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Team Urban vs. Team Epic Fantasy with ENTANGLED Teen!

It’s a hot week for fantasy lovers! ENTANGLED Teen are focusing on Urban fantasy and Epic fantasy, and authors who vote for each camp. It promises to be a really fun, engaging week of fantasy chat and interesting insights as to why Fantasy is so beloved, whatever the subgenre.

As for me? I can’t possibly pick a side. I love both sides of fantasy, have had my issues with both too. Though as I’m currently writing an epic / high fantasy, I suppose my morals have to lean towards that…. I’d feel like I was betraying my darling characters if I went the opposite, so they’ve guilted me good and proper.

The schedule for the week is below! And I know, I know, I didn’t do it yesterday, but I got the email about 11pm last night when I was in bed (OMG OLD) and catching up on my current fantasy novel.

  • Tuesday, February 28th: Team Urban vs. Team Epic Fantasy Twitter Chat @ 9-10 pm EST – Still check out the answers there!
  • Wednesday Mar. 1st: Bloggers will post a feature with authors who ascribe to #TeamUrban
  • Thursday, Mar. 2nd: Bloggers will post a feature with authors on #TeamEpic
  • Friday, Mar. 3rd: Bloggers and authors can write / share related posts, including: why they’re Team Urban or Team Epic, their Top 5/10 Fave Urban or Epic Fantasy Reads, and/or the Top 5 Reasons They Loved _____ (an urban or epic fantasy read)

You can also WIN via the Rafflecopter HERE

The Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive the following:

  • True Born (True Born Trilogy, #1) by L.E. Sterling

  • Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1) by Brenda Drake

  • Spindle by Shonna Slayton

Declare your side! Which are you? TEAM URBAN or TEAM EPIC?!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Competitions · PitchWars

Pitchy PitchWars

My eyes are currently crossing and my head is filled with nothing but character dialogue.

Why? Well, I’ll be entering the ‪#‎PitchWars‬ competition this year!

It’s where writers can query 5 professional mentors with their novel. Then the mentors choose which one they want to work with, dedicate 2 months of their time for free helping the writers edit, refine and develop a polished manuscript and prepare for the Agent round in November.

I’m in the process of whittling down an extensive list of mentors to 5 I’d like to work with and (hopefully) would like to work with me. It’s tricky so far, but on a personal level I’m heartened by the amount of Trekkie and Supernatural references I’m seeing from the mentor bios.

A lot of editing, polishing and checking is being done between now and the 17th so be fully prepared to see banging-head pictures here in the mean time!