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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Dream Sequence Blogfest, In Honor of 100+ Followers

Guys, I wish that I had announced this blogfest last week when I thought of it, because there is a glut of blogfests going on in the blogosphere in the month of May, most of which were announced this week. But! I will not be derailed! I will, however, adjust my schedule to give you all some elbow room.

So, I will be hosting the Dream Sequence Blogfest on Friday, June 4th! Inspired by the bajillion and two dream sequences I have had to write for HELEN, and in honor of the 100+ folks who think I have something interesting to say. Because, let's face it, dream sequences? They are tricky buggers! Getting them right, and inserting them in a way that works for your book is a challenge! Like flashbacks, sometimes the dream sequence gets the stink eye, too. But done right, and done well, they can reveal amazing things about your characters. So why not give it a try, or at least get some practice in! Tell your writer friends, and we can whoop the Dream Sequence once and for all!

In addition to being a blogfest, I also want to give something back. One lucky Follower who participates in the Dream Sequence Blogfest will be chosen at random to receive a 10 dollar gift certificate to Amazon.com. In order to be eligible for the prize, you must 1) be a follower of my blog, and 2) post a dream sequence on June 4th on your blog. You must also 3) comment below to enter the drawing in addition to signing up for the blogfest with Mister Linky. I will post the name of the winner on my blog on Tuesday, June 8th, at which point they will hopefully provide me with an email address to which I may send their Electronic Gift Certificate.

Any questions? Awesome! Sign up below!



Also guys, don't forget to sign up for all the other awesome blogfests coming up! I would list them, but Andrew at The WriteRunner already has! (Thank you, Andrew for providing such an excellent service!) When I figure out which ones I'm participating in, I promise you'll hear from me, here, too.

Edit: The dream sequence blogfest is about sharpening our skills at writing dream sequences, so to be eligible to win the Amazon GC you must post something you've written! 

46 comments:

  1. Can't wait to join in on the celebration!

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  2. I had a dream about this blogfest...and it came true!

    I added you to my master blogfest list:
    http://bit.ly/BlogfestList
    Thanks for the mention!

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  3. Oh, gosh...I saw just recently the hordes of blogfests, all of which I know I'm going to be drawn into one way or another. (Don't forget the Body language blogfest tomorrow, through Harley D. Palmer! Right now, I'm totally relying on her sidebar to remember which ones are coming up!)

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  4. Ahh! This sounds awesome, Amalia. I will have to remember to come back and join in - gotta finish up some WIPs first and then I'll have time for fun :)

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  5. Ack! What are you doing to me, Amalia? I've NEVER written a dream sequence! this is no blogfest - this is a blog CHALLENGE. :)

    Congratulations on the 100+. Huzzah!

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  6. Count me in! Ah, the joys of the dream sequence...

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  7. My first entry (#10) should be deleted. I forgot the last two letters of that particular blog. So, instead it links to someone else's blog.

    This does sound like a great blogfest and look forward to it.

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  8. No problem, Dawn. Taken care of!

    VR: If it wasn't a Challenge, it's be a lot less fun :)

    Everyone: Thanks for signing up! I'm excited to have you all participate! I'm trying to refrain from commenting so that it's less complicated when it comes time to write down names and throw them in a hat for the prize. :P

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  9. I've always wanted to write a dream sequence...was thinking about including one in my WIP. This gives me motivation to block it out. Can't wait..great idea!

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  10. Sounds fun! But I might be detained from posting mine as I'll be out of the country at that time. I plan on having my computer, though, so I'll do my best to participate. I've written fifty-seven million dream sequences, so I've got a lot of material to choose from. :)

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  11. It wouldn't let me post when I signed up, but I'm in. I have several dreams in my wip as well. It will be good to get some feed back on if they work or not.

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  12. Will have to think through if I have any of these. Great idea for a topic though!

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  13. I'm really catching the blogfest-bug here... and i'm really looking forward to reading everyone else's entries, too!

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  14. I'll be there. I'll see you in my dreams. Roland

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  15. Are excerpts from existing works okay for this blogfest, or do they have to be original pieces?

    Thanks!
    Faith

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  16. Faith: To be eligible to win, you need to post something of your own-- it does not need to be new, but it should be written by you, since this is a challenge to sharpen our skills at writing dream sequences. :)

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  17. Thanks, Amalia. I was thinking of excerpts from my own stories. :-) I've written quite a few dream sequences.

    Faith

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  18. Dream sequences are always fun. I'm in.

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  19. Thanks. Looks fun, I'll enjoy participating!

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  20. Amalia! I just LOVE blogfests, but because I like you tons, I've joined!

    This is going to be fun!! :D

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  21. I like to get lost in dreams, my own, and in books. I keep a dream journal to try and remember them. So I'm in. I'm going to Cincinnati that day for Lori Foster's conference but I'll prepost my entry and check in when I get back.

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  22. Yay! The MS I just finished has loads of dreams in it! Awesome idea for a blogfest, thanks for hosting it!

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  23. This sounds awesome! I'm definitely in! Also just posted a blogfest myself for June 28 - check it out!

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  24. followed Raquel Byrnes over... this is a great idea! I'm in!

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  25. What an interesting idea. I'm going to be out of town that weekend. But I'll put mine up, and should have some time to look through the others.

    ......dhole

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  26. What an awesome idea for a blogfest. I am partial to a good dream sequence, and will definitely be participating!

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  27. This is going to be my very first OFFICIAL blogfest. I'm quite excited! :) Great topic!

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  28. Hi, Amalia! Here we are at another blogfest! YAY! I have a dream sequence I love, so this is great. :-)

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  29. yay. i have plenty of them in my WIP. now, to pick one that won't give too much away.

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  30. OK I have an old dream sequence and I don't know if it's any good or not. I've never thought about it much. So I want to play along and read others and see how to write a great dream sequence.

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  31. I found you through Raquel- Congrats on all your followers and a great idea for a blogfest! thanks for hosting!

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  32. Just caught wind of this one. I'm totally jumping in on it last minute. I love dream sequences.

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  33. Just noticed my link was my "blogfest" goof up. Sorry to double post a link but #5 listing won't come to me. Can you delete it?

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  34. I already forgot who sent me your way, but I was excited for a blogfest. I think I only did 1 in May and thought it was time to do another. Now I need to find my dream scenes and see which one doesn't give too much away. :) Thanks for hosting this! And congrats on all the followers. At this rate, you'll be due to celebrate 200 in no time.

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  35. Ooh, just posted my entry. This was fun, thanks for the blogfest

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  36. My dream sequence is posted at the Disgruntled Bear. Thanks for setting this up, Amalia!

    http://thedisgruntledbear.blogspot.com/2010/06/dream-sequence-blogfest-2010.html

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  37. I posted my dream sequence at Life Happens! Thank you so much for putting this together, it's so much fun!!

    http://charlie-quillen.blogspot.com/2010/06/dream-sequence-blogfest.html

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  38. Hi, This is the first time I'm participating in a blogfest! I'm excited. Now let me go post my dream scene.

    Thanks,

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  39. Blogfests are kinda habit forming. Just found out about this one today and couldn't miss out! Thanks for hosting!!

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  40. This will be my first blogfest participation. I am excited.

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  41. Thank you for the comment, Amalia, and a bigger thank you for organizing! I'm glad I had the chance to participate.

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