While perusing the blogosphere the last few days, I’ve stumbled upon some great links for writers that I just have to share!
One of my favorite bloggers, The Literary Mom, continues to offer up posts with useful information about the writing industry. In particular, she wrote a great piece that explores the pros and cons of hitting the “Publish” button on a blog post. There are consequences to consider on both sides of the spectrum. Read her thoughts here: Fiction Writers: Why Hitting The Publish Button on a Post Isn’t Always a Good Thing. While visiting, check out her recent interview with YA author Melanie Card. Both questions and answers are thoughtful and very enlightening. Read it here.
As I continue to explore ways to build my platform, Darla McDavid, featured a great new place to extend my online presence with her very informative post on a site called About.me. It takes self-promotion and networking to a new level as it works a bit differently from facebook and twitter. Social networking can be a bit overwhelming and About.me seems like a nice alternative or simple addition to our already very busy online lives! Check out her post: Build Your Writer’s Platform with About.me.
The site I’ve been perusing the most over the last week is World Literary Cafe. I first came across it while playing on Twitter and it has turned out to be a phenomenal source of networking connections. I’ve barely scratched the surface of all it has to offer, but it essentially brings authors, bloggers, and readers together. There are pay it forward programs, beta reader match-ups, read/review groups and forums, promotion workshops, features on upcoming books from new writers, and loads of news and events in the writing community. This network is amazing!
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It seems I can’t even make it a week on my adjusted blog schedule. Here we are on an “off” day and I can’t stay silent! Hope you all enjoy the links!
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