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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fourth Writers' Platform Building Campaign


I'm pretty sure that you've all heard the news by now but, just in case you've somehow missed the announcement, the Fourth Writers' Platform-Building Campaign is upon us. I was part of the last one, and it was a lot of fun. You have until 15th February to sign up and you can do so here, at Rachael Harrie's blog, Rach Writes. . . This time around it's a mini campaign running until 17th March, so it's a perfect way to try it out if you're new to the campaign, before the big one in the Summer. It's a great way to make new friends :-)

In other news, I found out yesterday that The Old Geezer's blog has been hacked by spammers, so if he's on your reader it might be a good idea to remove his blog. Ron, if you're reading this, I hope you're back with us soon.

After four weeks of waiting, Diva phoned the art college yesterday to ask when she might hear from them. You know what's coming next, right? Yeah, they didn't receive her application. So, it's back to square one whilst we wait for a new one to come in the post. So, please keep those fingers crossed for a few weeks longer!

Today's post is a short one, so I'll leave you with a new trailer for one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year. Enjoy!

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  1. I'm doing the campaign too, so I will see you around! :)

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  2. Just popping in from the campaign to say hi! (I think I'm going to be your 300th follower YAY)

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    1. Brilliant, thank you Susan. I've finally got time to do all my visiting now. See you soon :-)

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  3. I'm headed over right now to sign up. Guess what I'm blogging about tomorrow? :)

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  4. I just finished reading (and coincidentally posting about) The Hunger Games. I am really excited about the movie, and will have to watch the spoof when I get home from work.

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    1. It was you that reminded me I hadn't read the third one. Fixed that now :-)

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  5. Your poor daughter! I hope she gets her app to them quickly. Will they still consider her?

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  6. Oh no! That really sucks about the college application - what is with the Royal Mail? We've had so much post go missing it's not even funny... okay, rant over.

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    1. My postman doesn't deliver stuff for days then I get a ton of mail all at once. I think he hoards it :-)

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  7. -_-; That's awful what happened with the application. Hopefully it won't set you all back too far.

    Also saying hi from the campaign! Nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice to meet you too :-) I'll be dropping by to visit very soon.

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  8. ohmygoodness!
    *gasps for breath*
    my dogs think i've gone crazy...
    can't stop laughing...
    that peeta is awesome!

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    1. He's definitely my favourite in the video :-)

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  9. I love spoofs :D
    It's just nice to see people having so much fun with something.

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    1. You know you've made it when people are spoofing you :-)

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  10. Lost application - a likely story! Sorry that happened.

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    1. At least we had a happy ending, thank goodness!

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  11. I had somehow missed the announcement. Will have to go check it out.

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    1. If you could just keep them like that until 4th May ... :-)

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    1. Only two and a half more months then you can uncross them ;-)

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  14. I haven't tried this before, thanks for the tip. Sorry to hear the Old Geezer's blog was hacked.

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  15. Sorry about the art college application. Is there any way you can include a delivery confirmation when you mail the next one out? Good luck!

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    1. It's amazing how it magically turned up :-)

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  16. Sarah, there's an award for you over at my blog.

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  17. That was hilarious! Peeta standing in a field by himself. "Yeah. I wonder which guy's gonna get picked!"]

    Hope they don't lose Diva's application this time.

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    1. He was brilliant wasn't he? I'm so glad our application story had a happy ending :-)

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  18. Oh my gracious - I totally missed this annoucement!!

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  19. Sorry about the application,
    I was shocked to hear about Ron's blog being hacked.
    What sort of people are out there?

    Yvonne.

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  20. Thanks so much for the spam tip. It is a pity.

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    1. I agree. Hope he gets back up and running soon.

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  21. LOL. That was an awesome spoof.

    I'm joining the Campaign as well. :)

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  22. I love the Hunger Games - great spoof! My daughter's college lost her application, too. He entry was delayed, but she did get in. Good luck!

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    1. I'm so glad your daughter got in, hopefully mine will too :-)

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  23. Oh, no! Fingers crossed for the second application!!

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    1. I'm glad they found the application before we had to go through it all again :-)

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  24. Is the school in traveling distance. I worked in an admissions office for years and I know how awful the mail can be. Just a thought...
    Hugs~

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    1. If they hadn't found it, she was going to hand deliver the second one :-)

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  25. I'm grateful for the reminders. Otherwise, I totally would have missed it! I'm slackin!

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  26. I'm sorry about the Diva's application and the Old Geezer's blog.

    Great spoof and I'll see you around during the campaign. :)

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  27. The Hunger Games is a book I just couldn't get into - perhaps I should pick it up again
    I must remember to join in with the campaign ;)

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    1. IMO, the first book is definitely worth reading, the second is okay. The third you should read only if you're a completionist like me :-)

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  28. That was a great spoof. Sorry about the application snafu. Hope it is resolved soon.

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  29. Yikes, that's a bummer about The Old Geezer's blog. Thanks for the heads up. I'll remove it from my reader. After all that waiting and now you find out the school didn't receive Diva's application! They're as bad as the banks. Sheesh! I hope it all works out for her.

    That movie trailer spoof is hilarious!

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    1. Was a real shame for the Old Geezer, hope he gets sorted soon.

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  30. LOL that was great.
    I just wanted to stop by to say hi. This is the first time I'm participating in this campaign and I'm excited to meet new writers and disccover new blogs to follow.

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    1. Welcome to you Yelena, great to hear you've signed up. I'll be dropping by to visit you later :-)

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  31. Just signed up for the campaign, thanks to you. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. I'm glad you joined in, you'll have fun and meet some great people.

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  32. Hey Sarah,

    Yup, all signed up for what I am now call "C4 - an explosive Blog event"

    PS... sorry to hear about Diva's app... we've got fingers crossed and have thrown in a quick prayer, if that's OK :)

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    1. Mark, I'll take well wishes in any form and at any time :-)

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  33. I participated in the last campaign - it was great! I must hop over to Rach's blog to check out details of the new one.
    Sorry about Diva's mishap... to be quite frank, seems like the postal problem is a global one...

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    1. I'm not sure if that makes me feel better or worse :-)

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  34. I'll be watching the Hunger Games of course along with everyone else. I may try to catch a showing though that has fewer screaming teenage girls.

    I'm also participating in Rach's campaign. I'm looking forward to the Rock's new movie coming out Friday. It looks kind of whimsy/fun.

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    1. I like the Rock, but I had no idea he had a new movie out. What is it?

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  35. Can't wait for Hunger Games ... that was a ... kinda funny spoof. :)

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    1. I sort of want to see that Peeta in the film :-)

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  36. I hope things work out for your daughter. More over applications are the easier part. It is their going away that was hard for me, I mean as a parent.

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    1. Luckily, if she gets in it's a day college and not too far away. I have two years before I have to worry about them moving out :-)

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  37. New follower here. :)

    Sorry about the application! How frustrating.

    And oh. my. gosh. That video! I had to stifle my laughter so as not to wake hubby and the kids.

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    1. Hi Laura, lovely to meet you. I'll be popping by to visit you soon :-)

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  38. Good luck! I decided not to sign up this time to the Writer's Platform or A-Z as I want to concentrate on my non-blog writing more.
    Hunger Games intrigues me. I hope it's better than I am No4.

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    1. We were just talking about I am No 4 last night. Great plot, terrible film :-)

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    2. Ah yes,I agree. When I read the novel I am No 4 I thought 'This has been written with the film in mind...'
      I honestly didn't feel anything for the Main characters, which is a shame.

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    3. And you know they're making a sequel?

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  39. Am signing up for Campaign first thing tomorrow. Can't wait to see Hunger Games. :-)

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  41. Oh my word, I watched that trailer and it is hilarious!

    Fingers crossed for your Diva!

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  42. Can't wait for hunger games... but the teaser was hilarious... thanks for sharing:)

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  43. Adobe flash player keeps crashing in Firefox, so then tried watching the video in Internet Explorer... got about 5 seconds in and the rest won't load :-(
    *sigh*
    Will have to try again later.
    Anyway, yay for the campaign! And sorry the art college didn't even receive your daughter's application... That's really frustrating.

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    1. Bummer :-(
      Hope you managed to watch it eventually.

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  44. Thanks for the tip about the campaign!

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    1. You're welcome. Did you sign up in the end?

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  45. Yay..I get to lurk around and check things out. =)

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  46. I'm not sure if i'm going to participate. Probably not. I've been so swamped lately and i would hate to participate and not be able to visit as many blogs as i wanted

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    1. So you'll have all the pleasure of reading some of the challenge entries and none of the pain of writing one :-)

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  47. What a pain about the application - hope you get it all sorted out OK.

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  48. *wipes tears from face*

    I hadn't seen that version of the trailer. I'm still laughing. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    (No I'm not participating in the crusade. I saw what the individuals had to do last time, and it wasn't anything I enjoyed doing. Can't wait to see what YOU have to do for it *giggles*)

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    1. Isn't it brilliant?

      I'm hoping for a slightly easier challenge than last time :-)

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  49. THE HUNGER GAMES book series has been such a huge hit, wow! I've seen editors asking for manuscripts and comparing what they want to this series. And I hope the movie doesn't disappoint for all those fans out there!

    Thanks, Sarah, too, for commenting on my blog! Always great to see you.

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    1. I'm slightly nervous. The film has a LOT to live up to!
      And no need to thank me, I love visiting your blog :-)

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  50. I am seriously looking forward to this movie! (Um, the real one, not the spoofed one.) But my husband is going to hate it.

    Maybe I'll leave him home.

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    1. There's no way I'm taking Techno. Definitely just the girls and me :-)

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  51. I participated in the last two campaigns, but not this time. Too much going on. Hope you have fun!

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    1. So you get to relax and read our challenge entries :-)

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  52. Hi Sarah, just popping in to say hi. I'm a first-time campaigner and really looking forward to it :-)

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    1. Hi Stacey, welcome to you. Looking forward to getting to know you now I'm feeling better :-)

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