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BTT: Author Blog Stalking

by Ann-Katrina

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booking through thursday It’s Thursday and you know what that means…another edition of Booking Through Thursday is here. This week’s question is:

Do you read any author’s blogs? If so, are you looking for information on their next project? On the author personally? Something else?

I do read author blogs. It’s mainly just to see what they think about, how they write, and glean any valuable insights they may be willing to dispense. And sometimes an author’s blog is just downright hilarious.

Basically, since I enjoy writing, it interests me to see how others approach the craft. Where inspiration comes from, what boundaries they set, what obstacles they overcame, and so forth. It’s rather voyeuristic, now that I think about it. :)

Comments on BTT: Author Blog Stalking

  1. # Bluestocking wrote on February 12, 2009 at 11:09 am:

    I like getting advanced info on their books.

  2. # Robin of My Two Blessings wrote on February 13, 2009 at 2:14 am:

    I feel the same way. Since I enjoy writing, I want to find out more about the writing process. Love the pastel colors on your blog. Very warm and cozy feeling.

  3. # Ann-Kat wrote on February 13, 2009 at 10:45 am:

    Hi Robin, welcome to the blog and thank you for taking the time to comment and for the compliment. :)

  4. # Ann-Kat wrote on February 13, 2009 at 10:46 am:

    Hi Bluestocking, yes getting the advance info on upcoming books is also a nice side effect of reading author blogs. I probably should have included that.

  5. # Jenners wrote on February 13, 2009 at 11:08 am:

    Interesting. I had an author stop by my blog on the very day I started reading her book! It was really weird! She gave me a recommendation for a book light in response to one of my posts. In my mind, I feel like authors are not regular people but some rarefied and special beings … but I know they are just regular people. In visiting this author’s blog, I found that out! It was really cool!

  6. # Ann-Kat wrote on February 13, 2009 at 11:49 am:

    I believed the same thing (and still do on some level), Jenners. In my mind, authors are these omnipotent beings who somehow create entire worlds in their heads in a way that us mere mortals cannot. LOL

    Plus, when people hold them in such high regard, it’s difficult to live up to all those expectations, so I truly feel for them. Reading their blogs definitely helps to remind us of their very human (and very fallible) element.

    BTW, what was the book light recommendation? I have about 6 of them and not one actually does what I need for it to do…:D

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