Blog Policy

Thank you for visiting the Writing in the Modern Age blog! And thanks for your interest in appearing as a guest. :)

Please read the following rules carefully... 

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Email me at marieannlavender@gmail.com if you wish to participate in a promo or feature such as a guest article, author interview, service interview (if your service helps writers/authors in some manner, or even book readers) or character interview, reposted book review (with the permission of the original reviewer), book features, new release features or cover reveals, poetry spotlight or our cool new option called The Author's Bookshelf (inquire for more details). We also run occasional book giveaways. 

Feel free to approach me with your creative ideas about a blog post. I will NOT turn this blog into a forum for your inflammatory political views, so don't even bother sending those. That's not the point of Writing in the Modern Age. This blog was designed to foster creativity, to help writers with any aspect of their careers, at any stage or from any background, and to introduce readers to new authors and books. In that vein, yes, I am also willing to accept a 'guest book review' -- Please email me if you'd like to gush about a great book you read! Don't find this daunting. A book review can be as short as a paragraph, and as lengthy as you like. 

Refer to the blog schedule on the left side of the home page for clarification about availability on guest spots.  

As aforementioned, our interviews are ever popular, whether in the form of character perspectives, service interviews about a company that can help authors/readers, or an author interview. The greatest thing about our author interviews is that on Writing in the Modern Age, if you as the author have a second/third/fourth interview on the blog, the questions change for you, so readers will always get a different take on you, your book and your life.

We accept all book genres on Writing in the Modern Age, but please know I will NOT post adult excerpts. Curse words and some tough issues are fine. As I can't be sure who exactly visits the blog, it's best to keep everything professional, though. If you do submit a highly adult or graphic excerpt, and you give me no other options, I will only post the content that I deem fit for the blog.

At this time, my schedule is full and does not allow me to consider writing official book reviews for your books on this blog. Request for such reviews will be politely denied, no exceptions. Thanks for understanding.

Authors, I am, however, more than willing to celebrate your new release by offering you a spot on the blog, if there is availability, or helping to tweet/retweet a promo if you simply email me. I also have two other blogs. One is the I Love Romance Blog, where I usually host character interviews and other interviews for romance authors, guest posts about romantic relationships, features for the latest releases of romance novels, and yes, we offer occasional book reviews there. Please pay attention to the right-hand side of that blog for submission calls for specific blog features. My other blog is Marie Lavender's Books!, which sometimes accepts guest authors in the form of various features.

PAID OPTION – Yes, we also take sponsored posts, if your company’s budget allows it, AND if the post would be a good fit for Writing in the Modern Age. Please reach out to me for a quote and details.

Book readers and aspiring writers, feel free to leave your thoughts or comments on the blog posts. We always love to hear from you! ;) 

P.S. Commentary provided by guest writers on any subject does not reflect the blog moderator's personal views. Thanks in advance for understanding.

***Proper Conduct for Guest Writers***

This shouldn't need to be said, but given some of the poor behavior I've witnessed in recent years, here it is...

PLEASE have your information for a post sent to me in a timely manner - preferably a week in advance. I usually need materials by the Friday of the previous week (yes, that means even if your post is coming up on Monday). But for God's sake, COMMUNICATION IS KEY. If for some reason you cannot meet a deadline, please offer the common courtesy of sending an email. Flaking on a blogger is just rude, and even as an author with occasional features on other blogs, I would never do that to someone else. Please know I am human too, and I understand when life gets in the way. But just let me know with a quick email and we're good. I hate having to chase people and beg them to send in their stuff, especially if I never receive a response. It's a waste of both of our time. Just keep in contact, and I will fully understand if you need to reschedule or require more time to get everything together. As a blogger, I prefer to be prepared, but things will go smoother if you respect me the way I respect all of you. I don't think that's too much to ask. 

In the case that you do need to reschedule, PLEASE let me know as early as possible so I can get another guest settled in for that date. These spots go so fast. Thanks!  

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