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#1 Eli Ashpence

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Okay, so I'm adding things back into my life a little at a time. As I was recently reminded, my blogroll got out of control before my hiatus. I came back to ~30 blogs and more than 500 unread posts.

I took the easy way out and deleted everything.

I've added Query Shark back, but I'm skipping all agent and publishing blogs unless someone says there's one that shouldn't be missed under any circumstances. I'd like to add people from here (AQC), but I plan to be a lot more picky this time around. So, I looked at the old blogroll to start selecting my reading material and quickly realized the old AQC blogroll is outdated.

I hope everyone will play along and repost your blog. To help organize things, I'd also like to have a format for posting.

Blog Name:
Post Frequency:
Intended Audience:
Topic summary:

Blog Name: Eli Ashpence, Author-in-Progress
Post Frequency: Sporadically (Usually between 1-8 a month, although this can increase without warning)
Intended Audience: Authors and curious friends interested in my progress.
Topic summary: Writing progress, things I learn along the way, opinions and tips on writing, social rants, and personal tidbits. I don't do book reviews.
Link: http://www.ashpence.blogspot.com/

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#2 Jean Oram

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

Blog Name: Jean Oram's Blog (Yeah--working on coming up with something more original)
Post Frequency: 2-3 times a week
Intended Audience: Writers--any and all
Topic summary: "Always Learning. Always Writing." Basically I blog about writing and how we can improve. Sometimes I rant. Sometimes I inspire.
Link: http://jeanoram.com/blog

Also, there are a bunch of us AQCers blogging as a group:

Blog Name: From The Write Angle
Post Frequency: 3 times a week (M, W, F)
Intended Audience: Writers--any and all. We aim to provide a multitude of perspectives for all levels.
Topic summary: We offer helpful tips and advice for those starting out with writing to those deep in the publishing world.
Link: http://fromthewriteangle.com

I love connecting with and helping other AQCers outside this forum as well. You can find me all over the place!

If you are looking for more about writing, you may find my blog helpful, as well as my Twitter feed:

*The Helpful Writer *Twitter

If you are a parent, you might be interested in my ideas on growing happy, healthy kids who'll thrive in this ever changing world (includes crafts, activities, games, articles, and fun!):
*Twitter *Blog *Pinterest *Facebook


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#3 Tom Bradley

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

Blog Name: Headfirst Into the Deep End
Post Frequency: Twice a month if I am especially ambitious.
Intended Audience: Anybody who stumbles across it.
Topic summary: Writing, books, opinions on writing and books, self-deprecation.
Link: http://headfirstinto...pepad.com/blog/

#4 RC Lewis

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

Blog Name: Crossing the Helix
Post Frequency: 3/week (M, W, F)
Intended Audience: Writers and/or geeks (and whoever else comes by)
Topic summary: Mathematical Mondays, Writerly Wednesdays, and Free-for-All Fridays
Link: http://crossingthehelix.blogspot.com

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#5 Darke


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

Blog Name: Darke Conteur
Post Frequency: 3 to 5x a week
Intended Audience: Anyone who comes by
Topic summary: Writing, pagan stuff, knitting/gardening/food, random stuff, the odd movie review, book review, blog guests, updates on my work.
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#6 K McClelland

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

Blog Name: Teardrops On My Book
Post Frequency: M/T/W/Th/Sat (Unless, I have something that I want to announce on Friday or something to post that goes along with the interview I did on Thursday. And Sunday's get a post if there's a special reason I want to post.
Intended Audience: Anyone who stops by-I talk about various topics.
Topic Summary: I have a schedule. Mention Monday (for shout outs/recommendations). Thoughtful Tuesdays (I post either a poem or something/s I've been thinking about/pondering). Weight In Wednesday is my Book Review day. Thursday is Thursday TAG! where I do a Q & A with a writer. Saturday is my week wrap up and I try to tie something in (ie. some kind of advice or a question to get others opinions).
Link: http://teardropsonmybook.blogspot.com

Sorry about the lengthy 'summary' there. :blush: I wanted to let you know what days are what so if you want to stop by, you know what's happening what days. :happy:

(EDIT: I changed some of my info because I recently changed my blog schedule. :smile: )
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

Oh good, I'm so glad you asked for this - I know I'm missing visiting a bunch of AQCers blogs and subscribing to their RSS feeds! Hooray, now I will have a handy dandy list in one place!

Blog Name: TerriBruce.net (like Jean, I struggle with Titles :tongue: )
Post Frequency: 3x per week
Intended Audience: Mostly readers, anyone interested in the various topics, Wednesday author interviews are a mix of tidbits targeted to both writers and readers
Topic summary: "Old Book Monday", Author Interviews on Wednesdays (as part of the Blog Ring of Power), general blog post on Thursdays (generally on themes related to my writing - identity, perception, mythology, etc.)
Link: http://www.terribruce.net



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#8 Caterina


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

Blog Name: Caterina Torres' Blog
Post Frequency: 2-3 times per week, usually Wednesday and Friday
Intended Audience: Mature, zombie fans, authors/writers
Topic summary: Random zombie info; short stories; author interviews; getting to know the author; writing advice/information
Link: http://caterinatorres.com/blog/

#9 Eli Ashpence

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

These look great! Keep them coming!

(Yes, this is a shameless bump.)

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#10 Cat Woods

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:30 PM

Blog Name: Words from the Woods
Post Frequency: Typically 4-5 days per week though it's been spotty with graduation right around the corner.
Intended Audience: writers, friends, family, anyone who happens to be walking the same cyber path as me
Topic summary: I'm the queen of connecting writing to real life in a quirky, fun way. However, I have been known to rant about my soap box issues at times.
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#11 Anya Harker

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:14 PM

Oh, hey, why not! I love a good shameless pimp.

Blog Name: The Blog of Anya Harker (yeah, original. That's me!)
Post Frequency: Very sporadic. Mostly... I post when I feel like have something to say. Or something big is going on. Or I feel like posting.
Intended Audience: Everyone and anyone!
Topic summary: I like posting about writing issues as they come up in my own writing. Thoughts about querying and the publishing process from a prospective and hopeful author. Or... random schtuff. XD
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

Blog name: I Heart Words
Post frequency: Yeah, um, perhaps once a week. I know, I know.
Intended Audience: YA and historical writers
Topic summary: Craft, History, Books
Link: http://www.alishamar....wordpress.com/

#13 Mia K Rose

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

Blog Name: Mia K Rose | Blog (Haha, yes I know. But it is integrated into my website that is just my name so...)
Post Frequency: Varies. Depends what I am doing that month. At the least once a fortnight.
Intended Audience: Fellow writers I suppose.
Topic summary: Writing related topics on various things. I don't have set post topics.
Link: http://miakrose.com/blog
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

Blog Name: Just Jemi
Post Frequency: 1 or 2/week (no regular days)
Intended Audience: writers at all levels
Topic summary: writerly stuff, what I'm learning along the way...
Link: http://jemifraser.blogspot.ca/

#15 Literary Engineer

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:48 AM

Blog Name: Literary Engineer
Post Frequency: 3 times a week, Sun/Tues/Fri
Intended Audience: Writers and friends/family... anyone really
Topic Summary:
Sun: Whatever writing related thing I want to talk about
Tues: The Big Reveal-one question, lots of writers answering
Fri: Sloppy Writing-the stupid mistakes I've made in writing
Link: http://literaryengin...areavoices.com/

#16 Stephanie Diaz

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:53 AM

Blog Name: Stephanie Diaz (:P)
Post Frequency: 2-3 times per week
Intended Audience: writers and friends interested in following my journey
Topic summary: writing advice, book suggestions, awesome things, random tidbits
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#17 Amy Trueblood

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:39 PM

Blog Name: Chasing The Crazies

Post Frequency: 2-3 times/week

Intended Audience: Writers, Friends/Family

Topic summary: Writing craft, YA book reviews, Triumphs/Tragedies as first time writer in publishing world

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

Blog Name: Soul & Sweet Tea
Post Frequency: 2x week

Intended Audience: writers, readers, fans of thrillers/suspense/southern writers
Topic summary: Writing (improving our craft), inspiration for writers, general mayhem
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#19 S Jenan

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Blog Name: The Slosh Pile
Post Frequency: Weekly (HA!)
Intended Audience: Writers, enthusiastic drunks
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#20 Litgal


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    In between I became a "hybrid" as part of a group of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which released in November of 2014. The book, "A Day of Fire," tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

Blog Name: Sophie Perinot
Post Frequency: Sporadically: say 2-8 times per month
Intended Audience: Fans of historical fiction & history geeks (about 2/3), fellow writers (about 1/3 of posts)
Topic summary: News about my own book (including links to reviews, author appearances, updates for fans), topics (both humorous and serious) that will appeal to the historically minded, state-of-the-genre historical fiction topics, occassional discussions (and rants) about publishing and writing.
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