About a week ago I got an invitation from Jeff Rivera to answer questions regarding character development for his blog, The Gatekeepers Post. He just posted the interview.
While I could suggest you take a peek to see my titillating replies, a better reason is to check out the extent of his blog and the fact of how hard he's working to gain readers in advance of the November publication of his graphic novel, Forever My Baby.
The key word here is "in advance," the step that many of us authors fail to accomplish.
Jeff apparently cruises blogs weekly, if not daily, looking for guest bloggers to feature. Therefore, if you'd like to guest blog — as a way to promote your upcoming book — consider contacting jeff via his blog to ask for the opportunity:
I'm a writing junkie looking for other writing junkies who are in this gig for the cool of it. People striving to be better writers because that's where their minds fly. I've accrued any number of writing credentials: author of "Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction"; writer of short stories published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary journals; journalist of hundreds of articles for such publications as the Chicago Tribune and Inside Karate Magazine; playwright of a play produced in Hollywood. But what I'm looking to create now is a safe haven for writers where they can forget the brutality of the publishing world for awhile and help one another jump literature to a new level. If you're that person, or would like to be, welcome.