...

Loved your post at Magical Musings, Marilyn! Hope you had a nice weekend! Happy Monday!

Marilyn Brant said...

Robin, thank you! Our weekend was a bit challenging (our son got quite sick, but he's on the mend now, thank goodness). Hope yours was relaxing and fun!!