Wednesday, February 21, 2007

CSFF Blog Tour: "Where the Map Ends" Day Three

CSSF Blog Tour

Last day of the tour! But rather than drone on and on like I've done the past two days, I thought I would point out what's really cool about Where the Map Ends. It's not just a resource for readers or writers of Christian speculative fiction. It's actually a resource for both.

If you're an author of speculative fiction, there are a ton of resources available to you on this website. I've mentioned the insider's look of the publishing world before and the random story generator, but there's a lot more. For example, Jeff Gerke offers writing tips for authors. I'll admit, tips #16-18 depressed me, but they were still good to read.

Jeff also offers a wide variety of editing services, something that I took advantage of a few months ago getting ready for the 2006 ACFW Conference. I appreciated the insightful feedback he gave me and while I didn't take some of his advice at the time (I didn't have enough time to implement it), I will soon.

But what about readers of Christian speculative fiction? What do they get out of this website?

The answer is plenty! For starters there's the extensive book list of speculative novels. I honestly had no idea how much was out there until I found this list. I've got some reading to do apparently.

Jeff also offers monthly interviews with speculative authors that both writers and readers can enjoy. Some of the authors even leave short stories for people to enjoy.

So there you have it. Where the Map Ends is a great site for both producers and consumers of Christian speculative fiction. I know I'll be back many, many times, and I hope you will join me as well.

Be sure to check out what the other tour participants are saying:

Nissa Annakindt
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jim Black
Grace Bridges
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D.G.D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
Janey DeMeo
Tessa Edwards
April Erwin
Kameron M. Franklin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Leathel Grody
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
Christopher Hopper
Jason Joyner
K. D. Kragen
Tina Kulesa
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
John Ottinger
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver
Timothy Wise


Jefferson Scott said...

Another great post, John. I appreciate your generous spirit.


Becky said...

Agree, John. You did a wonderful job pointing your readers to the parts of WhereTheMapEnds that they will want to spend some time.

Thanks for your participation.