Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Friday 22nd January 2021 – #Review by Jessica Bakkers, #Co-authors by Gwen Plano, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

Welcome to the Blogger Daily and a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed during the week. I hope you will head over to enjoy them in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post today is a book review for Mrs. Molony.. by C.S. Boyack, which is on my TBR and Jessica Bakkers, a fan of the series shares her views.

Book Review by Jessica Bakkers– The Ballad of Mrs Molony – C.S. Boyack

You all know by now I’m a huge fan of C.S. Boyack. From the moment I read “The Hat”, I was hooked, and after “Viral Blues” I concurred that these stories about a snarky talking hat and his symbiotic friendship with ‘gal-with-a-heart-of-gold’ Lizzie St Laurent, were my favourite stories in Boyack’s impressive repertoire. So, when I learned about a new ‘hat’ installment, “The Ballad of Mrs Moloney”, I was jazzed to say the least.

Head over to enjoy Jessica’s reviewBook Review by Jessica Bakkers for Mrs. Molony C. S. Boyack

The next post is from Gwen Plano and is the second in a series on co-authorship, with a link to part one written by John Howell.. Gwen and John co-wrote The Contract which I enjoyed very much and I have co-authored a radio script before but not a novel.. Very interesting for anyone considering taking on a project of this kind so I hope you will head over to Story Empire to read the post in full.. thanks Sally.

Co-Authorship Part II: Shared Vision

Hello SE readers, Gwen with you today, and it’s my pleasure to offer Part II of the four-part series on co-authorship. Last week, John Howell mentioned that he and I wrote a book together. Using examples from our experience, he introduced co-authorship and explained some of the essential components. Today I’m going to build on his post and focus on creating a shared vision. If you missed John’s post, you can see it HERE..

Let’s start with a question. By chance, have you contributed to an anthology? If you have, you know that expectations are explained. You’re given word count limits, a theme, time-frame, and general dos and don’ts.

Authoring a book with another writer has similarities. Instead of multiple stand-alone tales, though, there’s one overarching story that might include a romance, a murder, or an adventure. These subplot threads must be seamlessly interwoven into the one story. So how is this achieved? How do two writers, with different perspectives and possibly different end goals, build one story?

Head over to read the post in full and find out more about finding a shared vision with another author: The Story Empire – co-authorship Part Two.. Shared Vision

It might be Friday but there is not reason you cannot still enjoy Monday Funnies courtesy of The Story Reading Ape.. he finds the best ones.. Head over to enjoy the rest.

Head over to Chris’s to enjoy more words of wisdom from his Aunt Maxine.. she should not be allowed out without a minder...:The Story Reading Ape – Monday Funnies 18th January


Thanks for visiting and I hope you will head over to the posts to read them in full.. thanks Sally.



30 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Friday 22nd January 2021 – #Review by Jessica Bakkers, #Co-authors by Gwen Plano, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

  1. Thank you so much, Sally, for mentioning the Story Empire post on co-authorship. My congratulations to Craig for the excellent review. Big hugs, Sally! 💗

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  2. I loved Jessica’s review of Craig’s book, which was a delight. And Gwen and John are putting together a great series on co-authorship. Really good stuff.

    And who doesn’t like funnies?

    All good stuff. Thanks, Sally!

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