Sunday, March 21, 2010

Brand New Shiny Blog

Welcome! Ready for a brief on the mission plan?

Mission Statement

To advance the interests of the Paranormal Romance writers and authors.

Details: Paranormalists features a trio of contests [Contest Rules], a blog and social site for Paranormal Romance writers who are participating in contests and/or published or seeking publication of their work.

Purpose: To have fun, network with like-minded writers, build your name recognition and future reader base, and socialize with other PR writers and authors.

Code of Conduct. Relax and be yourself. Check your scimitars and lightsabers at the door, put your boots up and stay awhile. Friendly chatter is encouraged. This is a 'no salute' zone.

FAQs

I'm not sure I write Paranormal Romance. What's the definition? Does it have other-worldly, alternative history or futuristic characters or elements? (Science Fiction Romance, Steam Punk, Futuristic, Apocalyptic etc.) Do the characters have paws, claws, fangs or fins? (Such critters as vampires, werewolves, elves, shapeshifters, demons, mermaids or other fantasy characters). Does it have supernatural characters or those with extra-sensory abilities (ghosts, genies, psi-abilities, super heroes, etc.). If you answered yes to any of the above, it falls within the realm of Paranormalists.

Still not sure? Write us at Paranormalists1 @ gmail . com [without the spaces] with your questions.

Why should I sign on? So you can network while supporting your subgenre and your peers. Get "the buzz" on industry news. Help celebrate finals, wins, sales, and career landmarks. Best of all, pre-promote your work to your target audience. Paranormal writers are loyal paranormal readers! [Five Reasons Why You Should Join Paranormalists]

Why don't you use Yahoo Groups? Although other contest groups and organizations use Yahoo Groups to conduct business, we believe the blog format is more user-friendly to creating a professional interactive network environment that can be viewed at the member's discretion without having to manage multiple emails or digests, and works more seamlessly with graphics and photos.

How do I join? It's easy! Email Paranormalists1 @ gmail . com [without the spaces] with your pen name and include your blog or website address. The link is what identifies you as a member on the standings list and helps promote you as a writer or author. If you don’t have a blog or website, we’ll simply link to Paranormalists. We track all finalists and winners regardless if they join Paranormalists or not, but only members are eligible for prizes listed under the Treasure Trove.

2 comments:

Marne said...

So, I don't seem to be a member yet. I must have done something wrong. How do I join if I don't have a website or blog?

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

I just joined. now what? joking, read, read, read.