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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Writer Off the Leash


Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 12, 2015 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post.

WRITER OFF THE LEASH by Michelle Griep
Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank

wall space and Crayolas. Follow her adventures and find out about upcoming new releases at her blog, Writer Off the Leash, or stop by her website. You can also find her at the usual haunts of Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.


Welcome, Michelle. What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?

I hate fruit. No, really. Not even strawberries.
I am a Trekkie at heart, though I am not fluent in Klingon. Yet.
I love to garden, specifically flowers and herbs.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Reading is a huge passion of mine, as is eating chocolate, rollerblading, or walking my dog, Ada Clare, Princess of the Universe.

Please tell us about Writer Off the Leash.

Are you a writer at heart? How can you tell? And if you are,

how do you go about composing and selling the next Great American Novel? WRITER OFF THE LEASH answers these questions and more--all in an easy to understand, tongue-in-cheek style. This is more than a how-to book. It’s my attempt to blow the lid off stodgy old-school rulebooks and make it clear that writing can—and should—be fun.

Here are a few of the chapters: Getting Published, Fear and Rejection, Perseverance, Plotting, Characterization . . . and that’s just a sampling.

What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?

Encouragement. WRITER OFF THE LEASH is a kick in the pants for anyone who wants to write but is stymied by fear, doubt, or simply doesn't know how to take their writing to the next level.

Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

Currently available in paperback or ebook format at Amazon.

Any parting comment?

Go for the dark chocolate. It’s healthier.

Michelle, thank you for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters to this post will receive a copy of WRITER OFF THE LEASH, which you’ve offered.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Salt Covenants by Sylvia Bambola is Trixi. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

I'm giving away 25 Kindle eBook copies of my new novel, Wait for Me on my blog tour this month. Click the "Blog Tour Stops" tab at the top of this page to find a live link to the blog I'm visiting that day. Leave a comment on that blog to enter that blog's book drawing.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


  1. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a follower.

    deamundy at gmail dot com

  2. Deanna, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!

  3. I love the blank wall and crayolas! Great. Would love to win. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Sonja, glad you enjoyed the interview with Michelle. Thanks for leaving your comment.

  4. I would love to read the helpful tips in this book. I am a follower of your blog.


    1. Deanne, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Glad you follow my blog!

  5. I enjoyed meeting Michelle today. Please don't put me into the draw for her book. I'm just stopping by to say hello..

  6. This book def sounds helpful with new writing perspectives! thanks for introducing it to us [and from a fav author] :)
    also a follwer

    1. Infuse, you're welcome. I appreciate you following my blog! Thanks for leaving your comment.

  7. I can see where this book could be very helpful. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I follow and I love doing it!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Melanie, so glad you enjoy following my blog! Thanks for that and for leaving your comment.