Friday, August 10, 2018

Change of Heart at Operation Awesome #WEP #IWSG

#wep #iwsg Change of Heart
Write Edit Publish

Perhaps a bit unusual for this challenge:

Operation Awesome proudly introduces our three new operatives!

#quote image We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves otherwise we harden. Goethe

The members of the team are the HEART of Operation Awesome. 

Due to time restraints, mostly thanks to successes, we have an influx of new members this month, which is a big 


So, in under 300 words each, here are quick introductions from our new team members!

#quote unless you do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow Osborn image

They'll do longer, individual introduction posts later. This is just a fun way to say hello to everyone out there. No feedback is needed for this non-fiction post, but it'd be great if you'd say hi back!

#quote we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are image


Hey, everyone! My name is Nathaniel Glanzman and I'll be the new Query Friday/ Flash Fiction Friday point guy. I found out about Operation Awesome through #QueryKombat, and as soon as I was introduced to it, I was in love. My favorite thing about Operation Awesome is its ability to bridge connections between writers. It is an excellent resource to strengthen and nurture one of my favorite things in the whole world: Writing. I know this may sound cliche, but I've been a writer all my life (The first thing I remember writing was a poem about how much my mother loved money when I was four) and there is hardly a moment in the day when I'm not thinking about a character or a plot point to write down later. My default novel is a character-centric, internal conflict-heavy slice of life with an ensemble cast of mentally ill, neurodivergent, queer social misfits. Writing has both changed my life and saved my life on more than one occasion. I can't imagine my life without it. I'm honored to be a part of a team that cultivates that in others.

#quote image Choice, chance, change


Hi y’all, I’m Amren! I’m so excited to be a part of the OA team. It’s hard out there for those of us going through the writing process, so having a group like OA to provide support through every stage is a huge help. I know I was lost before I found an online community of writers, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share some of what I’ve learned along the way. I can’t wait to get started! I’m going to be starting a new recurring event with OA to critique manuscripts’ first pages, so hopefully I’ll be seeing your pages soon 😊

#quote image by Joss Whedon No one is ready for big change but it's what you do afterwards that defines you



I’m Kate and I’m thrilled to be joining the Operation Awesome team. I have been a long-time reader of the blog, and it has been an incredibly useful resource as I’ve attempted to navigate this tricky world of writing and publishing. I am looking forward to giving back to the community in my own small way as Operation Awesome’s new OAbby. So if you have any burning questions about writing or publishing, send them my way!

Writing and publishing is a long game, and one that’s not for the faint of heart. You have to have perseverance, the hide of a rhino and not allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the crippling self-doubt that comes at some point in every writing project. Writing is a solitary act, so it’s important to have a community to support you when you need it. And a community that understands the unique challenges of being a writer is important.

I’m proud to be a part of that community and look forward to meeting and supporting you as part of the new OA team.

#quote what is the point of all of this if you aren't going to let it change you image

We hope you'll come back to visit Operation Awesome, where we focus on helping those in the publishing journey. 

Pass or Pages is our quarterly query critique contest. We also have synopsis critiques, posts about feelings on writing, Dear OAbby, the Debut Author Spotlight, and other fun features.

#quote A mighty change of heart includes a mighty change of thinking image


  1. Woohoo! So excited to work with and see all the awesome things Nathaniel, Amren and Kate bring to the team and blog!

  2. Right On! A Change of heart is exactly that a change of thinking. I love all your wise tidbits of wisdom.
    Welcome to the WEP.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G

  3. GREAT team name. And wonderful quotes. Welcome to the WEP which also has awesome contributors.

  4. Lots of wisdom indeed. Change sure is only as good as we let it become.

  5. Welcome to the WEP - great quotes! I especially love the third one. We must always move forward!

  6. Interesting concept. Great words of wisdom, and the quotes are phenomenal. Awesome team!

  7. Lovely quotes. A mighty change of thinking is always an awesome way forward. All the best.

  8. Hi OA - welcome to you all ... and so interesting to have this as one of the WEP posts for Change of Heart ... we all need to up our games and move along - good for you ... cheers Hilary

  9. Welcome OA team. If ever you want to join our flash fiction challenges, step right up.


  10. Hello! There are some wonderful quotes here. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Great quotes. Sounds like a good team.

  12. What a nice team you have here. Glad to have learned about you in this hop. Thanks for posting these cool quotes.

  13. An interesting take on the prompt. It's nice that you introduce some of your contributors. Hope to read more in the future. Welcome to WEP-IWSG!

  14. Great to meet the new team members!

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    1. Leave it to me not to be able to know how to post I try to copy and paste but I left off the first paragraph.

      It said leave it to desk49 to be different.

      And there is no (I) before Johann Van Goethe

  16. IJohann Van Goethe:
    But if we Don't harden our soul, will we not let pain in.
    Ronald E. Osborn:
    If we fale at what is new we loss confidence in what we have mastered.
    Max Depree:
    Yet if we are what we want to be why change.
    Hello all:
    Nathaniel, Amgen, Kate and others. Thank you'll for this nice intro. Hope to see you all again.

  17. Such great quotes!
    Welcome to the team!

  18. Great to meet you all. It's great to have a change of...friends - well, just new friends.

  19. Sounds like a great team. I like the quotes, especially the one on the 3 C's.


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