Monday, October 21, 2013

Join Us on the Writers Helping Writers Amazing Race

posted by Kim Van Sickler

Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers (formerly The Bookshelf Muse) have added two more books to their Descriptive Thesaurus Collection: The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws. To celebrate, they are hosting a race, and not just any old race, either. It's the...

Writing is hard, isn't it? Create the perfect hook. Make your first page compelling. Craft an amazing 25 word pitch. Knock out a query that will blow an agent's mind. On and on it goes. And sometimes, well, you just wish someone would help.


From October 21st until October 27th, Writers Helping Writers is posting an OPEN CALL for writers. You can fill out a form, requesting help with critiques, book visibility, social media sharing, blog diagnostics, advice and more.

An army of Amazing Racers are standing by (ME INCLUDED!) waiting to help with your submissions. How many people can we help in a week? Let's find out! Did I mention there are Celebrity Racers too--amazing authors and editors who know their way around a first page. Maybe one of them will pick your submission to help with!

Each day this week, there's an AMAZING giveaway, too. So stop in at So stop in at Angela & Becca’s new Writers Helping Writers website and find out how to take advantage of this unique, pay-it-forward event for writers. I'll see you there! 

Photo Credit: Tharrin


  1. So excited for Angela and Becca. Awesome you're helping them. Me too.

  2. What a great idea! There are so many folks out there who need a little help...and Kim, if your beta readers love your MG, I say self-pub it!

  3. What an awesome plan! It makes me wish I could write!

  4. This is an excellent help for those who can use it. I need to finish a book first.

    Wrote By Rote

  5. What an awesome idea! Happy Wednesday to you :)

  6. Kim, how great that you're helping with this. Angela and Becca just amaze me with their generosity.

  7. I just bought these books and am already using them. I wish I had taken part in this race--too late though! Sounds fantastic. Did you, Kim?