Do You Have a Favorite Blog?

Hi and Welcome to my Goodreads Tuesday blog post.

This coming Saturday I’ll be part of a local mystery panel to discuss publishing in the E-Age. I’ll be talking about blogging so I thought I’d start off a discussion on the topic.

I’m totally a mess when it comes to techie type things, so I was thrilled to discover how easy it is to start and maintain a weekly Goodreads blog. Once you have an author’s page or dashboard, away you go.

Since I’m a writer, I normally visit a few weekly writer’s blogs. High on my list are the following:

1. Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris:

Anne’s award-winning writers’ blog—voted one of 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest—is definitely the place to be every Sunday morning. Her posts are topical and informative with up-to-date information on writing and publishing; they’re also fun reads. You can’t go wrong here. Highly recommended for writers and readers. Trust me, you’ll learn a lot.

2. Wordmonger—C.S. Perryess Writes About Words:

Charlie Perryess’s blog is a hoot and every week the reader gets a good dose of interesting facts about word origins and how their definitions have changed over time. Whodathunk etymology could be this much fun? Not I. But it is.

Most of you know I write LGBT historical romance and contemporary fiction. I have three favorite book review sites I follow:

1. Elisa--My Reviews and Ramblings for great book reviews, unbeatable LGBT history posts, and news about the annual Rainbow Awards.


While you’re there, be sure and take a look at Elisa Rolle’s wonderful new book: Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time. Days of Love

“Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families.”

And check out this year’s list of 2014 Rainbow Award Finalists. Lovers and Liars I’m there under gay historical romance. Whodathunk? Winners will be chosen December 8, 2014.


Q: How many of this year’s LGBT Rainbow Award finalists have you read? Which ones would you recommend to our readers?

2.The Novel Approach:

For anyone interested in LGBT lit, this is the place to go. Lisa Horan and her terrific staff offer daily in-depth book reviews of what’s new in the field. I never miss it. It’s become quite a habit. Give it a try and you’ll never miss a post.

3. Prism Book Alliance (PBA)

PBA is another great LGBT reader/writer blog I enjoy. PBA is Brandilyn Carpenter’s brainchild. Brandilyn and her staff feature several book reviews each day that cover a wide spectrum of LGBT lit. So many good books, so little time. Catch up here.

Q: Do you have a favorite blog you follow that you’d like to recommend to our readers?

Take care.

I’ll be here again next week when we’ll be talking about transgender lit. Same time. Same station.

The best is yet to come,

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Published on October 21, 2014 08:21 Tags: gay, lesbian-romance-fiction, lgbt, non-fiction, novels
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message 1: by Elisa (new)

Elisa Rolle Thank you Paul :-) Elisa

message 2: by Paul (new)

Paul You bet, Elisa. You do so much for all of us and we really appreciate it. Hope you're having a great time in London. Fingers crossed for you.

Hugs, Paul

message 3: by Chester (new)

Chester Perryess Hey Paul - Thanks for the good word on Wordmonger. A blog I visit regularly is Lee Wind's "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?" ( Lee is a YA writer & mover & shaker in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. His entries often cover new YA LGBTQ-related books, & sometimes go fascinating other places. Keep up the good work.

message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Hey, Charlie. I'm definitely going to check out his blog. Thanks so much for letting us know. And for dropping by. I love your blog.


message 5: by Jean (new)

Jean Hi, Paul,
I meant to comment earlier, but I'm scrabbling through the "it's-all-slipping-through-my-fingers" mode right now.

I wanted to mention the Writers in the Storm Blog, ( especially one entry I found exceptionally helpful. As a means of discovering your character's true self, the author suggested taking pen and paper and writing letters from main characters to other characters.

In the book I'm working on, I didn't feel I really knew the characters' true feelings. The letter-writing exercise was great--they just poured out their emotions in the letter they didn't intend to send and revealed their perceived place in the world in the letters they did intend to send.

That particular installment can be found at:

Have fun with your panel tomorrow.

message 6: by Paul (new)

Paul Hey, Jean, thanks so much for this. I can't wait to look at these links as I have a story going, as you know, and it's in the genesis stage so all the help I can get…Hope other writers will also take a look at these links. Love the idea of writing letters to characters. I've done that before and came up with just the right voice I needed. Take care and all the best on your new book. I see that you have a new book out with JMS this week. Congrats! :) P

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