The Great ‘Gossiping With Dragons’ Blogoversary + Giveaway11:00
I have something to share with you. Today is Gossiping with Dragons’ first blogoversary. Happy birthday to my little blog! What a year it has been too. I’ve met some amazing blogging friends, written many, many posts, and grown a lot as a writer and a blogger. A big thank you goes out to all of you who read my blog. You guys are awesome. Without you guys reading my blog, commenting on my posts, and getting involved in the little community we’re building here, I wouldn’t have got this far. So a big thanks to you all for making this the best blogging year ever. Here's a little celebratory video for you.
To celebrate, I’ve firstly launched a brand new blog design (did you notice? Did you?) Many thanks to Sophie @The Techno Maid, for the awesome design and Charlotte for drawing the amazing artworks for The Techno Maid’s designs, such as this amazing. These two are in the middle of setting up a blog design shop, so if you like what you see, you should definitely keep an eye out for their grand opening.
As well as giving Gossiping With Dragons a facelift, I also think it’s time to thank you guys properly for all your support. So I’m hosting a giveaway. Exciting! Being that this blog is about writing and for writers, I wanted to give you prizes connected to writing and blogging. So for this giveaway I am offering:
One full manuscript reader’s report
This critique looks at the big picture; the overall impression of the book and its strengths and weaknesses. It will also include any large issues noticed during the reading of the book. It is not a line edit and does not include proofreading either. It focuses solely on the larger issues and will let you know my impression of it as a reader as well.
One ten page critique
This critique looks at structure. It’s not a proofread but works through the pages looking at the content and giving specific editing advice. These ten pages can be from anywhere in the book, but if you win and you give me some pages from the back end of the book, be sure to let me know any relevant plot information before I dive in!
One custom header design from The Techno Maid
The Techno Maid has kindly offered up the amazing prize of a free custom blog header. If you love my header (and I really hope you do), then you should definitely enter to have a chance of winning your own.
In case you’re wondering about my editing credentials, I’m in the final six months of a university degree in writing, editing and publishing. I’ve also been writing seriously for seven years, having drafted at least eighteen books, and I’ve been reading great fiction for much longer than that. I have a pretty good idea of what makes a great story, and I’d love to be able to help you with yours.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Are you joining in with my giveaway? How long has your blog being going? Got any funny blogging stories to share?