Monday, October 11, 2010

It's A NaNoWriMo!

The Mockingbird Book Emporium is eager to perpetuate the written word - even those that have yet to be written!  NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writer's Month and is in November.

What is NaNoWriMo?

Essentially, NaNoWriMo is the opportunity to write that novel you've always wanted to write! Everyone talks about that story, the one they've always intended to write but haven't the time.  NaNoWriMo is the chance to actually stop talking about doing it and just do it! This is the it - a whole month set aside where you are accountable for putting forth a story. 

I'm not good enough to write a book!

Now that's simply procrastination - an excuse to keep from actually getting to work.  So NaNoWriMo is going to blow that excuse out of the water!  NaNoWriMo doesn't judge your work by its quality - only by its QUANTITY.  You are invited to submit to the site daily or hourly with your word output.  You won't be judged on how well you write, only on how frequently you write.  So put aside that tired old excuse of "I'm not good enough!" and do something productive for yourself - Stop talking and start writing! 

Thinking of putting yourself to the test and doing it? Well, go here and look for the blue badge to make sure you're in the rest place. Can't have you using another excuse not to write, can we? lol

Friday, October 1, 2010

"Ten"-tilizing Event

"Let's get ready to rumble..."

The Mockingbird Book Emporium (19 N. 1st Street, Vincennes, Indiana) has invited ten of their closest friends and authors for a Book Social, a gathering of ten authors in one place to sign their books and greet their fans and talk to prospective new fans. In honor of October 10, 2010 (10/10/10) the Mockingbird Book Emporium will be hosting a decidedly unique book signing event from 12 p.m. (noon) - 8 p.m. where the spotlight will not be focused on one or two writers but a slew of word-slingers.  Of the ten authors in attendance, there will be:
  • J. Travis Grundon
  • Randy Benjamin
  • Molly Daniels
  • Brian Barnett
  • Jay Zimmer
  • David Boyer
  • Justin Brock-Jones
  • Jack Wilson
  • Rick Kelsheimer
  • Stephan Loy
Each author will be presenting and signing their published books/ebooks, discussing writing and the life of being a writer, and meeting and greeting fans and potential fans.  Raffles for free signed copies of books, store gift certificates, and other goodies will be held throughout the day in addition to being able to pick up some great books by some really great authors.  So hop in the car or decide to take a walk, just stroll on into the Mockingbird Book Emporium on October 10, 2010 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and meet some truly talented artists!