Peg Herring's Blog – January 2011 Archive (5)

Peg's Blog Crawl

Today (Jan.31) starts my Blog Crawl (a pub crawl mixed with a blog tour). There are prizes to be had by commenting on the posts as I travel from blog to blog during the month of February. You can find the details at itsamysterytomepegherring.blogspot.com

As you follow the crawl, you'll be entertained with uses and abuses of the English language. Each week some lucky reader will win a copy of my February release, THE DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY (either print or e-book format, your…

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Added by Peg Herring on January 31, 2011 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Peg's Blog Crawl

You've heard of a pub crawl. Well, this is the same except it's not.

Same: You "crawl" from one place to another with a lot of other people and read my guest posts.

Different: It's virtual: no taxis, no traffic, no crowded rooms.

Same: You "travel" with like-minded people who are out for a good time.

Different: You'll never see them face-to-face.

Same: You meet new people, visit new places, and enjoy the trip.

Different: No hangover at the end.

Peg's Blog Crawl…

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Added by Peg Herring on January 31, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

E-readers, Kindle, and Nook--Oh, My!

I belong to several on-line chat groups for authors (probably too many). The gist of what's going on is that authors are catching on to the e-book revolution, some reluctantly, some anxiously, some willingly. It's scary, because a lot of things change with e-books.

For example: you don't need an agent to publish an e-book. You don't even need a publisher, if you're willing to do some homework. There isn't that assurance that some of us need that we've got professionals behind us. Then… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on January 17, 2011 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

I Quit--Does That Make Me a Bad Person?

I gave up on the second of the GIRL WITH/WHO series.

Yup.

I just don't care.

It's hard for me to like a protagonist who is so weird, so amoral, so flat.

It's irritating to me that someone did not edit out the thousands of details that (I guess) are supposed to add to the story but instead draw it out. I don't care how many T-shirts, cups, chairs, and bedsheets the woman bought.

I seldom like the "I'll get that person if it's the last thing I ever do" plotline.

I will… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on January 11, 2011 at 10:46pm — 5 Comments

20 Days in February = A Blog Crawl

To promote my new release, THE DEAD DETECTIVE AGENCY, (LL Publishing), I would like to create a “blog crawl”. Somewhat like a pub crawl, a blog crawl begins at one place--my blog site--and meanders through a lot of similar places, like your site. Unlike a pub crawl, however, no one requires a taxi to get back home at the end. :)

The idea is that I will do a series of posts in February, each one leading to the next and referring to the one before. The posts will be entertaining and… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on January 3, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments

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