The ORIGINS Blogfest


Is anybody a fan of comic books? I used to be obsessed when I was a kid. My collection had grown to massive proportions, until I was foolish enough to give it all away to a friend as an act of rebellion just before my military family moved yet again. I had collected all the classics, Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, X-Men, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and on and on.  And in every series there was one issue that was always my favorite…the origin.  That’s the issue where you learn how the superhero came to be, gained his abilities, or what it was that set him on the path to right all wrongs and defend the innocent.  I know I’m not a superhero, a hero, heck…I won’t even question a cashier when they give me incorrect change back, but I do have my own origin story when it comes to my writing. I consider it my official chronicle of how I became a writer and even blogged about it before. I almost considered using that post as my entry for the Deja Vu Blogfest.  

I’ve read a couple other bloggers ORIGIN stories as well, and they are always fascinating!  If you’re like me, then you love to find out more about your peers and discovering how it all began is as good as it gets.  So, you know what that means…right?  Yep!  Blogfest!


I’m proud to announce that on February 13th, one of my cohorts from the Déjà vu Blogfest…Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl)…along with Alex J. Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish  (Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment), will be co-hosting with me the ORIGINS blogfest.  Here’s a synopsis of what will happen on that date for you to use in spreading the word:  On Monday, February 13th, you should post your own origin story.  Tell us all where your writing dreams began.  It could be anything from how you started making up stories as a child, or writing for the school newspaper, or even what prompted you to start a blog.  How about stories about the first time somebody took an interest in your writing, or the teacher/mentor that helped nudge you along and mold your passion, or maybe the singular moment when you first started calling yourself a writer.  It all started somewhere and we want you to tell us your own, unique, beginnings. 

First, you need sign-up to participate via the handy dandy Linky tool below (or at any of the host blogs above), circle the date on your calendar so you don’t forget, then shout out to all of your blogging friends and encourage them to sign up as well.  Oh yeah, don’t forget to take the nifty badge we created to advertise our project and plaster it everywhere. 

I can't wait to hear about all of your writing ORIGIN's! How about you?


61 comments

  1. Entered! I love reading people's origin stories! Great idea for a blogfest!

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  2. Great idea! You're on fire lately!

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  3. Crap. I was probably supposed to announce this today too. I've got too many things scheduled these days, and I can't announce tomorrow either, because I'm doing your query.

    Hmm. Maybe I'll announce it briefly before your query post?

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  4. On the other hand, even though I screwed up my announcement, this is still one of the coolest ideas for a blogfest ever. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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  5. In! Very cool. Looking forward!

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  6. Yep, used to be a big fan of comic books and baseball cards. Had a ton of both, and gave 'em all away. (Some amazing rookie cards, too ... what an idiot.) This blogfest sounds intriguing. If I decide my story is worth telling, I'll jump in with both feet. Er, one foot. Never test the water with both feet ...

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  7. It is interesting to learn more about each other... so many writers and so many stories. And man I bet you're kicking yourself for giving away the comics. I have one Elfquest comic book left.
    And I agree, the origins are always the best!

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  8. It's a great idea for a blogfest!

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  9. The badge is up on my blog! I was also a huge comic book fan, but I kept mine and still read them :)

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  10. Okay, I signed up. I'm posting that day anyway so this sounds like an easy enough topic to write about.


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  11. I signed up. Didn't we have this conversation a little while back? :)

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  12. I love hearing how other writer's got started! Can't wait for the blogfest.

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  13. I've entered too! Looking forward to hearing everyone's Origins tale!

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  14. Awesome idea for a blogfest! Count me in.

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  15. Thanks for commenting on my query at Matt's blog! Alas, I already signed up for a blogfest the next day, so I'm booked. This one looks fun.

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  16. Shoot, this was such a fun assignment, I just sat and got my blogpost together! What a fun trip down "origin" lane! Looking forward to it!

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  17. You have so many entries! Way to go, can't wait to see some of these!

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  18. I'm in - and it does look like fun! Many people on the linky look unfamiliar, so I can check out 1 or 2 new people per day. Cool!

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  19. Is there any way to edit the Linky? I had a clumsy finger moment and typed my name wrong...geesh...

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  20. Sounds like a great blogfest. I'm going to think about joining.

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  21. I'm in! Will post the sign-up sheet on my blog this weekend.

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  22. Awesome idea for a fest! :)
    AND, just read your query over a MacNish's place. Loved it.

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  23. Linked and Shared, Don!
    Awesome idea!

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  24. Great idea! I look forward to seeing everyone's origins. :D

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  25. Already in. Although my story isn't very exciting/funny/original, I am excited to read the others.

    Man, all this stuff you do for US. You're right at the top of my 'Good Guys'list. I can't say that enough. Thanks.

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  26. Great Blogfest idea - I'm in! :)

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  27. I liked the subject of this blogfest.

    I've signed up both my blogs, Don, and look forward to reading all the interesting posts on blogfest day.

    I've seen you around on most of the blogs I follow. Now I'm following you, too.

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  28. You come up w/ the best ideas for blogfests! I can't resist...I do happen to be fond of my own "origins" story and it'll be fun to share it.

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  29. Oh, it's been so long since I've done a blogfest! This sounds great!

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  30. What a great idea for a fest! I'm in, and can't wait to read all the entries. :)

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  31. DL,

    Thanks for the return follow and I'm looking forward to this BlogFest :)

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  32. oh, too fun! I'm totally in. You guys! :o) <3

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  33. I'm glad I stopped by to join this. :)

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  34. Crudzilla! I messed up in registering for the blogfest. My blog is actually "I Think; Therefore I YAM." (not AM.) Would you please fix it, dear sir? I tried, but it wouldn't let me. Thank you.

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  35. Origins, eh? How far back do we have to go? I was thinking of starting at the beginning, you know, where the ancestors began walking upright. Is that too far back? Okay then, I could start where my great grandparents came over on the boat? Still too far back? Okay, how about when I was born? I can still remember my birth. I was so happy I cried.

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  36. What a great idea. I'm in. Thanks for hosting and I am a new follower.

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  37. Not that great a story but lets see what I can up with..

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  38. What a nice idea. I'll try to remember how it all started.

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  39. what would be cool is if someone could collate all these onto one page.

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  40. My contribution is at http://anglersrest.blogspot.com/2012/02/origins-blogfest-when-did-your-writing.html

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  41. Absolutely love comic books. I've signed up for this blog hop and would like to add that this is a great idea for a blog hop. Sounds fun and interesting! Thanks so much DL!

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  42. What an awesome idea! More than happy to take part!

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  43. Such a funny coincidence! Today I posted an origins story at DIYMFA.com (a post that had been scheduled for weeks before I learned about this blogfest). Then thanks to Heather Day Gilbert, who commented on my blog, I learned about your blogfest. I'm fascinated to read these origins stories. Kudos on a great blogfest idea!

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  44. I've spent most of the day going through this list and I'm not even halfway! What a great opportunity! Thanks for the cool idea!

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  45. I cut this so close, but finally got my post up. Such a great idea!!

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  46. I missed out, but have recently been thinking of posting my origins stories. I still may do so, if fate so dictates.

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  47. Sorry so late. Hope you can squeeze me in!

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  48. I was on the verge of the 14th, but managed to make it. Haha Love reading everyone's origins!!

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