Monday, November 2, 2009

How to Register with Marcher Lord Select

Marcher Lord Select is up and running. The contest entries are listed. It is time to review and select your favorites.

I know some wonderful folks who are not tech-savvy. This post is for you.

If you click on the link at the left corner of my blog, you will go to the login page for the Marcher Lord Select contest forum. From this page, you may "Create New Account."

Choose your user name (mine is robynnt), a password (I'm not telling you my password, but you choose what you can remember) and enter your email address.

You will receive an activation code in your email inbox to make sure you're real. The code will come from correspondence@proboards. Copy that code (ctrl C) and use the link in the email to complete the registration process by pasting the code (ctrl V) into the form and submitting.

Then you can use the link on my blog to log in directly to the forum with contest information, and you should be good to go.

Most of my readers have my email address and phone number. If you get too stuck, contact me.
Once you're registered and logged in, you will see Phase 1 for the Main Contest and the Premise Contest.

I encourage you to check out both. The main contest winner will actually get published. The premise contest winner will get her manuscript reviewed by the publisher for possible publishing next year. Both ideas are really cool.

Actual voting will be Nov 13-15.

Now is the time to look over the contestants and pick the ones that interest you. Jeff the publisher recommends opening a Notebook file (I don't know how to do this) and saving the names into that. I'm going to type the names into a Word file and save it as Favorite Contest People. Or maybe something shorter. As names get eliminated and moved around, you'll have a list of what you liked in the beginning.

In the premise contest, you'll have to vote for three. This is to dilute the chance of one person dragging a lot of folks in just to vote for one entry. You can vote for up to 25.

Tonight, I'll give you a chance to try the logging in process. You can stay logged in or you can logout using the logout option on the tool bar under and a little to the right of the Y in The Anomaly. I always log out of stuff. I'm a safety girl.

Tomorrow, I'll walk you through the articles Jeff has written about the contest. I encourage you to read them yourself as primary source material, but I'll do my best to summarize accurately for those barely interested.

Now, I'm almost done with my polishing of Star of Justice, so I'll get on with that.

God be with you.

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