Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – Episode Three

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Greetings faithful viewers! Welcome to the third episode of Whiskey, Wine, & Writing! If this is your first time joining us, we’re just an hour long show with people talking about writing, having a few drinks, and having some fun! If you go through the Google Link you can interact and ask questions.

Guest Hosts

Emma Wickers

Kathleen Palm


– Novel Word Counts

Rhonda Helms – Scratch Debut (You can find an excerpt on my blog here)


-Pantsers vs. Plotters

– Adverbs & Passive Writing

– Synopsis Writing


Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – 24 Hour Comic Day

Episode Two

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Happy October Everyone!

This episode of #WWW is a little less about writing, but still lays in the art world as I interview and show off many talented artists trying to create a comic in 24 hours! Lots of coffee will be had.

I’d like to mention that the awesome Erin Feldman of Erin Feldman Designs will be participating!  I’m also going to boost her by saying she’s the one who created my Thirty, Nerdy, Fabulous banner and has always graciously said she will create one for Whiskey, Wine, & Writing. She’s awesome like that.

There will also be an interview with Tate’s event coordinator and my friend, Nakia about the goings on.

Tons of comic shops are participating so check out the ones in your area. They all aren’t at the same time on the say day. It’s on or around October 1st — so you may have missed it, or you may not have missed it. Check it out!

Joseph Miller’s Avatar

When we did the Pitchwars Reveal episode of Whiskey, Wine, & Writing, we played all sorts of fun games. One of the winners received a personalized avatar by Graphic Design Artist Erin Feldman. Gracious enough to dedicate her time, she made a fantastic avatar and I wanted to share it with everyone.


Erin graduated from the University of Jacksonville with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. She does freelance design, not only for Avatars, but websites, advertising and more!

You can check out her work on facebook or follow her on twitter!

Thanks so much, Erin!

Whiskey, Wine, & Writing – Grand Reveal Game Winners

Sorry it took so long for me to get this up!  We want to thank everyone mentors/viewers who made The Pitchwars Grand Reveal episode of Whiskey, Wine, & Writing a fantastic show.

All right, now onto the good stuff! The winners of the games and their prizes!

Joseph Miller: Query & 1st Page Critique by Natasha Raulerson

Kaitlyn Caul: Verb Hair Care Kit/Mock Book Cover by Diane Pinguicha

Rebecca Mowrey: Ebook – Division Zero by Matthew Cox

EL Wicker: Ask a Teen Critique at Jodie Andrefski’s blog/Ebook – Death of a Waterfall by Kara Leigh Miller

Anne Lipton – Critique by Tiffany Rosenthal

Michelle Beahm – Three Chapter Critique by Jenny Ferguson/Ebook – Caller 107 by Matthew Cox

Colleen Halverson – Ebook – Virtual Immortality – Matthew Cox

Katie Doyle – Ebook – Aurora Island Resort Series – Kara Leigh Miller

Zurrie Cortez – Brenda Query

Rena Olson – Guest Blog Spot with Karen Johnston

TR Daily – Query & Ten Page Critique by Stark Contrast Editing & Nikki Roberti

(PS: We will be getting the ebooks to the winners ASAP)



I would also like to thank EVERYONE who donated a prize! It was so much more than we expected and could ask for. You are all fabulous!

 Special Thanks

Kelly Devos – @KellyDevosAuthor

Diana Pinguicha – @Pinguicha

Jodie Andrefski – @2000_Words

Erin Feldman – @Fayeelle

Nikki Roberti – @Nikki_Roberti

Stark Contrast Editing – @StarkEditing

Kara Leigh Miller – @KaraLeighMille1

Matthew Cox – @MSCox_Fiction

Karen Johnston – @KEMJohnston

Jenny Ferguson – @JennyLeeSD

#Pitchwars Superlatives

First and foremost I’d like to thank Nikki Roberti for putting this list together. She’s been a fantastic social media guru, and we were lucky enough to have her as a guest host. Which means we also got the LIVE reaction of a mentee! Nikki is truly awesome and so deserving of her mentee spot! Congrats!

Okay, now that I’m done gushing.




Most Likely to Succeed:

Most Likely to succeed: EVERYONE! You wrote a book and put it out there. Keep writing! #PitchWars superlatives
Funniest/most entertaining Tweeter
Ramon Ballard @Raballard


Funniest Tweeter: @RaBallard. Thanks for the entertaining positivity! #PitchWars superlatives


Most likely to Don a Mask and Fight Crime

Michael Mammay @MichaelMammay


Most likely to Don a Mask and Fight Crime: @MichaelMammay #PitchWars superlatives


Best Procrastibaker
Emily Herring Dunn @Newfangled_wife

Best Procrastibaker: @Newfangled_wife #PitchWars superlatives


Most Fabulous
Tiffany Rosenthal @TRosAuthor & Dakota Shain Byrd @ShainByrd


Most Fabulous: Tied with @TrosAuthor & @ShainByrd #PitchWars superlatives

Most Hardworking
Natasha Raulerson @ThirtyNerdy


Most Hardworking: @ThirtyNerdy #PitchWars superlatives

Best Talk Show Hosts
Tiffany Rosenthal @TRosAuthor & Natasha Raulerson @ThirtyNerdy


Best Talks Show Hosts: @TrosAuthor & @ThirtyNerdy #PitchWars superlatives


Most Supportive/positive

Jenny Ferguson @JennyLeeSD & Jessica Bloczynski @jabloczynski & Mel Stephenson @PaintandWords &  Tiffany Dailey


Most Supportive/Positive Tweets: @JennyLeeSD @Jabloczynski @PaintAndWords @Pinguicha @TR_Dailey  #PitchWars superlatives


Most Artistic

Diana Pinguicha @Pinguicha


Most Artistic: @Pinguicha #PitchWars superlatives


Most Appreciative Tweeter
SM Rose @SMr0se Kate Foster Kendra Young, Laura Brown


Most Appreciative Tweeter: @SMr0se @KendraLYoung @AuthorLBrown @Winellroad  #PitchWars superlatives


E.G. Moore @EGMooreWriter (best favoriter)  and Vanessa E. @VanessaEPeay


Friendliest Tweeter: @EGMooreWriter & @VanessaEPeay #PitchWars superlatives


Most encouraging of drinking alcohol:
Dana Collins @XDanaCollins  & Natasha Raulerson @ThirtyNerdy


Most Encouraging of drinking alcohol: @XDanaCollins & @ThirtyNerdy #PitchWars superlatives

Spunkiest Tweeter
Spunkiest Tweeter: Emily Herring Dunn @Newfangled_wife #PitchWars superlatives


Best Gifs/memes
M.A. Nicholson @Maryannicholson.

Participant w/ Best GIFs/Memes: MaryAnNicholson #PitchWars superlatives


Best Favoriter on Twitter
EG Moore


Best Favoriter on Twitter: @EGMooreWriter #PitchWars superlatives
Prettiest Tiara
Heather Truett @mmerubies

Prettiest Tiara: @mmerubies #PitchWars superlatives
Best sly hints by mentor

Dannie Morin @Dannie_Morin and Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_ and Whitney Fletcher @cb_whitney

Mentors w/ Best Hints: @Dannie_Morin @WriteAsRain_ & @CB_Whitney #PitchWars superlatives


Best Manuscript Licker
Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_


Best Manuscript Licker: @WriteAsRain_ #PitchWars superlatives


Most Encouraging Tweets

Naomi Hughes @NaomiLHughes and Joy McCullough @JMCWrites and Erica M. Chapman @ericmchapman


Most Encouraging Mentor Tweets: @NaomiLHughes @JMCWrites @EricaMChapman #PitchWars superlatives

Most Optimistic Mentor
Veronica Bartles @vbartles for #EgoClub


Most Optimistic Mentor: @VBartles #PitchWars superlatives #EgoClub

Most Adorable Accent
Fiona McLaren @BookOmnivore


Most Adorable Accent: @BookOmnivore #PitchWars superlatives

Best tweets about hipster coffee houses in Seattle

Rachel Lynn Solomon @Rlynn_Solomon

Best tweets about hipster coffee houses in Seattle: @RLynn_Solomon #PitchWars superlatives


Best Viking Beard
Brooks Benjamin @BrooksBenjamin


Best Viking Beard: @BrooksBenjamin #PitchWars superlatives

Most Diabolical

Lauren Spieller @LaurenSpieller


Most Diabolical: @Laurenspieller #PitchWars superlatives

Best Mentor From Down Under Mentor
Sharon Johnston @S_M_Johnston


Best Mentor From Down Under: @S_M_Johnston #pitchwars superlatives


Most Enthusiastic Mentor Tweeter
Rae Chang @RaeAChang


Most Enthusiastic Mentor: @RaeAChang #PitchWars superlatives


Most active tweeter with six kids
Rebecca Yarros @RebeccaYarros


Most Active Tweeter w/ 6 kids: @RebeccaYarros #PitchWars superlatives


Cutest Couple:
Jennifer Blackwood @Jen_blackwood and Brighton Walsh @WriteAsRain_
Veronica Bartles @vbartles and Rebecca Yarros @RebeccaYarros


Cutest Couple: @Jen_Blackwood with @WriteAsRain AND @Vbartles with @RebeccaYarros #PitchWars superlatives


Cutest Frenemies (most popcorn-worthy conflict)

Charlie Holmberg & Dan Koboldt


Cutest Frenemy Couple w/ Most Popcorn-Worthy Conflict:  @DanKoboldt & Charlie N. Holmberg #PitchWars superlatives


Nerdiest Mentor:
Dan Koboldt

Nerdiest Mentor (in Best Possible Way): @DanKoboldt #PitchWars superlatives

Mentors with Best Gifs/Memes
C_M_Franklin & Natasha Neagle & S_M_Johnston


Mentors with Best Gifs/Memes: @C_M_Franklin & S_M_Johnston & @andreasomberg #PitchWars superlatives

Biggest Advocate for diversity
Marieke Nijkamp @mariekeyen & @Jessie Devine


Biggest Advocates for Diversity: @Mariekeyen & @JessieDevine #PitchWars superlatives

Best Contest Organizer
Brenda Drake @BrendaDrake

Best Contest Organizer: @BrendaDrake #PitchWars superlatives