Blogsphere is like… the six degress of separation theory with a short cut. No, really it is.
Check it out…
A loooong time ago I was surfing the web, maybe I was reading about Young Adult novels or maybe I was trying to ditch work, I dunno, but anyway, I clicked on this link to the website by a new author whose YA book had been bought by a NY publisher. I checked out his excerpt and really enjoyed it, telling myself, this guy has a great voice. And then, yesterday, Paperback Writer posts this blog entry. As soon as I started reading her description of this new book, I knew this was the same YA author whose excerpt I’d read many months ago. His name is Kristopher Reisz. Check out his website and his excerpt and see if his “voice” doesn’t grab you!
Then there are other benefits of blog hopping…like discovering an up coming new thriller writer.
From another blog I wandered over to Robert Gregory Browne’s website. Robert has sold a thriller to St Martin’s Press entitled Kiss her Goodbye. He’s describing the process of moving toward publication of his novel in early 2007 on his blog. He also has some great articles pertaining to writing as well. I highly recommend checking them out. Oh, and click on the link to read his first three chapters. He likes characterization and I LOVE that!
I’m a big believer in reading outside the genre that you typically write in. If nothing else, it gives you a whole new perspective on writing!
I like this blog title so much I think I’ll make it into its own category. So from now on, whenever I discover a new website or blog I really like, I’ll let you all know about it via my BLOGSPHERE RECOMMENDS category. Next up…J.A. Konrath