General Blog Rules & Share A Review Day Instructions


The Write Stuff is a user-friendly place for authors and readers to talk to each other, make new friends, and share resources, links, ideas, and excerpts. Contributors can originate new posts without going through me, whenever they have news to share or questions to ask. Promote your work here to your heart’s content. New releases, book tours, interviews, sales…whatever is important to you at the moment. Everyone can comment on any post, of course, but to become a contributor, email me at  and I’ll get you started. But FIRST . . .

Please read the following General Blog Rules and the #ShareAReviewDay Instructions for submitting information to me.


This is meant to be a safe place, controversy-free.

1. No politics here, please (even if your book is political, which is fine)
2. No overtly religious discussions. (This doesn’t mean you can’t say “Blessings” to someone. Just that we aren’t going down a road sure to be controversial for some.)
3. No overtly erotic excerpts, or X-rated titles, please. Sexy is fine, but let’s keep it within reason.
4. Mild swearing is allowed, but nothing hair-raising, please. (Asterisks will work if you are posting an excerpt containing strong language.)
5. Play nice. Respect each other.


Tuesdays are now  #ShareAReviewDay on The Write Stuff. I am very happy to help you put your favorite reviews of your own work up on my blog to help others find your books. My only requirements are the following three things:

  1. Send me the items listed below so that I can get your posts scheduled promptly. Email them to:
  2. Please find time to engage with those who comment on your post, even if it’s just a quick thank you. It’s only polite, and readers will remember your friendliness.
  3. And let’s all remember the PAY IT FORWARD rule. Try to stop by on Tuesdays when you can, and share the reviews of others. That’s how it all works. 🙂

If you are willing to do those three things, when possible, I’ll be pleased to do my part to help promote your books via the words of your own readers and fans.

**Here Are the Things I Need From You**

  1. The actual review you wish to share. If it isn’t a review on Amazon, please include the link to the blog or site where it occurs.
  2. Your book blurb.
  3. Your author bio.
  4. Your cover jpg.
  5. Your author photo.
  6. Your BUY links.
  7. Your social media links and contact info.

Thanks for taking part in #ShareA Review Day. If you have any further questions, please email me directly at:



Most of all, enjoy what you find on The Write Stuff, and share it far and wide. We’ll all do the same for you.

That’s about it! Thanks for visiting, and have fun!

12 thoughts on “General Blog Rules & Share A Review Day Instructions

  1. A place where writers can meet and talk is always good to me. Since I essentially write for children, I’m in a different position. Most indie authors write for adults so I don’t know if my little knowledge on the topic can help or not. Let me know!

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  2. Evelyne, I think every writer can add to this community. We writers are a diverse lot, but no matter our genres, we face many of the same problems. Resource sharing is going to be a real focus here. That includes articles or blogs on marketing, networking, social media tips, and things like blog tours, or guest blogging. There are tons of good things out there for us, like websites on easy ways to remember tricky grammar rules, and tips for developing plot structure. SO much we can share with each other when we find it. Plus, you have the opportunity to post news about your books here, and those posts will get more exposure because everyone here will be encouraged to pass the news along to their followers, and to tweet it and Facebook it, as well. And you will be encouraged to do the same for them, if they post a tidbit that ought to be shared.

    I have interviewed several children’s authors on Bookin’ It, and they are all welcome here, as well. Plus one of your books overlaps into the YA category, and we have those folks here, too. Aimee Easterling comes to mind, immediately.

    I would love to have you join us, and if you want to, I’ll send you an invitation that will set you up as an author, so you can do more than just respond to other people’s posts. You can initiate your own. When your new book goes on sale, post it here, and we’ll tweet it out for you. Sound good?

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    • Looking forward to it, Teagan. I will try to go ahead and schedule it before I head to Charleston, but if I run out of time, I’ll do it as soon as I return. The next 3 or 4 Tuesdays are already full, but you’ll be next in line. 😀 THANKS!


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