Here's how it will work:
- On April 1, I'll post a task for writers to complete that day.
- Each day afterward, through the month of April, there will be a new task for writers to complete on that day.
- At the end of the month, every writer who completes the challenge should have a stronger platform and be able to say they took part in the first ever April Platform Challenge.
Everyone who completes the challenge will be able to enter a raffle to receive a signed copy of the 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition that I edited. The book contains more than 200 pages of articles on the business of writing, thousands of publishing opportunities, a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com (which lists more than 8,000 publishing opportunities, updated throughout the year), and access to an exclusive webinar I did on platform building. In other words, it's a pretty helpful resource.
What do you need to do?
Just show up and complete each activity by noon on May 3. When you complete an activity, just comment on that particular post that you're done (and feel free to leave any extra comments as well).
Everyone who wishes to be entered into the raffle (for completing the challenge) will need to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on May 5 with the subject line: April Platform Challenge Completed.
Please include your name, mailing address, and e-mail addy in the e-mail message.
(NOTE: I'll be glad to take your information now, but the raffle is for writers who have completed the challenge--so it would be best to send me an e-mail on or after April 30, though before May 5 at 11:59 p.m., Atlanta, Georgia, time.)
Who is allowed to participate?
That said, this challenge will probably be most helpful for writers. And the challenge is aimed more at beginning/intermediate platform builders than to the advanced set. But anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.
Any other questions?
Drop them in the comments below.
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