Books and Jewelry Giveaway

To celebrate reaching 300 subscribers on YouTube, I’m giving away jewelry and books! To enter the giveaway, comment directly on my video with (1) what video(s) you’d like to see in the future and (2) what prize you’d like to win! Watch the video to see the prizes in store for you. Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 7 at midnight Eastern Time.

 

 

PROJECT FOR AWESOME: Vote for NaNoWriMo

Help NaNoWriMo get the funding it needs just by voting! Yes, you heard correctly – no need to register, log in, give personal info, or even donate. Voting is all we need to give NaNoWriMo the chance to have some of the funds raised during this year’s Project for Awesome.

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Watch my video to see what Project for Awesome is, why NaNoWriMo deserves funding, what the money will be used for, and a special guest appearance by outstanding Let’s Play YouTuber Veriax!

Watch and vote for my video: http://www.projectforawesome.com/watch?v=9JwtRGRZEPg

Watch and vote for all NaNo videos: http://www.projectforawesome.com/?search=nanowrimo

Thanks for supporting this worthy cause!

Book Cover Design: Writer’s Edge Live Broadcast

Catch the Writer’s Edge LIVE book cover design panel discussion tonight, Thursday, October 19 at 10 p.m. EST with26813854 Joshua RobertsonBeth HammondLK ScottHeidi Angell-Author, and me! During this discussion, topics will include:

  • How much money should you spend on book cover design?
  • Where can you find resources?
  • What are industry standards for covers in different genres?
  • Lots more!

I’m really looking forward to this particular discussion because covers are so important to me. The cover for Anatomy of a Darkened Heart was a labor of love that was worth every bit of pickiness, and I’m very happy with Locke and Keye‘s cover too. Cover reveal for that coming soon!

Click here for The Writer’s Edge YouTube channel. Hope to see you there!

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GIVEAWAY: ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART is One Year Old!

WOW, I can’t believe that Anatomy of a Darkened Heart is now a year old! What better way to celebrate and thank you all for your incredible support than to have a Kindle book copy giveaway? Watch my video below for details (really easy to enter the giveaway) and for all the massive thanks you deserve.

Guest on The Writer’s Edge!

On Thursday, September 15 at 10 p.m. EST, yours truly is going to be a guest on The Writer’s Edge live discussion panel! We’ll discuss all the different publishing tracks in depth: traditional, indie, and self-pub. Not sure which is right for you? Come join us for this discussion and get a better idea what might suit you and your work best!

Click here for The Writer’s Edge YouTube channel. See you there!

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Video Summary: Writer Gaming and All About the Reading Tag

What videos did I put up this week? I have two for you!

I was tagged to do the “All About the Reading” tag, which was very fun. What do I hate in a book? When I read, do I care most about characters, plots, or a beautiful writing style? What about a favorite quote? All those questions and more are answered in this video!

As you probably already saw all over my social media, I’m so excited to have worked out the issues I was having with recording my gaming, and now the first ever episode of my Writer Gaming series is up. Thus begins our adventure into American McGee’s Alice and our discussions about dark books, writing, and all things Alice!

Gaming and Chat This Weekend!

It’s been too long since I’ve posted and I’m not happy about it. You know when you have a week so overwhelming and seemingly never ending that you feel you might go crazy? I had three of those in a row. Being that I’ve now gone totally mad, I thought I might appropriately play American McGee’s Alice, one of my favorite dark video games ever.

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This game is one of many iterations of Alice in Wonderland and it had a huge impact on my writing. In fact it helped develop my taste for dark fiction in general.

This weekend I’m going to start my chatty playthrough of Alice on YouTube with lots of funnes, book talk, writing talk, and more. I’m so excited about it, and I hope you’ll join me in this fun venture! I think you’ll like it. 😉

Double Giveaway Winners Announcement!

It’s time to announce the winners of my YouTube 100-subscriber milestone double giveaway! Chosen by random.org from those who followed me and tagged friends who also followed me, the winners are… ::drumroll::
 
J.D. Estrada for the Whitestone prize
Crystal Sell for the Hinsley prize
 
Congratulations!!!  
 
And thank you EVERYONE for participating! I will have another big giveaway for every hundred-subscriber milestone I hit on YouTube.
 
As a reminder, here’s what these two lovely peeps won:
THE WHITESTONE PRIZE:
– Paperback copy of ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART (signed, customized, gift wrapped)
– Keep Calm and Read On bookmark
– $20 Amazon gift card
 
THE HINSLEY PRIZE
– Kindle copy of ANATOMY OF A DARKENED HEART
– Choice of THE CREATIVE WRITER’S NOTEBOOK or THE WORD MUSEUM
– $10 Amazon gift card

LIVE MARKETING PANEL TONIGHT!

Tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Go Indie Now is having another LIVE discussion panel with fantastic authors – and me!We’re going to discuss how to build an audience and marketing for authors and those in the publishing industry. We already have some questions via Twitter using the hashtag #GoIndieNowLive, so be sure to tweet yours as well! Each of these authors has a different specialty, and there’s a lot of advice and insight to share.

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Here’s my video announcement of the event. Join us on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/JoeCompton73/live) or on Google+ (http://plus.google.com/events/ct9scmlj07o3p78u1pi1e735tkk). I hope you can make it!