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.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
First things first...I'm just going to get it out of the way and say that every writer has a den, or cave, or mountain stronghold of old first-time-for-that type work that's probably best left unearthed. But here I am, taking the alarm coded locks off of that dusty bin o' old first-times. Seriously, my old grade school/junior high/high school writing folder-of-doom literally has dust and a dead spider on it. Read more...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Continue reading on my blog:
It must have been second year of writing, when I reached for one of those old blank application forms I kept around for writing. They were in the size of a letter, so I had these old church sheet music covers and a clamp to keep them all in place. I wrote with pencil, for someone showed me a notebook written in 1910s and all the ink had been smeared, but the pencil work was still intact. I wanted them to last.
The story was 13 handwritten pages long with very small illustrations scribbled on the sides – two portraits, a hand, a birch tree and somewhere was a fountain.
Continue reading "My First Story" here.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Instead, I offer you a different kind of first – my first drabble, a one hundred word story complete with a beginning, middle and end.
And in honor of St Valentine’s Day, yesterday, I give you a love story.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I got an A!
My creative writing instructor then required her students to submit stories and poems to the school’s annual literary magazine, The Flowing Pen. Since the last thing I wanted to do was submit anything for rejection, I handed over my English paper.
Next thing I know, I’m in the annual rag. How the heck did THAT happen?
Continue Reading if you want to see the tortured twisting of my sixteen-year-old self...
Monday, February 11, 2013
But when I think of first stories, what I think about is not what I have written, but the stories we tell ourselves even before we think of putting pen to paper.
The stories we convince ourselves are true about us--the deepest part of us. The stories we choose to believe, that shape the face we show the outside world. The stories that limit the full expression of who we can be.
Continue reading "First Stories" at the Once in a Blue Muse Blog
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I’ve had a lot of firsts in my writing career: the first poem I wrote (on daffodils), the first book I started to write (it was supposed to be a Regency romance), the first serial I wrote (portal fantasy), the first short story I submitted (cliché-ridden SF), the first short story I sold (sword and sorcery with an assassin as the protagonist), the first novella I completed (Farwalker), the first book in a series (Christmas Tree Farm Murders), and so on.
To read more about my firsts, read the rest of my blog post.