Hello to all you writers out there, this is Adair Heitmann writing to you on this steamy summer day. Did you hear the bells and whistles? The Fairfield Writer’s Blog just received The Versatile Blogger Award! This is awarded to blogs that are considered helpful and excellent. Aw shucks. Both my colleague and fellow writing workshop leader, Alex McNab, and I currently keep The Fairfield Writer’s Blog going (along with our invited guest authors). We strive to be informative and always bring the blog back to its core mission of “literary connections.”
As writers we constantly hear about building our writing platforms. Part of building your platform includes creating and maintaining an online presence. Blogs are a great way to do that, and commenting on other people’s blogs can be invaluable. (See more about this in the list below.)
The Versatile Blogger Award was a connection that came put of the blue, thanks to blog reader Brooke Ryter. Part of being nominated for the award is to select and share 15 blogs/bloggers that have been recently discovered or that we follow regularly. Here’s Alex and my edited and combined list, sorry we couldn’t put every blogger we know on it. The list is in no particular order, but we attempted to include blogs that are good resources for writers. Please check them out.
Mary Carroll Moore writes all about the book writing and creative writing process.
Jane Friedman – Being human at electric speed: Exploring what it means to be a writer in the digital age.
Ollin Morales Courage 2 Create inspires writers to do just that . . . write!
Patrick Ross: Travels of a MFA student and prolific writer.
Gabi Coatsworth: writing about a writer’s life in Fairfield County, CT.
Kim Craft Fiction, Memoir, Creative Writing (from Top Ten Blogs for Writers list)
Christina Katz: The Prosperous Writer. Her handle sums up her niche.
Anne Kathryn Smith, writer at large. She recently commented on The Fairfield Writer’s Blog and I was drawn to a helpful link to her blog.
Larry Brooks is one of many storytelling gurus online. He revisits the basics of structure from time to time in helpful ways.
Publishing news, author Q&As, plus a lot of links to pieces of interest on other sites.
Galleycat is a publishing news place. On the parent media bistro site, there are periodic interviews with authors and editors, under the heading What Do You Do?
The focus here is on plotting your story.
A rotating group of book editors has something new up every weekday. There are a lot of helpful gems back in the archives.
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management posts essays and links from its agents. Again, lots of good stuff in the archives.
She spoke at the Library a few years ago, and is currently doing the mega media circuit.
Thank you again to The Versatile Blogger Award for helping us here at The Fairfield Writer’s Blog continue to be a valuable resource to writers everywhere.
Until next time, stay cool, and keep on writing!