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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Writers Just Seem to Get It

The Celery Tree Big Blog Tour continues! I am so impressed by the guest posts as well as the many comments on the participating blogs (complete schedule here) that clearly show this is an idea whose time has come. Writers just seem to "get it." And despite a few temporary glitches in the registering/ joining process, these don't seem to be souring the experience for anyone.

Today we travel to Writer's Ally, blog of author SA Larsen,



"Published freelance & short story writer; author of young adult, middle grade, & picture books. Lover of all paranormal & the not-so-average teen/tween. Hair-raising mom to 4 humanoids, lover of dance, sports, jamming to rock music in the car, the rain, anything chocolate...and a romantic wink from my favorite werewolf. My friends call me Sheri. (I post M/T/F)"

Sheri's guest today is Nicki Elson. Nicki, author of Three Daves, is a Celery Tree member who has been incredibly supportive from the first time she heard of the idea, well before it became a real place. And she agreed to guest post twice on the Celery Tree Blog Tour!

Her post today features the Forums. Nicki has some great ideas on how to make the Celerytree Forum a real gathering place for us writers. So please pop over to Writer's Ally and share your own ideas on how to make the Forum fun and informative for all of us!

I've been closing my comments here to draw the attention to the hosting blogs and the guest bloggers. But it makes me feel too lonely and isolated, so I'm opening them back up :). Sorry, I just can't help myself.

18 comments:

  1. Don't want you to feel lonely and isolated at this blog! Sending you some comment love :)

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    1. Jess, Thanks, I need it! Shutting off comments gives one a very strange feeling! Plus I wanted to try out the new Blogger reply option which is very cool.

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  2. Yay!! Commenting here is back!! :-)

    Take care
    x

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    1. Yay!! Old Kitty is back commenting on my post!! And you've noticed Plain Jane is back too, right? Posting about her kitties LOL.

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  3. Hope you get lots of comments in both places, Karen!

    EJ

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    1. E.J, Thank you! Having fun with the new reply option hehe, which I noticed for the first time on your blog. What a nice feature! It makes Blogger more like Wordpress.

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  4. Yeah, I wanted to leave you a comment but couldn't. I'm so happy the launch of Celery Tree is going so well. Karen it was and is a brilliant idea, but you also made it happen! Kudos to you (and to all of us who are smart enough to participate).
    Karen

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    1. Karen, I'm not sure turning off the comment option was a good idea but thought I'd try it anyway. Probably won't try it again. Thanks so much for your support for Celery Tree!

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  5. Sharing some blogger love, too! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this tour. It's fabulous! Best of luck, always.

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  6. I'm glad the comments were opened up again. I didn't realize that you closed them down at first, so I thought that I broke my computer/Blogger again.

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  7. Looks like things are going well. Congratulations!

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  8. Hee hee. I'd open my comments back too. That's just too hard. ;)

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  9. More comment love and well wishes for Celery Tree!!

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  10. I was so surprised to see my picture on your post a couple of posts down. I was going to comment, but I couldn't! It's been nice to be a part of the tour and see all the buzz around the blogosphere. I hope Celery Tree is a huge success!

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  11. Whoop! Here's some more comment love! And I love Writer's Ally!

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  12. Celery Tree is exactly the online spot writers need. When this becomes the equivalent of the next Facebook (only better) I'll be able to say I know you!

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    1. Mary, We can only hope LOL! Whatever happens with Celery Tree, I'll enjoy the ride, that I know.

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