Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Crusader Quiz

This is not the kind that forces conversions, I swear.

You may have noticed the “I’m a Crusader” badge my sidebar. Rachael Harrie Rachael Harrie created a “Writer’s Platform-Building Crusade” as a way for writers to connect. Last year, her first one had 60+ members. This year, it became so popular that she closed it after 200+ members. We’ve been subdivided into category/genre groups. I’m in YA Fantasy 7B.

With so many members, it’s hard to get to know everyone. Bloggers have been coming up with various ways: challenges, a Yahoo group, and so on.

I already knew J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer before the crusade. Here’s her profile description:

Rabid writer, aspiring author. Also bookworm, kung fu fighter, teacher, gourmand, slave to three dogs, child at heart, dreamer.

She has started a feature on her blog to help us get to know one another called the Crusader Quiz .

Please visit her BLOG so she’s not sorry she chose me as her first interviewee. And please follow J.C. too!

Fellow crusaders,

how are you connecting

with other crusaders?


  1. Heading right over! I'm taking J.C.'s quiz in April. :)

  2. I'm headed over to read more ...

  3. I'm not a crusader, but I'm headed over to read your interview.

  4. I read your interview. Congrats on your accomplishments. I did submit a children's story to a subsidy publisher and it was accepted. Only to find out that it was very $$$$$ upfront. Now, I am on a mission to look for an agent.
    Any suggestions?

  5. Will be droppiing over to support both fellow Crusaders.

  6. Interesting! It is hard sometimes to connect with other bloggers just because we all live in different parts of the world; it's too bad there aren't more blogger conventions or something that we could all meet in person. But at least there is stuff like the Crusaders and the Crusader quiz to keep us connected. :)

  7. Wah. I couldn't join. Maybe next time. But I'll still read your interview. =)

  8. Er... being a non-crusader type wombat, may I still wave a big hello and howdy?

    Take care

  9. @ Susan, thanks. I'll look for your April quiz.

    @ Joanne, thank you!

    @ Carol, you don't have to be a crusader. Thanks for checking it out.

    @ Choices, if you have an offer, I'd contact agents who seem like they're a good fit for what you do. Check Query Tracker online or Writer's Digest Guide for Writers and Illustrators for a list of agents.

    But remember, the less you get up front, the less pressure for your book to make back your advance. It will be easier for the pub co to make a profit. And if you make back your advance, they'll be more willing to take another book, probably for more $.

    @ Ann, that's great. Thanks!

    @ Bossy Betty, thank you for visiting.

    @ Neurotic Workaholic, that would be great. There's BlogHer, but I don't know if they have a writers' one.

    @ Tara, it got so big it was closed. I should've mentioned that. Hope you get join next year.

    @ Old Kitty, just because you're not a crusader, I'm not putting you in the wombat category!

    @ J.L., thanks!

    @ Talli, thank you!

  10. Theresa,
    Thanks for the information. It is very helpful. Through, my research I have found some books that will be helpful as well.

  11. I didn't sign up because I just have too much on my plate right now - but I'm enjoying all these posts anyway! :)

  12. Ooh..I need to look at these. I am behind on things while on vacation.

    Also, I'm passing the Stylish Blogger Award your way. You can check out the details here.

  13. hello Everyone,

    Most of you are experienced writers yourself, I am a newbie and intend to make it big one day.

    I am working on my first work these days and started blogging too.

    I am hosting a Flash Fiction Challenge on my blog. Please do visit the same and take part in it. The link is here http://becomingprince.blogspot.com/2011/03/series-of-unfortunate-events-challenge.html

    And dear James Baldwin, sorry that I am using your comments space to tell about this contest. Just want to reach out authors and writers.

    with warm regards
    Abhishek Boinapalli

  14. @ The Golden Eagle, thanks!

    @ Christina, thank you!

    @ Choices, there's so much good info out there. Good luck! By the way, I came across this post you might find helpful: http://www.thewritingnut.com/tcbwg/march-5-2011-8th-meetup-write-smashing-query-letter/

    @ Jemi, it is a lot of work. My follower list exploded in those first few days. If you were busy, you made a good choice!

    @ Have Mercy!, thank you for passing on the award. I'll check it out.

    @ Rachel, thanks!

    @ AllMyPosts, I don't participate in too many challenges, but I'll check it out. Good luck with your writing!

  15. The best writing snack is totally coffee. It's like my writing security blanket.

  16. @ Deniz, thank you!

    @ Missed Periods, best snack! Nice to know someone agrees.

  17. I try to stop by and visit everyone's blogs from time to time when I can in the week. It is a process.

  18. @ Regina, it's not easy, is it? Thanks for stopping by!