Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Programming –

I’m proud to say that I’ve joined the Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign. I discovered this gem through Vernieda’s awesome blog over here, and I’m extremely excited to join the fun.

Participating in the following campaigns:

  • Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Beginning Bloggers

To be honest, I’m a little fuzzy on what age I write for. Awful, I know! Bad writer. Bad platforming-building writer.

So there are a lot of children and teenagers in my work, but I don’t think of myself as writing for a specifically YA audience. At the same time, I would be perfectly happy if my stories did end up in the YA bracket.Β I’m pretty sure my themes are too dark for children, but, um, Ender’s Game is supposedly a children’s book. And Coraline still scares the crap out of me.Β So who knows.

I plan to figure this out, hopefully some time this century, but in the meantime let’s haveΒ some dystopian/post-apocalyptic/fantasy/science fiction/horror/beginning blogger fun!

Look, I even brought cute rodents in teacups! D’awww.

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  1. Yay! How cool that you joined up! \o/

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    • Also, it occurred to me that I probably should have joined the horror campaign too. Seeing as my WIP’s about blood-drinking witches and the exorcists who love them. Oops!

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      • Horror tends to creep up on you. (Usually in the form of creepy dead children.) I wouldn’t have classified myself as a horror writer even a couple weeks ago, but recently I’ve been ruminating on the fact that a major WIP is about a haunted castle full of little girl ghosts. Seems vaguely horror-ish to me.

        Also, blood-drinking witches dating exorcists – sounds like a rip-roaring good time to me!

  2. Hi there, fellow campaigner! Nice to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know you. πŸ™‚

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  3. Annalise stopping by to scratch behind your ears and those of any creepy dead children that should be lurking nearby! Looking forward to more write campaign contact!

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    • Thank you for your visit! Looking forward to more contact as well. πŸ˜€

      You can scratch the creepy dead children, just don’t feed them. Or look them straight in the eyes. They’re ornery types.

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  4. Just the comments on here are enough to intrigue me πŸ™‚

    Hello, btw πŸ™‚

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  5. Hello, I’m in the horror group. Looking forward to getting to know you.

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  6. Hi! Nice to meet you. I tend to write darker YA so who knows. I have to say those rodents in the teacups threw me off, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. Weird I know.
    Looking forward to more posts.

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    • Yes, maybe I write darker YA too? *shyly* I don’t know.

      They’re cute!! I love cute things. But I don’t want to drink out of those teacups.

      Thank you for the support. πŸ™‚

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  7. Hey there, Annalise! Fellow campaigner. You are ambitious, my goodness! I only joined three groups and I’m already feeling the pressure! Lol… Also? I’m trying to figure out my niche writing-wise, too (though more genre-wise than age-wise) so that’ll be fun to have someone else to commiserate with on that subject!!

    Awwwwww! I love Guinea pigs! Soooo cute!

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    • Yes, I, er, got a little nervous, but I was trying to join every group that pertained to me…hopefully it will be manageable.

      Finding niches is difficult. I guess it’s something we have to do but it can feel limiting. I like to write from a lot of different genres myself…

      Cute, right! Aren’t they just?

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  8. Just wanted to drop in and say “Hello” from a fellow campaigner! I’m in your Beginner Blogger group. Looking forward to following your blog & twitter. πŸ™‚

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  9. Andrea S. Michaels

     /  August 25, 2011

    Thanks for visiting my blog, looking forward to read more from you!
    – andrea

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  10. Nice to meet you fellow campaigner! We’re in the same fantasy group. πŸ˜‰

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  11. I’m in the SF group — looking forward to getting to know you as the campaign goes on!

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  12. Hi, ho. Beginning blogging here. Had a few entries for a few years and I don’t count those once a year posts.

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    • Hello! Yes, my blog is in its infancy at just 1 week, but I’ve had my fair share of neglected blogs. I feel really lucky to have found this Campaign so early on. Truly cosmic timing!

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  13. Christy Farmer~Writer

     /  August 27, 2011

    Hey Annalise,
    Good to see you on the campaign!

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  14. Hello fellow horror writer! Lol! I wasn’t sure if horror was the right niche for my WIP, maybe “Dark” or “Thriller” would be a better fit but it IS about a girl who sees the love of her life dying over and over Final Destination style. It’s a bit horrific, don’t ya think? πŸ˜‰
    Anyway, I really like your sense of humor, I read three of your posts before coming to this one! And I have a TON of Campaigners yet to follow. Your blog is distracting. Lol!

    I want one of those guinea pigs! So cute! β™₯

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    • I have the same problem too! My stories are dark thrillers but I don’t think of them as horror per say (I’m a complete coward when it comes to scary movies). Anyway, love of life dying over and over again certainly is horrific! But exciting and awesome.

      So glad you enjoyed my posts! I don’t take myself very seriously, so I like to be silly and post adorable guinea pigs. ❀

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  15. Hi! I’m in your Fantasy group for the Campaigners!

    Nice to meet you!

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  16. Hey Annalise, I’m in your horror campaign group. In reading some of the above comments, I’d also say that mine is more dark thriller than horror, but I’d also say mine is a suspenseful mystery with humor and romance, and I just don’t know where that gets shelved in the book stores! Also, I saw in your ten facts post why you love USA, and I have to heartily agree. Sometimes I think Matt Bomer is too beautiful to be real.

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    • It’s hard to peg our genre, isn’t it? Sometimes I see books in certain genres and don’t understand why they’re there. It’s a tough thing.

      Matt Bomer is like a Greek God sent down from heaven.

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  17. Love the piggies! I almost can’t handle animals that cute!

    Oh, and Hi!

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  18. samdelapena

     /  September 3, 2011

    Aww…teacup rodents! I want one! Also in your dystopian/post-apocalyptic campaign group, crashing in to say Hi and glad to meet you. πŸ™‚

    Dude, I don’t know what genre I write either. I have a vague idea. Sometimes. If I’ve had enough coffee that day.

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