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: http://www.writermike.com/2011/10/ring-out-one-contest-ring-in-another_17.html#.TqLquaCImU9
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: http://www.cedarfortbooks.com/call-for-submissions-holiday-contest/ )
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.
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