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, October 25, 2013

Pinning Down Inspiration

One of my favorite writing quotes of all time:  "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." -- Jack London   Continue Reading on My Site

Saturday, October 19, 2013

MGR Blog Tour: Favorite Writing Book

This month we're exploring either our favorite writing book or inspiration.  Here's what I had to say.  Come on over and say hello.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Zette and Inspiration

Yes, I am late this month. Honestly, this has been such a strange month for me that it's a wonder I remembered to do this at all.
I have a very large collection of books on writing. I've stopped buying them in the last five years or so, but they still fill several shelves and I pull out one or two now and then and just skim through them again.

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MGR Tour: Inspiration

Inspiration is a funny thing. There are a lot of connotations to the word, inspire.
I could be talking to someone and say "You inspire me." That person lives their life in a way that makes me want to do the same. They're generous, or they've overcome extreme hardship in their life but it hasn't made them angry or bitter.
Then there's the way a writer thinks about inspiration. Continue reading on my blog…

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Four Fabulous Writing Books

Writing books... Go into any bookstore and you'll find whole shelves devoted to them (providing you can find bookstores that are open these days. Yikes!) As you know, not all books are created equal. Many of the titles available might not have what you're looking for.

I’ve read a number of books on writing over the years. Not all of them were that good and most didn’t stick with me long enough to make it back to the library or used book store. I do have four, however that I’ve read and reread over the years. They’re too full of gooey writing goodness to sit dusty on a shelf!

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