Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Blogs of the Week

Our recent feature is "Blogs of the Week." Each week, we feature a reader blog (which was sent to us) and an author blog (which could either be sent to us, or we'd pick one at random). Please check out the blogs we are sharing. We're sure the bloggers would love some friendly comments on their posts or a follow.

Important: We are no longer taking submissions for blogs, as we are trying to phase out this feature. Thank you for participating and sharing your blogs with us, as well as visiting the blogs that have been shown here.


Better than Fiction

This blogger prefers to remain anonymous by name, as the stories in her blog are true. You can call her Missy Blue Eyes though. She's a news reporter/journalist in Iceland and holds an MA in both English Literature and Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes columns and the occasional article for various English websites and magazines. She's currently working on a novel, in English, and has plans of moving to the UK next year in order to try and have it published. She originally wrote her blog in Icelandic, but was worried that people might figure out who she was talking about. Now, she has decided to blog in English, with no particular setting so it'll be easier to hide people's identities. Missy Blue Eyes is a modern, independent woman in her thirties. She has a good life and is not concerned about finding a husband. She's just trying to figure men out and has a lot of fun blogging about it.


Man Writing a Romance

A journalist in the Milwaukee area for many years, Dave Thome wrote twenty screenplays, four of which were optioned by Hollywood film companies, before he turned to writing novels. The first, which he self-published in November, is "Fast Lane," a romance set in the world of today's jet-set. While he was writing "Fast Lane," he started his blog, in which he relays usually funny anecdotes about the lessons he learned writing a genre that mostly appeals to women. He compiled the posts into an eponymous e-book that's available for 99 cents from Amazon. He lives in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood with his wife, business partner and editor, Mary Jo.

You can find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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