Blog Hop - I don't know who came up with this term but it's a good one. The idea is to get new people to
visit your blog. It works like this: One person puts an article on their blog answering questions about themselves. The questions might be: Who is your favorite author? What do you write, fiction or nonfiction? Have you even been published? At the end of their blog, they will have a list of three names with links to those blogs. After you've read the host's blog, you "hop" over to the first name on the list and read their blog, then you "hop" on to the next name on the list, and again onto the third one. Each one in turn will have three names at the end of their blogs. Then, you can "hop" to those blogs, as well, as keep on going as long as you like. It's a great way to learn about other people with the same interests (in this case, I'm referring to writers sharing their blogs) as well as a great way to get other people to visit your blog. I've participated in two different types of blog hops (one of which was called a follow fest, but it's the same type of thing, and both were fun. Here are the links to my blogs: Blog Hop and Follow Fest.
PitchMAS - PitchMAS is a type of pitchfest that takes place in both July and December. The first PitchMAS took place in December, the month of Christmas, hence the term PitchMAS. Now it is held in both December and July. Here's a link where you can get more information about this year's December event: PitchMAS 2013.
MoP stands for Month of Poetry. According to the website, MoP is "a personal challenge to write one poem every day for the month of January." It's not a competition and there are no judges. You can write what you want. The idea is to inspire you to write poetry as well as to learn more about the art of writing poetry. If your interest lies in writing poetry, or if you'd just like to give it a try, you can get more information by clicking on the above link.
National Novel Writing Month. According to the website, "NaNoWriMo is an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world. During NaNoWriMo, you write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The challenge may be hard, but the logistics are not! Here, let us guide you through ‘em." The event is FREE and you can win prizes for participating (in addition to being motivated to write a novel in 30 days! Find out more about it by clicking on the above link.
ReviMo stands for Revise More. The main idea behind it is for writers to take a week of their time (January 12-18, 2014) and revise manuscripts that they have already written. You can read more about it by clicking on the above link.
Angie Karcher hosts an annual event called RhyPiBoMo which means Rhyming Picture Book Month. In You can find more info at her website.
SkADaMo stands for Sketch A Day Month. Like both PiBoIdMo and NaNoWriMo, SkADaMo takes place during the month of November. This event is for illustrators. Find out more about it by clicking on the above link.