Thursday, September 18, 2014

How I Found the Write Path - Available Now!

After months of collecting entries, designing the cover, formatting the e-book, etc., How I Found the Write Path: A Collection of Letters is finally ready! It turned out to be such a wonderful resource. I'm so proud of you guys. :)

(If you missed the blogfest and details behind this project, please click here.) 

Please consider sharing any/all of this information in the coming weeks. I'd love for us to be able to encourage as many writers as possible. 

 FREE Resource!



About the Book:


Hey there, fellow writer!

Here’s the lowdown on this project: To celebrate my third blogoversary, I decided to pay it forward by inviting the writing/blogging community to help those just starting on their publishing journey. Why? Because it’s one of the most crucial periods in a writer’s life—full of nerves and hope we refuse to acknowledge. We’ve all been there.

That’s why over sixty of us have written letters to our past selves, candidly sharing things we don’t always discuss in public. The hope is that those of you who haven’t published will learn from our experiences. And those of you who have published? Well, you just might realize you’re not alone.

Let’s keep this going. :)
- Carrie Butler

P.S. I’d like to give a shout-out to my friend and fellow compiler, P.K. Hrezo. She really helped rally support for this project!



  • A.J. Matthews
  • Aldrea Alien
  • Alex J. Cavanaugh
  • Amy Evans
  • Angela Brown
  • Annalisa Crawford
  • Carrie-Anne Brownian
  • Carrie Butler
  •  Catherine Stine
  •  Christine Danek
  • Chrys Fey
  • Clare Dugmore
  • C. Lee Mckenzie
  • Crystal Collier
  •  D.A. Botta
  • Dana Mason
  • Dean K. Miller
  • Debi Schubbe O'Neille
  • Denise Covey
  • Diana Wilder
  • E. Arroyo
  • E.J. Wesley
  • Elaine Kaye
  • Eleyne-Mari
  • Elizabeth Hein
  • Elizabeth Seckman
  • Emma Adams
  • Gina Stoneheart
  • Heather M. Gardner
  • Ian S. Bott
  • Ilima Todd
  • Jade Eby

  • J.L. Campbell
  • Katie Doyle
  • Kyra Lennon
  • Lark O'Neal
  • Liz Blocker
  • Loni Townsend
  • Luccia Gray
  • L.W. Flouisa
  • Lynda R. Young
  • Lynn Lovegreen
  • Mark Koopmans
  • Mark Murata
  • Medeia Sharif
  • Melissa Maygrove
  • Meradeth Houston
  • Michael Di Gesu
  • Misa Buckley
  • Misha Gericke
  • M. Pepper Langlinais
  • Nick Wilford
  • Pauline Baird Jones
  • P.K. Hrezo
  • Robyn Campbell
  • S.A. Larsen
  • Sarah Brentyn
  • Seth Z. Herman
  • Shelly Arkon
  • S.J. Pajonas
  • Stephanie Faris
  • Tammy Theriault
  • Theresa Milstein
  • Tyrean Martinson
  • V.R. Barkowsky

Thank You!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Look at all of us!
I downloaded mine and have my Monday post set to plug it.
Thanks again for putting it together. Now that we are working on the IWSG book, I understand the effort involved.

SK Anthony said...

How awesome!!!! :D

Heather M. Gardner said...

So amazing! I'm so proud to be among those names! Thank you so much. I have my copy and I'm telling everyone!
Thank you for all the work that you and PK put into this!

Tyrean Martinson said...

I'm so excited! It's an honor to in this book! I have my copy and I'll be telling everyone!

Carrie Butler said...

I love seeing all of our names together! Our community never ceases to amaze me. :)

Thanks, Captain! If you need any help with the IWSG book, just holler.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, S.K.! :D

Carrie Butler said...

We were happy to! :) Thank you, Heather!

P.S. And thanks for that review. It really helped!

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thanks, Tyrean. :D

Loni Townsend said...

Woohoo! You did a fantastic job on getting it all put together. Thank you for all you did. It turned out great.

David T List said...

That's awesome!
Also, :(
I can't believe I let this slip... I'm scouring my emails now, to determine how I let this opportunity pass me by. Was really looking forward to being a part.

David T List said...

Also, I can't wait to read this.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I've got mine! Good job putting it together :)

Chrys Fey said...

I love seeing that long list of writers who participated. It's beautiful! :)

Unknown said...

Wahoo! I downloaded my copy and now I'm of to share it with everyone!

Tammy Theriault said...

holy Toledo!! so excited. and you're so amazing for doing this!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What an awesome idea! Thrilled for you all.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

This is super cool! Thanks so much for taking the time to put it all together

cleemckenzie said...

Woot! What a great job you and PK did on this. I really appreciate all you did and I loved being a part. Of course, I'll put the word out. This is fabulous!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Woohoo. Got my copy!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Loni! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Maybe we can do a second volume next year! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I love seeing it, too! It gives me the warm and fuzzies. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You rock, Katie! Thank you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tamizzle! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I was happy to! Thank YOU for participating. :)

Carrie Butler said...

We appreciate it, Lee! Thank you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thanks, Donna. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Joylene! :D

Mark Murata said...

Thank you, Carrie. I just downloaded it. This was obviously a labor of love on your part.

Austen Sharp said...

Congratulations, Carrie! Just learned about the publication today and have already shared the good news on my Writelighter website and social media pages. What a great keepsake for writers! Thanks so much for sharing your vision and energy to this wonderful project. Oh--and I LOVE the cover!

Aldrea Alien said...

Heh. Just found out about it and I had to download the book just to find out what I said. Brings tears to the eyes. I sort of needed the boost.

Thanks for doing this.