In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ideas are everywhere

This month's merry-go-round-blog-tour topic is where our ideas come from.  I've blogged before about where I found my latest idea here:  three random images combined to turn into a story idea.  In this story's case it was a girl who hated having her photo taken, an abandoned amusement park, and a murdered boy that have coalesced around a YA project that is part ghost story part murder mystery.  So far, I have nearly a dozen pages of hand written notes and a few trial scenes to explore my protagonist's voice. [keep reading this entry]