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.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dreaded Writer's Block

The one thing that all writers suffers from is the occasional bout of writer's block. Be they blog, novel, or script writers, we all go though the wretched curse of writer's block once and a while. No writer likes it at all. It is not a friend by any means and any devoted writer will curse it's onset.

Every writer has their own way of ridding themselves of such a nuisance. My own methods I suppose vary on the severity of the case. Read more about it here.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Writer's Block

The Dark Cave in Your Writing

Writer's block can be a real kill joy. Especially when it drags on for long periods of time. In some cases writer's block can last for months, even years. In more extreme cases writer's block can stop a writer's career permanently. Read more on The Literary Hub

Monday, March 25, 2013

Breaking the Block

One of the most common questions I get is how to break writer’s block. I suppose I get this question a lot because I’m one of those writers who’s rather prolific. My other writer friends watch me produce book after book and wonder how the heck I do it. Truthfully, I wasn’t always this way.  I labored over my first novel for fourteen years before I finally finished it and sold it. I actually re-wrote it three times during those fourteen years. It took me a few years to get to the point where I’m writing several books a year.  Click here to continue...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Writer's Block vs. In The Zone

Writer's block is something that's been lampooned by writers everywhere, even in some Hollywood movies. Our intrepid hero "The Writer" is faced with an insurmountable lack of creativity, this Promethean weight that sits on their shoulders while they curse the heavens for the blank page in front of them. Their brain becomes this blank slate. Thoughts are stagnant and useless. Usually madness descends soon after.

All work and no play makes Jack go, something. See more uh, yeah...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The tree of fantasy is rooted in reality

So, it is spring, perfect time for writing, and you wish to plant your tree. But the tree doesn’t want to grow. You wait two days, a week, two months, but nothing rises from that first sentence on the paper. Only the small black dot of ink. You look at it and realize that you don’t even know what tree it belongs to. Take it up and look at it closer.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MGR Blog Tour: Blocks

We're talking about blocks over at Ranting and Ravings this Month.  Come see what I have to say.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Merry Go Round Blog Tour for March: Writer's Block

Writer’s block. I’ve been puzzling over this month’s prompt for weeks. The generally recognized definition is when a writer (or a painter or any other artist) sits down in front of that blank sheet of paper (or computer screen or canvas, etc.) and just can’t think of a thing.
I attended my town’s First Friday event this month and went to my favorite art gallery. This month they were doing  a color your own kite activity. I love it when they have a make and take in addition to the desserts and wine.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Zette: Writer's Block?

I am going to say something that will annoy a lot of people.

I have never had Writer's Block.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

6 Ways to Avoid Writer's Block

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Writer's Block - who has time for that? I’ve been up to my eyebrows in deadlines for the last two weeks, this blog entry being one of them. I certainly don't, and I bet you don't either! It's an insidious cloud of confusion that hovers between your mind and your computer screen/typewriter/legal pad.

But I have been there, staring at the blank white screen, mind sluggishly pondering what to do next. (Or enjoying the more excited version — panicked terror as the world comes tumbling down around my ears.)

Here are some ways I’ve moved through my Writer’s Block.

Continue Reading at my website, In Shadows.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Over the years I think I've run into just about every kind of block there is, from the "no time even to breathe" block to the "kids come first" block to the "fear of success" block to the "dammit I'd rather play video games" block. I've also had my share of real ones: the ones where your inner muse is trying to tell you there's something seriously wrong with the story, or something in your life that needs to be addressed first; the mysterious kind that seem to come out of nowhere and settle down over one's brain and fingers like a shroud; and (toughest of all) the self-inflicted kind...

Read the rest of my experiences with blocks at Cowgirl in New England.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Writer's Block: You Shall Not Pass

Every couple of months, I see a blog post or a conversation on FB or G+ on writer's block and what to do about it.

To be honest, I'm not sure I believe in it as an individual entity. To believe in writer's block is to believe that we are akin to factories, with a scheduled amount of creativity and that if we don't produce to that standard, we must be blocked. (Continue reading. . . )

Monday, March 4, 2013

Writer's Block

Now that I’m taking Karate classes, this term has a new angle of thought for me. When we block, we’re defending ourselves from incoming force. In writing, when we cite a block, we claim we are blocked, kept away from something we want. Sometimes it can be procrastination, or a lack of knowledge of a particular topic, but it could also be that we’ve come up against an obstacle we’re unable to overcome on our own at this point in time. Continue reading here.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Roadblocks and pitfalls

As authors, we sure do know how to torture our characters!  We put them through the meat grinder, whether it's vampires and demons, or something closer to home. One of the tools in a writer's tool box is knowing where and how to apply pressure and set up roadblocks for our characters.
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