~interview… and a * snowfest * blogfest!

#1 – I’m being interviewed today! Let me tell you a bit about my host…

J.C. Martin is a fellow writer whose blog I’ve followed since its inception. Its title tells you a bit about her:

J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer
Reading, writing, and fighting–the three joys of life!

J.C. is a black belt and teaches martial arts and self-defense to both children and adults. She also writes dark mysteries and gripping thrillers with a psychological slant.

Needless to say, she writes awesome action scenes and great suspense! I’ve really enjoyed reading her blogfest entries and other writings on her blog.

Her debut novel, Oracle, is scheduled to be released by J. Taylor Publishing August 1, 2012.

J.C. was kind enough to interview me for her weekly feature, Writer Wednesday. You can check it out here.

Thank you, J.C.!


#2 –  * Snowfest * Blogfest

Hopefully everyone’s recovered from NaNoWriMo and the holidaze…so I think it’s time for a blogfest!

I love blogfests! They’re a fun writing exercise and give me a chance to check out other writers’ works. In fact, my two published short stories, The Monster’s Growl and The Seduction, are both former blogfest entries!

I haven’t hosted a blogfest in quite awhile, so I thought in honor of the New Year I’d do so.

I’m calling it * Snowfest *, because it’s that time of year for some folks (I say this as I look outside at sunny skies and the non-snow covered rolling hills of California). I love the snow, so the theme of this blogfest is… to write a scene in the snow!

Here’s the details:

1) What: Write a scene that takes place in the snow. It can be snowing or not, just as long as snow is part of the setting. And for those of you who like an extra challenge, write a scene in which snow is the main focus of the characters, whether they’re building a snowman or fighting for their lives in a snowstorm.

2) Word count: 1,200 words or so (I can never keep my own entries in any blogfest under 1,000!)

3) Blogfest date: February 2, 2012

BONUS: Watcher Giveaway!

One entry will be selected at random to win a free copy of Watcher: Book I of The Chosen.

So bring out your shovels, I mean pens, and join me in a snowdance to celebrate one of the most beautiful forms of the water that gives life to our planet. And don’t forget the carrot for that snowman.

You can find the list of participants here. And if you want to spread the word, just copy the blogfest banner!

10 thoughts on “~interview… and a * snowfest * blogfest!

  1. What a fun idea for a blog fest 🙂 As soon as I read the description the story started forming in my head LOL. New follower also 🙂 Can’t wait to read everyone’s tales on the 2nd.

  2. Cool idea for a blogfest. I’m already feeling the cold 🙂

    I downloaded both your short stories to read later – I’m a huge fan of shorts, ya know.

    I’ll hop on over and visit JC. Love her writing, and I can’t wait to read Oracle. Have a good weekend roh.


  3. This sounds like fun, Roh. Also, I’ve just spent an hour hacking a 1700 word story down to 1200. All because it has a snowman in it.

    1. Wow, stu – that’s dedication!
      I hate putting a word count limit on it at all. This one’s a little more generous than most, only ‘cuz I can never keep to 1,000 words myself!
      But think of it as an exercise in brevity and conciseness (is that a word?) with lessons contained within that you can apply to any writing, long or short.
      Thanks for entering – I look forward to reading your story.

    1. Hi Stephanie!
      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!
      I’d kinda slowed down with blogging for awhile, but am trying to get back to at least once a week.
      Things are going well, and I have new stuff I’ll be releasing any day now.
      Hope you can make it for the ‘fest – it’d be great to read your snow story.

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