Monday, August 29, 2011

Have a Blog? Want to Help?

Okay, I'm throwing out a line and seeing what I can pull in.

I'm accepting up to 500 entries to the Baker's Dozen Auction this year.  Only 60 will actually make it into the auction.

I don't want everyone else to be sad.

So I've decided to offer public critique for everybody.  Problem is, there's no way I can accommodate this. I know I don't have to tell you how much time/work/chocolate consumption goes into the Baker's Dozen.  That, and there just isn't the space and time on my blog to do this.

Here's where you come in.  If you have a WRITING blog (not a crocheting blog or a pictures-of-my-dogs blog or a personal, sometimes-TMI blog) and would like to host a chunk of fellow writers' excerpts for public critique, PLEASE EMAIL ME at facelesswords(at)

I am looking for 4 to 5 blogs.  Preferably well established.  Doesn't matter if you have a small audience; I'll be sending folks your way to come and critique.

Please think about it before you jump at it; it will take a little of your time!  (I'll have to email you each entry individually so you can then post them.  If there are formatting errors, you will have to make them look pretty.)

And thank you in advance.


Wow!!!!  I'm blown away by the response.  I now have so many offers I'm not sure how to proceed!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I will now figure out what to do next...   o_O


  1. I'm in. Been blogging since the New Year, but less than 50 followers. I won't be sad/offended if you pass.

    Thank you for doing this (Baker's Dozen, etc.) Thank you thank you thank you.

  2. Oh, oops! My writing blog is at


  3. Leigh Ann! Please email me. :) facelesswords(at) THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  4. I'm up for it if you like.

  5. Authoress, about how many excerpts would you want each blog to host?

  6. Ooh, I'll do it. I'll go send the email right now.

  7. Count me in if you need another.

  8. How will you decide which 60 make it into the Baker's Dozen?

  9. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!


    You all are so awesome. What am I going to do with all these offers?!?!

    If I do 50 entries per, that would mean around 9 blogs.

    But but will I choose?

    I am blown away.


    Okay, and y'all can stop offering now. LOL


  10. Anon, I read them all, with a helper. Together we decide which ones make the cut. They're anonymous, which makes it easier to be objective.

  11. I would love to participate in this. My blog is here:

  12. i hate that i missed this opportunity! but so cool that you put it out there for all!

  13. I know I'm late, but if you ever need help I blog with two other ladies at Unicorn Bell. We just started this summer and we offer critiques on a weekly basis. We're still small but hope to grow.

    I also have a personal writing blog at Charity's Writing Journey