J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer

Reading, writing, and fighting–the three joys of life!

4th Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign: 1st Campaigner Challenge

| February 20, 2012

I know I should be busy with my (final?) line edits for Oracle, but this Campaigner Challenge called to me (in more ways than one, as you’ll find out when you read my offering!). The challenge: write a short story in any format, in 200 words or less, that begin with the words “Shadows crept […]

Race to 200: The Finish Line!

| March 14, 2011

The end is finally in sight, and boy oh boy, have I had fun! Again, BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated and made this race possible! When I started the Race, I knew I would get all sorts of interesting interpretations of the race theme, and I was not disappointed! The hardest point was […]

Race Finalists Announced! Vote NOW!!

| March 10, 2011

*phew* The Race is over! Wow, what a marathon ┬áit turned out to be! I so enjoyed reading everyone’s entries! The different takes on the race concept blows my mind! From literal races, to psychological, from pulse-pounding entries to laugh-out-loud humorous ones! You guys have seriously made this a difficult job for me, picking my […]

Race to 200 Mid-Point & Crusader Interviews!!

| March 5, 2011

It’s the mid-way point of my Race to 200 Blog Contest! Half the participants have posted their entries, and I must say, the standard is sky-high! I’m so enjoying reading them all, and can’t wait for the others to come up! Picking the finalists is going to be sooo difficult! And if you’d like to […]

On Your Mark, Get Set…GO!!

| March 4, 2011

For my Gone But Not Forgotten Blogfest entry and my Friday Follower feature, just scroll on down, or click here! It’s here, it’s here! The race has begun! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to read everyone’s entries! I can foresee picking my favourites is going to be quite a tough task! Thank goodness the […]

The Race Starts TOMORROW!!

| March 3, 2011

Do you hear that? The rumbling purr like distant thunder? I’m revving my engines in anticipation! That’s right, the Race to 200 Blog Contest begins TOMORROW! My guest judge, Genna Sarnak @ Reading, Writing & the World of Words, and I are looking forward to reading all your awesome entries! Here is a quick reminder […]

Guest Blog Post: Genna Sarnak

| March 1, 2011

My first ever guest blogger! I am so excited to introduce you all to the wonderful Genna Sarnak, writer and book reviewer extraordinaire! She will also be co-judging the entries for my Race to 200 blog contest! I am so looking forward to working together with her–I can foresee choosing five finalists will be no […]

Updates & Friday Follower

| February 25, 2011

Boy, have I got updates for you! First off, you may have noticed by now that my lovely follower numbers have plummeted, thanks to an issue with a WordPress update! *grr* So if you were previously a follower, could I please trouble you to take some time to re-follow! As for new followers, hop on […]

Curse You, WordPress!!

| February 24, 2011

So I got a little note saying I should upgrade to WordPress v 3.1, because it’s oh, so cool and there’s so many new and different stuff. Now that I’ve updated, I notice barely any changes, apart from a little admin’s bar when I view my own blog. But upgrading has removed all my HTML […]

Friday Follower & Race to 200 Update

| February 18, 2011

OK, OK, people, you win! I was just writing my own story for the Race to 200 Blogfest (of course, I’m not eligible for the prizes, but I’m still getting in on the fun!), and I agree that 300 words is a bit ambitiously succinct. In fact, I realised it was a ridiculous word limit! […]