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Note: There will be no new Thursday post this week, as I need to run the Blog Hop through the 31st. As soon as this is over, get ready for NaNoWriMo!

Leading up to Halloween and NaNoWriMo starting the next day, I've joined the Spooktacular Blog Hop. It's a little bigger than the other ones I have done, and that means more chances for you to win great things on this blog and on other blogs.

On this hop, you'll be able to win a signed copy of "The Last Archangel", just in time for your holiday shopping. Don't forget to enter my NaNoWriMo contest by following this link:

Writing Update: I had a tremendous writing week. I'm up to 45,442 in Simon Says and to 28,647 in the Last Archangel II. I've made some progress in getting Canticle of Night (a prequel story to The Canticle Kingdom) put together, and I've even started putting together a Christmas story for my publisher's annual Chirstmas submission contest. (You can read more about the contest here: )

Writing Tip of the Week: Give the reader some white space. Long paragraphs can intimidate the reader and cause him or her to lose interest. Take a look at your work in progress just to gauge the amount of white space on the page. If you find a page that is too dense, see how you could break up the longest paragraphs.

Visit all of these great blogs for more chances to win:

18 Responses so far.

  1. BJ says:

    It really depends on what type of "writing" blog it is.....since each writer seems to define a "writing" blog differently lately it really hard to answer that question.
    I actually love to hear how far an author is into their next book or where they're appearing. I also like when they take the time to point out reviews they like or hated, but that's just me.

    *PS-Thanks for stopping by my little neck of the cyber space :0)*

  2. Hmmm... I really like to know more about the characters in the books that have already been published.


  3. Donna says:

    I like to read about the authors books. I also like reading reviews of authors published books.

  4. Barbara says:

    I like reading about what the author is working on now and what he's planning on for later. I like to read about the research he's done for his books. I like to read about his characters and a little about their backgrounds, especially if it's a series. I like to read reviews on the authors books...good and bad. And I like to read reviews the author has written. And of course...I like contests and giveaways too! :)

  5. I love hearing about an author's journey, as well as writing tips and book recommendations.

    I'm so excited about this giveaway, Michael! I was part of your blog tour and LOVED your book. Would love to have a signed print copy!! :-)

  6. Brittney says:

    I like to read about the author's books, and what they're working on, and what they're planning on later as well as their signings.

  7. Indie says:

    Hi. I'm a new follower, stopping by from the hop.
    Have a great week!


    My giveaway at:

  8. I like reading about why the author came about creating the characters in the story. I also like to know what the author will be working on next and if they plan to continue on in a series. I always love hearing about how the author got started into writing.

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Happy Halloween!

    Ronda Tutt

  9. bfav says:

    I love writing tips and insight into the writer's personal life. cheers.

  10. Janelle says:

    The characters, process, angst. Anything you feel like sharing. Key word: authenticity.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Spooktacular Giveaway!

  11. Lolawid says:

    I like to read reviews, of course, author interviews, and giveaways! Thanks!

  12. Book reviews and character development.

  13. Juana says:

    I love to read the reviews/excerpts I have found a lot of new books/authors thanks to the blogs. My book wish list keeps growing.


  14. Hmm I would have to say giveaway, book reviews, and more info on characters in the book reviews please =)
    Thank you so much for this chance in entering your giveaway!! and Thank you for being a part of the the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!! Happy Halloween =)
    Don't forget to have your Jack-o-Lanterns out to keep the spirits away!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  15. I most like to read about writing and publishing advice,and upcoming book releases. :)

    Happy Halloween!


  16. I love to read reviews about new books and new authors:)

  17. SiNn says:

    honestly id have to say that i like reading excerpts and tid bits about the author and just about anything inbetween

  18. ~April~ says:

    I like reviews on books... It helps me decided on new books to pick next...

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