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TCWT December 2011 Blog Chain

 ETA: 3/27/14: *If you’re one of the awesome people who finds these past blog chain posts through search terms, you can go here to find more recent topics and to sign up for a current chain.*

Another blog chain has come and gone, and I’m so happy that it was a success. I’ve thought for a while on what the December theme should be–we need something that can really spark the imagination–and came up with this:

“How do you develop and relate to your characters?”

Oh, characters. They’re only fiction, but they still manage to torment us, as well as make us laugh, cry, and smile. Some questions you may want to answer in your post: How do they come to you? Do you have any special strategies for developing their physical and mental traits? In your opinion, what’s the importance of names? And finally, once your characters are fully formed, what sorts of connections do you forge with them?

Leave a comment below if you’d like to participate, and I’ll start scheduling. Thanks again for a great November chain!

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About Michael Waters

I'm Michael, I'm eighteen, and I blog about YA books for Barnes & Noble.

53 comments on “TCWT December 2011 Blog Chain

  1. wreakinghavoc14
    November 17, 2011

    I’d like to participate!

    • Allegra
      November 17, 2011

      All right, I’ll schedule you to start us off on the 5th if that works for you.
      What is your current blog address? When I clicked on your username I was told that the blog had been deleted. I’ll need to know the site at which you are currently blogging in order to list you in the blog tour schedule.

    • Allegra
      November 17, 2011

      EDIT: Thanks to the WordPress search engine, I think I found your current blog! Should I put you down as blogging at http://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com?

      • wreakinghavoc14
        November 17, 2011

        Yep!

  2. Nerdygirl98
    November 17, 2011

    That was a blast! Count me in!

    • Allegra
      November 17, 2011

      Great! I’ll put you on the 6th if that’s OK.

      • Nerdygirl98
        November 18, 2011

        Sounds good!

  3. Liam Wood
    November 17, 2011

    I’ll do it! I like this topic better than the last one.

    • Allegra
      November 17, 2011

      Thanks! Will the 7th be good for you?

  4. Aloha
    November 17, 2011

    This sounds so cool– and I love the topic. Can I participate, too?

    • Allegra
      November 17, 2011

      Of course! I’ll put you (tentatively) down for December 8th. Everyone keep in mind that these prelimenary dates might change.

  5. TayMik23
    November 17, 2011

    This topic sounds great. If you’ll have me once again, I would be delighted to join.

    • Allegra
      November 18, 2011

      Of course! I’ll put you down for the 9th.

  6. Gabi
    November 17, 2011

    This sounds really cool!
    I have a blogger blog. Hope that that’s okay.
    Could I join?
    (found this by stalking NaNo-ers’ blogs.)

    • Allegra
      November 18, 2011

      You can most certainly join, as long as you make sure that comments are open to everyone (i.e., there’s an option to comment as “Name/URL” or “Anonymous). That way, those of us without Google accounts can comment.
      I’ll put you down for December 10.

      • Gabi
        November 20, 2011

        Okay.
        That works.

  7. Miriam Joy
    November 18, 2011

    Meeee please! Although preferably not the 16th December (Doctor Who marathon). 15th, 14th and 13th are good. 🙂 Before that I have exams, so … not good. But yeah. I’ll do every month unless I tell you otherwise, basically. I need the ideas! Ha ha 🙂

    • Allegra
      November 18, 2011

      Well, we certainly wouldn’t want to get in the way of DW (extremely important, and I’m not even being sarcastic) or exams, so I’ll put you on the 13th.
      We need some more teen bloggers to fill in! I know you’re out there…

  8. John Hansen
    November 18, 2011

    I’m in of course. I have two other bloggers who I think will be interested… Let me link them here…

  9. Kirsten
    November 18, 2011

    Can I participate?

    • Allegra
      November 19, 2011

      Sure! Will December 11 be all right for you?

  10. coffeebeans
    November 20, 2011

    I’d love to participate again! It was a blast last time. Count me in!

    • Allegra
      November 20, 2011

      Lovely! I’ll put you down for December 12.

  11. Esther Victoria
    November 21, 2011

    John Hansen suggested I should do this and I am interested 🙂

    • Allegra
      November 22, 2011

      Thanks for your interest! Will December 14 be all right for you?

      • Esther Victoria
        November 22, 2011

        Yes, that would be great. What am I supposed to do? I see the question, so how do I answer it? I’m new haha

      • Allegra
        November 22, 2011

        Essentially, all you have to do is write a blog post in response to the question. It’s almost like writing an essay for school, except less structured, you don’t get graded, and it’s on a topic you actually care about. Some creativity and humor is always appreciated.
        Why don’t you check out some of our previous chains for ideas? Our “blog chain” page still has links to the November chain’s posters.

      • Esther Victoria
        November 27, 2011

        Ok! So on Dec 14. I will post on my blog the answer to your question? and then share the other days with my viewers?

      • Allegra
        November 27, 2011

        You’ve got it! I’ll be sending out reminder emails with the schedule provided a few days in advance.

  12. Esther Victoria
    November 21, 2011

    Thank you!

  13. tomte
    November 22, 2011

    Hi, I just emailed you actually but December is a bad month for me…….(family, etc.) Could I do January? 😉 Let me know, I can start working on it as soon as I know the topic. Oh, and cool site!

    • Allegra
      November 22, 2011

      Just come back around the end of December, and we’ll have the January chain sign-up going. We don’t know our January topic yet, so the best thing to do is just to check back. Thanks for your interest!

      • tomte
        November 23, 2011

        okay! I bookmarked your site. I will check back soon!

        And this is a little off topic but I just LOVE your gravatar =) i am a bunny lover too =)

  14. Pherisphena Ladea
    November 24, 2011

    Is it too late to participate? I only just saw this, sorry. I don’t know if I’ll do all that well, but…

    • Allegra
      November 25, 2011

      The December chain is open for sign-up until December 1 this year. Shall I put you down for the 15th?

      • Pherisphena Ladea
        November 25, 2011

        Ah, yes, please. I think I’ll try it out. If I fail, well…you know.

  15. Ashlyn Rae
    November 26, 2011

    I’ll participate!

    • Allegra
      November 26, 2011

      Great! I’ll put you down for December 16.

  16. missybiozarre
    November 26, 2011

    Ok, I’ve been sent my John. I’m in, even if I don’t fully comprehend what a blog chain is 😛

  17. missybiozarre
    November 26, 2011

    And Allegra, if you are going to reply, please do it on this one because I forgot to checkmark the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” option for my last comment

    • Allegra
      November 26, 2011

      All right. I’ll put you down for December 17.

  18. greatlakessocialist
    December 4, 2011

    I’ll give it a go again if you people will have me.

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  22. flyergirl13
    December 6, 2011

    I’d like to participate, if possible. I’ve never done this before, and I don’t really know what to do, but it sounds fun!

    • Allegra
      December 6, 2011

      Sorry, but this blog chain has already started and it’s too late to revise the schedule. Why don’t you come back once we start sign-up for the January 2012 chain? Sign-up should open up on December 21. Also, be sure to check out all of our other participants’ posts! Thanks for your interest.

      • tomte
        December 6, 2011

        December 21. I need to write that down somewhere.

        Seeing as I am the first January blogger., right? Just want to be sure 🙂

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