NaNoWriMo Rallying: Meet the Participants

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Welcome to the start of The Frog Blog’s NaNoWriMo Rallying! This is a series of blog posts hosted by yours truly to bring exposure, motivation, and fun to the crazy novel-writing month that is November. From here on, we will have a series of short interviews, updates on everyone’s progress on NaNo, and maybe a few glasses of wine along the way. Fancy joining? We’re always open. Check out the post here and drop me an e-mail!

Let’s start by meeting the participants who are doing this crazy task of 50k words in one month!

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Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Death Reflection by April Parr

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Please take the time to consider voting for Death Reflection by April_Parr for Wattys2014.

From the author: Death Reflection mixes fairies and demons into a dystopic future. If you’re tired of Hunger Games clones when it comes to dystopian novels, I ask that you give my story a shot and please vote if you enjoy it. I look forward to hearing from amazing new readers!

Genre: Fantasy

Edward R. Murrow once said, “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” In 2330, these words become a fulfilled prophecy. Dahlia Wilde lives in a world ruled by a corrupted government that has taken religion from the people and turned it into a twisted controlling mechanism. Forced to contend with demons, genetic monstrosities, and the discovery that she is as inhuman as the creature directing the government, Dahlia takes on a journey to topple this twisted regime and free the people. But she must first escape the iron grip of a demon vying for her very soul.

If you think this story, free to read on Wattpad, is worth a vote, please share the linked posts on Twitter and on Facebook, with the link and #Watty2014, to give April a chance.

 

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Pitch Black by Elise Noble

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Please take the time to consider voting for Pitch Black by EliseNoble for Wattys2014.

Genre: General fiction/Romance

Ash is a girl on the run.  From who?  Not even she knows.  Ending up in England, in a dead end job in a sleepy country village, she can’t see a way out of her predicament.

Luke lives the perfect life, or at least that’s how it looks. He’s hot, he’s rich, but he’s far from happy.  He’s buckling under the strain of a dysfunctional family and a job that’s lost its lustre.  All he wants is a little excitement in his life, but doesn’t know how to get it.

When they meet, sparks fly, but will they end up helping each other or hurting each other?

Throw in a stroppy teenager, a personal assistant who thinks he rules the world and the small matter of a kidnapping, and there’s only one direction things are going to go…

If you think this story, free to read on Wattpad, is worth a vote, please share the linked posts on Twitter and on Facebook, with the link and #Watty2014, to give Elise a chance.

 

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris

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Please take the time to consider voting for When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris for Wattys2014.

From the author:

Whenever I write a novel, I write with an ideal girl in mind. For When You Feel Beautiful, the girl that I hope will love this story doesn’t love herself. She may not love how she looks or love who she is. This girl will probably suffer from depression and wants the pain to end. This girl will be a bully victim. This is the girl I’m trying to reach with this story. Votes would greatly increase my novel’s chances of winning a Watty award. I want to win for me, but I mostly want to win for the girls I’m trying to reach. Winning a Watty would put my novel in a position where it has the best chance of reaching as many girls as possible. I’d appreciate any and all votes.

Genre: Paranormal

Fifteen-year-old Jenny Ballena isn’t new to Valley, California, but she’ll soon be new to Valley High. When Jenny’s rebellious neighbor and soon-to-be fellow high school peer, Melissa Martinez, invites her to an unsupervised pool party, Jenny quickly rejects the invite. Her first love is swimming, but is swimming really worth revealing her darkest secret?

To avoid being laughed at, Jenny decides not to go to the party.

Besides, Nina Ballena, Jenny’s mother would never allow her to attend a party without any adults. Or so Jenny thought. Melissa pressures Jenny into going along with her plan: Jenny must lie to her own mother. Her gut instinct screams a warning: perpetuating this lie will only make things worse.

Things only become worse when Jenny runs afoul of Samara Cherriton, the redheaded unspoken leader of a vicious gang of boys.

Life for Jenny takes an even more disastrous turn when a girl she wishes were beautiful reveals her secret on the first day of school.

The girl in her mirror.

Jenny eventually meets her mysterious and charming neighbor, Miguel. For his sake, Jenny must learn to love herself. Will Jenny ever gaze into the mirror and love what she sees? Winning Valley High’s annual Karina Lopez Brain Bee may be her only shot at loving the girl in the mirror.

But winning won’t be easy.

Two-time Brain Bee Champion, Sunshine Wiggins, is rumored to be a genius among her peers. Not only that, but in the Brain Bee’s twenty-three year history, NO SOPHOMORE has ever raised the trophy. Some say it’s the Sophomore Curse.

Before Jenny decides to beat Sunshine Wiggins, she decides to join her. The reason?
Revenge.

If you think this story, free to read on Wattpad, is worth a vote, please share the linked posts on Twitter and on Facebook, with the link and #Watty2014, to give this story a chance.

 

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: A Collection of Works by Rosaimee

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Please take the time to consider voting for Poems from the Tower and Ardith (in English and Spanish) by Rosaimee for Wattys2014.

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I used to write poetry a long time ago. Poems from the Tower is compendium of dreams of love, sorrow and despair. Fantasy and reality converge in these verses to create this collection of poetry, in my attempt to purge away some feelings.

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“Kuro: A Land in Eternal Night: Episode 1: A Vanished Goddess by Michael Limjoco

The self-published Watty Awards 2013 finalist in Science Fiction and Fantasy and previously-featured novel Kuro: A Land in Eternal Night by esteemed Wattpad writer and help guru Michael Limjoco is now available on Amazon US and UK free on October 22-23.

With over 1.5 million reads on Wattpad in less than a year and ranked #1 in both Science Fiction and Fantasy on Wattpad’s What’s Hot List, this book has enchanted millions of readers around the world.

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Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky

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Please take the time to consider voting for The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky for Wattys2014.

Genre: New adult

This is a book I’m reading free on Wattpad and it’s an entertaining and enthralling tale of a young man working his way back in life when his heart is broken. With witty dialogue, characters whom you love to hate, and a sympathetic protagonist, it’s a highly recommended read.

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