Breathe. Write. Breathe. - 18 Energizing practices to spark your writing and free your voice by Lisa Tener

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18 Energizing Practices to Spark Your Writing & Free Your Voice

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Join the Author Resource Hunt

author resource huntI re-launched my website to make it even easier, more practical and more fun to access the book writing and publishing information you have come to rely on at—information that’s there to help you become a terrifically successful published author.

To introduce you to the new site (designed by Rachel C Vane), I’ve designed the Author Resource Hunt with the help of blogger and marketing goddess Lorraine Giordano, and my brilliant assistant Geri Lafferty. Join the hunt for new ideas, inspiration and book writing/publishing guidance!

And there are prizes…lots of prizes.

Will you play?

Blogging and social media provide powerful and fulfilling ways to reach readers (and sell books). The Author Resource Hunt will also give you experience and practice engaging in these online communities. (Note: If you’re not already on social media or aren’t active, here’s an opportunity to sign up, connect and get going).

The hunt is geared for fun, accessing and sharing information, and creating community with other writers. And did I mention the prizes?

The Author Resource Hunt will run for 4 days–from Tuesday, November 18th to Friday, November 21st. Play one day, two days or all four to earn the most points and increase your chances of winning one of the top 3 prizes.

Everyone who plays will be a winner and receive a copy of Secrets of Compelling Writing. Top winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) will be announced on my blog on Monday, November 24th.

How to play

• Register to play by signing up here. The sooner you register, the more chances you’ll have to accumulate points during the “pre-Day 1” bonus activities.

Playing Wins You Prizes!

It costs nothing to play and everyone who plays wins a prize.

Just for playing you’ll receive – Secrets to Compelling Writing, which sells for $29 on my website and includes my favorite writing tips—including ingenious advice I learned in college from Frank Conroy considered by some to be one of the great writing teachers (Frank served as Director of the famed Iowa Writers Workshop after he taught at MIT).

Score points on the hunt and take advantage of these valuable prizes to improve your writing—and even guide you to write a book or book proposal.

First Prize
• Free download of Inspiration to Author – A complete roadmap to take your book idea from mind to manuscript [value $997]
• An inspiring journal for your writing
• My favorite writing pen: A Pentel EnerGel–choose from purple, blue and black

Second Prize
• A one-half hour consultation with Lisa Tener [value: $200]
• An inspiring journal for your writing
• My favorite writing pen: A Pentel EnerGel–choose from purple, blue and black

Third Prize
• Free download of Quick Start to Kick-Start Your Book: Turn your Passion into Profit– includes Empowered Author: How to Avoid the 10 Worst Mistakes of New Authors and Writing Breakthrough: 5 Powerful Steps for Inspiration and Flow! [value: $97]
• An inspiring journal for your writing
• My favorite writing pen: A Pentel EnerGel–choose from purple, blue and black

More Prizes

And I’m also giving away baskets of books, journals and other prizes throughout the hunt.

Excited to play? Get started now!

Register here.

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Questions? Feel free to ask on this blog post (as a comment below).


These following guidelines are meant to be simple and keep the game moving along.

1) Every day by 7am (Eastern time) I will post a blog entry with an item to look for, along with several related action items for earning points.
2) Explore to find answers on the hunt.
3) Record your total score as a comment on that day’s blog post.
4) In case of a tie – for either 1st or 2nd place – the first person to have posted their results wins; the next gets bumped to the prize below. In case of a tie for 3rd place, all 3rd place scorers will receive the prize.

Pre Day 1 opportunities for points (100)

Point ValueClues/Actions for PointsEarned Points
20+You’ve successfully registered for the Author Resource Hunt!20+
5+Sign up for the Author Resource Hunt before November 18.
10+Comment at the bottom of this post about why you’re excited about the Author Resource Hunt
20+Get a writing friend to register for the #AuthorResourceHunt before November 18.
10+Follow Lisa Tener on Google+
10+For each share on Twitter* before November 18. Use the  #AuthorResource hashtag so we can track your tweets! Here’s an example of what you can say: “Join @LisaTener’s #AuthorResource Hunt: Get valuable writing tips + win prizes.” (Note: Please do not post an invitation to the Author Resource Hunt on Facebook or Google+ as that could violate their terms of service.)
5+Sign up for Lisa Tener’s Book Writing and Publishing Newsletter (In the right sidebar, orange box) or Give yourself +5 if you already receive our newsletter
5+Like Lisa Tener’s Facebook page (Give yourself +5 if you have already liked the page)
5+Sign up for Lisa’s FREE Author Toolkit here. If you have already completed the Author Toolkit, give yourself +5

*Twitter’s rules require that you change the language of each Tweet — so get creative if you Tweet more than once.

Click here to download a PDF version of the checklist to track your points.

Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

Reader Interactions


    • Lisa Tener says

      Thanks Bonnie, Simone, Suzanne, Nora, and Ashley. We will have lots of fun! And for being the first 5 to comment you each win a prize package! Surprise! Please email me your mailing address and I will send it out next week.

  1. Suzanne says

    Thanks Lisa and team for this opportunity. I’ve loved all your resources and hints in newsletters to date. Keen to uncover more on your new website. It’s like an Easter egg hunt!

  2. Nora says

    This program is a great way to reignite the spark of enthusiasm for writing and, most especially, for continuing to learn how to do it even better!

    Thank you.

  3. Amanda Dowd says

    I am always inspired by your tips, and suggestions. Your organizational and inspirational methods are very well balanced, so that I even feel inspired to be organized–now that’s a trick! This game will keep me on my toes and keep me engaged in the writing.

  4. Leena says

    Blessings and thank-you, Lisa!

    If you are offering it, I’m excited.

    Thank you for finding so many ways for us to learn, connect to our creative Source and write that book.

    Thank you for your expertise, caring and sharing!

    Namaste: Leena

  5. Debbie Wilson says

    I am so excited to play this because it sounds like lots of fun, and I am always looking for resources that will assist me in writing my book! Your website has been a great benefit thus far, and this scavenger hunt is a great way to uncover more resources. Thanks for the opportunity, Lisa!

    • Lisa Tener says

      You’re welcome Debbie and Congrats on being the second one to post a score–you win a prize for that–e-mail me with your address and I will send it!

  6. Deborah Louth says

    I’m excited about the Hunt because we will have inspirational fun. I
    I look forward to your postings and have garnered valuable information.
    I thank you Lisa for your dedication

  7. Tish says

    I have to say I’ve not done anything like this b4′ should prove interest ing. I have been reading Lisa’s blog now for two years. I have shared her website with others in my writing groups in Orange Co.
    I always disseminate pertinent information, share the WEALTH.
    SO, Thank you Lisa.

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