Hosts Wanted For December Finale Guest Posts

I’m making this a sticky post since I know weekends are busy for people.

After speaking with C.S. Boyack about blog tours, he pointed out that I really need to give Legends of Windemere a big sendoff.  I know there’s still Path of the Traitors to release first and I’m aiming for September.  Yet, I should start preparing for Warlord of the Forgotten Age in December.  It’s a long ways off, but not that long since we’ve already passed the halfway mark of 2017.  A ‘Book is Live’ post that everyone posts might not do this justice.  It’ll work for the next release, but not the finale.

This is going to be tough. I’m not a member of the RRBC because I don’t think I can meet the reading requirements.  I’m not part of an author group that shares a blog and promotes each other.  Yet, I know I’m not alone.  I have people who follow my blog and have been watching Windemere roll toward the finish line.  So, what can I do here?

Unique Guest Posts

Every person who offers to help will get a post on a special topic.  Of course, I’d like to talk with the blogger about what they think would work best.  Some things would require a back-and-forth.  I’m always happy to be handed a topic because it’s fun to think about something I hadn’t considered before.  Ideally, I’d love to get over 20 special posts ready for when the book is live.  Craig did come up with a few ideas and I had some too, so I’ll share those below. A lot of these are going to be ‘first come, first serve’:

  • Author interview (Want to keep this to 1 or 2)
  • Character interviews (First come, first serve for characters and the host would have to give the questions)
  • Character evolution posts (First come, first serve again. Can’t have 5 Nyx posts)
  • Feelings on finishing a series.
  • The infamous Luke/Kira/Sari romance (I still get hate for this one)
  • Writing a main villain who spends most of the series sealed away
  • What I’ve learned about *insert subject*  (This would be a tip post)
  • Tips on bundling large novels
  • Anything world building related like Windemere races, monsters, magic, cities, cultures, etc.
  • A post on any supporting or villain character that you personally liked
  • Tips to planning and writing a long series
  • What’s next for Windemere

That’s all I can think of, but I’m happy to work on something that comes to a host’s mind.  This is for December too, so I’ll probably make a volunteer request every other Sunday in the hopes of gathering a big push.  For any authors out there, I’d be happy to trade promos and host you if you’re willing to do the same.  If you know anybody who does guest posts then I’d be really appreciative of a hookup.  Needless to say, I’m nervous and might have been downplaying the push because of my ‘coming to the end’ anxiety.  Time to shed that and get things ready for the finale.

Feel free to volunteer for the basic ‘Book is Live’ post for Path of the Traitors too.

Finally, doing all of this does make me wonder what I’ll be posting on my own blog.  Maybe I’ll take the topics that nobody else does?  I know it’s dangerous asking other questions here because they can distract from the main post.  Still, I should probably figure that out.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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80 Responses to Hosts Wanted For December Finale Guest Posts

  1. I’ll be happy to host you. I’d especially love to have you do something with Fizzle on my blog, given how similar he is to my Zeena.

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  2. Hi Charles, I was delighted to host Craig on my blog and I would love to do the same for you. The last two topics on your list are of particular interest to me.

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  3. I have always been interested in the Luke/Kara/Seri romance. I can do any subject though.

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  4. Don’t forget to send me whatever you like, Charles – except an Author Interview – because you’ve already done one on my blog 🦍😎

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  5. I didn’t realize I would get a mention here. Thanks for that. As we discussed, I’m up for anything. Tweeting this out too.

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  6. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Get yourself over to Charles’ blog FAST and let him know if you’re interested in getting a great guest post from this popular (and prolific) author, for your blog in December 😃

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  7. Hi Charles, would love to help out. I also have a book coming out later (date not fixed yet, but somewhere in Sept/Oct) if you would like to reciprocate. For my blog I would love a post from you about “What I’ve learned about characters in a series: what you love about them, hate about them, keeping them fresh and alive….” something along those lines. I have some rules on my blog for guest posts, so let me know and I will send you the link where the rules can be found.
    All the best, Linzé

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  8. Tina Frisco says:

    Count me in, Charles. Suggested topic: How Novel Writing Teaches Us about Ourselves. If that doesn’t work for you, any of the above topics would be fine. I’d need all info at least a week in advance of post date. Kudos for all of your hard work! BTW, focusing on this will help keep anxiety at bay 🙂 xx

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  9. Lissa Dobbs says:

    I’d be happy to do it.

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  10. twixie13 says:

    I’d be up for this. Maybe another character interview? I’m thinking something like last time, but on a somewhat larger scale…possibly as many major characters as you’re comfortable with. Still need to get caught up on the reading, but that’d just help with figuring out the questions.

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  11. rtranbooks says:

    I have a very small blog but I would be honored if you guest posted on my blog. I have a series I’m working on and would love to here your ideas about writing it or struggles with that process. I think you’ve read my blog before rtranbooks.wordpress.com you can reach me through email at rtranbooks.com@outlook.com if your slots aren’t all filled.
    Thanks
    Rebecca

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  12. I’d love to host you on my blog, Charles. The love triangle or something on world- building would be great. 😉

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  13. Teri Polen says:

    Add me for both, Charles, and I’m open to topics.

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  14. I do a feature called Meet The Author, you can check out what it’s about here on this link. I do an author feature on the 25th of every month. Pick which month would suit you. If you’re interested just get in contact. https://kimknightauthor.com/25th-of-each-month-meet-the-author/

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  15. L. Marie says:

    Well, you know I like author interviews. But whatever you want to do on the blog is fine with me.

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    • I’ve had a few interview offers, so I’ll try and think of a topic. It’s getting hard to come up with one though. A lot of the posts about the future of Windemere feels like they should be on my blog while the guest ones focus on the story and what came before it.

      Maybe the one on writing a main villain who has very little page time? The Baron really only had the prologues and a few scattered scenes to make an impact.

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  16. karenringalls says:

    Charles, I am late in responding but I would be glad to do what I can to help you. My blog http://www.kareningalls.blogspot.com is geared to writers and avid readers. It is relatively new so I do not have many followers at this point, but I will support you through social media and anyway I can. If I can be of help, let me know. Karen

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