This is a follow up to my writing process blog hop post. I’m posting links to other bloggers’ entries, and jotting down a few notes about interesting things they’ve written.
James Pailly invited me to the blog hop. I found it interesting that both he and I started writing to focus on something other than our problems. I’ve been bitter lately because a career that I’ve spent the last seven years building has been destroyed, but James overcame something far worse, and I’m trying to keep that in mind. James tagged two additional bloggers for the hop: Michelle Joelle and Linda Frindt.
I tagged Justine Allen. I liked the part of her post where she said she doesn’t try too hard to be “different”. Obviously, readers don’t want to read the same thing repeatedly, but the reason we have genres and sub-genres is that they allow readers to easily find something they’re likely to enjoy. Justine tagged Therin Knite, Rosie Oliver, and Colin Mobey.
I also tagged Sean Munger. The most unbelievably shocking thing in his blog hop post was that he’s gone back to working on a typewriter! This has not inspired me to brush up on my cuneiform. Sean tagged John FD Taff, Julianne Snow, Anne C Michaud, and Steven M Vincent.
Finally, I tagged Robert Paul Gmelin. He is trying to shake up the Young Adult market by writing stories that aren’t full of darkness and despair; check out his post for a full discussion of what he’s up against. He tagged Cheryl Mahoney, Kelly Haworth, and Andrea Stewart.
Nicholas Rossis mentioned that he’s done this blog hop; if you’ve done it as well, feel free to post a link in the comments section below.