Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Celery Tree: on-line bookstore 4 Indies!!


I'd like to welcome Nicki Elson, author of THREE DAVES, and member of Celery Tree. She grew up during the '80s--'nuf said--and has always known she loves to write. She shares herself through her Blog, Facebook Page, and Twitter. And today, she's here to guest blog for me. Welcome, Nicki!!


So...have ya heard of Celery Tree yet?  I'm excited to be a part of this brand new on-line book store & community for independent authors, and one of the elements I'm eager to take advantage of are the forums.  I see the forums as a great opportunity to take Writing and Publishing Topics that come up here at the blogs and turn them into true back-and-forth discussions. I also think it might be fun to host on-line Book Club Meetings and interactive Author Interviews. 

Karen Gowen, a founder of Celery Tree, said the forums have the potential to be whatever the authors/readers want them to be. She will be available at karen@celerytree.com to answer your questions about Celerytree.com during the Big Blog Tour. Feel free to email Karen about any questions you may have at this time on joining, registering, buying books, submitting books or any other issues. 

What I want to know is---what would you like them to be?  What kinds of discussion threads would make you want to stop by and participate?  What discussions would you like to start? 

Thanks, Nicki!!

You can visit Nicki and the other authors on the Celery Tree Blog, Facebook Page, Twitter, and Website

Now Alleywalkers, could you help Nicki with her questions? Give her something to work with. We writers ALWAYS have something to chat about. 

Here is a list of events for Celery Tree: The list of events go as follows:

Mon, Jan. 9: Kick Off Coming Down the Mountain and Celery Tree blog

Tues, Jan. 10: Promo post Melissa Sarno

Wed, Jan. 11: Interview with L.A. DeVaul Melissa Goodwin

Thurs, Jan. 12: Jessica Bell guest posts on Coming Down the Mountain

Fri, Jan. 13: Nicki Elson guest posts Theresa Milstein

Mon, Jan. 16: Karen Walker guest posts Tossing It Out

Tues, Jan. 17
: Nicki Elson guest posts SA Larsen - YOU ARE HERE!!

Wed, Jan. 18: L.A. DeVaul guest posts Unedited

Thurs, Jan. 19: Promo Post Clarissa Draper

Fri, Jan. 20: Ann Best guest posts Thoughts in Progress

Mon, Jan. 23: Promo Post Ann Carbine Best

Tues, Jan. 24: Promo Post Karen Walker

Wed, Jan. 25: Promo Post Nicki Elson

Thurs, Jan. 26
: Promo post The Alliterative Allomorph

Fri, Jan. 27
: Wrap Up Coming Down the Mountain and Celery Tree blog

29 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Nicki and good luck on your new adventure! I'd like to offer a question, but my mind is blank at the moment. I'll come back if I think of something.

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  2. I love that there is so much support for indie authors now!
    Congrats to Nicki!!

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  3. Oh! And I've been meaning to tell you, you look absolutely stunning in your new profile pic! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for saying so, Kelly! And I agree with you, the love for Indie authors is so awesome!!!

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  4. Great ideas, Nicki, on the Forums. So far it's been me and Liesel fumbling around there. I'd love to see other writers sign on and start talking! I suppose it's like a lot of things, like being at a dance, and everyone's waiting for that first cool couple to get out on the dance floor and show people how to do it!

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  5. Hello lovely Nicki with the mesmerising eyes!

    Hoorah for the Celery and for gorgeous KarenG!!

    I don't have any questions - except to wish you fabbo authors Godspeed and Good Luck!

    Take care
    x

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  6. CT sounds like an awesome project. Definitely going to check it!

    EJ

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  7. Good morning, everyone! I'm sure as our bodies process the caffeine the ideas will come rolling in, hehe. But Karen's already cooking up marvelous analogies. And how about a wink for the flattering Kitty girl.;)

    I'm in agreement with Kelly - you new profile picture is stunning, Sheri. Thanks so much for having me over.

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    1. So glad to have you here, Nicki! I think this is going really well. (And thank you for the compliment.)

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  8. You people are all so organized. I am in awe.

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  9. What a great idea Celery Tree is! Best of luck, authors! Karen is such a creative genius. The only topic for the forums I can think of at the moment is: good discussion on why and when to self-publish, e-publish, small press publish, or large house publish. The range of authors on Celery Tree should make for some great insight!

    Thanks, Nicki and Sheri!

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    1. It's all my pleasure! Best of luck to everyone.

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  10. I agree with Jackee, Celery Tree sounds great! I think a great topic would be about promoting your work once it's accepted.

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  11. Maybe questions regarding the different genres?

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  12. One thing I'd like to read more about is how to do research on and submit stories to literary magazines; I've read a lot of great blog posts about how to query agents and editors, but those are mainly for novel-length stories. I'd also like to read more about whether/how to "censor" writing for specific audiences.

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  13. I saw Theresa's post, but before that I hadn't heard of Celery Tree. I'm so glad you guys are bringing it to our attention. :)

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  14. Wow, what a nice idea!! I think Nicki has mesmerized me with those pretty eyes that need to be on a cover somewhere--HA! Anyway, like NW, I'd also like to hear more resources for magazines. Take care!

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  15. I've got to chime in here too! I couldn't agree more about magazine resources.

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  16. Yay, I knew great ideas would come up here! Thank you all so, so much.

    (You're making me blush Christina Lee.)

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  17. So cool! Celery Tree sounds so amazing. I hope it does super well. ;)

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  18. Along the lines of Neurotic Workaholic's comment, how about a section about how to find ANY paid writing freelance jobs. I have a friend who regularly makes money writing nonfiction for various mediums and I have no clue how she finds the work. Any time I've looked into, I've wasted a bunhave just ch of time and have just walked away confused.

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    1. That is perfect. I completely agree. I do a lot of local freelance work, but I usually donate my time to some community cause, etc... I'd love to have a place to check regularly for freelance gigs.

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    2. Try Constant Content. I've sold stuff there in the past--still get small checks because I haven't taken down my account-- and a lot of people make regular salaries with their material.

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  19. Sounds like a great new place! I've been hearing the buzz about the blogosphere.

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  20. Yay for Celery Tree! It's such a great idea, and I'm sure it will be s big success.

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  21. I should join this hop because I support Celery Tree! Thanks for the nudge, Sheri.

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  22. There is a lot of buzz about Celery Tree. It sounds like a great place to bring writers together.

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  23. Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm. Looks like we're getting a good conversation started already regarding freelance writing. I'll be doing a CT post at my place next week and will use the conversation here as a jumping off point - so double thanks! And thanks again, so very much for hosting us, Sheri.

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  24. Nice to see Nicki here too. I plan on helping support Celery Tree.

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