Be My Guest!

Hey there writercize fans -

I'm curious to know what gets you going when it's time to write!  I'm offering up a guest post every Friday beginning in October to anyone interested.  I will continue to post my writercizes Mon - Thurs, but I'd love to get this community chatting about what helps you write.  Consider this your official, heartfelt invite.

Here's the catch - you need to send it to me in writercize format.  Meaning, give a brief intro to your blog, set up a story about the writercize you've selected, offer the writercize in a simple instructional format, and give your own writercize a whirl.

I'll try it too as the first comment, and then invite my readers to try out your exercise and visit your blog!

If you're interested in a guest spot, leave a comment here or send me an e-mail at alanagwrites(at)gmail(dot)com.

Available dates for 2011:
Oct. 7 - Beth Grace Word Nerd Speaks
Oct. 28 - Dawn M. Hamsher The Write Soil
Nov. 4 - Brianna Renshaw Pocketful of Playdough
Nov. 11 - Gene Pool Diva
Nov. 25 - no guest post - Thanksgiving holiday - low readership
Dec. 9
Dec. 16 - Mike Miller Miller Writes


  1. Alana,
    I would like to do this. Can I sign up for Oct. 28?

    The Write Soil

  2. Hooray! Yes, Oct. 28 is all yours. Updated above.

  3. I'd love to lead a writercize! Do I apply for the guest post by sending a sample writercize? Or do I just ask to sign up?

  4. Brianna - just ask! Tell me the day to reserve it, then send me your post a couple of days in advance via e-mail. So glad that you are interested!

  5. Sounds fun. Want to sacrifice November 11 to a newbie?
    I'm over at www.genepooldiva.com

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  7. I asked for October 21st, but then thought that somebody has to break the ice and go first, so I'll take October 7th to get the ball rolling. :O)

  8. Yes. Oct. 7 is all yours Beth! Thanks for getting it going! :)

  9. I'd like to be counted in. Can I do November 18 th? I usually write creative nonfiction or memoir and am having a picture book come out in winter 2012. Am I suitable?

  10. Clarbojahn - Would love to have you! Nov. 18 is all yours!

  11. Ok Alana, you're approving everyone who asks, but I'm not a woman! Still extending the invite? I'll sit back and watch for a while (as is my wont), but I'll take Dec 16th (my birthday) if that's ok? Perhaps (maybe) I'll post a writercize about parenthesis (lol)!

  12. Mike - Your birthday is all yours! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :) LOL about the parentheses. And, I heartily welcome men to post, so feel free to spread the word.

  13. Guess I'd better choose a different topic, considering that I apparently misspelled parentheses! But thanks. I can't wait to see what in the world I come up with either!

  14. Hi, I'd like to sign up for Dec. 2nd... Please reserve this date for me. :) :)

  15. Hi Jade - done! Love your site. I look forward to your writercize. :)


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