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, March 19, 2014

MGR: What Makes Me A Unique Writer?

Welcome back to another edition of the Merry Go Round Blog Tour.  This month we're discussing what makes us unique as a writer.  Why don't we discuss what make me not unique as a writer?  As in the problems slush pile readers endure.  I have a terrible tendency toward narrative.  I spend a lot of time in my character's heads.  I don't do conflict very well.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Merry Go Round Blog Tour: What Makes Me A Unique Writer?

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The prompt for the month asks what makes me a unique writer. Hmm. Any answer I give could come off sounding flippant. I'm a unique person, of course. No one has my exact background. No one has read the same list of books. No one has had my experiences with family, job, travel, or children.

What makes me a unique writer is that my experiences provide areas of overlap with many people.
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The Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour is sponsored by the website Forward Motion ( The tour is you, the reader, travelling the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. There are all sorts of writers at all stages in their writing career, so there’s always something new and different to enjoy. If you want to get to know the nearly twenty other writers check out the rest of the tour at!  Up next: Jean Schara!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The World Needs More 'Niques!

Everybody's unique

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And I don't mean peculiar (though some folks certainly wear their freak flag well, don't they?)

Another word for people is "individuals." And isn't being unique, one of a kind, also a single individual? (Makes sense to me.)

There's an old Emo Phillips comedy sketch where he discusses religion. He meets a man on a bridge and neither wishes to make room for the other to pass, so they begin to narrow down their choices:

"He said, 'Well, I'm a Baptist.' And I said, "Ha! I'm a Baptist, too!' What a small world!"

It takes several back and forths between the two before they find the one point of scripture they disagree with, and then Emo delivers the punchline.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Am I unique?

What would make someone who doesn't know me pick up one of my stories rather than somebody else's? What is it that I bring to the table? Head over to my blog to watch me talk around the question.