John W. Howell of Fiction Favorites is playing host to the Changelings blog tour on this, the seventh day of its march across the interwebs.
Like so many of the wonderful people on this tour, I met John at the beginning of my blogging journey, and got to know him better through the Community Storyboard. He is bursting with talent. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out his thriller, My GRL (buy it!). John has a way with dialogue that is brilliant in its simplicity.
While John blogs about a variety of topics – and is a wonderful promoter of other authors – there are three cornerstones to his site. All of them are unique, and really quite wonderful. Mondays set us off with a Top 10 what-not-to-do; Wednesday is story day, while John saves Friday for a poetic interlude, the TGIF Haiku (or Johnku as it is known in some circles). And, on the occasional Saturday, he treats us to a stream-of-consciousness story.
The Top 10 is both amusing and cautionary, while the story almost always features an amazing twist (usually with that irascible card, Frank, as the hapless protagonist). The Haiku is a brilliant short-form poem that sums up the week – and the hope for the weekend – beautifully.
John is one of those marvelously gifted individuals who is there supporting you, 100%, and his quiet appreciation does wonders for the soul. At the same time, his sly wit does wonders for the funny bone (you should see/read him match wits with D, as he has on this blog a few times – it is marvelous!). I have been blessed with John’s friendship and wisdom and it is a real treat to be featured on his site. Thank you for your support, John – it is most appreciated!
Top 10 Monday: 10 Things Not To Do When the Weather Turns Cold
Story Day Wednesday: Feelings
Haiku Friday: November 14 – Paradise Lost
Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Element