Blog Browser Day: 24th August, 2013

Story Shucker

The Blogger, Stuart M. Perkins is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys describing his true observations of daily life and recollections of growing up in a large family surrounded by cousins, animals, and more animals. Everyday experiences often carry great messages. Layers of ordinary reality can usually be peeled back to reveal the genuinely humorous or poignant themes buried within common events.

Daily life is full of “mini-scenarios”, each hiding an interesting story. Peeling back, or shucking the mundane facts from the situation to reveal the entertaining story beneath is what Stuart enjoys most. Shucking the story from the facts. Storyshucker. Stuart currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

He does interesting, short reading, articles.

Blog Class: General Blog

Recommended by: The Story Reading Ape

Rating: 4 stars

Confirmed Family Safe?  Yes.


Ruminations of a Remembrancer

This is my principal blog.  It covers several topics besides promoting my own self-published books.  I review books; discuss grammar and poetry; occasionally wax nostalgic, indulge in philosophical speculation, or vent on social issues; and post excerpts from my books, both published and WIPs.

Blog Class: General Blog

Recommended by: Lorinda J. Taylor

Rating: (Own blog)

Confirmed Family Safe?  Yes.


4covert2overt

This is a blog by a person who loves history. She does research and hosts authors and others on her blog. Her book is a book about a historical event that affected her family.

Blog Class: Author’s

Recommended by: Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo

Rating: 5 stars

Confirmed Family Safe?  Yes.


The Attic Girls

Subtitled “Adventures and Misadventures of a Writers’ Critique Group…” this blog features a small group of published and aspiring writers who blog about everything and anything related to writing and publishing though their experiences. An eclectic mix of writers means a variety of interesting essays, and these women deliver straight from the heart. This is a newish blog, with each writer contributing once each month (so a new post each week). Consider starting with Jade Kerrion – Attic Girls’ First Date, and I think you’ll be hooked–I was!

Blog Class: Author’s

Recommended by: Candace Johnson

Rating: 4 stars

Confirmed Family Safe?  Yes.


ReadWave: A New Marketing Platform for Authors

Readwave.com Logo ReadWave have just launched the beta version of their new platform for readers and writers. The ReadWave platform enables authors to build up a fanbase and market their work online. Readers can access thousands of stories and read them for free on mobile devices. The site, which has been in development since October 2012, functions as an alternative to Twitter for writers, and allows writers to build an online following by giving away free content.

ReadWave Founder, Raoul Tawadey, said, “We’ve found that short stories are 300 times more popular than novels among online readers, so we’re focusing on short content. The idea is that writers give away free short stories in order to build up a following and then they can leverage that following to sell their novels.”

“We’re looking at all the tools that writers need to build up a following online and sell their stories. Over the next few months we’re going to be rolling out some exciting new features for writers, including the ability to embed your writing onto your blog, as well as the ability to send newsletters to your fans.”

ReadWave will also be publishing an annual Short Story Anthology of all the best stories posted up to the site. Writers can submit their stories by posting up their stories to ReadWave.com and then emailing a link to their story to submissions@readwave.com

For more information contact:

Robert Tucker
submissions@readwave.com
www.readwave.com
facebook.com/readwave
twitter.com/readwave