After Party Goodie Bag from the Shameless Self-Promotion “5 à 7” Blogging Event | #WriterWednesday

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Last week’s “5 à 7” was small and intimate event but WOW, we had a lot of great exchanges and we made new friends!

I’m hoping to host a similar event in the next few months with a slight difference – it would be longer affair with an after hours component. If you didn’t know it already, Montreal is also known for its fantastic after hours venues so why not do the same with a blogging event?

I’d like to thank my fellow amazing #bloggers #writers for last week’s attendance by showcasing their work in today’s post.

Here are blurbs from these #bloggingqueens as well as links to their awesome blogs.

Please take some time, check out their blogs and even follow them on Twitter. You won’t regret it!

  • I’m Lindsay. I’m a self-published children’s book author, illustrator, mom, partner, crafter, husky pack leader and home schooler. My blog gives readers a first class ticket on my train to crazy town. My link is for a post I wrote a few days ago titled A Toddler Mom’s Open Letter To Her High Heels. It’s my funny take on a break up note to my high heels after my kids have come along. I hope you like it. @LindsayNAuthor
  • Felicia here, and “Nesie’s Place” – – is relatively new. Currently, it’s focused on author support – cover-reveals, release blitzes, excerpts, and character interviews. (I love character interviews!) But, as I get closer to publishing my debut novel, “In The Best Interest of the Child”, there will be teasers, excerpts and updates from/about the book. What’s it about? Driven by her own childhood tragedy, a child advocate attorney, Olivia Chandler, fights to save children from abuse and neglect when she comes face to face with a case that forces her to finally confront her own demons from her time in foster care. Regardless of what’s going on with me and my publishing journey, there will always be space to support other authors. Want to be featured? Hit me up! Warning: I am weird and sarcastic to a fault! Proceed at your own risk! @MsFelicia
  • I’m Rachel, and I started my blog in the fall as a means to host carryover from the novels I’m working on, as well as some of my random thoughts in regards to writing, and somehow it’s spawned short stories. What is absolutely awesome about this link I’m posting: I reached a point where I was really frustrated with revising – the question of “what do I keep and what do I cut?” And I wrestled with whether or not it was relevant to the manuscript as a whole, and decided it wasn’t. But I made it into a short story, of Elisabeth, my protagonist, telling her best friend why she had to cut a mutual friend of theirs out of her life. It’s now part of “The Elisabeth Chapters,” short stories that have turned into a whole new life for the main character. Plus, I got to reference “Sex and the City” in this excerpt, which is set in the fall of 2001.  @lenziwrites
  • Hello everyone, I’m a little late to the party. I’m Erin from Erin’s Big World . On my blog I like to share photos, poetry, personal narratives and a few DIY posts. What’s awesome about the link I’m sharing is that it’s to my home page which has all of my latest posts. I just started Photo101 for the second time and have been pushing myself creatively with photos and all of my latest photo adventures are on my home page. 🙂   @erinsbigworld
  • I’ve recently started blogging at – it’s a blog on personal finance, starting with our journey to get out of debt and eventually our journey to financial independence (i.e. early retirement!) I’ve also just started blogging (as in, only one post so far) on my sleeping disorder, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, which I’m sure most people haven’t heard of but it’s a sleep disorder similar to Narcolepsy. I hope to bring awareness and also motivate others to keep going no matter how hard it gets sometimes, because it sure does get hard to stay motivated when your body just wants to shut down!  @MrsUnchained55
  • or for a link to an excerpt from one of my works in progress. It may be considered 18+ because of nudity in the passage.  I’m an aspiring author, I have two works in progress that I am editing like mad to get self published. I started my writing journey about a year ago and my blog maybe six months ago. I share all sorts of things. I reblog interesting writer tidbits I find, excerpts, links to fellow authors… I guess you could say my blog is a reflection of the scattered mind my high school English teacher told me I had.  If I haven’t yet I will try to go to everyone’s blog and check it out. Happy reading and writing! @BrickleyJules
  • I will share the site I blog my daughters books on. She also occasionally tells me about a book she’s loved and I write a mini review for it. She made all the shadow puppets herself while I photographed her hard work. We worked as a team to come up with the story. She’s so proud of herself and around Christmas had her first real sales on Amazon. She’s sold books to family and friends but something about selling on the internet is amazing isn’t it? Even to a seven year old. To keep it active I share/reblog other stuff from time to time. Usually writing related. Have a good night and I will take the rest of the evening to check out everyone’s blogs.  @AprilDParker @ParkerPublisher
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18 thoughts on “After Party Goodie Bag from the Shameless Self-Promotion “5 à 7” Blogging Event | #WriterWednesday

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  2. These are some fabulous blogs ❤ I already know Lindsay but the rest are new to me and cannot wait to check the blogs. 🙂 Thanks for the share Marquessa. I guess I missed your previous event since we were introduced to each other through Jacqueline recently. I am all geared for the next one. 🙂

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  3. Hi Marquessa sounds like I really missed out on a good party … still slowly finding my way around the whole blog thing so hoping I don’t miss your next party! Sounds like the connections and community I’m trying to start with my blogging event “Creative Questions” … take care, k

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