Writers all know how hard it is to get noticed on the Internet. We all try the same things with one degree of success or the other. Guest posting is extremely valuable to our efforts. Today I was honored to appear at P. H. Solomon’s blog, and at Rachel Carrera’s blog. If you haven’t visited them, please consider checking out their blogs.
These invites are wonderful, particularly when the host has hundreds more followers than I do. I have one more scheduled appearance involving werewolf month over at Mari Wells‘ place. Intrigued? I’ll let everyone know when it goes live.
It’s time for me to pay it forward. I’ve hosted a few things, and I need to do more. Most of them have been affiliated with the Rave Reviews Book Club, but I’m expanding my horizons. I was concerned about trying to keep things genre specific, but in the end, does that really matter? I read broadly, and I’ll bet most of you do too.
This leads me to my second topic. Stick with me here, because I’ll bring them both together at the end.
It’s time to talk about Lisa Burton. Lisa is the robotic main character in Wild Concept. (Linked cover off to the right.) She is also the one who helps me around the writing cabin, for you who enjoy those posts.
Lisa is fabulous, for lack of a better word. She’s into her fashion, and is really concerned about passing for human. She never had parents like we did, so she learned about hair and makeup from YouTube videos. It can come out a bit garish on occasion. She also got about $25,000 worth of GMO skin tattooed when she made her first group of friends.
I’ve relied upon Lisa so much for my posts about word metrics, writing struggles, and tips that it’s time for her to do more. I don’t know of a single other writer trying this stunt, so I am. Lisa Burton is going to be the new spokes-model for Entertaining Stories.
I went back to Lisa’s original cover artist, Sean Harrington, and had him prepare a group of images to use on the blog. I’ll use them sparingly, and will probably use each one more than once. I gave him minimal instruction and got out of his way. He’s also receptive to guest blogging here, and I hope to post something from him soon.
So here’s the deal. I’m more open to hosting people on my blog, and can usually accommodate a Tuesday or Thursday request. I’m also available to prepare something for your blogs. I’m kind of like a creature from the Never Never. You have to invite me in, but I’m pretty harmless. Lisa Burton is standing by to take your calls.