Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest

So, it seems that some nice folks have decided to get some people reading other people's blog and I am all for it. So here are some blogs about writing (and other stuff) that I follow fairly religiously:

1. Beanstalks and Bookends
Mike Winchell and I went to high school together....but didn't know one another. (You go to a school with 3,000 kids and see if you know everyone you went to school with!) We wound up getting together via Query Tracker about a year or so ago and became fast "Internet" friends, though at some point he and I have to get a beer together, hopefully to celebrate our first publishing victory!

2. University of Fantasy
Eleanor and I have known one another for a long time. We were both neophytes at writing, but she was 15 and I was 20 something. She from that funny little island England, me from the States. I've watched her come a long way as a writer and it's interesting to see the evolution. The Internet is a beautiful thing.

3. TK42One
Perhaps my most trusted beta and friend on the Internet. Has kept my head above water many, many times over the years.

4. Hoover's Corner
Kenneth Mark Hoover is a brash, opinionated scifi/dark fantasy writer.

5. Rene Sears, Slush Reader/Editor/E-Book Guru
Pyr Books editor and slush reader and one of my favorite Twitter conversationalists about all things bookish and geekish!

Give these wonderful folks a chance, will ya?


Lydia Kang said...

Nice to meet you on the bloghop! I have to follow Tk-421. Awesome Star Wars reference.

Mojo said...

Having just missed out on joining the Pay It Forward challenge, by the unforeseeable accident of being too darn lazy, it is nonetheless a pleasure to happen across new folks with new voices that hopefully will encourage me to more sociably employ my own.

Well met, and thanks for the recommendations.

Melissa Sugar said...

I am visiting from PIF. I will gladly check out the blogs you so highly recommended.

It is nice to meet you

Lucky Press, LLC said...

Thank you for your list. I visited one of the sites you mentioned and found a great article on writing Prologues. All the best,

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The fantasy one sounds cool! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

The title of your blog drew me forward to introduce myself from Pay it forward. Teacher here too, but retiring soon. Nice to meet you.

Golden Eagle said...

New visitor from the blogfest!

Thanks for the links. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

John. Thanks so much for taking part in our blogfest. We're very happy to have you!

Alison Miller said...

Will do! Thanks for the cool links!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Just passing through the blogfest and saw your interesting list of diverse bloggers. I look forward to seeing more of you if you promise to keep your pants on! Julie

Jeremy Bates said...

hey john.. coming over from the pay it forward hop a little late!
love the name of ur blog lol
and thanks for putting my blog up on ur blogroll!


Neil Richard said...

Not sure if I should curse you or thank you for mentioning me. Guess I should post more on my blog, huh?

John Zeleznik said...

Thanks for the follows. I'm working my navigation to make sure I return the favor. I intend to hit the Pay it Forward list hard next week to follow some of the fine folks one that list.

Sorry bro, but you are my best "Internet" friend and I'm gonna make sure you get your due!