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, June 19, 2014

June MGR: Improving Craft

This month we're talking about improving craft.  I recommend a three prong approach.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Improving Craft

Three Tools to Improve Your Craft

Write a journal -

It's been said before by many people that keeping a journal helps improve your writing. The act of throwing the words out on the page gets you into the writing habit (a very good habit to have!)

I've never been a journal writer, but I can't argue with the logic. There have been countless journalists over the centuries who have poured their emotions into a diary and became successful authors.

If you're finding yourself stuck, maybe you should sit down and write whatever comes to mind. You can't find the diamonds without digging through the mine.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Improving the Craft

In my mind, there are three ways to improve one’s craft, and I actively participate in all three, sometimes binging on one form over the others for a perspective change. There’s input, output, and one-step-removed analysis. Continue reading here.