We're half way done the Friendship Festival contest. We're loving the stories so keep them coming for big points. JOIN OR ENTER IN THE POST BELOW!
This past week I was writing a couple first chapters for a writing contest as well. It was pretty tough. Rowan beat it up pretty bad and I fixed it with a lot of effort but the story itself was pretty good so it survived the trip to the story-hospital. There's little better when writing than a good critique partner who is willing to be tough on you without being mean --sometimes as the writer it's hard to know the difference but you have to have a tough skin to accept the help and not get defensive.
Independant Writer's Online Conference
Anyway, I thought I'd mention that Rowan has a conference for writers who are thinking about self publishing. It's called IndieReCon http://www.indierecon.org/ There is a ton of material going up starting the 19th and going through the 21st. It will be packed with Q&A chats, helpful articles and stuff about how to self publish, how to market yourself and how to get started. These are some major authors and they're breaking new ground in the publishing market. So kick back in your PJs and surf around the site or join the sessions and live chats for some mega useful info.
Grubb Guardian Tough for Ice**On a totally different subject... have you ever tried Grubb Guardian using an Ice pet? Wow, talk about tough! Usually the best luck I have is upgrading a myth guy all the way and then adding as many as I can and upgrading them to frog or better. Usually I add an ice guardian or two to slow the bad guys down. If bad guys are still breaking through then you might need to add a fire or other guardian. But there are some levels that are nearly impossible with a non-upgraded Ice pet.