Reed Writes is a writing her first novel while living in Malasia. (The similarity to me should be obvious here.) One of my favorite things about her blog during the challenge was that she wasn’t afraid to include things about her life there in Malaysia. It can be liberating to have lots of time to write but also overwhelming. She’s holding her own and you might just want to check her out if you haven’t already.
Heidi Mannan of The Enchanted Pen had a great blog and started her posts with fantastic quotes. Her blog about writing and stuff encompasses a lot of great advice for new writers. If you haven’t seen her blog yet check her out.
With Images like these it should be obvious why I linked up with this blog by Moondustwriter. Sometimes a writer can’t get away to another location. So we read, watch movies and even stare at photos of places we’d like to be or where we want our characters to be. Try it and see if it works for you.
Yes, I’ve been on vacation and didn’t write one post!
May has been a jammed packed month but I’ve got new features coming and plenty of other good stuff to keep you inspired to write and hopefully less annoyed with the world in general.
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled program.
“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”
― Elbert Hubbard
Some people know how to blog about their subject and some people don’t. No bashing just observation. There’s a lot of blogs out there. I mean a lot. There were well over a thousand blogs that did this challenge and most of them I’d never heard of before. Now I know why, some of those blogs are designed in such a way that the minute they flashed across my screen I couldn’t wait to close the page. Other’s were so engaging that I found myself reading through their entire website or blog digging for more goodies.
There were some blogs that I still can’t wait to look at again:
- Creative versions of A to Z (a theme that was interesting, photos that pulled me in, an easy to read ‘voice’).
- Blogs that were well-organized and designed. Easy to find more posts of interest.
- Free stuff. A blog that offers more than personal musings but something that can help me as a writer. Those were great to read and keep reading.
The most offensive:
- Couldn’t find the A to Z posts
- Too much happening on the first page (i.e. ads, distractions, clutter).
- Posts that were so long that I didn’t have time to read more than half way through.
Just in case you missed my A to Z posts under the theme ”Get Writing” check them out here.
Y is for YouTube
Video for writers.
The Life of a Full Time Author:
- You write
- You edit
- Meet with Agent, publisher, editor etc.
- Pick Out A Fabulous Cover
YouTube can be the beginning of these other opportunities:
- Speaking Engagements
- Book Signings
- Book Tours (on-line, live, on the radio)