Every week I weed through over 80 blogs, looking for new reading material and writing advice. Considering how time consuming this is, I share the posts I find the most interesting here every week. If you’d like me to add your blog to my feeder or a link to my weekly tour, leave a comment on the most current tour or send me a link via Twitter @by_wjhoward.
All About Writers & Books
- Love a Book? Tell the Author! is a quick reminder that authors need a little love
- Interview With Authors Barb Galler-Smith and Josh Langston I’d love to write a book with someone!
- Interview and giveaway with author Adrian Phoenix over at Paranormal Haven
- Book reviews that caught my eye this week, and the books that got added to my GoodReads to-read list:
- Peter & Max: A Fables Novel by Bill Willingham on Dirty Sexy Books
- The Cajun Book Lady’s review of Eight Pints of Trouble by George Earl Parker
- Viscious Circle by Linda Robertson on on Dirty Sexy Books is a debut novel with a critical review on it breaking writing rules. For some reason I want to read it as sort of a lesson with my own writing.
- Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec on Bitten by Books
- When I see certain book covers everywhere, I end up putting the book in my queue. Great lesson in marketing my own book. So this week, I’ve seen Mind Games everywhere, including on a new blog I’m watching, Anna’s Book Blog
- Bitten by Books did a few reviews of Marilyn Meredith’s books that caught that intrigued me. I added Calling the Dead to my queue.
- Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
- Don’t miss these every week:
All About Writing & Publishing
- I couldn’t agree more with author Jim C. Hines in his post Strong Women Characters.
- A Face by Any Other Name by Deborah LeBlanc provides an interesting way to create characters
- Novel Survey Results, Part II breaks the myths about the overnight success and you have to know somebody
- How to Format a Query Letter says it all
- Bestsellers Can Help You over at The Journey is Everything
- Why We Write p5 – The Origin of His Species – by Ian LeWinter
- A Six-Pack To Success on Literary Agent Wylie-Merrick’s blog goes into “six major hurdles that must be jumped before reaching the home stretch” of publishing.
Other Blog Tours
- Follow Friday for blogs at Parajunkee’s View
- Literary Agent, Nathan Bransford’s This Week in Publishing is a blog tour of sorts.