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Author Writing Blog Tour - AKMichaels - 23 Mar 2014 07:49 PM

Hi Guys,
I've been asked to join an author writing blog tour and as it seems fairly simple thought I would give it a go. I am looking for a couple of others to join?:
This is how it works,

Use this as the blog title; My Writing Process - Blog Tour

Step one: Acknowledge the person and site that involved you in the blog tour (that's me)

Step two: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process

1) What am I working on?

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

3) Why do I write what I do?

4) How does your writing process work?

Step Three: Say who is on the week after you (your own chosen two or three) - give a 1 - 2 line bio for each and link to their website. (You'll need to find two or three other writer friends to ask to do the same a week after you. You then pass on the same instructions) Basically anyone interested can then access loads of writers by following links from blog to blog - a bit of writerly solidarity.

Simple realy as all you have to do is one relatively short blog which you can then save as a draft until it's the date your due to post it or set on a timer to post on the correct date if you have that facility.

This is a slightly different blog tour to the ones I have hard about where writers tend to undertake tours to promote recently published or particular book, but hopefully will help us interact and provide new readers for our blogs and work.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - AKMichaels - 23 Mar 2014 08:23 PM

Go on! Give it a go Groovy


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - Rosen Trevithick - 23 Mar 2014 09:39 PM

Ava, I'm not opposed to giving your blog tour a go but I can't read your original post.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - joo - 23 Mar 2014 10:08 PM

I often find copying and pasting into here a bit of a nuisance.
To make it nice when I'm doing my review I'll make a simple typed post and publish it, then do a 'quick edit' and paste the content in. That way you don't get the formatting codes.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - Dorte Hummelshoj - 23 Mar 2014 10:25 PM

Glad it's not only me who was confused Smile

A couple of years ago I did a different blog tour. I turned it into a relay race. I sent a question to one blogger and the answer to the next blogger together with a new question. So for two weeks, our readers had to move on from blog to blog to get the answers to questions like "when did you get the idea to write xxxx", "who are the protagonists..." etc. The bloggers who participated thought it was great fun, and though it was a bit difficult to organize (because I came up with the idea in the very last minute), it created a bit of a stir.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - navlogan - 24 Mar 2014 06:55 AM

(23 Mar 2014 10:25 PM)Dorte Hummelshoj Wrote: Wrote:  Glad it's not only me who was confused Smile

A couple of years ago I did a different blog tour. I turned it into a relay race. I sent a question to one blogger and the answer to the next blogger together with a new question. So for two weeks, our readers had to move on from blog to blog to get the answers to questions like "when did you get the idea to write xxxx", "who are the protagonists..." etc. The bloggers who participated thought it was great fun, and though it was a bit difficult to organize (because I came up with the idea in the very last minute), it created a bit of a stir.

Ava, I have had the same problem. Go back to your original post and select full edit and it should reset it for you automatically. (or is it quick edit...I can never remember)  One of the two anyway. No need to delete or mess around just select the option and it will correct it.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - navlogan - 24 Mar 2014 06:55 AM

Never mind, it wasn't working so I've fixed it for you

Use this as the blog title ; My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Step one: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour
Step two: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process

1) What am I working on?
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
3) Why do I write what I do?
4) How does your writing process work?
Step Three: Say who is on the week after you (your own chosen two or three) – give a 1-2 line bio for each and link to their website. (You’ll need to find two or three other writer friends to ask to do the same a week after you. You then pass on the same instructions) Basically anyone interested can then access loads of writers by following links from blog to blog - bit of writerly solidarity

Simple really as all you have to do is one relatively short blog which you can then save as a draft until it's the date you're due to post it or set on a timer to post on the correct date if you have that facility.
This is a slightly different blog tour to the ones I have heard about where writers tend to undertake blog tours to promote their recently published books, but hopefully will help us interact and provide new readers for our blogs. Interested at all?


***this sounds good to me*****BTW


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - AKMichaels - 24 Mar 2014 09:17 AM

(23 Mar 2014 09:39 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  Ava, I'm not opposed to giving your blog tour a go but I can't read your original post.
No idea what happened lol, have typed it all out, hope you are interested.


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - AKMichaels - 24 Mar 2014 09:17 AM

(24 Mar 2014 06:55 AM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  Never mind, it wasn't working so I've fixed it for you

Use this as the blog title ; My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Step one: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour
Step two: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process

1) What am I working on?
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
3) Why do I write what I do?
4) How does your writing process work?
Step Three: Say who is on the week after you (your own chosen two or three) – give a 1-2 line bio for each and link to their website. (You’ll need to find two or three other writer friends to ask to do the same a week after you. You then pass on the same instructions) Basically anyone interested can then access loads of writers by following links from blog to blog - bit of writerly solidarity

Simple really as all you have to do is one relatively short blog which you can then save as a draft until it's the date you're due to post it or set on a timer to post on the correct date if you have that facility.
This is a slightly different blog tour to the ones I have heard about where writers tend to undertake blog tours to promote their recently published books, but hopefully will help us interact and provide new readers for our blogs. Interested at all?


***this sounds good to me*****BTW
Oh Nav! Thanks so much - I should've scrolled down lol - I retyped the blinkin thing before I saw your post! So are you in?


RE: Author Writing Blog Tour - AKMichaels - 24 Mar 2014 09:19 AM

(23 Mar 2014 10:08 PM)joo Wrote: Wrote:  I often find copying and pasting into here a bit of a nuisance.
To make it nice when I'm doing my review I'll make a simple typed post and publish it, then do a 'quick edit' and paste the content in.  That way you don't get the formatting codes.
Yes Joo was trying to save some time by copying and pasting - I've retyped it and then saw Nav had very kindly done it for me!