DopeReads Updates – BWA Winner!

Sup y’all!This week has been super exciting – lots of updates. Peep them below!

1. DopeReads won the Black Weblog Award for Best Book/Author Blog! This was only due to God and the readers, so thank you so much for your support. IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!

2. As a result, DopeReads will be undergoing some construction. This is a good thing. Beginning next week DR will roll out changes to spruce up the look and feel of the site, so give feedback on what features YOU would like to see! DR will also be posting more frequently during the week, so get ready for more content like interviews, book reviews, and podcasts.

3. A DopeReads Event is coming REAL soon, in conjunction with a DOPE organization and a DOPE author. So stay tuned :)

4. I’ll be participating in NaNoWrimo! If you don’t know, its a 30 day writing challenge to write a 50k word novel. So far I have a part of an outline, which I will be working on today and tomorrow, and then will get started writing on Sunday. Please keep me honest, because I have a hard time doing anything for 30 days except diddling around on Twitter and stuffing my face.

5. Since reading and writing are near and dear to my heart, I wanted to share my joy with the world. I just got my literacy tutor certificate! And I meet with my student this Monday so I’m super pumped. Wish me luck!

Ok that’s all I got! What’s cracking with you this week/end?


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9 thoughts on “DopeReads Updates – BWA Winner!

    • Thanks! And re: NaNo, girl same here….I got maybe 12k words in and was pooped. Hoping that I am more organized and strategic this time so I don’t get burnt out. Good luck to you, I’ll find you on the NaNo site and make you my buddy :)

  1. Ha! that Colbert gif is great. Congrats on the award. and all the best w/ NaNoWriMo. I’m kinda participating. I did the #30WriteNow challenge so my goal is to continue writing for at least 30 min a day and do a better job of editing.

    • :D

      Good luck with your challenge. I think this dope just to get started and try to do something consistently. I find that as a writer its the hardest thing for me to do, and I know a lot of my writerly friends have the same issue. Can’t wait to see what everyone produces!!

  2. Congratulations on your win!
    I’m doing #NaNoWriMo too, just not officially. I need to get my writing sample together for a few MFA apps so I figured why not dedicate an entire month to writing it, getting feedback, polishing it, etc. I won’t need 50,000 words but i will need the dedication.
    Good luck, and congrats on becoming a literacy tutor as well.

    • Thanks! And good luck with your apps, I think I’m going to take that approach too, just work on a short story and a writing workshop app instead of trying to write a whole novel, lol. That way it isnt just spew.

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