Anyone can host a blogfest. Here are some great guidelines for how to do so. Once you decide to host one, advertise it and get the word out. You want as many people to participate as possible. You may even gain some new followers. And even if you don't host one, just look around and try to join as many as you can. They're a lot of fun.
Following are some blogfests I've participated in:
(If anyone is looking for BANISHED related blogfests, they're labeled (Caenus))
(If anyone is looking for THE SKY THRONE related blogfests, they're labeled (Zeus))
Hook, Line, and Sinker (Zeus)
Thanks to Justin Parente over at In My Write Mind for hosting the 2nd Annual Hook, Line and Sinker blogfest.
That's YAmore (Caenus)
Thanks to the Oasis For YA for hosting this lovey dovey mushy "That's YAmore" blogfest. Whether you write sci-fi or fantasy or dystopian or historical... it's difficult not to get caught up in a good romance. In this scene, Caenus, who has been doggedly pursuing Adriande, finally gets his chance to kiss her.
No Fear (Caenus)
Thank you to Dominic de Mattos over at "Writes of Passage" for hosting this "No Fear" Blogfest.
In this blogfest we are charged with posting a scene wherein your main character experiences fear and overcomes it. In this scene from my Caenus WIP, Caenus must mount a bull and stay on for five drops of the judge's hand. This is the first competition at the games. Some have already tried and failed before him... Some simply received broken limbs for their troubles. Some perished.
Birthday Bash (Caenus)
Thank you to Tessa Conte over at "Tessa's Blurb" for hosting this Birthday Bash Blogfest to celebrate her own birthday!! The object of the fest was to write a new selection or share a prtion of your WIP that contained a birthday celebration. So, I chose to share a birthday celebration for Caenus who reached the age of majority.
Show vs Tell
Thank you for Misty Dawn Waters over at "Writer's Block. Oh Wait... I mean Blog." for hosting this fabulous "Show vs. Tell" Blogfest. The ability to "show" and not "tell" in your story is so important. I actually did an earlier post on this subject (see it here).
In this Blogfest, we were charged with choosing one of the pictures given in her prompt and writing two scenes; one "telling" and one "showing." So below you'll find the picture I chose and my entries. I tried to write the exact same scene with the exact same feel. The first selection is "telling." The second is "showing." Hopefully I've done a good job of illustrating the difference.
Thank you to Brenda Drake for hosting this blogfest. We were all charged with writing a scene with a cliffhanger of sorts. A scene that you would rather stab your eye out then stop reading. Hopefully my scene has done that.
My selection is from a short story in which I re-wrote a popular fairytale. I wrote it under a pen name because the entire work as pretty *romantic* we'll say. Again, hopefully the selection will leave you... hungry for more.
Hook Line and Sinker (Caenus, but the selection has edited since this BF)
Do you remember what it was like the first time you saw someone who made your heart skip... your cheeks flush... your knees buckle... your stomach flutter?
Thank you to Tessa Conte over at "Tessa's Blurb" for hosting this blogfest entitled "They're People Too!" In this blogfest we were charged with personifying an abstract concept. As some who've read my snippits before can attest, I like bringing the weather to life.
Word Painting (Caenus)
This entry is from the second book in my current series of WIP's. The Neapolitan Empire has been offended and is retaliating by sending some vessels to wreak havoc on their enemies. I hope you enjoy.
The set up for this scene is that it's the final showdown in the Isthmian Games in Ancient Greece, a sword fight to determine the victor. Our protag, Caenus competes against Makedon, our bad boy antag. In this instance it is Makedon who is achieving the Milestone.
Thank you to Kristen at "Take It As It Comes" for hosting this Blogfest. Following is a scene involving a bit of bickering between some of my characters. Hope you enjoy.
Thanks to Tara at Midnight Ink for hosting this Blogfest. Shhhh... Read and discover my characters' secrets.
I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.