GIVEAWAY | Only 3 days left to enter and win April Bowles Olin’s Marketing for Creatives

By Kris Windley

Get Ready for our first ever Biz Book Club Party, with a FREE Copy of this month’s book:

April Bowles Olin: Marketing for Creatives | ENTER TO WIN YOUR FREE COPY!


April Bowles Olin has offered to give THREE copies of her book, Marketing for Creatives to my readers (because she rocks your socks off).

Now, even more of you can participate in this month’s Biz Book Club with me and my great friend, Chera Yorke at Yorke Photography – on July 24th!!

April’s pretty awesome, and so is Chera, and so are you 🙂 So get April’s book and get reading. Your business will be so happy you did.

Here are the rules:

1. Share this post on Social Media, along with a picture of you in your favourite writing spot, with your favourite writing snack (or sookie blanket). Make sure you use #KeyboardsandKickstands and link to this post, so I can find your beautiful faces!

2. Comment below, tell me something you do to bring your flow back to life, and let me know each of the places you have shared this post: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, You name it!

3. If you write about it on your own blog, you’ll get an extra 5 entries! WooHoooo! Link to your blog post in the comments to get credit.

I will be drawing for three copies of April’s book next Monday and announcing it on my next Tuesday’s Tips post on July 8th, so get your entries out there by 5pm EST July 7th in order to be entered!

I’m excited!! I can’t wait to get our Book Club on!






Kris is a writer, editor, illustrator, teacher, mother of two amazing young ladies - and enthusiastic cat-belly snuggler. A certified teacher, long-time blogger and experienced brand consultant, she writes about Writing, Business and Blogging...and sometimes about Changing the World.

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  1. Nicole Richard on July 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Hi Kris,

    Sorry but I don’t useTweeter; I can barely keep up with Facebook! Lol!
    “I’m a weekly member of Keyboards and Kickstands” and would like to enter my name for the draw.



    • KrisWithaK on July 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Fantastic, Nicole! Did you share a picture of your favourite place to write, or a comfort you give yourself while you are writing, on Facebook, with a link to this page? Let me know when you do, with a link so I can check it out and enter your Facebook entry 🙂

  2. Kristina Zambrano on July 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Finally did it lol I shared the article on twitter with a pic of my spot 😛 you can see it on mine or look up @k9studiophotog directly on twitter 😀 music pretty much bring my flow back but if my muses are gone i just try to let it go and wait till I have my creativity back again in other words I try to not pushing on myself 😀

    • KrisWithaK on July 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Mmmmmm! Music will do it for me too, but I sometimes get distracted and find myself jumping around and having a dance party when I am supposed to be writing…oops!
      Good Luck Kris!

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