Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Pic’s: Ok, no pictures today, contest, giveaways, blogfest and a new magazine.

In order of dates:

Steph is having a 550 followers contest through Nov. 7, 2010. Please note; her site is 18 & older.

Kristal Staff is having a banner giveaway through Nov. 9, 2010

Blog Jog Day. Last may this event had over 3,000 hits. If you want a straight forward and supportive fest, this is it. Blog Jog Day is Nov. 21, 2010.

Jessica Bell is having a 400 follower giveaway through Dec. 2, 2010

Jennifer Daiker is having a thousand follower giveaway until she reaches a 1,000 followers. She is currently at 948 followers.

A new Sci-Fi Magazine is now up and running for all my sci-fi writer friends and fans of the genre. Here’s the link. scifishortstory.com.

NEW, JUST FOUND OUT: Jo-Jo is having a blog 2 year anniversary contest with awesome prizes. Head on over. It runs through Nov. 19, 2010.

Last but not least and out of order as far as dates go. If you take a peak, I am about to make my edits goal for the week. I have 12 chapters to go in my search for ‘ly’ and ‘ing’ words. Once complete and off to my editor it will be time to add two or three paragraphs to my first chapter. The goal is to introduce a character that my heroine can interact with to give the reader a better sense of who she is. This character will live briefly in chapter one. So, why not run a contest?

If you would like me to use your name, or a name you invent, add it to the comments section here. (I will not use your name just because you left a comment, you must say you want me to use it.) Both first and last name please. Leave me your email. Follow my blog. On Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, I will put all the names in a hat and draw one. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, I will announce the winner and send the winner an email. The name selected will be the characters name in chapter one. It can be either sex. Any nationality but not silly. This character is a musician and a college student.

I will mention you in the credits section of my book and when ‘The Treasures of Carmelidrium,’ is published on kindle in December 2010, I will give you a voucher for a free e-copy.

I hope you are excited about that.

Go ahead, leave a comment.

42 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Oh! Cool! Thanks for the plug! :o) yeah, go ahead, use my name, well a made up name: Er ... you can use my middle name 'Carmen', as the first, and as the surname ... hmm ... let's see. How does 'Black', sound? :o)

N. R. Williams said...

Most excellent Jessica. Carmen Black...pianist extraordinaire.
NR

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I announced the Fantastic Fridays Writers today - five fantasy-science fiction authors who post on related topics every other Friday.

Joanne said...

A whole latte good things going on over here. The Blog Jog sounds interesting, I'm off to check it out. Happy Friday to you :)

Jules said...

I'll check out some of the links. Names..you can use mine "JD (Jules) Southerly." Sorry the last name I made up :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

I will stop by and take a peak Alex.

Joanne, the thing I like about the Blog Jog is that it is following on a specific day without the need of posting a specific topic. My Nov. is too busy for that.

I like Jules. No need to use a real name. Now I have two suggestions. Jules Southerly and Carmen Black.

Thank you all for leaving a comment.
NR

Elizabeth Mueller said...

What a wonderful idea. I love this! The first name that comes to mind is Shara Hopkins for some odd reason. Don't know why. :)

Have fun with your first contest ever, I think it's great! <3

N. R. Williams said...

Why thank you oodles Elizabeth. Adding sweet Shara Hopkins to the list so far.

Carmen Black, Jules Southerly and Shara Hopkins.
Excellent.
NR

Mary said...

Don't have any names for you and I'm sorry about that! :(
Lots of great information here so I will revisit after carpool. es, I know I'm too old for this stuff.

Patricia A. Timms said...

Nancy, you have so many fun things going on and yay for sharing with all of us.

Good luck on finding the perfect name. It will be interesting to find out what you've come up with.

Pk Hrezo said...

Thanks for the rundown of events!

How about "Megan O'Hagan." Irish exchange student who plays acoustic guitar.

pakazo77@gmail.com

N. R. Williams said...

Hey Mary and Patricia, I like to help. It's the alternate lifestyle that I never learned I had as a teacher.

PK, Megan O'Hagan is added to the list. But the character is a pianist since my heroine is a flutist. They share the stage sometimes. But, that part won't be in the book.

So, we now have four names in the running.
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins and Megan O'Hagan.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I sat here looking at the post comment area for a while now hoping a name would come to me. It hasn’t. Who would have thought it would be so hard.

Simon Kewin said...

Thanks for that - a bunch of invaluable links.

N. R. Williams said...

Sometimes it is very difficult to think of a name. You can always come back and comment later Holly.

You're welcome Simon.

Thank you both for leaving a comment.
NR

J. D. Brown said...

Hey Nancy, I just wanted to stop by and check out your blog because you are the first to visit all of ours at Fantastic Friday Writers! Thanks!

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome J.D. it's nice to make new friends.
NR

Patti Struble said...

Well, I am going with the pianist angle and I'll throw in: Ivory Dane.
Patti

Sondrae Bennett said...

What a fun idea!

Sondrae Bennett said...

Sorry posted before I was finished. Hmmm a college student musician...what about Natasha Thomas. Such a fun contest! Hopefully you find the perfect name

Lydia Kang said...

This is fun.
How about Layla Nesbitt?

Talei said...

Glad idea for contest, I can't of a new name right now but I actually love the Carmen Black and Layla Nesbitt names already suggested!! ;)

Thanks so much for popping by my blog too. Have a lovely weekend!

N. R. Williams said...

Wow, great suggestions all. Thank you Patti, Sondrae and Lydia. The list is getting longer.

So far we have:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas and Layla Nesbitt.
Thank you everyone.
NR

Stephen Tremp said...

How about Schmedly Nerdlinger and Rocky McToughnut? You just have to figure out who will be the protagonist and who will be the antagonist.

erica and christy said...

Feel free to use my name - Erica Lynn. Or my sister's - Stephanie Leigh. Actually, I think I like Steph's better as a fantasy name.

gideon 86 said...

N. R.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your contest! How cool of you. This is so unique and fun. I would love to enter. My character is exotic from the West Indies. Her name. Ebony Baldwyn. Thanks for the info on the other contests.
My email: mculi@aol.com

Michael

N. R. Williams said...

Talei, thanks for dropping by and adding your two cents for Carmen Black and Layla Nesbitt. They are both great names.

Stephen, I have to confess that I'm not sure about these two names. Schmedly Nerdlinger and Rocky McToughnut. Neither seems the type to be in college as a music major. But, in the spirit of the contest I will be open.

Erica, I like your name and your sisters, thank you for suggesting them. Erica Lynn. Or my sister's - Stephanie Leigh.

Gideon, I'm glad you like my contest. Wet Indies huh...interesting idea. Ebony Baldwyn is on the list.

Here's the list so far:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, and Ebony Baldwyn.

Thank you everyone.
NR

kobico said...

I really want to shout "use my name!" but people have pronunciation problems with Rei (and I'm not so sure I want to be killed off in the first chapter!). Alas, I see that Ebony and Ivory are both already taken.

Hmm... nerdy piano player college student... okay, my entry is Lin Xiao (which I admit is the inverse of the translation of my family name to Mandarin).

N. R. Williams said...

Very nice Kobico. I like it. Lin Xiao.

This brings us to the following list. (Remember, if I think it is silly, and even I've got you listed in the list, I probably won't put the name in the drawing.) And I am not talking about Kobico's nomination. I like this.

Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn and Lin Xiao.

NR

DominicSFF said...

Hi ... what fun, and thanks for all the links.

Nearly all the names are female! (with the sole exceptions of Messrs Nerdlinger and McToughnut, who appear to have tongues firmly pressed to cheeks). So, I'd better stick up for the artistic souls that bear my gender, wherever they are! How about Benjamin de Fourre? (with acute accent on the last e maybe?) We would have called our son Benjamin if we hadn't had two daughters instead (!) and I translated my surname from its portuguese origins into French, via English of course. Not that I'm narcissistic or anything.
:D om

N. R. Williams said...

Welcome to my blog Dominic. A mighty fine name is that. So funny in a way, since all the characters in the alternate world speak French. Of course, it it written in English. I will add your fabulous name to the list. Thank you for coming by and contributing.

List so far:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn, Lin Xiao and Benjamin de Fourre.

NR

The Golden Eagle said...

Great links!

Hmmm . . . the name I use (TGE) wouldn't work so well for a character, obviously, so I'll enter the name Hester Jackson. Nationality: Mexican.

My email: eaglesblogspotmail@gmail.com

DominicSFF said...

Hi Nancy, thanks for dropping by and adding my suggestion to your list :D
I wanted to say that Tolkein is an absolute inspiration. I have read LotR at least 8 times and despite (because?) his story telling breaking all the 'rules', I believe he is unparallelled.

N. R. Williams said...

Great suggestion Golden. I will add Hector to my list.

You are absolutely right Dominic. Love Tolkien and I have to say the I also love all the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis too. They knew each other and were friends.

List so far:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn, Lin Xiao, Benjamin de Fourre and Hester Jackson.

Thanks to everyone.
NR

Steph said...

What a fun idea - Ii am stumped. Steph

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment Steph. I do appreciate it.
NR.

L'Aussie said...

Hey N R, thanks for all the blog links. Hmm. Name for musican/college student. Here's mine - Christian Risko. Like it? Hope it fits the image in your head..:)

L'Aussie said...

Ooh, I forgotted. My email, in case you do like my choice of Christian Risko is:

den.covey@gmail.com

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

hi there, I read about your contest in your comment @ WOW - lovely suggestions of names you've got already!! Allow me to add my little grain of salt.... how about Nina Gogs...catchy? I'll tell you the origin of it via email if you are interested ;)
wwww.castazero.blogspot.com

N. R. Williams said...

Thank y L'Aussie. I've added Christian Risko to the list.

OJ, welcome to my blog and thank you for adding your name choice to the list. Nina Gogs. I'm always interested in the origins.

Here's the updated list so far:
Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn, Lin Xiao, Benjamin de Fourre, Hester Jackson, Christian Risko and Nina Gogs.

I'm having fun!
NR

Holly Ruggiero said...

Hunter Johnson

N. R. Williams said...

Nice Holly, I'll add it to my list.

Carmen Black, Jules Southerly, Shara Hopkins, Megan O'Hagan, Ivory Dane, Natasha Thomas, Layla Nesbitt, Schmedly Nerdlinger, Rocky McToughnut, Erica Lynn, Stephanie Leigh, Ebony Baldwyn, Lin Xiao, Benjamin de Fourre, Hester Jackson, Christian Risko, Nina Gogs and Hunter Johnson.

This is a great list. Keep adding to it everyone. NR.