IWSG: Make books error-free and November’s Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway

Hi, fellow insecure writers and welcome to November’s official IWSG post. As always, thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for the time and effort he puts into this monthly IWSG blog hop.

So what’s my insecurity this month? As usual, time. We sold our house and moved in October, and in all the hubbub, I didn’t get a stitch of writing done. Since hubby and I squeezed ourselves and all our belongings (that is the things that didn’t sell at our humongous garage sale) into a small rental house while waiting to purchase the home where we’ll live the rest of our lives, November doesn’t look much more promising for writing. Therefore I can’t offer any advice on time management.

But I do have something to offer in the way of helping other writers–reading. You know, that activity every writer is supposed to do but some don’t. Well, I love reading and always have, but perhaps those who don’t love reading would do it more with a free Kindle. As a little explanation, my first Kindle is what started me taking notes of errors I find in books, mostly new releases I read to review. And since I started sending the notes to the authors, those long lists have helped me appreciate the enormous amount of effort it takes to make a book error free–like almost impossible for a single proofreader. But maybe if you and other writers read the same book and send your error notes too, it won’t be so impossible to make everyone’s books error free. Writers should help other writers, right?


And just in case you didn’t know, even Orson Scott Card rewrote Ender’s Game. Nowadays, it isn’t that hard to send the corrections to Amazon, for example, and get them to notify previous customers. So here’s your chance to win your own Kindle, take notes, and send them to each author whose books you read! You would do that to help another author. Yes, of course you would. And if you do, there goes one more insecurity, the fear that errors will negatively affect book reviews. Poof!

Kindle HDX NOvember


Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)

Or $229 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)


  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Ripple Effect Romance Series
  4. Dark Motive’s Books & More
  5. Fae Books
  6. Author Marianne Morea
  7. Buku-Buku Didi
  8. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
  9. Author Stacy Claflin
  10. Patchwork Press
  11. Author Louise Caiola
  12. Author Bella Street
  13. Author Bonnie Blythe
  14. Author Julia Crane
  15. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  16. Author Kim Cresswell
  17. A Bookish Escape
  18. Author Talia Jager
  19. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  20. Fiction Dreams
  21. Book Angel Booktopia
  22. Kelly’s Lucky You
  23. Author Roxanne Crouse
  24. Author Rachelle Christensen
  25. Author Jennifer Laurens
  26. Hardback Book Hotties
  27. Lori’s Reading Corner
  28. Author Misty Moncur
  29. MyLadyWeb: Women’s History and Women Authors
  30. Author Elizabeth Isaacs
  31. Living, Learning and Loving Life
  32. Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader
  33. My Story That I Like Best
  34. LeahSay’s Views
  35. Christine’s Blog
  36. Candle Light Reads
  38. The Demon Librarian
  39. SMIBookClub
  40. Author T.L. Clarke
  41. Back Off My Books
  42. Michael SciFan
  43. Author Carole Brown
  44. Coffee and Characters
  45. No Thought 2 Small
  46. Stanley and Katrina, Pet Authors
  47. Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf
  48. Love Bites & Silk
  49. Kimber Leigh Writes
  50. Author Rae Z. Ryans
  51. Author Georgina Young-Ellis
  52. The Reporter and the Girl
  53. Fic Central
  54. Like a Broken Vessel

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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″.

Ends 11/30/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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  1. Time. Such a precious commodity. I usually have little time to write, but I try to make free moments to read. Great idea to send a list of errors I find to the authors. 🙂

  2. Reading is so important! You’ve definitely got that right. Moving is tough. I wish you every happiness in your new home.

  3. My publisher was able to fix an error in my first book – I really appreciated that.
    Hope everything goes well with the move

  4. I did not know about Ender’s game. I only purchased the ebook about a month ago. Glad to know it’s been updated. Of course, I just saw the movie tonight and found out about the surprise twist at the end. So even though I’m 62% of the way through the book, I’m not sure I’ll be finishing it any time soon.

    Can’t wait until you get settled in your new house. I’m waiting to see the next chapter of your story.

    • I don’t have the new version of Ender’s Game, and I’m waiting to find time to see the movie. I can’t really settle in this little rental we’re in, so I’m really looking forward to getting into a house where I can unpack everything. Two offers down and both fell through. Maybe the third offer will be the charm. Now I’m going to have to think about what chapter I sent you last and what’s next.

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