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Use Your Words Virtual Book Tour and Contest

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Join Literary Mama and Literary Reflections Editor Kate Hopper on a virtual book tour and contest.

Kate will host the book tour for her newly-released book, Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. Each weekday from Friday, May 4th to Wednesday, May 30th, Kate will write a post about the blog host at her popular site, Motherhood and Words, express her gratitude to her facebook friends, and tweet like a songbird.

Use Your Words is the first book to focus on the craft of writing using motherhood as the lens, but it doesn't just focus on how to fit writing into a busy life. Instead, Use Your Words focuses on the craft of creative nonfiction, and how a blogger can take her stories and experiences as a mother up to the next level and become part of the Motherhood Literati.

The Contest
On participating blogs, submit up to 600 words in response to the writing prompt. The host site will select an entry and forward it to Kate. The winning entry from each site will receive a copy of Use Your Words. The overall winning entry (chosen by Kate) will be published in early June, here, on Literary Mama's blog, and the writer will receive a one-hour writing consultation with Kate, via phone or Skype.

The Tour
Monday, May 7: Extraordinary Ordinary

Tuesday, May 8: Literary Mama

Wednesday, May 9: Ivy League Insecurities

Thursday, May 10: Sellibut Mum

Friday, May 11: Love & Diapers

Monday, May 14: 5 Minutes for Mom

Tuesday, May 15: A moon, worn as if it had been a shell

Wednesday, May 16: 6512 and Growing

Thursday, May 17: 17 Sirens

Friday, May 18: Bump Life

Monday, May 21: The Princess and the Pump

Tuesday, May 22: Cami Checketts Books

Wednesday, May 23: Chubby Chicks Run Too

Thursday, May 24: Mom's Own Words

Tuesday, May 29: Mama Sweat

Wednesday, May 30: Breed 'em and Weep

The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editor is Rudri Patel; read her bio here.

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