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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Witchcraft/Writing Poll & BOOK GIVEAWAY

As many of you know, this year (after much nudging...ahem...encouragement) from fans, readers, and other interested folks, I started a new endeavor, my Witchcraft & Writing Class Loop . With the help of my Tech goddess and occasional guest-teacher Heather Long , I began giving classes on witchcraft and writing. I think it went pretty well! Lots of people seemed to enjoy the classes we offered, and I had a good time giving them.

It is time consuming, however, so we're trying to narrow down our offerings for the coming year, so we give only the classes people are most interested in taking. I've put a poll up here, and I would really really really appreciate it if anyone who might want to take a class in 2013 would take a minute to let me know which ones they want the most. And spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested.

You can vote for as many different classes as you want, and the poll will be up until December 8th. You'll note that some of the classes are mostly about witchcraft (although many of those can be useful for anyone writing a witchy character) and a few are aimed specifically at writers. The ones that Heather teaches have her name next to them, otherwise you can assume I'll be giving the class.

To reward y'all for helping me out with this, I'll be giving away a signed copy of the new Everyday Witch Book of Rituals to one person who comments (you can just say you took the poll, or you can tell me which class you would most like to take). If you aren't interested in taking a class, you can spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else you lurk online, and tell me you've done that, and you can still be in the contest. Or click on the link to the new book and go click "like." That's always helpful too.

And thanks so  much for all your support and encouragement in this new endeavor--I really appreciate it!


28 comments:

  1. I took your poll. Good luck with the narrowing down. :-)

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    1. Thanks! (I need all the help I can get...)

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    2. I submitted my choices for classes--LOVE your books--love your blog! Thank you for spreading the magick!
      Tamera

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  2. I hope you get clear results for narrowing down your classes, so you can focus your efforts better. I voted. Good luck!

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  3. I voted! Would love the class on crystals and gemstones. :)

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  4. Hi Deborah, I voted and I wanted to add that I like your classes where the format is over a month rather than a weekend.
    Good luck narrowing it down -- they, of course, all sound great. :)

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    1. Carla, I love to give classes like that too--and I might do it with one or two of the writing ones. But we switched to the 3-5 day format because the other way was just too time consuming, on top of all the other things I have to do. The writing has to come first :-)

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    2. I voted for several classes and cant wait to see whats next. After taking your class not to long ago, i now have a better understanding on how things work and am looking forword to your classes.

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  5. FYI--The "Worldbuilding for the Paranormal Author" is a class given by Heather. I forgot to put that, and I can't change the poll now that people have started voting.

    Oopsie.

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  6. I voted for the class on crystals and gemstones! I need to learn more about this topic, to add to my practice. (Don't include me in the book giveaway, since I already won a book this year. I just wanted to cast my vote! :) )

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  7. Took it - I like the ones on spellcasting, crystals/gemstones, and kitchen alchemy. :)

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  8. It was hard to choose and I voted more than once. I voted for a couple of the writing classes, spells and crystals.

    Thanks for letting us help you decide - all the classes have been great. Good luck

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  9. A writing witchcraft class would be very timely for me this coming year! And I just love gemstones and crystals.

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  10. Crystals and Gemstones is high on my list.

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  11. Hi Deborah. I voted for classes I have already taken and classes I would like to take. Herbal Magick & Kitchen Alchemy and Crystals & Gemstone Magick is on my list for 2013.

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  12. Gee, I'm thinking I may have to add the crystals and gemstones class to the lineup :-)

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  13. Hi Deborah

    I, too, took the poll. I think that they are all great classes. I would especially find useful: The Wheel of the Year, Spell Casting, Witchcraft 102 and Witchcraft 201, and Witch Archetypes. As you can see, I would find all your classes invaluable to my writing.

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  14. I voted for one of the (currently) less popular classes (Witchcraft for the Paranormal Author) - how many classes are you thinking of dropping?

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    1. We're still at the planning stages. But we probably won't do quite as many as we did last year--I think I gave 8 or 9 (one with Heather jointly) and Heather did 3 or 4. I suspect I'll cut mine down to 5 or 6.

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  15. I took the poll - I thank you for asking us what we would like to see and I wish you luck in narrowing them down.

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  16. I took the poll - I thank you for asking us what we would like to see and I wish you luck in narrowing them down.

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  17. Took your poll....good luck deciding, and on teh new endeavor!

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  18. Hi, I am looking forward to taking more of your classes, I took two and enjoyed them. Thanks for creating the series.

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  19. You guys were a huge help--thank you so much. We'll be combining the results of this poll with one that Heather took, and coming up with some final choices. But it looks like we will definitely be offering the Spells & Spellcasting, Herbal Magick, Crystals & Gemstones, and Wheel of the Year classes.

    And the winner of the free book is....
    DRUMROLL PLEASE

    CARLA RICHARDS!
    Carla, email me at magicmysticminerva at yahoo and give me your addy so I can send you your book!

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  20. I voted! Best of luck. I can't wait to find out which ones win.

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