2015 October Platform Challenge Winner

Okay, so it’s not a competition for the winner of the 2015 October Platform Challenge. It’s a completely random drawing, but I’ve got to call the person something, right?

So winner it is.

2015 October Platform Challenge Winner

The winner for the 2015 October Platform Challenge is DMGbyrnes! At least, that’s the username on the Writer’s Digest site.

Great books!

Great books!

I will contact DMG separately, but this writer wins:

It’s a super cool prize, but I hope everyone got something out of this challenge, whether it’s gaining a new insight, making a new connection, or just getting motivated to do things that had been on your “to-do” list already. I know I had fun.


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Don’t wait around for this challenge to get started in building a top notch platform and promotion plan. Take advantage of the heavily discounted The Comprehensive Author Platform & Promotion kit today.

This power-packed platform and promotion kit includes three paperback books, three webinars, three tutorials, and more. So buy it today and be that much more ahead of the curve when October rolls around.

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A Few Final Things…

I just wanted to share a couple ways I know folks are staying connected online post-challenge, in case you weren’t aware.

  1. First, there’s a “Platform Challenged” Facebook group. It’s a closed group for people who participated in the challenge that is run by people who participated in the challenge. Click here to check it out and join.
  2. Second, folks are still using the #platchal hashtag on Twitter. So if you’re on Twitter and want to keep in touch with fellow participants, that’s a good way to connect on that platform.

Finally, Majida Rashid (an October participant) interviewed me for her blog. She asked questions about my writing and career. Click here to read.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He edits the Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market books and writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He’s also the author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.


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13 thoughts on “2015 October Platform Challenge Winner

  1. Keith

    Congratulations DMGByrnes! And thanks again, Robert for an interesting and fun challenge. It was a great way to get focused on my platform and even helped me prepare for NaNoWriMo. Keith g Shafer

  2. Kim Bailey Deal

    I am so excited for DMGbyrnes! Robert, I feel the platform challenge helped propel me into new plane of writer. Not only do I have connections with other writers and those who work in this field, I have learned to promote myself and my work, how to navigate the internet and improve SEO, how to define myself as a writer, how to focus on my goals and what is more important to me regarding the direction I want to go in writing, how to approach others about writing something–whether it’s an author interview, a guest blog post pitch, or anything else that challenges me to put myself before others and risk rejection. I also risk being successful and appreciated, which I have found to be just as likely to happen, if not a little more likely. Thank you and Writer’s Digest for the opportunity to participate in the challenge! I hope to see more of you and others at WD as well as all of my new friends in the years to come. I found my tribe!

  3. djtf

    Congratulations DMGbyrnes on winning the 2015 Writers Platform Challenge! I’ll certainly follow your website to make sure I’ll be able to take advantage of your information sharing from those wonderful resources you’ll be receiving. Most of all, though, just glad to see that someone who’s obviously going to use these to their full advantage is the winner.

  4. KarenDoll

    Congratulations DMGbyrnes!! Enjoy your prize package. Hey, how about a book review blog post-I’m especially interested in the book by I.J.Schecter. Looks like a great practical book filled with opportunities. I already own Writer for Hire by Kelly James-Enger and again it’s a great book filled with excellent and practical tips and advice. So, ENJOY and have fun writing!!!

  5. Brazenbookbug

    Congratulations, DMGbyrnes! That looks like a fantastic bundle of reference reading. Please share the good stuff you learn with your platchal colleagues over on the Facebook group! Well done, Robert, that so many of us could come away feeling like winners of this challenge. What a wonderful October this was.

      1. DMGbyrnes

        Thank you again! And, indeed they do! I can’t wait to get my hands on them to peruse. I completely agree, the challenge was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. I still can’t believe it’s over!


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