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.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I debated making a list of books I think I should have read or a list of books I actually might have liked from the past year but decided against either of those. Instead my list of books is one of books or series that I am currently reading (or rereading in some cases.)
Continue reading on my blog...
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There have been few books though, which have been rather nice surprise.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Continue reading on my blog...
Saturday, December 15, 2012
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Head over to my blog, In Shadows to see my top five books of the year!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
When I think of industry, the very old dilemma rises up in my heart that drove even Koontz to write his book – genres. Around Estonia, genre writing is a combination of hidden tactics. Unless it categorizes under youth, fiction, art or music, there really isn’t anything to follow. Finding something using genre search is difficult and anyone going for romance can end up with science fiction with a bit of it instead of the obvious book shelf that sits under the big sign “romances”. It is often criticized as something to avoid, writing under one genre.
I would like to disagree.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Continue reading on my blog...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
There's a song in the second act where George, the great-grandson of George Seurat (the pointillist) is trying to sell his newest artistic production and he sings a song called "Putting it Together." Some of the lyrics include:
(Continue reading "The State of the Art" on Once in a Blue Muse)
Art isn't easy. Every minor detail Is a major decision, Have to keep things in scale, Have to hold to your vision- Every time I start to feel defensive, I remember lasers are expensive. What's a little cocktail conversation If it gets the funds for your foundation, Leading to a prominent commission, And an exhibition in addition?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I was going to try to pretend I am. Post some pointers to good websites, summarize my opinions, and so forth. But I would be faking it if I did. The truth is, I pay very little attention to the state of the industry.
read the rest at Cowgirl in New England.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Continue reading on my blog...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
You can continue reading here.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
As a high school student, I had visions of lolling about the typewriter (yes, I’m that old) and attending conferences in a tweed jacket.
Come to think of it, that’s about all I could see at the time… Hmmm…
I considered myself a better artist than a writer, though, so my young adulthood was all about pen & ink, graphite and Prismacolor pencils. When I hit college in my late 20’s I fell in love with airbrush. I dropped my psychology major for a fine arts major in a hot minute.
(No, not really. It took three terms of serious soul-searching before I made that decision. I’m nothing if not anal retentive.)
To continue reading, head over to Redhawk's site, In Shadows
Thursday, October 11, 2012
In my prior life as a Physical Therapist, being professional meant holding to ethical practice, advocating for patients and their goals, contributing as a member of a health care team, and seeking out opportunities for assessment and continued learning.
For over 20 years, I practiced as a professional PT, learning and growing as a clinician, performing my job to the best of my abilities.
When I made my career shift from clinician to writer, many aspects of my life changed. Certainly, my commute got easier, if you don't count the traffic jam of two dogs trying to trip me up on my walk across the living room. Particularly hazardous when holding coffee! I can go to work these days in sweats or even PJ's. Hooray for writers working at home without dress codes! Everyday is casual Friday!
(Continue reading on Once in a Blue Muse)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sorry for the title (which would make sense if this was about reading), but I didn't want to title it, "My Strengths As A Writer" because it sounds like one of those back-to-school reports we used to have to write in elementary school. "What I Did During Summer Vacation."
Continue reading on my blog.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
2. Working Solo
3. Inner Eye
4. Inner Ear
6. Voracious Appetite
7. Grasp of Language
1. Discipline —
I’ll be honest. I’m stubborn as all get-out. When I make my mind up, it takes an act of the gods to get me to change it. (Ask my mother… I once left a candy bar on the counter for weeks because I’d made up my mind not to eat it. My little brother eventually scored the chocolate.)
Even obstinacy doesn’t fully help with the primary skill all writers need to acquire. You’d think it would. Daily sitting my butt in front of the computer is a toughie!
Continue reading this article at In Shadows
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I offer my apologies, but I wasn't able to put together a formal blogpost for it, due to a death in the family. What I would have talked about as my greatest writing strength is that I strive for emotional honesty in all my writing.
I am in mourning now, for my mother's passing.
I am not ready to tackle the enormity of what her loss means to my life and until I can, the words must wait.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
I could do it really short and say – school books. In longer version – anything but school books.
When I’m working on something, I tend to read a lot of scientific books how and why things work. It is important to me that if I give out the final work, it should be polished and shine. I’m far from perfectionism, but I very much enjoy fully thought through books, even if it’s mindless action.
Read more here.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Continue reading at Jordan Redhawk's site, In Shadows
Friday, August 10, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Read the rest at Cowgirl in New England.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
It's weird. I don't think that I've ever dreamed of writing. Its always been something I've done. I suppose that as I've grown older and my writing has become more...voluminous...and book worthy I have started to dream a bit more.
It started as a common tease between my husband (also a writer) and I. My husband seeing an older Jaguar car and my little response: "When I'm anonymously famous," or "When I write a best selling novel."
Come read more on my blog!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
|©autiously drawn by B.C. Matthews|
Friday, July 20, 2012
The most typical response to this question would be “Because I loved to tell stories from the moment I learned to talk”. In reality, it’s more difficult.
I began writing in 1996. I began many things on that year and to me it is my second birthday, the moment everything changed. But I didn’t think back then that my future ambition would be writing books as thick as on the shelves of libraries. I wanted to be a cook, or my first love – become a cow keeper! And no, I’m not joking, this has been my dream since I learned to speak.
Read more here.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
I always loved story time as a kid. My mother read me Grimm’s Fairy Tales before bed every night. (I’d sneak the book down from my dresser sometimes to look at the woodcut illustrations in our edition.) You can never have too many stories about elves and shoemakers, you know.
In 3rd grade, my class was given the assignment of writing our very own short story! Up until then, I’d never actually considered the fact that people wrote these things…they just existed in my world. What a novel concept! (Pun intended.) I promptly went to work.
Head over to my blog, In Shadows, to read more...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
"Why couldn't I have wanted to do something easy, like brain surgery or theoretical physics? No, I had to be a writer. Sigh."
That was something I posted on twitter earlier this summer. I don't even remember what, if anything specific, triggered my frustration. Maybe it happened after staring at a blinking curser and a blank page for some time. Maybe I wrote it, taking a break from a difficult scene or edit. Regardless, I can tell you that writing has been both the hardest job I've ever done and the one I'm most passionate about.
(read the rest on the Once in a Blue Muse Blog)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Read the rest at at Cowgirl in New England
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This post is based on this month's topic of balancing life and writing. Tomorrow's stop brings us to G R Colorado at the Literary Hub. Check it out.
Please visit Tip-toeing through Metaphors for more of my ramblings and insights.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I might be young, but there is one lesson in the course called “Balance” that I have already obtained – plans work out only if there is enough sleep. Being one of the folk, who sings with the owls, I consider myself lucky for the extra few hours that I get in the night to work on the stories, but I have also realized how important it is to know yourself so the rest of the world can play with you too.
More on my blog.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Balancing Act
It’s a pretty sure bet that we all balance our workload with life. Everyone who’s ever “worked for the weekend” is aware of the vicious cycle we’re drawn into when we hold down full-time jobs and still desire to spend time with loved ones. (It’s the American Dream, go figure.)
You slave away for the boss to collect that check. You pay your mortgage or rent and have a little extra to get the oil changed or buy a DVD to watch with the family. Vacations, birthdays, holidays all revolve around work.
Continue reading at In Shadows.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
|Photo by Thomas Hawk, used with attribution, cc license|
Balance is something I think we all struggle with, whether we write or not. The very fact that our time in this world is limited means we must make choices and prioritize.
When my children were younger and I had a busy physical therapy practice, and stories bouncing around my head, life felt less like I was juggling and more like I was spinning plates. (An analogy I first heard from one of my work supervisors.) If you haven't seen plate spinning, it's a pretty amazing feat. (Read more here. . . )
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
To see the rest of this article, check out my site - In Shadows.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I fact, I'm probably the most organized disorganized person you'll ever meet.
(read more about my chaos here. . . )
Saturday, May 5, 2012
I have a love-hate relationship with deadlines, and in the broader sense with schedules of any kind. In any project that affects other people (such as the software documentation I used to work on in an earlier life), you have to have a schedule that everybody either sticks to or agrees to changes; otherwise, half the work is undone when the other half is ready to ship.
Where is this going? Find out at Cowgirl in New England.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
To see the rest of my thoughts on deadlines, continue reading on my blog.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My Writing InfluencesIt's hard to single out only a few influences on my writing because everything I read and do becomes a part of me. Every book, every short story, every song, every conversation, every sermon, every activity, every article--well, you get the picture. Everything we experience becomes a part of who we are.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
To find which one of the many many great authors had the biggest impact on me, head on over to AlexWorld.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
(Read more on the Once in a Blue Muse Blog)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012