Blog Hop for writers

I’m not entirely sure how this works but I thought I’d give it a try. Elizabeth Sharp is starting a blog hop to help writers network.



1) (Required) You must follow my  and Elizabeth Sharp’s blog, Some Sharp Words. (I think she’ll be featuring guest posts from other hoppers eventually?)
2) (Required) You must follow the guest poster featured in the blog hop post.
3) You must add your name to the link bar.
4) You must copy these rules, the hop link and the featured question with your answer on your own blog. This blog serves as a place for new followers to say hi.
5) Follow, follow, follow. This is about networking, people, making connections with people in your community. So talk to us. We don’t bite!
6) If someone stops by, says hi and follows you, the polite thing to do is follow back.
7) Comment here and introduce yourself and you just might find a new follower or two.

Apparently this week we all post on the same question:

What inspired you to start writing?

That was a long time ago! I think… it was Star Wars. I was very young, and I had a crush on Han Solo and disliked Princess Leia. I don’t exactly remember the inciting incident but at some point I realized I was allowed to tell stories as well as absorb them, and I promptly set out to make a Princess Leia who was nicer to Han Solo.

I also submitted a very earnest proposal to a magazine about Muppets for a featured story cycle featuring shapeshifting Muppets.

And I invented She-Ra. I called her She-Woman, and she was Adam’s twin sister, and she had a winged unicorn. I can’t remember if I tried submitting that anywhere, but I know it was a couple years before She-Ra appeared….


20 thoughts on “Blog Hop for writers

    1. I’m currently shopping around a contemporary fantasy. I’m also working on a paranormal YA I hope to present in serial format later this year. Whee… Really, I should be working on that right now but the opportunity to meet new people was irresistible!


  1. Shapeshifting muppets? She-Ra and unicorns? You sound like my type of writer! Thank you for following my blog 🙂 I am glad to find another fellow writer with a big imagination. Can’t wait to hear about things you are working on.


  2. Ha ha! Great story and thank you for the add. I have reciprocated. Nice to meet you and will be reading your blog along with others. Have a beautiful day and as I tell all my writer friends. Write ON!! *BIG SMILE*


  3. HAHA I love that you disliked Princess Leia! 😀 I didn’t think she was good enough for Han Solo either! Pssst *wanna know a secret? I whisper* I still have a crush on Harrison Ford! ;D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for following! Hope you’ll visit often!


  4. I love your back story! 🙂 I am a new follower as well, blog hopping today myself. If you find a minute, please come and visit my site. I look forward to getting to know you better!


  5. Hi,
    I look forward to reading more of your writing — would love to read that shapeshifter Muppet story!
    I’ve followed– hope you visit my blog and enjoy what you read there!
    Enjoyed it!


  6. Hello! This is my very first bloghop. It’s nice to meet u!
    I usually write in the living room, in my big, comfy chair, with chaos raining down around me. The TV blasting–as long as it’s something I don’t want to watch. Ladies, if your husband is not a NASCAR fan, get him to pick it up. It is four hours on a Sunday afternoon for seven months of the year..

    Would I like a private, serene office where I could gaze out at a babbling brook and only hear the music of the water and the wind sighing through the trees.

    Uh..shyah… but not gonna happen for a while. So, in the meantime.. I deal.


  7. I’ve never really been a Star Wars fan (I must be the only one on earth). I have always preferred Star Trek. Having said this, the inspiration to write comes from many different sources. One of my earliest is a kids mystery series called “The Three Investigators”.

    Good luck with your writing.

    Darrell pitt
    1001 Secrets of Successful Writers


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