Tag…I’m it! Ok, it’s been a few months since I was tagged in Lynn Spiro‘s post for The Next Big Thing, but those of you who know me well know that I tend to procrastinate just a touch. I hope that it’s been worth the wait. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this project, The Next Big Thing is a blog hop giving authors, and now bloggers in general, a chance to discuss their upcoming works. In addition to answering 10 questions about your next project, you tag the person who involved you, and subsequently tag others who will participate, thereby passing the torch, so to speak (or type as the case may be).
As I mentioned, my friend and colleague, Lynn Spiro, very kindly tagged me in her Next Big Thing post back in October (ooops!). Lynn is a professional organizer with a big heart, and I’ve discovered she’s quite passionate about several other things as well.
Now, without further ado, I give you: My Next Big Thing!
What is the working title of your project?
Start-up digital magazine
Where did the idea come from for the magazine?
I’ve had the honour and pleasure of meeting some great people in the early stages of starting their business. There are so many things I have learned that I want to share with them, and vice versa. This magazine will be a great place to share all kinds of knowledge and helpful information from a variety of fields: coaching, organizing, websites, etc.
What genre does your project fall under?
I don’t recall General Awesomeness being a category in the Dewey decimal system, so I guess I’ll have to go with Reference.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
This is hard to answer at this point, as the characters would be the contributors, and I have yet to approach these wonderfully talented people yet. But for my character, I’ve always been partial to Janeane Garofalo, although there’s a bit of a height difference.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your magazine?
Practical advice and information for new and almost-new businesses.
Will your magazine be self-published or represented by an agency?
Definitely self-published. The power is all mine!
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Haven’t started yet, but luckily, I won’t be writing the majority of the content. Gotta love collaboration!
What other magazines would you compare this to within your genre?
The only other digital magazines I have to compare to would be Going Pro magazine by Stephanie Pollock and Rebelations Magazine by Gina Bell.
Who or what inspired you to write this magazine?
I’m not sure where the inspiration came from…it just sort of popped into my head one day when I was thinking about a million other things. I suppose the above-mentioned mags were a factor in my inspiration.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The great thing about a collaborative project is that the reader will have exposure and access to some great contributors. Each one will come from a different field, or represent a unique niche in that field. These will be great opportunities for readers to connect with experts that may be able to help them with their own projects in the future.
So that’s my Next Big Thing. I hope you’ll stay tuned for the eventual launch. You can be sure I’ll promote the heck out of it when it’s time!
Now I’d like to introduce you to two more people with a Next Big Thing on their horizon:
Kelvin is a copywriter and freelance content manager at Function Writing Group in Vancouver, BC. Although he doesn’t wear an eye patch, I’m pretty sure he’s part pirate, too. He has previously published The Content Guide: How Copywriters Develop Timeless Content. Check out Function’s blog for details on Kelvin’s Next Big Thing.
Johnna Andrea Tuttle
Johnna is a spiritual teacher and president of Andreas Home Heaven on Earth. She hosts Celestial Living Radio on blogtalkradio.com and has published Celestial Marriage Reflections on Love and Faith. Check out Johnna’s blog to learn more about her Next Big Thing.