A Blog Milestone Celebration! (And Contest)

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A couple weeks ago, I noticed that the hit counter on my blog was getting close to a pretty cool number. And now I Write for Apples has officially made it over 100,000 page views from all my wonderful visitors!

100k

THANK YOU!

I started this blog because I thought I should, but I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. It’s evolved into a place I hope writers can come to learn something, share, say hello, celebrate, and meet others in the writing community. And that makes me happy. :)

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So for all of you who have visited and for those yet to stop by, I’ve put together a little celebration contest.

THANK YOU to my amazing writer friends who enthusiastically agreed to help. Kind of incredible to see all this awesome in one place. I am humbled and blessed.

Meet them here and enter to win in the Rafflecopter below! Winners will be paired with a match based on what is requested when entering.

(Click names to head over to their websites!)

Mindy McGinnis Author

Mindy McGinnis
YA query or first page

writer Jen Malone

Jen Malone
MG or YA query or first page

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Melanie Conklin
MG or YA query


Bethany Crandell
MG or YA query or first page


Kat Ellis
YA query or first page

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Heidi Schulz
MG query or first page


Gail Nall
MG first page


Summer Heacock
YA or Adult query

Transient
Kate Karyus Quinn
YA query or first page


Taryn Albright
MG, YA, or NA query


Kris Asselin
MG or YA query


Pamela Brunskill
PB 700 words or less


Janet Johnson
MG query


Brenda Drake
MG/YA/NA/Adult query or first page


Alison Cherry
MG or YA query


Elaine Vickers
MG query or first page

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Dana Edwards
MG query 

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Christina Lee
YA or NA query or first page

Triona Murphy's patterns
Triona Murphy
MG or YA query

About Me
Lori Goldstein
YA first page

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Marieke Nijkamp
MG or YA first page

Transient
Sarah Guillory
YA first page


Monica B.W.
YA first page


Stefanie Wass
MG first page

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Kimberly Chase
YA query or first page


Laurie Litwin
MG first page


Andrea Hannah
YA first page

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Dee Romito
MG query or first page

a Rafflecopter giveaway

57 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful and generous giveaway by you and all these folks. And congrats on the milestone number of page views! :)

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  2. This is awesome! Thanks so much, everyone. And congrats, that's a HUGE milestone.

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  3. WOW! I'm excited. What a great giveaway and congrats to you on your milestone. It's a win-win-win!!!

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  4. This is so kind of you to do this contest! This is my first time here, but it won't be my last. Congratulations on the achievement!

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  5. Congrats. I've really enjoyed your posts.

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  6. Congrats on the milestone!!! What a great contest! I know some of those faces! :-)

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  7. This is a great line up. Thank you.

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  8. Congrats on the milestone Dee! What a site! With Scrivener info and everything!! Thanks! (-:

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  9. Congrats and thanks for this great contest!

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  11. Congrats on the milestone! You have such a great site--I'm always coming here for your interviews and contest posts.

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  12. Congrats on the milestone and thanks for the awesome contest!

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  13. What a wonderful contest! Thanks so much!!

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  14. What an exciting milestone! Love to see all the support and generosity of your critiquing friends. Thanks for the opportunity to enter to receive a critique!

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  15. What a great contest. I already follow most of these authors and would love to win a critique from any of them. Thank you!

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  16. What a fantastic opportunity! Thanks for doing this and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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  17. Yay! I'm not surprised at all that you've had so many visitors, Dee. Your blog has been really helpful to me--from the Scrivener advice to the Query.Sign.Submit features. Thanks for running this contest. I recognize so many of those who are offering critiques and they are all great writers!

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  18. Sweet! Congrats on reaching 100,000 visits! That's amazing. I see several friends on the roster of helpers. Hello friends!

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  19. Congratulations!! And what an amazing contest -- I love reading what so many of these lovely authors discuss on Twitter and in their blogs. Thanks for the great opportunity!

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  20. Congrats on 100,000 visits! I'd be honored to have any one of these mentors read and critique my work! What an amazing opportunity!

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  21. Great milestone. Always nice to know your hard work is being seen.

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  22. I read an interview given by Pamela Brunskill where she compared the elimination of unnecessary words to decluttering a houseful of treasured memories. She likened this to "deadwood" and that after a tree is pruned it usually will flourish. So true.

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  23. I read an interview given by Pamela Brunskill where she compared the elimination of unnecessary words to decluttering a houseful of treasured memories. She likened this to "deadwood" and that after a tree is pruned it usually will flourish. So true.

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  24. Congrats on the visitor milestone! I'm not surprised, your blog is amazing :) Thanks for all you do!

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  25. Congrats on the milestone and thank for the contest!

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  26. Thanks not thank :). I hate it when that happens.

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  27. Congrats on hitting over 100K hits! I love reading your blog. :)

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  28. This is AWESOME!!!!
    Also congrats on the 100,000 hits!!!!

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  29. Thank you so much for this contest! So many great authors with books I love or can't wait for!

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  30. I tweeted my followers! I'll try to tweet about every day as a way of promoting. Congrats on the amazing visitor stats! My workshop details goes up Monday on the blog.

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  31. What a great group!!!! I'd loveto get a critique from any one of them. I follow quite of few on Twitter and would love to interact more with any of them!

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  32. What a great contest! And congrats on 100,000 hits!

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  33. WOW! Congratulations on a big milestone! What a fantastic giveaway!

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  34. It shows I have 8 entries to this contest, but I don't see how to enter.

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    1. You have to choose "Pick Your Choice" first. If you're not seeing the Rafflecopter at all, you might have to try on another device. Does that help?

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  35. Congrats and thanks for sharing the celebration with us through all these great authors!

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  36. This is my first time to your blog and I am eager to dive in! Congrats on your blog views and thank you for offering this great contest! Please feel free to connect with me via the links below!

    E.G. Moore
    facebook.com/emilygmoorewriter
    @egmoorewriter
    emilygmoorewriter.blogspot.com

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  37. Thank you, everyone! Awesome, make-me-smile comments. :) Good luck with all things writerly!

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  38. I think a first page crit would be great. Thanks for the opp!

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  39. I love the idea for this contest and think you've managed to get a great group of critiquers. Congratulations on your blog views. That's amazing!!!!

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  40. It's always nice to see, hear and enter contests where people are willing to help or comment or another's writing.

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  41. Congrats on the 100K milestone!
    And thank you for this opportunity.

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  42. Congratulations! This is a wonderful blog and I love your interviews.

    I'm catching up on my feed, and I'm glad I didn't miss the contest :-)

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  43. So exciting! This blog has been a fount of wisdom and inspiration while I've been writing!

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  44. Just discovered your site through twitter--I'm excited to read:) And congrats!

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  45. Thanks for the great giveaway, and the big milestone! I love the interview section of your blog!

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  46. Hi Dee! Thanks for everything you do to help fellow writers!
    I can't wait to see Gail's first novel skate into bookstores.

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  47. Wow! Thanks for making this possible! What a great lineup!

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  48. Thanks for this great opportunity.

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  49. So excited I found this via Twitter! What a great blog!

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  50. So glad I just found this. Thanks for the opportunity and congratulations on having so many visits to your site.

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  51. Congrats on this milestone! Here's to another 100,000!

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  52. Congrats on this blog milestone!
    Another writer blog I really enjoy is Summer/Fizzygrrl's. :)

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