Writer blogs are a fantastic way to promote your creative endeavors. The writing blogs and sites listed below are the best I have found for interviewing, book promotion and they provide their own unique interview format.
If you are in need of these services, I urge you to check out these industry-savvy professionals.
…is a writer, reader, reviewer and teacher. Her books for children are The Great Scarab Scam, a mystery for 8-12 year-olds set in Egypt, and a YA, Better Than Perfect, set in New Zealand. Other books for young people are 2 nonfiction books about New Zealand that are no longer in print but used copies might be found by searching for book out of print.
Valerie teaches classes about writing for children and teenagers including the MA writer's program at Kennesaw State University. Her writer's "how to" guide, The Essential Guide for New Writers: From Idea to Finished Manuscript was written to be a text for her classes and it still sells steadily 15 years later. She may issue a revised edition soon to include all the new technology opportunities for writers. At the moment she is taking more time for her own writing and only teaching/critiquing privately one-on-one.
Valerie’s sites are very eye-catching, never boring. Her blog and website, in that order:
…another writer great at interviewing for book promotion. She is among my top picks of writing blogs.
From her blog….
North Carolina mystery writer, Susan Whitfield, interviews and showcases other writers from around the globe and discusses the writing process. Her published books include Genesis Beach, Just North of Luck, and Hell Swamp. Killer Recipes, a cookbook by mystery writers, was released in August 2010. I've purchased my copies. It's a fantastic cookbook with unique up-to-date and delicious recipes from the likes of us mystery writers. Sin Creek will be released in late Fall.
Susan posts her writer blogs on several Web sites. Anyone reviewed by her will receive added exposure.
Her blog and website:
From his Web site....
Mike Angley is the award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy. He retired from the Air Force in 2007 following a 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI).
He writes mystery/thrillers with a paranormal twist. His protagonist is a man whose deep faith guides him through his page-turning perils. The Child Finder Trilogy is a hot thriller series with a light, somewhat edgy spiritual theme…it is not typical Christian fiction. But fans of that genre as well as mystery and thriller enthusiasts thoroughly enjoy it!
Mike relies on people contacting him for his interview format to be posted on his writer blogs.
Barbara Mims Deming
...teaches creative writing, is the author of four books, a Pushcart Nominee, and blogger. When not involved in the creative writing craft, she is an avid reader, gardener, and world traveler. Her next book is Aunt Lutie's Blue Moon Cafe. She lives in Southern California with her husband and numerous characters.
Author, Instructor, Speaker, and owner of workshop: "I Can Write. Can You?" which promotes writing for fun, mental health, and publication for both children and adults.
Characters from the Blue Moon (as well as the author) are talking to folks with Auntie Lutie Another of her blogs is Barb's Write TRee. And then her weebsite is listed too.
From her Biography....
Amy Ramsey has been an aggressive reader since Junior High, when her older brother handed down a fantasy book titled A Tale of Two Cats. Ever since, she became hooked on Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural, Thriller and Romance. After a lot of reviewing experience, she was accepted as a reviewer for TCM Reviews, and then later decided to branch out on her own.
This is yet another in my short list of writer blogs that is eye-appealing and never boring.
On her Blog: Please note - content suitable only for adults.
Writer blogs are fun and usually purpose specific. But here’s a place that promotes various forms of creativity. Check out this all-inclusive site.
1st Angel Arts Magazine
1st Angel Arts magazine is a unique site originating in the UK. This site specializes in both writing and art. But it is so much more. Beth Edwards is reputed to be an expert on promotion of art on the Internet and from my experience with her, rightly so. But, again, the 1st Angel Arts Magazine site is so much more, dealing with all aspects of art and creativity. A writing portion is included.
Now and then, calls are put out for writing stories and articles for the magazine. If your story or article is published, or even a book review, it will be broadcast to a unique world-wide audience. Select reviews are also posted. It’s a great site for creative artists in many fields.
Please be aware that these listings are only to help you to find a place to begin your search for writer blogs. My positive experiences with these people enabled them to be listed here. I may add more sites as I find them.
Interviewing is a feature of writing blogs. Writer blogs are usually for the purpose of book promotion and articles related to writing, with the exception of 1st Angel Arts Magazine listed above. All of these sites provide their own interview format, as do most reviewers.
If you’ve something along these lines to promote, go ahead, start with these recommendations.
One Final Caveat:
Mary Deal and this Web site, Write Any Genre, and any and all of its affiliates are responsible for neither the nature of the reviews nor the ratings that you receive. What you receive is commensurate upon the creativity that you produce.