Thursday, 23 February 2012

WiP: The Movie Blogfest


Since I've been blogging, the fun of blogfests has helped me meet some awesome new people and also helped me to learn a lot of things I would have otherwise missed out on. I love reading snippets of everyone's work, and getting to know each individual writer's style and genre.

With that in mind, I would like to announce a brand new blogfest which I am co-hosting with Rachel at Writing On The Wall!  

 
WiP: The Movie - March 9th
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to post a photo of the actors or actresses you would like to play the characters in your WiP if it were to be made into a movie. It can be just one character, or the entire cast!

Secondly, we want you to soundtrack your movie! Head over to YouTube, and post a song that best describes one of your characters, or your story as a whole. Again, you can pick one song, or several, it's entirely up to you!

All we ask is that you follow these simple rules:
1, Follow me
2. Follow Rachel
(We will follow back) 3. Sign up using the linky list at the bottom of the page
4. Add one of our funky graphics to your blog to promote the event
5. Post your entries on March 9th, and hop around to see the other entrants on the list!

The Prizes

Rachel and I will each pick a winner at random, and we will be giving away a copy of one of our favourite books which were turned into movies!

Please note: If you write a blog post about this fest before March 8th, you will get an extra name in the draw to win a prize!


From me:
Water For Elephants OR Bridget Jones' Diary


From Rachel: The Princess Bride OR The Hunger Games (which is tipped to be AWESOME!)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask because I am sure I will have missed something out lol! Hope you can all join in!

65 comments:

  1. Sounds like a blast. Can't wait :)

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    1. I can't wait either, I am really looking forward to it!

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  2. Fun idea! I love finding pictures to represent my characters. Music is a great idea too! I have no idea what I'll use for this, but I'm going to try it! :)

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    1. Yippee! Really excited to see what you come up with!

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  3. Sounds like fun! I've just signed up!

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    1. Thanks chick, I knew you'd enjoy this one! :D

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  4. This looks like fun! I have a problem forgetting when blogfests are though, so I'll have to think about doing it for sure. ;) My pregnant brain I guess. :)

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    1. Aww, I hope you can fit the fest in, we will be posting reminders now and again too! :D

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  5. This sounds like a lot of fun. I'll be back tonight to sign-up as that's when I'll post about this for the weekend :)

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  6. Oh this is SOOO fun! I'm totally in!!!

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  7. Okay, I'm trying to say this politely (and failing), so put your cup of tea down so you don't spray your computer.





    The daydreaming of who would play X in the movie franchise of your work in progress has a name. Are you ready for it?





    Casturbation.

    I'm not making that up.


    If you hunt around for it on agent and editor blogs they'll tell you about why it's a bad thing, but I think it's important to have a good idea of what your characters look like (and fun of course). But I also thought someone should let you know about the very rude sounding term the publishing industry has coined for it, just in case you get a troll.

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    1. Wow. That would have been a much more interesting name for a blogfest LOL!

      It's strange that it's considered a bad thing to do. For me, it's not exactly about who we would really choose to play the parts IF it became a movie, it's more about, as you said, having fun! :D

      Thanks for sharing, I will do a little more research on Casturbation later!

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  8. This sounds like fun. I'll sign up for sure.

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    1. Yay, thanks for joining in!

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    2. Wow, you've had a bunch of new people sign up since I dropped by yesterday. It's going to be a blast. :3

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  9. Hmm, I'm not good at the casting couch thing, so I probably won't participate in this. But I have no problem advertising it in my community events. I'll try to do a blog post prior to the 8th.

    .....dhole

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    1. That's okay, we weren't sure it would be something everyone would be in to, but thanks for helping to spread the word! :D

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  10. Oh i love doing these!! I'm in... and I've been filing away actors for my book for awhile...lol :)

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  11. How fun is this???? I'll let this stew in my brain today! ;)

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  12. I wish it wasn't on the last day of my tour, because this would totally rock!

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    1. Oh no! You are more than welcome to do it the day after, if you have time :D

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  13. Kyra, this sounds like so much fun!! Can't wait! *thinks of which actors to cast in my book*

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    1. I can't wait either, I am way too excited LOL!

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  14. very happy to join your blog and your fest! great idea!

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  15. New follower here :) This is going to be so much fun! Thanks for putting on the blogfest!

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    1. Thanks for the follow! Hope you enjoy the fest!

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  16. Yeah! Just put in my link I can't wait for this :)

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  17. Sounds fun, but I won't be able to participate in this one :(

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  18. Sounds fun. I've got something else scheduled for that date so can't join in but I will side bar it for you.

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    1. Aww, sorry you can't join in, but I appreciate you spreading the word!

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  19. This sounds like awesome fun - I have another thing to post on that day though,for a blog tour...not sure I can do both. I could try :D Will add this to my list anyway.

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  20. Yay - I've signed up! My first blogfest. I've already got my Love Interest all worked out x

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    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy your first blogfest!

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  21. Sounds like a fun blogfest. I can't wait to read everyone's picks.

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  22. I found a link to this blogfest on AW :) Im a follower now and Ive submitted my link - can't wait to get started!

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  23. I blogged about it here http://akfotinoshoyer.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogfest-wip-movie.html
    can't wait :D

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  24. Thanks for your comment about my header on my blog! I've blogged about the hop!

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  25. I had a post all ready for your blogfest, and didn't even KNOW it! lol.

    I'm excited!!

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  26. Great to see so many people signing up for this! Thanks everyone!

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  27. I'm debating...I don't like posting pictures of famous people, or really any people for my characters, mostly because I don't know anyone they truly resemble...and because I want my reader to be able to create a character from their own imagination. However, in truth, I've kinda pulled bits and pieces of people I personally know and hodge podged them together to create the idea behind my characters physical appearance...

    The music bit would be alot of fun though. I always write to music, and some of my characters already have songs.

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  28. Hey Kyra, this is SUCH a good idea :) So excited :) I've entered and put your link on my blog :)

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  29. My entry is a little bit of a cheeky one as I posted about this in a previous Blogfest ;O)

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  30. This was sooo much fun! I signed up earlier this week, but it didn't go through(?) Signed up again today and pasted the wrong link (eep!) so, I signed up a third time (can you please delete the first version of me with the youtube link? OOPS)

    Thank you for hosting this bloghop.

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  31. Oh no! I think I'm too late! ...Oh well it was still fun, haha.

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