Why the crazy title? I want to express my excitement over the great sharing and information from blogs I read daily. They are absolutely GREAT BALLS OF FIRE.
Click on badge to go to DL's site to sign up.
#1 Ball O' Fire
DL Hammons, Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl), Lydia Kang, and Nicole Ducleroir have partnered for the Deja Vu Blogfest. Here's the description from DL's website:" How will this work? First, sign-up to participate with Mr. Linky below (or at any of the ladies blogs above), then shout out to all of your blogging friends and encourage them to sign up as well. Take the badge above and plaster it everywhere, blogging graffiti gone wild. Then on December 16th all of those taking part will re-post their favorite blog offering, or one that never received the exposure it should have. Then as the day unfolds and everyone hops from one blog to another, what they will be reading is the best of the best (as determined by you). That day the blogosphere will be chock full of past writing brilliance! Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories! All on display…the very same day…like no other time before. Some of them will no doubt be familiar, well-deserving a second read, but a good many will be the first time you’ve seen them. And it couldn't be any easier to take part...no writing necessary!" SIGN UP HERE
#2 Ball O' Fire
Ciara Knight has a blog hop for her "Did I Notice Your Book" series and I'm participating. Here's the description from her site""On December 1st, Did I Notice Your Book is going viral. Around a dozen blogs will each choose one book from a specific genre. All the same components mentioned below will be involved. We will tweet under the #Noticebook hash tag and see if all the authors find their books. I’ll have a list on my blog with links to each of the locations.
At this time, I have the following genres represented: Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Inspirational, Mystery, Erotica, Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Suspense Thriller. If you are interested in participating, and would like to choose a book from another genre, please contact me. I’d love a total of a dozen blogs." The list of participating blogs will be at Ciara's site.
Another tip: Ciara hosts publishers on her site in a series of interviews that authors should read. It's called Publisher's Q & A and you can find it HERE.
#3 Ball O' Fire
I don't care if you write YA/Children's fiction or not. Adventures in YA & Children's Publishing is ridiculously loaded with writer resources. Every week, they post their favorite articles and blog posts from across the web. It's amazing. The left sidebar has worksheets and examples (like for query letters) of everything under the sun. CLICK HERE
#4 Ball O' Fire
Need a little entertainment with your information? Author Michael Offutt is always entertaining, informative, sometimes controversial, and a great blogger. Michael features movies, books, videos, interesting photos, gaming, author interviews....the list goes on. He's a sci-fi author who isn't afraid to speak his mind about any topic. Oh, and he's 1/2 Asian so I have to feel this kinship.
Here's a brief bio from his blog: I'm a guy. I write stories. My science-fiction novel entitled SLIPSTREAM will be released in May 2012 through Double Dragon Publishing and Media Group. CLICK HERE
#5 Ball O' Fire
Do you think you could blog everyday? Would your post be worth reading? This author is doing just that. Published in a Year is a worthy blog for your list of 'must reads" and I love it. The East Coaster is on Day 154 of the 364 days that she vows to blog. Post 154 is about Taxes for Writers. The posts are brief and cover everything from the author's progress toward her goals to featuring another site or blogger. CLICK HERE