Friday, October 14, 2011

The Pay It Forward Blogfest (and a Monday guest blogger)

Special Announcement

I have a guest blogger lined up for Monday. Jacqueline Corcoran, author of A Month of Sundays, will be here with a post on "Plotting Tools for the Pantser." Pantsers, for those not in the know, are writers who write by the seat of their pants. They jump into a story on page one, often with no idea where they're going. I hope you'll join us on Monday to meet Jacqueline.


Pay It Forward Blogfest


Today's the day. The Pay It Forward Blogfest from Matthew MacNish at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment and Alex J. Cavanaugh is designed for blogfest participants to spread the word about three blogs they enjoy. Not only can you check out the three I mention today, but you can go to Matthew or Alex's blogs to see the complete list of participants and visit as many of them (and the three blogs they've recommended) as you have time for.

The last time I checked, 198 bloggers had signed up. All in a day's work, right?

The three blogs I'd like to feature are:

Chiseled in Rock -- this blog is kinda sorta affiliated with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. I'm a regular contributor there on Tuesdays (so of course I want you to drop by and check us out). At least once a month I promote new releases from members of RMFW. Since the genres vary from romance to horror, there's usually something there for everyone. Contributor E. C. Stacy posted an interview with bestselling author Jeanne C. Stein yesterday. A couple of days ago there was an article about ghost writing from (the warped mind) of Tamela Buhrke.

Foodie Road Show -- I've known this blogger (Angela) since she was just a little whippersnapper, but now she's a grownup who knows her stuff about gardening, creating recipes, participating in and winning cook-offs, blogging about food and taking great foodie photos. I'm including it here because we all eat, we all enjoy trying a new recipe once in a while, and the eye candy Angela includes on the site is reason enough to follow her.

Inkspot -- This blog is from the authors published by Midnight Ink, so all of the posts are from crime writers, but often about the writing process, research, the writing life, etc. Two Colorado authors I know, Beth Groundwater and Cricket McRae, post here. If you love to read crime fiction or if you're a fiction writer in most any genre, you'll enjoy this blog a lot.


After paying these folks a visit (and hopefully following their blogs), I hope you'll hop over to Matthew or Alex's blogs where you'll find the full list of participants.

15 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I didn't know any of these bloggers. Thanks for the links.

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for the news about the Pay it Forward Blogfest - what a great idea! :-). And I'm looking forward to Jacqueline's visit on Monday, too.

Jan Morrison said...

This looks like fun, but I'm too busy with revisions and NaBlow to take part.
I did want to say that my dad wrote a book called A Month of Sundays! He was a church reviewer - the only one I've ever heard of. He would go to churches in the Ottawa Valley, write about them and paint pictures of the churches. He was published in local newspapers and eventually put his best ones into a book called, A Month of Sundays. Ha!

Matthew MacNish said...

Hi Patricia. I'm here as the co-host from the Pay It Forward blogfest (obviously). Thanks so much for signing up.

And I wasn't following your blog until just now, so the fest is working!

Elizabeth C. Main said...

Pat, what are you trying to do to my schedule? The Pay It Forward blogfest sounds like so much fun that I want to join immediately. However, I'm supposed to be signing books in two hours at the Seattle Mystery Bookstore, so I'd better hustle out the door. I'll get back to you later with my list. Liz

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm always popping in to see you at Chiseled in Rock! Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hi! Count me in as a new "Pay it Forward" follower! :-)

Elizabeth C. Main said...

Back again. I just checked out the "Pay It Forward" Blogfest. What riches! Thanks for the tip. I had no idea. Liz

Angela said...

Thank you Pat! What a great Friday surprise--you are awesome.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choices! I'm looking forward to Monday's post - hoping it'll help me! :)

JJ said...

I’m now following you from the Pay It Forward Blogfest.

Lydia Kang said...

Thanks! I know some but not all of these. Will go visit now!

Pat Hatt said...

Think I've seen one, the rest I'll have a look. Also liked the kitten pic on top your blog.

Jeremy Bates said...

i missed the pay it forward hop, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet u :)

Pat Tillett said...

I don't know the links, but I'm going to check them out for sure.