I’m kicking off Halloween week with my Monday post at Magical Words, the blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness and several other wonderful writers. Today’s post is called “A Halloween Post: What Scares This Writer,” and it’s about the things that scare me professionally.  I hope you enjoy it.

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I’m back at Magical Words today with the latest Blog Tour installment.  This one is a post about using Point of View to solve problems that crop up with our writing.  The post can be found here.

“…Point of view is the nexus of character and narrative; it is the place where our character arcs and our story arcs come together.  It is how we inject emotion and meaning into our plot points.  But what struck me so forcefully at this summer’s conventions and writing workshop, is that POV is also the answer to so many problems that we run into as writers when working on a novel.”

Check out the post to read more!

Today’s post appears at the Magical Words blog site — the site I maintain with fellow writers Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, James Tuck, Mindy Klasky, and others.  The post is called “On Publishing and Publicity: Setting Up a Blog Tour,” and it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. This is not just a topic for established professional writers; if you are an aspiring writer looking to pump up the volume about your new project, you might find this post very helpful.  I hope you enjoy it.