Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bad News Blogfest Update! - October 2nd

If you've just hopped out of Karen G's blog BBQ party - to cool off - welcome to my blog and why not party some more by joining this blogfest. It's a fun way to enjoy and share your writing!

Quick Update: this blogfest is extended to 3rd Oct due to Tessa's (see sidebar) also on 2nd Oct! 

I simply couldn't resist holding my own blogfest!

I've enjoyed participating in wonderful blogfests, have met fabulous fellow writers and this is my way of saying thanks to all those who have already held a blogfest.
I think it's fair to say we've all experimented in writing out of our comfort zones in search of a genre that best suits our ideal for a successful novel, so why not for a blogfest!

There are no rules as such, the criteria that of "emotional impact"  

At some time or another, I expect you've all had to convey bad news to someone else, maybe to do with a pet, a relative, maybe even lover.  Hence, this "Bad News Blogfest" is not about personal misery, it is to be about a character receiving bad news! 

It can be written in any genre, any POV, any means of delivery i.e.  
letter, e-mail, text, phone, verbal, whatever, and up to 1000 words.

There are no prizes because I could not bear the idea of having to choose a winner!

You can sign up as soon as and I'll post a reminder a few days beforehand. Thanks for reading and I hope you'll join in this blogfest.


M. said...

I love the no winners no prizes twist!! :)

Francine Howarth said...


Crikey Michelle, you beat me to it with a post!

I'm doing this so that I can link a poster directly to the comment page!


Summer Ross said...

I'll post this up, I wanted to let you know there is another blogfest for writing being held the same day. you can look at my page on the left side bar and see the dates of all the blogfests I've found, but it can be challenging for writers. Just an FYI I'll post your blogfest up on my side bar and I'm signed up for your and the other one as well so we shall see how it plays out :) I'm excited your holding a blogfest! great fun!

Summer Ross said...

sorry its on the right side bar not left...blushes...

Will Burke said...

Sounds good -- more conflict, more drama!

Unknown said...

Cool! I'll add you to my list. I have a blogfest on the 2nd, too, btw!

Angela McCallister said...

Sweet! I love Blogfests. Don't know if I have anything ready though. I'm having my first one too, a Blogfeast, on Sep 23. So exciting!

I'll add you to my sidebar.
(And Tessa, you're already on there ;)

Unknown said...

Wowweee this is good news, I 'm signing up though have signed up for another blogfest on the same day! Oh I wish this were the 3rd or something :(

But never mind will do two in a day! Fun!

Unknown said...

Also, for some insane reason I must have filled up the form with "Bad News" instead of blog name..hellp! How do I correct it?

Unknown said...

Hey no worries! We could always tell people they get brownie points for submitting one piece that fits both.. ; )

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Damyanti,

I did similar once, it made no difference. People still came to see what I'd posted.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Tessa,

Yup, Brownie points issued - good idea. ;)

As you can see, I've extended over to the Sunday as well so that might ease the situation.


Anonymous said...

hi Francine
thanks for visint my blog- yeahhh I love Red Dwarf too!

Unknown said...

Hi Francine - This sounds like a lot of fun. I'll keep it in mind. I love blogfests, as you know, and I'd love to participate. Bad news is fun for we fiction writers to deliver. =D

Emily White said...

This looks like fun! I'll see if I can take part! :D

Denise Covey said...

Hey there Francine, I'll be back to check out all these blogfests I've been too busy to join, but the purpose of my visit is to tell you that you are henceforth a star, so pop over to my blog and grab a starry award before it turns to stardust...hee hee, I'm a crack up, not..:) Just ate some coconut ice...ooo...sugar!

Unknown said...

Oops it seems I'm awful at linking myself to these things! I have twice the blog love for this blog fest!!! hehe!!!

Great idea on the blog fest and can't wait to join in Francine!!!

Unknown said...

Francine, I just realised I can do your blogfest on my other blog, so I have signed up again using my Amloki-links blog. Hope that's ok, and is there any way to delete my previous signing up, aka, "Bad News"?

Sorry to be such a gigantic pain!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi, Damyanti and Jen,

Have just tweeked the problems!


Talli Roland said...

What a great idea for a blogfest! I'll have to take a look at my calendar - I might still be away.

Thanks for your Amazon tips, btw!

Clara said...

This seems to be a lot of fun, I'm in!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey. Popping in from KarenG's bbq. Nice place!

Ann Best said...

I just came over from KarenG's BBQ also. You have a lovely blog. Good luck with your romance writing. I'm now a follower, and hope you'll come over and see me also.

Manzanita said...

Me too.... came from Karen's BBQ. Interesting blog and I'm a new follower.
See ya later
Wanna buy a duck

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I'm too worn out from my own crazy party to sign up for another one right away. Maybe next time LOL. I already follow you but thought I'd drop in and say hi Francine!

N. R. Williams said...

I signed up and found you because you found me from the BBQ. I will be finding more folks as well.

About the blogfest. Now that I have signed up, kindly tell me what I do. I know I write, but where do I submit it and do I submit it on Oct. 3rd. Never done one before.

N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Francine Howarth said...

Hi, N.R.,

What you do is post your writing on your blog either on the 2nd or 3rd and other participants will come and read it and comment. It's as easy as that!


Julie Musil said...

I'm here for Karen's bbq! What a cool blog you have here.

Lacey Devlin said...

Hi Francine!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. A blogfest sounds interesting. I love the no winners, no prizes twist. That certaintly solves the problem!

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

Sounds like fun, Francine.


Melissa Cunningham said...

Hey there! Over from the BBQ! Great blog!

Talei said...

Hi F,

I'm glad the dates moved slightly as I wasn't sure I could do it - but I can now! ;)

Anonymous said...

Emotional impact! What delicious fun!


Francine Howarth said...

Hi Mercedes,

Welcome to the blogfest!


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Francine, I'll be there Oct. 3rd. I even know what I'll post. This will be fun. Roland

Francine Howarth said...

Hi R,

Glad to have you aboard!


Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Okay, so tonight I was a total computer illiterate doofus. Anybody clicking on the link "Bad News" is actually getting Wendy Tyler Ryan's blog - Sorry Francine, sorry everyone else, I'm used to just hitting a button and I didn't know what it wanted from me!!! :(

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

So, couldn't stand the idea of my name showing up as "Bad News" so I entered again under my proper name. Sorry all around because some of you will end up at my blog twice.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Wendy,

Good to have you aboard, and as you can see I scrubbed "Bad News" from the ship's log! :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Adding this to my Blogfest sidebar...so excited!

Edge of Your Seat Romance

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Raquel,

Welcome aboard the good ship Wicked Temptation!


Olivia J. Herrell, writing as O.J. Barré said...

I'm in! Thanks for hosting!

~that rebel, Olivia

Unknown said...

Crap, my link didn't show up at first and now it's on there twice >:/ Flippin A.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Erica, and welcome aboard.

Problem sorted!


Liz Fichera said...

Hi Francine,

I'm in! Logistics question: Do we get the html code to imbed the follow list in our post or do we direct people here to your post to see who to follow next?

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Liz,

Re logistics! It's easier to direct to this page than go to the faff of embedding html code.


Anonymous said...

I only had time to participate in one blogfest this month- very sorry to all!

Miss T said...

I caught this one just in time!

Unknown said...

Come by my page for a How To on writing the Bad News : )

Elena Solodow said...

Just posted my entry. Thanks for hosting, Francine!

Anonymous said...

Fun fun fun! :D