Due to other commitments (client editing, my writing, competition judging, Writers’ Forum column etc.,
I’m only doing Saturday Spotlights.
If you’ve been a guest on another WordPress site, then feel free to email me the link and I’ll gladly reblog it.
Welcome to my guest blog posts summary page. In August 2011, I started inviting fellow authors to write guest blog posts for me, and the 300+ posted to-date are listed below, followed by those scheduled for publication. New posts are currently on hold.
- 500-1,000 words first-person informative writing-related topics (if you’re stuck for ideas look at the list of posted items and / or see topics already covered) ending with a question(s), or equivalent statement, to encourage the reader to comment. Indies Unlimited website has a great article on writing guest blog posts.
- It doesn’t have to be exclusive, i.e. you can use it again elsewhere and it can have been posted elsewhere (now or previously – providing you have permission from the other publisher. Please don’t waste my time offering me content I can’t use or worse, content I post then have to remove). The item can be about fiction or non-fiction but it has to be creative writing-related, i.e. no items on academia, beauty, cars, finance, etc.
- obligatory third-person biography up to 500 words – most readers will want to know who’s written the great piece they’ve just read*
- optional 250-500 words synopsis of one of your books*
- full website links (no tinyurl.com etc) to where we can find you and your writing*
- low-resolution .jpg photos of yourself and / or one or two covers (as separate files within the same email please, not embedded into the attached document text)… then when everything’s ready, email to me at email@example.com.
- **** If you do embed a picture into the text PLEASE ensure you also attach it as a file. *****
- *Please send all text together in one document attachment, not pasted into an email.
- I like to mix the topics so please be aware that you may not necessarily get the next available slot.
- Please note: Due to previous Google compliance issues, I am not longer accepting submissions from online bloggers with non-writing-related site links, and in all cases, submission does not guarantee acceptance.
- Once your item is posted, I will forward to you all feedback (‘like’s, comments, retweets etc). If visitors take the time to leave a comment, please do them the courtesy of replying, and to me when I forward the feedback (many people don’t!). Thank you.
- Because of the high volume of enquiries, I don’t schedule in advance but when I receive the content.
- Please allow a minimum of two weeks for a reply before chasing me. Thank you.
Do you have a blog / website and would like me to guest blog on yours? Take a look here.
- 001. Sunday 21st August 2011: Poetry writing tips by US Poet Laureate and interviewee Alice Shapiro.
- 002. Sunday 4th September: Is your web page accessible? by fantasy, mystery and suspense / thriller author and interviewee DV Berkom.
- 003. Thursday 7th September: How to create a killer character by multi-genre author Ditrie Sanchez. Ditrie is also on Facebook and Twitter.
- 004. Sunday 11th September: Writing nature then and now by novelist, poet (and more) Kenneth Weene.
- 005. Thursday 14th September: guest post about writing music vs prose entitled ‘Four Tracks & Typewriters‘ by NaNoWriMo novelist, short story author and musician, interviewee and my first ‘red pen’ podcast guinea pig (he passed with flying colors) JD Mader.
- 006. Sunday 18th September: ebooks for writers: 101 by Book Doctor, author and more Paul Hurst. This was podcasted on 5th Feb 2012.
- 007. Tuesday 20th September: guest post about point of view by epic fantasy author and spotlightee Yvonne Hertzberger.
- 008. Thursday 22nd September: Writing manga by Y.A. fantasy, mystery novelist and interviewee TJ Perkins.
- 009. Sunday 25th September: guest post about writing fantasy by YA / adult fantasy author and illustrator, poet, and non-fiction writer, spotlightee and interviewee Vonnie Winslow Crist.
- 010. Tuesday 27th September: Fallow times: dealing with writer’s block by historical, romance, paranormal novelist Smoky Trudeau Zeidel.
- 011. Thursday 29th September: guest post about writing for women’s magazines by short story author and creative writing tutor / columnist, contributor to Tears and Laughter… anthology and interviewee Helen M Hunt.
- 012. Sunday 2nd October: guest post about writing short stories by short story author, novelist and interviewee Alberta Ross.
- 013. Tuesday 4th October: The power of character names by historical and suspense western novelist and interviewee Carol Crigger.
- 014. Thursday 6th October: Working with an eBook publisher by medieval post-apocalyptic novelist, interviewee and fellow Radio Litopian Joseph V Sultana.
- 015. Sunday 9th October: JD Mader returned with NaNoWriMo – Mt. Everest for writers (NaNoWriMo is the ‘50,000 words in November’ project that he and I have both done).
- 016. Tuesday 11th October: Why I write about zombies by horror novelist and short story author Armand Rosamilia.
- 017. Thursday 13th October: Switching from fantasy to urban fantasy by novelist and short story author of fantasy, paranormal, YA, romance and historical novellas Phoebe Matthews.
- 018. Sunday 16th October: guest post When Bad Titles Happen to Good Books by fantasy novelist and interviewee Catherine Stovall as part of her blog tour.
- 019. Tuesday 18th October: guest post entitled Promote your book from your own backyard from women’s fiction novelist & interviewee Judith Marshall.
- 020. Tuesday 18th October: guest post entitled It’s all about readers by Christian suspense novelist / memoirist & interviewee Rosie Cochran.
- 021. Thursday 20th October: Paul Hurst returned to talk about the small business side of writing.
- 022. Sunday 23rd October: Political timing, political fiction by short story writer, poet and novelist Paula Friedman.
- 023. Tuesday 25th October: YA / adult fantasy author and illustrator, poet, and non-fiction writer Vonnie Winslow Crist returned to talk about illustrating.
- 024. Thursday 27th October: A blog that goes bump in the night by suspense author, Flash Fiction Friday contributor and interviewee Marla Madison.
- 025. Sunday 30th October: Writing for radio and theatre by multi-genre YA / adult author and interviewee Dal Burns.
- 026. Monday 31st October: Cheryl Shireman talked about creating her Indie Chicks charity anthology.
- 027. Tuesday 1st November: Writing for children and adults by mystery / suspense author and spotlightee Sheila Dalton.
- 028. Thursday 3rd November: People watching by short story author, novelist and interviewee Rachelle Reese.
- 029. Sunday 6th November: guest blog about character communications by humorous romantic suspense novelist Chris Redding.
- 030. Monday 7th November: eBooks to go by crime novelist David Coles.
- 031. Tuesday 8th November: Ghostwriters come out of the closet by ghostwriter, novelist and writing guide guru Andrew Crofts.
- 032. Thursday 10th November: JD Mader returned to give us Flow – writing workshops for Inner City Youth.
- 033. Sunday 13th November: Story editing by multi-genre author John J Hohn. This was subsequently podcasted on 19th February 2012.
- 034. Monday 14th November: How to find your voice by poet and interviewee Kerry Hammerton.
- 035. Tuesday 15th November: Setting up a spoken-word website by interviewee Rachel Cochrane.
- 036. Thursday 17th November: Novel settings by Peter Murphy.
- 037. Sunday 20th November: Paul Hurst returned to discuss whether authors and musicians share similar genes.
- 038. Monday 21st November: guest post about NaNoWriMo by Rochelle Melander wonderfully entitlted Add Zombies and Stir: Five Unique Ideas for Spicing Up Your NaNo Book.
- 039. Tuesday 22nd November: writing for middle-grade children by Glen Strathy.
- 040. Thursday 24th November: The viability of E-Books by prolific blogger / article writer Nadia Jones.
- 041. Sunday 27th November: Dal Burns returned to talk about writing science-fiction.
- 042. Monday 28th November: poet Phillip Ellis talked about how technique is part of a poet’s voice.
- 043. Tuesday 29th November: Moonscape to Paradise; guest post about mystery writing settings (in Lou’s case, Canada) from mystery author Lou Allin.
- 044. Thursday 1st December: self-publishing and using social media to market your book by children’s author and interviewee Sarahjane Funnell.
- 045. Sunday 4th December: Writing what you know by mystery novelist Kurt Kamm.
- 046. Tuesday 6th December: When is a writer an author? by multi-genre (primarily mystery) novelist Bob Frey.
- 047. Thursday 8th December: A successful crime story by mystery / detective novelist Wayne Zurl. You can also read my interview with Wayne, published 30th November, here.
- 048. Sunday 11th December: Going freelance by ghostwriter, novelist and writing guide guru Andrew Crofts.
- 049. Tuesday 13th December: To re-read or not to re-read by yours truly, Morgen Bailey. Not a guest I know but now I post something every day twice a day I took advantage of a gap. 🙂
- 050. Thursday 15th December: multi-genre author John J Hohn returned with contemporary poetry 101.
- 051. Sunday 18th December: crime novelist David Coles returned with the electronic bridge – UK & US Publishing.
- 052. Tuesday 20th December: Why guest blogging benefits writers by Erin Palmer.
- 053. Thursday 22nd December: Christmas-related fiction by novelist Trisha Ashley.
- 054. Tuesday 27th December: guest blog about writing Christmas stories (because it’s never to early to start preparing for Christmas 2012) by short story author, writing columnist and contributor to ‘Tears and Laughter…‘ anthology Helen M Hunt.
- 055. Thursday 29th December: Marketability – do you have enough to make a self-published book sell? by Bill Munro.
- 056. Sunday 1st January 2012: Be resolute – make a plan by how to author/columnist and crime novelist Adrian Magson.
- 057. Tuesday 3rd January: Paul Hurst returned to tell us why we shouldn’t be afraid of free ebooks. This was podcasted on 5th Feb 2012.
- 058. Thursday 5th January: Do’s and don’ts of self promotion by multi-genre writer Catherine Lundoff.
- 059. Sunday 8th January: YA / adult fantasy author and illustrator, poet, and non-fiction writer Vonnie Winslow Crist returned to talk about book covers.
- 060. Tuesday 10th January: Children’s and sci-fi author, playwright (and more) Dal Burns returned to talk about his ongoing children’s writing competition project Write Across America.
- 061. Thursday 12th January: interviewee Nancy Dodd talked about handling criticism.
- 062. Sunday 15th January: multi-genre author John J Hohn returned to talk about publishing. This was subsequently podcasted on 19th February 2012.
- 063. Tuesday 17th January: I had a gap here so I talked about writing essentials… I thought it was about time I contributed something. 🙂
- 064. Thursday 19th January: crime novelist David Coles returned to talk about creating a quality eBook.
- 065. Tuesday 24th January: So you think you can’t write poetry? from freelance journalist, reviewer, blogger and author Cendrine Marrouat.
- 066. Thursday 26th January: How to overcome the publishing nightmare by YA / fantasy / mystery author TJ Perkins.
- 067. Thursday 2nd February: I talked about writing rituals (or in my case the lack of them) as requested via Facebook by guest blogger Ditrie Sanchez. 🙂
- 068. Tuesday 7th February: Non-fiction, western historical romance author, interviewee no.91 and spotlightee Velda Brotherton returned to talk about researching historical fiction.
- 069. Thursday 9th February: I talked about second-person point of view (my favourite!).
- 070. Sunday 12th February: interviewee no.37 Nancy Dodd returned to talk about screenwriting.
- 071. Tuesday 14th February: Getting to know your book by romance suspense author and interviewee Sherry Gloag.
- 072. Thursday 16th February: interviewee no.88 David Coles returned to talk about co-writing his novels with Jack Everett.
- 073. Sunday 19th February: 3 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing Outside of Academia by blogger Maria Rainier.
- 074. Thursday 23rd February: Don’t get it right, get it written by murder mystery and contemporary women’s novelist and interviewee no.294 Sue Welfare.
- 075. Thursday 1st March: What’s in a name? by debut mystery novelist Una Tiers.
- 076. Tuesday 6th March: Why you need a writing confidant by guest blogger Lauren Bailey.
- 077. Thursday 8th March: I talked about writing groups.
- 078. Tuesday 13th March: I talked about April’s 100 pages of script in a month project Script Frenzy.
- 079. Thursday 15th March: historical novelist, short story author and blogger spotlightee Juliet Greenwood talked about writing as herself and under a pseudonym.
- 080. Sunday 18th March: Getting up close and personal with food (in writing) by crime novelist, journalist, spotlightee and interviewee Quentin Bates.
- 081. Tuesday 20th March: interviewee no.37 Nancy Dodd returned with Story Mapping and the 7 Stages.
- 082. Thursday 22nd March: regular Flash Fiction Fridays contributor Theodore P Druch brought us news from his recent writers’ conference in Puerto Vallarta, then a little later…
- 083. Writing picture books by children’s author, novelist and scriptwriter Fiona Veitch Smith.
- 084. Tuesday 27th March: self-publishing a children’s book by children’s / YA author Sarahjane Funnell.
- 085. Thursday 29th March: Writing female characters by horror writer and guest blogger Armand Rosamilia.
- 086. Sunday 1st April: Kickstarter by children’s author Nathan Zinc and non-fiction writer and photographer Julie M Covert.
- 087. Tuesday 3rd April: Self-Publishing is No Longer a Dirty Word by multi-genre author and interviewee Jean Henry Mead.
- 088. Thursday 5th April: Writing your novels – how important is a detailed plan? by Rachel Abbott.
- 089. Tuesday 10th April: Using the magick and lore of the Celtic / Norse gods / goddesses in writing your next novel by Y.A. fantasy, mystery novelist and interviewee TJ Perkins.
- 090. Thursday 12th April: Celebration of Wickedness by novelist, short story author, article writer, spotlightee and 30-day challenger Christopher Starr.
- 091. Tuesday 17th April: Editing from an editor’s viewpoint by thriller novelist, short story, non-fiction author, editor, interviewee and spotlightee Alana Woods.
- 092. Thursday 19th April: Memoir writing with a purpose by non-fiction author and spotlightee Jeff Rasley (guest blog piece also listed here).
- 093. Tuesday 24th April: The End of the Beginning – a guest piece on ending story openings by novelist, blogger and writing guide book author Alicia Rasley.
- 094. Thursday 26th April: Failed projects by author, blogger, poet, lyricist and interviewee Nathan Weaver.
- 095. Tuesday 1st May: I talked about a new site I’ve devised to create blogs for other writers.
- 096. Thursday 3rd May: Using multiple points of view by murder mystery novelist and interviewee F M Meredith.
- 097. Tuesday 8th May: The Importance of a Marketing Plan by thriller novelist Rachel Abbott.
- 098. Thursday 10th May: Just part of the family, about characters, by middle-grade and YA author Sandra Humphrey.
- 099. Tuesday 15th May: They like me, they really like me by mystery novelist (amongst many other genres) and interviewee Catherine Astolfo.
- 100. Thursday 17th May: The Authors Show by literary novelist Christopher Profeta.
- 101. Sunday 20th May: Helen M Hunt talked about her recent visit to the Chez Castillo crime writing workshop lead by Adrian Magson in The Perfect Writing Retreat.
- 102. Tuesday 22nd May: Are eBooks fracturing the writing ‘family’? by crime fantasy novelist, interviewee and spotlightee Dave Sivers.
- 103. Thursday 24th May: Lessons from Elvis by mystery novelist and guest blogger Una Tiers.
- 104. Tuesday 29th May: Sarah Kay and Project VOICE: Using Poetry to Find Strength and Significance by online blogger Angelita Williams.
- 105. Thursday 31st May: Does it really pay to get your manuscript critiqued by multi-genre C.S. Lakin.
- 106. Tuesday 5th June: guest piece about Pinterest by multi-genre author and interviewee Phyllis Zimbler Miller.
- 107. Thursday 7th June: I blogged about what’s missing (negatives in fiction). 🙂
- 108. Tuesday 12th June: guest piece re. writer Jay Asher by RV traveller / blogger Al Levenson.
- 109. Thursday 14th June: Interview with a Reader by mystery novelist, short story author and blogger Warren Bull.
- 110. Tuesday 19th June: Four Life-Changing Business Books You Probably Haven’t Read by Sean Gray.
- 111. Thursday 21st June: Writing the Small Town by fantasy and horror author Lea Ryan.
- 112. Tuesday 26th June: Talk yourself out of writer’s block! by Nicky Wells.
- 113. Thursday 28th June: Should you judge a book by its cover? by science fiction and fantasy author, short story and article writer, blogger and teacher Nina Munteanu.
- 114. Tuesday 3rd July: The Lost Art of Handwritten Letters by freelance writer and journalist Tonya Vrba.
- 115. Thursday 5th July: What kind of writer do I want to be? by YA novelist Saskia E. Akyil.
- 116. 5AM flash Saturday 7th July: novelist, journalist, public speaker, tutor and interviewee Jane Wenham-Jones talked about book signings.
- 117. Sunday 8th July: I talked about building a blog for novelist Jane Wenham-Jones (my first I Can Build Your Writing Blog client). 🙂
- 118. Tuesday 10th July: Bring the magic by YA author Anna White.
- 119. Thursday 12th July: Crossing genres by Canada-based author of mystery-romance westerns and fantasy author Alison Bruce.
- 120. Sunday 15th July: novelist, journalist, speaker, tutor and interviewee Jane Wenham-Jones talked about the some of the inspiration behind her new novel Prime Time‘s blog tour (part 1 of 2).
- 121. Tuesday 17th July: Settings by novelist, short story author and publisher Barbara Quinn.
- 122. Thursday 19th July: 10,000 hours can feel like 10,000 miles by multi-genre author C.S. Lakin.
- 123. Sunday 22nd July: Jane Wenham-Jones returned to talk more about the inspiration behind her new novel Prime Time‘s blog tour (part 2 of 2).
- 124. Tuesday 24th July: chick lit novelist Sofia Essen talked about how she became a published author.
- 125. Thursday 26th July: The investment banking thriller – a new genre? by mystery / thriller author Marietta Miemietz.
- 126. Tuesday 31st July: Multi-genre author and interviewee Lev Raphael talked about his recent book reading trip to Florence, Italy: Florence Freakout.
- 127. Thursday 2nd August: Thriller novelist, short story, non-fiction author, editor, interviewee and spotlightee Alana Woods returned to talk about the term ‘aspiring authors’.
- 128. Sunday 5th August: What makes a compelling character by science-fiction / fantasy author Paul Lell.
- 129. Tuesday 7th August: Guest blog on endings by science-fiction and thriller writer, interviewee and spotlightee Ian Miller.
- 130. Thursday 9th August: Author Stephen Black talked about the Unglue website and his book project on the site.
- 131. Tuesday 14th August: Choosing the right words for your story by freelance writer Samantha Gray.
- 132. Thursday 16th August: Guest blog re. eBook self-publishing, is brought to you by author, freelance copywriter, editor and web content provider Tracey Sinclair.
- EXTRA. Sunday 19th August: I talked about my trip to St Hilda’s Writing Conference part 1.
- 133. Tuesday 21st August: Findersland by novelist William J Jackson.
- 134. Thursday 23rd August: Where do stories come from? by crime novelist Neil Yuzuk.
- EXTRA. Sunday 26th August: I talked about my trip to St Hilda’s Writing Conference part 2.
- 135. Tuesday 28th August: Guest blog re. points of view by journalist, short story author and mystery novelist Rosemary McCracken.
- 136. Thursday 30th August: A writer’s heart by middle-grade and YA author Sandra Humphrey.
- 137. Sunday 2nd September: How to be a weaver bird – and win a story contest by author, editor and writing competition judge John Yeoman.
- 138. Tuesday 4th September: Finding your footing on the mountain of success by multi-genre author C.S. Lakin.
- 139. Thursday 6th September: Jane Austen and Patrick O’Brian – bridging the gulf between? by historical novelist Margaret Muir.
- 140. Sunday 9th September: Creativity and Healing: Let The Little One Inside You Sing by psychological novelist Fran Dorf.
- 141. Tuesday 11th September: 5 Free Ways to Market Your Cozy Mystery + 1 by Christian and cozy mystery author and interviewee Kathryn Jones.
- 142. Thursday 13th September: Open with a BANG! (first lines) by short story, humour author and novelist Melodie Campbell.
- 143. Sunday 16th September: Sarah Grace Logan talked about how her CAKE Short and Sweet flash fiction magazine and writing circle.
- 144. Tuesday 18th September: Shore up your sagging middle by novelist and creative writing teacher Heidi M Thomas. 🙂
- 145. Thursday 20th September: Debunking the writer’s block myth by non-fiction author Marlene Caroselli.
- 146. Tuesday 25th September: Lessons in failure by multi-genre author AJ Race.
- 147. Thursday 27th September: Revising a 30-year-old novel and the journey in between by novelist and short story author Kathryn Meyer Griffith.
- 148. Sunday 30th September: Story is Structure (part 1) by true crime / non-fiction author and tutor Christine Hunt.
- 149. Tuesday 2nd October: Getting it right (part 1) by crime novelist Neil Yuzuk.
- 150. Thursday 4th October: Should I Self-publish? by sci-fi time-travel adventure author and interviewee Sheron McCartha.
- 151. Sunday 7th October: Two word story starts by blogger Roxanne Porter.
- 152. Tuesday 9th October: Self-publishing and expectations by thriller author Ethan Jones.
- 153. Thursday 11th October: Mystery short stories by mystery novelist, short story author and guest blogger Warren Bull.
- 154. Sunday 14th October: Your Next Bestseller: Tips for Writing a Book That Sells by Jamie Cawley.
- 155. Tuesday 16th October: Intelligence – It’s How You Say It by multi-genre author Marion Grace Woolley.
- 156. Thursday 18th October: How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Book by online writer Heather Green.
- 157. Sunday 21st October: How our environments and music can influence or writing by multi-genre author Toinette Thomas.
- 158. Tuesday 23rd October: Story is Structure (part 2) by true crime / non-fiction author and tutor Christine Hunt.
- 159. Thursday 25th October: The pitfalls of counting words by multi-genre C.S. Lakin.
- 160. Sunday 28th October part 1: Tips for Finding a Writers’ Group That’s Right for You by online writer Carmen Brettel.
- 161. Sunday 28th October part 2: How to Eat (or write) a Book: Probing the Pros and Problems of Prologues by urban fantasy author Lauren Grimley.
- 162. Tuesday 30th October: Science-fiction / fantasy author Paul Lell returned with Writing 101.
- 163. Thursday 1st November: The Rise of New Genres by children’s and non-fiction author Shaunda Kennedy Wenger.
- 164. Sunday 4th November part 1: crime novelist, journalist, spotlightee and interviewee Quentin Bates returned to talk about writing sex scenes!
- 165. Sunday 4th November part 2: My Book Promotion Philosophy by non-fiction author Robert Rosen.
- 166. Tuesday 6th November: Science-fiction and thriller writer Ian Miller returned to talk about beautiful writing.
- 167. Thursday 8th November: Getting it right (part 2) by crime novelist Neil Yuzuk.
- 168. Sunday 11th November part 1: Why You Should Enter Writing Competitions by competition guru Ben Skinner.
- 169. Sunday 11th November part 2: The Min-e-bookTM by Absolute Love Publishing founder Caroline A. Shearer.
- 170. Tuesday 13th November: Tips for Improving Your Story-Writing Skills by Patrick Swimmerly.
- 171. Thursday 15th November: How To Use Familiar Surroundings To Write Reality Into Fantasy by Andy Barten.
- 172. Sunday 18th November part 1: Writing is ageless by multi-genre novelist and spotlightee J Griffith Mitchell.
- 173. Sunday 18th November part 2: Book Talks (& giveaway) by multi-genre author and interviewee Terri Morgan.
- 174. Tuesday 20th November: Fiction Writing: Finding Inspiration within Real Events by Barbara Jolie.
- 175. Thursday 22nd November: Creative Travel Journaling by multi-genre author Karen Robbins.
- 176. Sunday 25th November: What prompts a doctor to write a book about the mind-body connection? by non-fiction author Dr Friedemann Schaub.
- 177. Tuesday 27th November: Short story, humour author and novelist Melodie Campbell returned with “Much as I love history, sex and violence…” Rejection Slips and other Ciphers.
- 178. Thursday 29th November: Story is Structure (part 3) by true crime / non-fiction author and tutor Christine Hunt.
- 179. Tuesday 4th December: The Nuances of Non-Fiction by poet and non-fiction author Kristine Millar.
- 180. Thursday 6th December: Proofreading tips and techniques by Brian Karrey.
- 181. Sunday 9th December: Ten Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters Before They Can Stay In Your Story by science fiction / fantasy author, writing coach guest blogger and spotlightee Nina Munteanu.
- 182. Tuesday 11th December: Building Your Extreme Pantheon Characters by Y.A. fantasy, mystery novelist and interviewee TJ Perkins.
- 183. Thursday 13th December: Managing Your Time as a Writer by internet writer Paul Taylor.
- 184. Tuesday 18th December: Getting it right (part 3) by crime novelist Neil Yuzuk.
- 185. Thursday 20th December: Science-fiction / fantasy author Paul Lell returned with Writing 201.
- 186. Sunday 23rd December: Writing Quality Content by children’s / YA author and poet Tracy Kauffman.
- 187. Thursday 27th December: Festivities and Frost by novelist, short story author and tutor Lorna Fergusson.
- 188. Tuesday 1st January 2013: Fantasy author Deborah Rae Cota talked about beginnings, perfect for New Year’s Day!
- 189. Thursday 3rd January: Four Lessons Writers Can Learn from Little Red Riding Hood by paranormal women’s fiction author Deb Atwood.
- 190. Thursday 3rd January: The Slow Blog Manifesto: 7 Reasons for New Authors to Blog Slowly by mystery author Anne R Allen.
- 191. Tuesday 8th January: Annie Ireson gave us her experiences of putting together her debut self-published novel, The White Cuckoo.
- 192. Thursday 10th January: How A Good Story Affects Your Credibility As A Writer by Jemma Hayes; then…
- 193. Thursday 10th January: YA / fantasy / mystery author TJ Perkins returned with The Making of a ‘Good’ Villain. 🙂
- 194. Friday 11th January: How to tackle a writer’s bottom by novelist, speaker, journalist, tutor, presenter and writing guru Jane Wenham-Jones.
- 195. Monday 14th January: Secrets to Writing Good Sex Scenes by Sarah Clare.
- 196. Tuesday 15th January: Five Qualities Every Good Writer Must Have by Benjamin Cohen; then
- 197. Tuesday 15th January: My Book on the Library Shelf by multi-genre author and interviewee Terri Morgan.
- 198. Thursday 17th January: Who Needs A Writing Workshop? by author and tutor Tad Wojnicki.
- 199. Tuesday 22nd January: Understanding the Writing Journey by crime novelist S J Wardell.
- 200. Thursday 24th January: The Merits of Digital Publication in the 21st Century by journalist and blogger Fred Willard.
- 201. Tuesday 29th January: Why I started the ‘All Mystery’ e-newsletter by mystery novelist Rebecca Dahlke.
- 202. Wednesday 30th January: Crafting the writing craft book by Alicia Rasley.
- 203. Tuesday 5th February: Writing Emotionally by Allison Foster.
- 204. Thursday 7th February: Why I Value Failure by journalist and author Dana Sitar.
- 205. Tuesday 12th February: Science-fiction / fantasy author Paul Lell returned with Science-fiction or science-fact.
- 206. Wednesday 13th February: Sequels, Sagas, and Trilogies…Oh, My! by family saga novelist Nicole Dunlap.
- 207. Thursday 14th February: Valentine’s Day by novelist, humorist, short story author, columnist, writing guru and interviewee Jane Wenham-Jones.
- 208. Tuesday 19th February: Wading into the Flow [Getting to the Page] by speculative fiction author, poet and scriptwriter Danika Dinsmore.
- 209. Wednesday 20th February: On Guest Blogging by Allison Finney.
- 210. Thursday 21st February: Pruning Season (equating gardening to editing!) by science-fiction writer Yvonne Anderson.
- 211. Tuesday 26th February: Wake Up Your Muse: How My Cat Taught Me the Art of Being by science fiction / fantasy author, writing coach guest blogger and spotlightee Nina Munteanu.
- 212. Wednesday 27th February: Confessions of a Gamer Chick: Love for a Good Story by suspense novelist Kim Cresswell.
- 213. Thursday 28th February: Give Your Work Away for Free and Make Money by non-fiction author Marlayna Glynn Brown.
- 214. Tuesday 5th March: Tips on How to Improve Your Writing by Maria Castle.
- 215. Wednesday 6th March: How To Write a 28-word Story by me, Morgen Bailey.
- 216. Thursday 7th March: Author and tutor Tad Wojnicki returned with eBook Publisher as a Roadrunner.
- 217. Tuesday 12th March: Multi-genre author and interviewee Terri Morgan returned with Kindle Select free days.
- 218. Wednesday 13th March: I posted the blogging notes I made for a talk for Loose Muse at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, London that evening.
- 219. Thursday 14th March: Crime novelist, journalist, spotlightee and interviewee Quentin Bates returned to talk about peoplewatching!
- 220. Tuesday 19th March: Boosting Your NaNoWriMo Novel Word-count by crime / humour writer and interviewee Andrew Peters.
- 221. Thursday 21st March: Censoring Your Characters? by novelist and interviewee Jane Davis.
- 222. Tuesday 26th March: Fiction IS Real Life by suspense mystery novelist, spotlightee and interviewee Debra Borys.
- 223. Thursday 28th March: Science-fiction / fantasy author Paul Lell returned to talk about world-building.
- 224. Tuesday 2nd April: Novelist, short story author and spotlightee Sophie Duffy talked about writing humour.
- 225. Wednesday 3rd April: Computer tips (part 1) by yours truly, Morgen Bailey.
- 226. Thursday 4th April: Song-writing by short story author Jane Risdon.
- 227. Tuesday 9th April: Imagination by historical, romance and literary writer Ellen L Ekstrom.
- 228. Wednesday 10th April: Computer tips (part 2) by yours truly then…
- 229. Where do authors find their inspiration? by mystery novelist Richard Brawer.
- 230. Thursday 11th April: What It’s Really Like Being an Author – at Least This One by mystery novelist FM Meredith.
- 231. Tuesday 16th April: Crime novelist, journalist, spotlightee and interviewee Quentin Bates returned with Creative Writing, yes or no?.
- 232. Wednesday 17th April: The Pros And Cons Of Pen Names by journalist, novelist and interviewee Janey Fraser.
- 233. Thursday 18th April: The Game of Switching Genres by non-fiction author, novelist, spotlightee and interviewee Anne O’Connell.
- 234. Tuesday 23rd April: On Marketing and Promoting Your Work by thriller novelist and interviewee Gary Showalter.
- 235. Wednesday 24th April: Changing Genres by romance novelist Robin Leigh Morgan.
- 236. Thursday 25th April: Writing blush-free sex scenes by novelist Cherry Radford.
- 237. Tuesday 30th April: Psychological thriller novelist and interviewee Rachel Abbott returned with Evolving your marketing plan, then I reviewed a Fisher Space Pen & Faber-Castell Pencil USB Stick for The Pen Company.
- 238. Wednesday 1st May: Writer’s Block or Writer’s Doubt? by fantasy and thriller writer and interviewee Tracey Alley.
- 239. Tuesday 7th May: Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing by Sandra Miller.
- 240. Thursday 9th May: Crime writing – Familial DNA by novelist, short story author, poet and spotlightee DJ Swykert.
- 241. Tuesday 14th May: Writing Comedy? You Can’t Be Serious! by novelist, playwright, poet and interviewee Valerie Laws.
- 242. Thursday 16th May: The mid-list author’s version of the bleak truth by a guest writer.
- 243. Tuesday 21st May: Switching from fiction to non-fiction by horror, crime, thriller writer, Flash Fiction Fridayer, interviewee and spotlightee AJ Kirby.
- 244. Wednesday 22nd May: Humorous mystery / romantic suspense novelist and ‘how to’ writer Morgan St James talked about her ‘ABCs of Writing Fiction’ guide book in Do you write like a Zombie or with Zest?.
- 245. Thursday 23rd May: I talked about my recent visit to the Second Greenacre Writers Literature Festival.
- 246. Tuesday 28th May: This daft old Scottish Jurassic’s take on Awards to pals on the SOSYAL NETWURKIN circuit… by thriller novelist Seumas Gallacher. 🙂
- 247. Thursday 30th May: US Poet Laureate and interviewee Alice Shapiro talked about an online writing event she’d organised: What’s Upstairs? the Musical-in-Development Workshop / Performance.
- 248. Tuesday 4th June: Baiting your Hook by crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith.
- 249. Thursday 6th June: Do you really want to be a writer? by Novelist, humorist, short story author, columnist, writing guru and interviewee Jane Wenham-Jones.
- 250. Tuesday 11th June: Book Birth: What To Do Before The Release Date by non-fiction author Kim Dalferes.
- 251. Thursday 13th June: Word Art: Those Pesky Throwaway Lines by romance novelist Jackie Weger.
- 252. Tuesday 18th June: Humorous mystery / romantic suspense novelist and ‘how to’ writer Morgan St James returned with another extract from her ‘ABCs of Writing Fiction’ guide book, this time entitled Location, Location, Location.
- 253. Thursday 20th June: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with Choosing the Right Crime.
- 254. Sunday 23rd June: I blogged about a recent author talk by crime novelists Peter Tickler and Stephen Booth.
- 255. Tuesday 25th June: Show instead of tell – the literary mantra by historical novelist João Cerqueira.
- 256. Thursday 27th June: Writing From the Heart by children’s, self-help author and spotlightee Stefan Bolz.
- 257. Sunday 30th June: I talked about the recent BeaconLit literature festival here.
- 258. Tuesday 2nd July: What’s not to like about Amazon’s White Glove Service? by ghostwriter, novelist and writing guide guru Andrew Crofts.
- 259. Thursday 4th July: JD Mader returned to guest blog about all things (writing-related) American in Writing Independently.
- 260. Sunday 7th July: I reviewed the site Grammarly.com.
- 261. Tuesday 9th July: Writing Flash Memoir by flash fiction and non-fiction author Jane Hertenstein.
- 262. Thursday 11th July: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with Fact in Fiction.
- 263. Tuesday 16th July: The Joys (?) Of Doing Research by suspense novelist and non-fiction author and interviewee George A Bernstein.
- 264. Thursday 18th July: Writing Controversial Fiction by thriller / action adventure writer and interviewee Frank F Fiore.
- 265. Tuesday 23rd July: Why Self-Publishing Feels Right For Me by novelist and interviewee Jane Davis.
- 266. Thursday 25th July: Identifying Obstacles to Your Writing by thriller novelist V.M. Gopaul.
- 267. Tuesday 30th July: I listed some August-deadline writing competitions.
- 268. Thursday 1st August: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with Introducing a Man with a Gun.
- 269. Tuesday 6th August: I blogged the NLG Flash Fiction Competition 2013 Results then Straight on Until a New Planet by regular Flash Fiction Fridays contributor Joy V Smith.
- 270. Tuesday 13th August: Writing Should Be A Challenge by humorist novelist, short story author and interviewee Ira Nayman.
- 271. Thursday 15th August: I talked about Jane Wenham-Jones‘ new Wannabe a Writer TV show!
- 272. Tuesday 20th August: An Author Picture is Worth 1000 Words by novelist and non-fiction author Eric Muss-Barnes.
- 273. Thursday 22nd August: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with Sweary Bits.
- 274. Tuesday 27th August: Joy V Smith returned with Shared World Anthologies.
- 275. Thursday 29th August: Let’s Read Towards Early Literacy by children’s author Jaquelyn Muller.
- 276. Wednesday 4th September: Tell Us A Story non-fiction site creators Amanda Klein and Allyson Wuerth told us about their site and welcomed your submissions.
- 277. Thursday 5th September: Mystery author Lou Allin returned to talk with Writing Historicals: The Addiction That Dare Not Speak Its Name.
- 278. Tuesday 10th September: The Trouble with Magic! (Establishing Rules to make your Plot Work) by short story, humour author and novelist Melodie Campbell.
- 279. Wednesday 11th September: Tiny publisher finds itself in Elite Dangerous territory playing David to Goliath Gollancz Dan Grubb of Fantastic Books Publishing.
- 280. Thursday 12th September: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with Tag or No Tag.
- 281: Monday 16th September: Poetry writing tips by US Poet Laureate and interviewee Alice Shapiro.
- 282. Tuesday 17th September: I blogged about my weekend at booQfest: part 1 and part 2.
- 283. Thursday 19th September: Do you write to get free from your problems? by Andre Cruz.
- 284: Monday 23rd September: How To Find Your Voice by poet Kerry Hammerton.
- 285. Tuesday 24th September: Experimenting With Publishing Works-in-Progress on Wattpad by multi-genre author and interviewee Phyllis Zimbler Miller.
- 286. Thursday 26th September: Picking The Correct Book Title by multi-genre novelist and interviewee Kenneth S Murray.
- 287. Tuesday 1st October: Ten things I’ve learned four months after publishing my first novel King of the Class by novelist and short story author and spotlightee Gila Green.
- 288. Thursday 3rd October: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with The Future of Reading.
- 289. Tuesday 8th October: Melodie Campbell returned with Why I Write Hot – And Why Women Read It.
- 290. Thursday 10th October: NaNoWriMo Boot Camp, or How to Produce a Killer Novel in 30 Days by Evan Marshall and Martha Jewett.
- 291. Tuesday 15th October: Writing 101 – writing tips by yours truly, Morgen Bailey.
- 292. Thursday 17th October: I then blogged about November-deadline Writing Competitions.
- 293. Tuesday 22nd October: Getting The Blurb Right by fantasy author and interviewee Ken Magee.
- 294. Thursday 24th October: Crime writer / reviewer and interviewee Graham Smith returned with What’s in a name?.
- 295. Tuesday 29th October: Novelist, short story author, poet and spotlightee DJ Swykert returned with The Blurred Lines Between Reality And Fiction.
- 296. Monday 11th November: Children’s, YA, historical romance and non-fiction author interviewee Fiona Ingram blogged about her non-fiction book Champ – The Story of Survival.
- 297. Tuesday 12th November: My Four Elements for Successful Writing from non-fiction author Aileen Gibb, courtesy of Book Marketing Services.
- 298. Wednesday 13th November: What is Recovery? from non-fiction author Clarkson Graham, courtesy of Book Marketing Services.
- 299. Tuesday 26th November: Dan Grubb of Fantastic Books Publishing returned with Making History: Elite’s Kickstarter Project.
- 300. Wednesday 27th November (a.m.): Utilising A ‘Useless Degree’ In My Writing by Canadian author and interviewee Alison Bruce.
- 301. Wednesday 27th November (p.m.): I snuck in Deconstruction of a pop song: One Direction’s Story of My Life because it appealed to me. 🙂
- 302. Sunday 1st December: I blogged about O Henry. My #NaNoWriMo Nov 2013: 46,000 words in 6 days.
- 303. Tuesday 3rd December: Creating food systems in a fantasy world courtesy of Book Marketing Services author Rae Z Ryans.
- 304. Thursday 5th December: I’m no Media Darling! courtesy of mystery novelist and Book Marketing Services author Lynn C Albrecht.
- 305. Friday 6th December: Stay Fit – Keep Writing by literary and contemporary novelist and spotlightee Rayne E Golay.
- 306. Wednesday 11th December: Say One Thing by writing guide guru Marcia Riefer Johnston.
- 307. Thursday 12th December: Novel Ways to Promote Your Novel by mystery novelist, how-to author, publisher and consultant Patricia Fry.
- 308. Thursday 19th December: From Book to Audiobook by multi-genre author and interviewee Ken La Salle.
- 309. Tuesday 24th December: Crime fantasy novelist, interviewee and spotlightee Dave Sivers returned with Time to Kiss and Make Up? (about eBooks).
- 310. Thursday 26th December: Crime novelist, journalist, spotlightee and interviewee Quentin Bates returned with Let’s Call It What It Is (about online piracy).
- 311. Tuesday 31st December: Throwing A Literary Punch by historical / literary novelist João Cerqueira.
- 312. Thursday 2nd January 2014: What’s the Right Title for Your Next Novel? thriller novelist JL Greger.
- 313. Tuesday 7th January: Be Resolute – Make a Plan by how to author / columnist and crime novelist Adrian Magson.
- 314. Thursday 9th January: Acknowledge your Achievements by children’s fantasy author Louisa Clarkson.
- 315. Tuesday 14th January: I blogged about Character names.
- 316. Thursday 16th January: I blogged about the Chipping Norton Literature Festival critique competition.
- 317. Tuesday 21st January: I blogged about creating characters.
- 318. Thursday 23rd January: Melodie Campbell returned with The Seven Things you Need to Become a Writer.
- 319. Friday 24th January: I blogged about writing flash fiction.
- 320. Tuesday 28th January: I listed some February-deadline writing competitions.
- 321. Thursday 30th January: Multi-genre writer Roger Hurn blogged about Telling Fibs.
- 322. Thursday 6th February: The power of character names by historical and suspense western novelist and interviewee C.K. Crigger.
- 323. Thursday 13th February: Non-fiction historical author and interviewee Feather Schwarz Foster talked about book signings.
- 324. Tuesday 18th February: Jean Henry Mead returned with What’s Happening To The Book-Buying Market.
- 325. Tuesday 25th February: From There to Here: Getting a First Novel Published by Yvonne Cassidy.
- 326. Thursday 27th February: I blogged about March-deadline competitions.
- 327. Tuesday 4th March: The Detective Story by Jim Webster.
- 328. Thursday 6th March: The Three Rs of Book Series Characters: Recycle, Reuse, Resurrect by Jerry Last.
- 329. Tuesday 11th March: 5 Tips for Creative Self-Care at Mid-Life by non-fiction author Jennifer Boire.
- 330. Thursday 13th March: Historical and suspense western novelist and interviewee C.K. Crigger returned with Writing a Series.
- 331. Monday 17th March: Phillip Ellis blogged The Varieties of Rhyming Experience.
- 332. Tuesday 18th March: Roger Hurn returned with How to Write an Interactive Short Story.
- 333. Tuesday 25th March: Ben Russel blogged about the Essential Ingredients of Fluent Writing.
- 334. Thursday 27th March: Jerry Last returned with Left Brain, Right Brain.
- 335. Tuesday 1st April: I blogged about my day at Get Writing.
- 336. Thursday 3rd April: How to Make Your Book Signing Event Completely Successful by humorous novelist Carol Wyer.
- 337. Tuesday 8th April: Write Right by short story author, novelist and spotlightee Rita Plush.
- 338. Thursday 10th April: Yvonne Hertzberger returned with Magic Realism: An Overview.
- 339. Tuesday 15th April: Carol Wyer returned with Stop Me and Buy One.
- 340. Thursday 17th April: Sandra Miller returned with Best Productivity Tools to Make Writers More Effective.
- 341. Tuesday 22nd April: Managing A Writing Life by novelist, memoirist, poet, critic, editor, publisher and lecturer Jonathan P Taylor.
- 342. Thursday 24th April: Carol Wyer returned with Think BIG.
- 343. Tuesday 29th April: Tools and Resources to help in your Essay Writing by blogger and writer Kate Funk.
- 344. Thursday 1st May: I blogged about the recent Chipping Norton Literary Festival.
- May is Story A Day May month. 🙂
- 345. Wednesday 21st May: A Holmes of Your Own (fan fiction) by Drew Black.
- 346. Tuesday 27th May: JL Greger returned with Is Location a Character in Your Novels?.
- 347. Tuesday 3rd June: PJ Nunn blogged about Things Every Author Should Know.
- 348. Thursday 5th June: I listed my Desert Island Discs (music, book, luxury).
- 349. Tuesday 24th June: Genre Categories: a Case Study by adventure / paranormal novelist and spotlightee Nowick Gray.
- 350. Thursday 26th June: The Rules for your Self-Published Book Cover by self-published novelist Lorraine Jenkin.
- 351. Tuesday 1st July: Emotional Truth by novelist and ‘how to’ writer John Vorhaus.
- 352. Monday 7th July: How to Writer Short Poems by Louis at Poetry Lobby.
- 353. Tuesday 8th July: How to Avoid a Saggy Middle by novelist Jennifer Snow.
- 354. Thursday 10th July: Horror, crime, thriller writer, Flash Fiction Fridayer, interviewee and spotlightee AJ Kirby returns with Writerly Doubts.
- 355. Tuesday 15th July: My History Mystery by Connie Knight.
- EXTRA. Saturday 26th July: I blogged about the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival 2014 (part 1).
- 356. Tuesday 29th July: Writing about your Friends and Family can be Dangerous for your Health by children’s fiction mystery (for ages 8 to 12) author Michael Carestio.
- EXTRA. Saturday 2nd August: I blogged about the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival 2014 (part 2).
- 357. Thursday 7th August: Writing a First Novel is Like Giving Birth by actor, writer, and professor Joe Cosentino.
- EXTRA. Saturday 9th August: I blogged about the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Festival 2014 (part 3).
- 358. Tuesday 23rd September: I blogged about Pitching to Agents.
- 359. Saturday 23rd October: Voice actor looking to record flash fiction for free by Elijah Lucian.
- 360. Tuesday 28th October: How Important Are the Covers of a Book? by Rodica Mihalis.
- 361. Tuesday 11th November: Layering as a Technique for Building Depth by M J Moores.
- 362. Thursday 13th November: Do you pass the Bechdel Test? by John Harper.
- 363. Tuesday 18th November: Science Fiction and Reality Today? by Robin Matchett.
- 364. Monday 24th November: Jonathan P Taylor returned with Writing Memoir.
- 365. Thursday 27th November: What it Takes to Write an Autobiography that Sells by author, life coach, and clinical hypnotherapist Nina Bingham.
- 366. Tuesday 2nd December: thriller novelist JL Greger returns with Pet Peeves Lead to Novels.
- 367. Thursday 4th December: When your Brilliant New Baby (Story) Sucks by Issy Flamel.
- 368. Tuesday 9th December: Getting in the Zone – One Good Method by heroic fantasy novelist Andean White.
- 369. Thursday 11th December: Self-publishing can be a great experience but authors need to watch the details by non-fiction author, poet and novelist Marianne Curtis.
- 370. Tuesday 16th December: Emotional Truth by scriptwriter, non-fiction author and ‘sunshine noir’ mystery novelist (amongst many others) John Vorhaus.
- 371. Thursday 18th December: Writing History by diplomatic mystery / non-fiction author William S. Shepard.
- 372. Thursday 8th January 2015: Make your voice heard with a career in content writing by Helen Bailey (no relation).
- 373. Tuesday 13th January: Yohana Petrovic debuts with How to Use Gamification to Turn Writing into a Game.
- 374. Tuesday 20th January: Edith Emerges – creating characters – by Jo Barney.
- 375. Thursday 22nd January: Canada-based author of mystery-romance westerns and fantasy author Alison Bruce returns with Mundane is as Mundane Does.
- 376. Monday 2nd February: I blogged about short story website Inkitt as they launch their new (and free!) competition.
- 377. Tuesday 3rd February: The Monogamy Mystery by Bishop John I Cline, courtesy of Book Marketing Services.
- 378. Thursday 5th February: The Hardest-Working Character Template by Rebecca Chastain.
- 379. Tuesday 10th February: Online marketing tactics for young writers by Michael McPherson.
- 380. Tuesday 17th February: Marion Grace Woolley returns with All the Fun of the Fair.
- 381. Thursday 19th February: Ghostwriter, novelist and writing guide guru Andrew Crofts returned with The Widest Range of Publishing Options Ever Available to Authors – But Who’s Going to Do the Marketing?.
- 382. Tuesday 24th February: I blogged about the Chipping Norton Literature Festival critique competition 2015.
- 383. Thursday 26th February: How To Put Together A Multi-Author Box Set by Elizabeth Bailey (no relation).
- 384. Tuesday 10th March: Jim Webster returned with Dealing with a Small Publisher.
- 385. Thursday 12th March: Anne O’Connell returned with Loving Your Characters Even When They’re Evil.
- 386. Tuesday 17th March: Kenneth Weene returned with Fiction from History.
- EXTRA – Thursday 19th March: I blogged about April-deadline competitions.
- 387. Saturday 18th April: Roger Hurn talked about an author’s fan mail.
- EXTRA – Tuesday 21st April: I blogged about May-deadline competitions.
- 388. Saturday 16th May: Amy Lynch talked about top tips for bagging a book deal.
- EXTRA – Monday 19th May: I will blogging about June-deadline competitions.
- 389. Saturday 30th May: Jean Henry Mead returned with Protagonist Revolt, a very funny interview with one of her characters, Sarah Cafferty.
- EXTRA – mid-June: I blogged about July-deadline competitions.
- 390. Tuesday 23rd June: History in Mystery (part one) by Joyce T Strand, courtesy of www.bookmarketingservices.org.
- 391. Saturday 27th June: non-fiction and western historical romance author and interviewee Velda Brotherton talked about escaping her comfort zone.
- 392. Monday 29th June: History in Mystery (part two) by Joyce Strand, courtesy of www.bookmarketingservices.org.
- 393. Saturday 11th July: How to Improve English Writing Skills with 10 Online Tools by Julie Petersen.
- 394. Saturday 18th July: Writing Therapy by Jessica Millis.
- 395: Thursday 5th November: Joyce Strand returned with Sustaining Suspense in a Whodunit Mystery
- 396: Thursday 10th December: She is My Daughter, talking about including family in your writing, by novelist Joshua Braff.
- 397: Monday 9th February: How to Desire the Superlative Dissertation Topic by Karen R Robinson.
- 397: Thursday 23rd July: Paint your Picture by young adult fantasy author Samantha Connolly.
- 398. Saturday 26th November: Putting Words in their Mouths – How I Write Dialogue by novelist and short story author Kristen Bailey.
- 399. Saturday 3rd December: Guest post: The Truth About Fiction by science fiction fantasy author Shirley Golden.
- You could have your post here.
That’s it so far! So if you write (or you are perhaps a reader and would like to say something from the reader’s point of view) and you’d like to do a guest blog, I’d love hear from you with your idea. You can email me or fill in my website’s ‘Contact me‘ page. Click here for the topics already covered.
Please note: I no longer accept content from online bloggers with links to non-writing websites.
There are also opportunities for author spotlights, and 6-word or Flash Fiction Fridays (which are then podcasted) or weekly Post-weekend Poetry. Please take a look at the relevant pages for their guidelines and lead times.
24 thoughts on “Guest blogs”
Hi Morgen, I’d love to do a guest blog. I’m the author of Playing the Genetic Lottery, a novel that I published as an e-book in November. It’s the story of a 32-year-old wife and mother who grew up with two schizophrenic parents. It’s my first novel, and ninth book overall. While my novel is fictional, I did a lot of research on schizophrenia and how it affects patients and their families. I’m an avid reader, especially of fiction, and one of my quirks is getting annoyed when I’m reading a novel that is full of unrealistic characters and situations. (Obviously I’m not a fan of science fiction and fanatsy) I’d love to write a blog about the balancing act I did between creating realistic scenarios in a novel to reveal the story rather than have the facts carry it along. I’ve posted excerpts of the novel on my website; http://terrimorgan.net if you’d like to find out more about my writing. Please let me know if you’re interested. Thanks, Terri
Thanks Terri. Love to have your piece (especially with such a great surname!). I have your email address so will send you the info. pack. 🙂
I would absolutely be thrilled to do a guest blog. I am the author of The Suitcase of Secrets. It is a book based on a true story of a woman who decides to metaphorically unpack the suitcase of her past. Patty Hart grew up in a so-called perfect, christian, southern family while realistically they could have been considered ” the poster family for dysfunction. Through all the turmoil in her life, Patty had packed away years of memories, both good and bad. As Patty unpacks each item in her case, she relives the memories, sadness, happiness, and hope related to each piece removed.
The book is very powerful and has received some wonderful reviews on Amazon. If you would like any further information or you have further questions. Please let me know. Thank you again.
After reading a few posts, I was delighted to find other authors going through the same struggles as I. Writting, editing, promoting, selling our books. I would love to be a guest author as I have one published book and another in the pipeline. Stranger in the Pulpit was released on October of 2011 by Tate Publising. Its sequal Stranger in the White House is due in August 2012. The propoer spelling of my name is Bryan M. Powell, by web-site is http://www.newlifepublicationsonline.com. I blog with the best at http://stressfreescribes.worpress.com. “Jimmy stared at the document and knew he was the next powerbroker in town.” Stranger in the Pulpit.
You can find Stranger in the Pulpit anywhere! But especially at http://www.newlifepublishersonline,com,
Please let me know how I can be a guset bloger..
Thank you, Bryan. (slap wrist if I previously spelled your name incorrectly – I of all people, Morgen / Morgan, should pay attention)
Email on its way. 🙂
Morgen, Alana Woods here. I’m scheduled for Author Spotlight on 4 April and Blogspot on 16 April. I notice you have a couple of guest blog spots still open. I also notice that you haven’t had a guest blog topic on editing from an editor’s point of view. I’ve been an editor for over 30 years and could do one on that subject if you like.
That would be wonderful, thank you. 🙂
Okay. I’ll write and email it to you today.
Don’t bust a gut – will put into next slot whenever it reaches me.
Finally sent you the updated draft of my guest blog for tomorrow! Sorry it’s late 🙂
Hello, I would like to be featured as a guest talking about topics relating to writing. I have appeared before on other ones before and have submitted articles to Ezine and Squidoos. Also would like to feature you as well on one of my blogs.
Thank you, Tracy. I’ll email you now.
I would like to be a guest blogger.
I’d love to be a guest blogger Morgan, and I do have a recent writing-related post on my blog that I’d like to share with you and your readers. My blog is on my website at this address: http://www.geogepolleyauthor.com/writers-blog.php
Hello, George. I welcome guest posts on any writing-related topic and yours certainly fits into that category. The guidelines are at the top of this page but I will email you directly.
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Enjoyed reading all your blog posts Morgen. Thanks everyone for such interesting articles and posts.
Thank you, Jane. 🙂
Hi Morgen, I’d love to do a blog on your site if you’ll have me? I’ve had three books published but decided to self-published my fourth. The most daunting part of self-publishing for me was organising the cover, so I did a lot of research and wonder whether you would like a blog on the results of that research? My blog is http://lorrainejenkin.blogspot.co.uk. Thank You! Lorraine Jenkin
Absolutely, Lorraine. Anyone who writes is welcome to take part in anything on the https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/opportunities-on-this-blog page.
Hello Morgen, I write fiction and I would be very interested in writing a ‘guest blog’ post for you.
I’ve written 3 novels (I haven’t submitted any for publication, but I am looking into E-book publishing at the moment.)
My blog address is : http://sophiebowns.wordpress.com/
Absolutely, Sophie. You’re welcome to do whatever you like whenever you like. Other details on https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/submission-information/opportunities-on-this-blog.