I was warned when I started my career as a writing, it can be a very lonely business. But it's not so bad when you make so many friends through blogging, writers' groups and other social networks. Using advice from them and many others I'm going on my first every blog to tour to celebrate and promote the release of Beyond the Gate, Book #2 in The Futhark Chronicles.
Tomorrow, January 10th, I'll appear on Alex Cavanaugh's blog and share some thoughts on world-building. If you don't already know Alex, he runs a very successful blog with lots of interesting material.
Tuesday, January 11th, I'll be talking about giving your characters depth over at The Susquehanna Writers.
Wednesday, January 12th, I'm happy to guest on Jon Sprunk's blog and talk about how I select names for my characters. Hopefully you give me examples of how you picked the names in your manuscripts.
Thursday, January 13th, I'm visiting Megan Hart's blog for an interview. Megan also has a new release this month, Precious and Fragile Things.
Friday, January 14th, I'm back here with more ideas on working though the bog downs in your WIP.
On Monday, January 17th, I'm appearing in an interview on Cate Master's blog and giving away a copy of The Keepers of Sulbreth, Book #1 in The Futhark Chronicles. I hope to see lots of you there.
Natalie Damschroder welcomes me to her blog with an interview on January 18th. She also has a new release coming out later in the spring.
I'm excited about the tour but what to warn everyone I work all day and can't respond to comments until the early evening. I promise to read everything you write.
Have you ever done a blog tour? Do you prefer to read interviews or posts about craft or promotion? Do you think blog tours are effective promotion tools or just fun?