Blog Tours From A-Z - Spinning a Worthy Yarn

Monday, April 29, 2013

Today we’ll talk about Yarn and you know I don’t mean knitting, unless it’s with the intention of tying story threads together. According to, among other things, a yarn is a long story full of adventure and/or incredible happenings.

After we write our story, edit and then edit some more, most of us look for publishers to buy our work. Others find editors, graphic designers and marketing experts to help produce a market-worthy book. By now you know that a blog tour is one of the most cost-effective ways to give your book some exposure. However, that’s where the journey begins. 

Writers impact our lives through their love of the written word, so even while birthing and showing off a book, a dedicated writer has things going on in the background. Spinning the next yarn is chief among these activities.

One book does not a writing career make.

In every artistic endeavour, I’m sure you can think of a one-hit wonder. I’m also sure you don’t want to be that artist. So, while you have your newest baby on tour, never forget that a writer’s calling is to craft compelling stories or in informal terms, spin a yarn.  The more stories you write, the more material you’ll have to hit the road with on tour.

Enough said. Hit me with your comments. 


  1. I love your "Y" word. It's very creative and takes the "knitting" analogy very seriously.

  2. That's why I'm trying to decide if I will continue to write or not.

  3. Thanks, Mike. It's what we do weave story threads together.

    Alex, I believe that it's in the blood. Having written a trilogy, I believe you have even more stories to tell.

  4. It is a daunting task and a bit intimidating. I certainly admire you and others like you who are making it happen!

    Nice to meet you on the A to Z!

  5. The only person who gets away with one is Harper Lee :)

    I also think that the more you write the more you improve. It would behoove us to keep writing!

    Writing Through College

  6. Someone who loves to write is not able to stop. The stories keep coming and they MUST write them down. That is what I think.

  7. Hi, Wendy,

    Like everything else, I've taken things one step at a time. Easier and the only way to do it.

    True, Samantha. My writing has improved because of continued practice over the years.

  8. I think so too, Robin. Thanks for dropping in.

  9. I love this! It's a very creative way to post for the letter Y. I bet yarn was used on a knitting site, but I wonder if even one other person used the word yarn the way you did. I totally forgot about that saying.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog:

  10. I agree, if you are a writer, you can't just say "right, that's it" you usually have more to say and to share with the world.


  11. So true. And I'm diving back into my WIP as soon as A-Z finishes.

  12. I could never write just one book. But no matter what writing a book and putting it out there is a great accomplishment.

  13. Kristen, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Jo, in my experience, the stories don't stop coming.

    Me too Carol. After this, I'll be writing up a story. My stories are calling.

    Sheena, I know. I don't know how that happens, but I guess if you've written a Magnus Opus, then you're free to quit having accomplished something extra-ordinary.


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