On August 19th I will be embarking on a new venture for me. Taking part in a Writing Blog tour of sorts. Not sure what will happen but I am looking forward to the adventure. I suspect that if anything I will learn more about my writing and I hope that many other people will learn more about me and the words I create. I have already started preparing for it since I am not used to Blogging every day… but then you all know that if you follow this Blog. It’s been useful already as it has been a chance to interrogate one of my characters – Carly Tanner in ‘Spiral of Hooves’
Anyway, I invite you to join me from August 19th-30th for the Indie Block Party. To learn more read the following, copied from the official site:
Writing doesn’t have to be a lonely endeavor. Join us for the Indie Block Party to meet your writing “neighbors.”
Participants will have the opportunity to share a little about themselves and their writing, while getting to know the other like-minded crazies that make up the Indie Writing
- Register for the blog hop using the Linky at the bottom of the post.
- Post all 4 posts for the week during the dates specified. So, week 1 posts must be up between August 19 and 24, and week 2 posts must go up between August 25 and 30. And you don’t have to be intimidated that there are so many posts, just write whatever comes to you–it doesn’t have to be long at all.
- Make sure that somewhere on your blog, there is a contact form or email address so that the person before you on the linky list can contact you with your interview questions. It is a good idea in general from authors to have a visible contact page. (More on this later.)
- If you decide not to participate, please leave a comment so your name can be removed from the linky.
- The hop is about meeting and supporting other Indies and learning about their work.
Post 1: Introduce Yourself
Ideas to get you started:
- Why did you start writing?
- How long have you been writing?
- What are your favorite genre?
- What is your blog about?
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
Post 2: Introduce your WIP
- How did the idea originate?
- Share the blurb.
- Share the first paragraph.
- Share the cover, if you have one.
- Are you plotting or pantsing?
- Is any of the novel inspired by personal experiences?
- How far along is the project?
Post 3: Interview one of your characters
A good interview is usually 6-8 questions.
- What was your life like growing up?
- Before your story began, what were your hopes for the future? What changed that?
- How would you describe your personality?
- How would you describe your looks?
- What’s your greatest talent?
- Who are your closest friends?
- Who do you love?
- Who do you hate, and why?
- What do you think is going to happen next?
- When you were a child, what was the worst thing you did and how did your parents punish you for it?
- What would you do if you had no electricity for a week?
- Who is your favorite author?
- If you could only listen to 1 album for the rest of your life what would it be?
- What prank or crime would you most likely pull/commit?
- What do you collect?
- What are your 3 most prized possessions?
- Who is your favorite superhero?
- What about you is heroic?
- What do you like about people?
- What was your family like?
- What is your first memory?
Post 4: Interview one of your neighbors
This is where the importance of the contact page comes up! You’ll be interviewing the author who signed up on the linkey after you. The linkey will close at midnight ET on August 16, so the last person signed up at this time will interview the first person–Fel Wetzig (yep, that’s me).
A good interview is usually 6-8 questions.
- What books have most influenced your life most?
- If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
- What book are you reading now?
- What 3 words describe the author you want to be?
- If you could be any character from any book, who would you be?
- Paperback, hardcover, or eBook?
- When and why did you begin writing?
- When did you first consider yourself a writer?
- What inspired you to write your first book?
- Do you have a specific writing style?
- How much of your writing time is purely research?
- How old were you when you started writing? What did you write?
- What’s the BEST writing advice you ever received?
- What is your biggest writing weakness, and what do you think you need to change to work on it?
- Do you have a regular writing routine?
Post 5: What are you currently reading?
Give us the title, blurb, how you discovered the book, and anything else you feel like sharing.
Post 6: Top 5 books
What are the top 5 books you absolutely love?
Post 7: Writing Tips
Share your most helpful writing tips and advice. What do you know now that you wished you had known when you started writing?
Feel free to include links to articles you’ve found particularly helpful.
Post 8: Social Media & Networking Tips
Again, what do you know now that you wished you had known when you started? What social networks do you prefer? Are there groups or communities that you recommend?
What are your major DOs and DON’Ts for the social media world?
To learn more, see who is already taking part and to join the party go to:
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Wish I’d seen this earlier! Have fun 🙂