Marji Laine

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Celebration and Social Media


Usually my Wednesday’s post is about Writing and Publishing and all that goes with it, particularly Social Media. But I’m still giddy over the fact that there’s a book cover with my name on it! (Seriously giddy – you know that uninhibited look in a child’s face when they’re seeing Christmas presents? That’s me all over the place. Just one overgrown, middle-aged toddler with sparkles in her eyes.)


I digress. The truth is, I’ve found a place that satisfies both things! Virtual Celebrations is such a cool site allowing people from all over to connect over short-term topics. Like the Magnificent Hope Christmas Party that I’m taking part in right now. The host and maybe a few key guests get things started by filling out personal webpages – pics, quizzes, polls, messages – all organized on one page. Guests are invited to browse the pages and strike up conversations with the page owners.

Facebook Easy, but So Much More!

Sound a lot like Facebook? Yeah, it’s that easy only this is a focused site for a limited time – a party. I’ve seen Facebook parties. Not slamming them by any means, but the timeline just doesn’t make a party atmosphere very easy to achieve. JMO. Seriously, go open that party link and view one of the pages. (Mine’s up!) You’ve got a mini-gallery that can go up with it’s own slide show if you prefer. Polls or Quizzes and as many messages as you’d like to post. You can even organize them however you want! Now that sounds nice doesn’t it? And there are other widgets that I didn’t even use.

Be My Guest!

But the best thing about this party is that you don’t have to throw one to take advantage of the opportunity. I hereby invite you – yes … no not you … you. With the face. Yeah, you’re the one. I hereby invite you to not only visit the Magnificent Hope Christmas Party, but to be part of it. See all of the guests can make pages, too. So that not only will the new folks coming in see us who came early, but they’ll see you, too! How fun is that?

Don’t forget to check out The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt! On Friday, we move here  to Faith-Driven Fiction with my chapter so don’t lose your way! Start at the Write Integrity Press blog as an introduction to find your way to the first few links. (Exactly three so far!) Oh, and also on Friday, I’ll be guest hosting the Magnificent Hope Christmas Party so be sure to stop by, otherwise I’ll be stuck eating cookies all day!

Now if you’re a reader, this is perfect for you! Some of the best of today’s Christian Fiction is represented, particularly Christmas themes! Well, yeah!

If your an unpubbed author, what better way to get your name in the ring with published authors. For a little of your time, you can get to know some folks whose writing you already love. And the best part is, they can get to know you too in a party environment. Not to mention that making your own page here and sharing the link with folks just spreads the fun and makes you look really good.

And if you’re a pubbed author, making your own page is a no-brainer. Especially if you have Christmas books to talk about. Make sure you include a copy of your cover amid the other gems you share. Spend a little time chatting with the folks there, and then share the link – a lot, everywhere!

Magnificent Hope Christmas Party is at (Please share this link! You never know which of your friends needs a party break – I said, PARTY not potty!)

Join us! We’re having a great time! And see for yourself just how beneficial this great site is!

And wear a cute sweater. After all, this is a Christmas Party! Don’t forget to say hi!

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Celebration and Social Media

  1. I totally feel your giddiness. I saw the full wrap artwork for the anthology my novella’s in and there was my name, on the back cover! It will be even more cool when I’m holding it in my own hands. 🙂 Celebrations all around!!