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MUSIC TO MY EARS! What Cami Ann Hofstadter Had to Say About Tales2Inspire

Issue 9     SOUTH FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION    SEPTEMBER  2012 

www.southfloridawritersassn.org

   

IT PAYS TO BE A MEMBER OF SFWA

By Cami Ann Hofstadter

In the spring, members got an email about a writing competition at www.tales2inspire.com, and although SFWA cannot “vouch for” any of the many items it forwards to members, I decided to take a chance.

When I went to the website, I was particularly drawn to the theme by Lois W. Stern, the creator of the competition, “Authors Helping Authors.” Also, I liked the big choice of genres in which you could submit, so I made the “leap” and submitted my story titled A LEAP OF WORDS.

You can imagine how excited I was when I came in a finalist but more than that, I was so gratified by all the “side-benefits” this has given me. Not only does Lois’s website generate a lot of traffic (try tales2inspire in one of the search-engines and you’ll see what I mean) but, in addition to the tales, she has also posts a radio interview of us authors. And I get an “emblem” to put on my own soon-to-be-built website to include among my other writers’ credentials. So check it all out by going to the authors’ page at www.tales2inspire.com/AUTHOR_TALES.html and watch a video or go directly to the ON THE AIR sign for the radio interview. You can also check out the other services Lois offers; all in the true spirit of authors helping authors.

More than all this, don’t miss your chance to participate in the next competition!

Deadline is December 28, 2012 and by March 15, 2013 we’ll know who among SFWA members is a Finalist or Winner for the

year 2013!

Get all the details about this Authors Helping Authors project/contest here.

Cami Ann Hofstadter

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE

First year out of the gate, my ‘Author Helping Authors’ Project/Contest has been more successful than I had ever imagined, thanks to some of my favorite people, a wonderful group of  talented authors. These are the authors who submitted their most inspiring stories to the Tales2Inspire 2012 competition. You can meet them and get the intros to their ‘tales’ at http://www.tales2inspire.com/AUTHOR_TALES.html, but please be patient. It’s filled with so much good ‘stuff’ that the page might take a bit of time to load.

The 2013 Tales2Inspire competition is about to begin, so put on your thinking cap and begin to draft your most inspiring ‘tale’. It’s FREE to enter and offers many platform building and discovery opportunities for talented writers. Check out all the details at: http://www.tales2inspire.com.

If you think this opportunity sounds too good to be true, just place the words: ”Tales2Inspire’ into your google search bar and count the number of PAGES of references that pop up. It’s incredible! Beyond my wildest dreams – and I like to dream.

Is it time for you to catch the spirit? Flaunt your talents? Check it out and you be the judge.

Hope to meet you there,

Warm regards,

Lois W. Stern

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