Enlightening or entertaining, what type of blogs would our authors favor on a daily basis? Of course it’s a bit of both and you might enjoy following along with:
~ Unclutterer – http://unclutterer.com/
~ Post Secret – http://postsecret.blogspot.com/
~ Sew, Mama, Sew! – http://www.sewmamasew.com/
~ Sew at Sea, by my hilarious friend Laura – http://sewatsea.blogspot.com/
~ Pub Rants – http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
~ Gretchen Rubin offers a great mix of practical and personal tips that guarantee me a smile, every time I click on her blog.
~ Brilliant writing advice from a wide array of authors.
~ It’s like People Magazine with a focus on the spiritual adventures of celebs.
~ A bunch of Borders employees are trying various resolutions found in books. The one I like best is the guy going for the adult version of the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. I didn’t know that was an option, but I want my badge!
~ One of the first blogs I followed, and still one of the funniest. I’ve met “Swishy” and she’s every bit as great in person as she is online.
~ I met Amy Julia at a writer’s conference. Her perspective on faith, family & life makes me think…and feel.
~ GalleyCat http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat (industry news)
~ Backspace http://www.bksp.org (writers’ discussion board $40/year)
~ The Divining Wand http://www.thediviningwand.com (no, really!)
~ A Good Blog Is Hard To Find http://southernauthors.blogspot.com (southern authors rotate blogging)
~ Toastiest http://toastie.st (personal blog of David Seidman that I used in my research for BETWEEN FRIENDS and came to care about)
~ Obviously, the Debutante Ball!
~ Literary Mama, where I’m co-editor for fiction, which features really exciting, fresh work by mother-writers.
~ My agent’s blog, Pub Rants.
~ GalleyCat, an industry blog which combines great information with a biting wit
And a non-writing blog, Generation Xpert, by my friend Suzanne Kart. Speaking of biting wit, she uses hers to blog about Generation X.
~ Backspace: http://bksp.org/
~ Book Balloon: http://bookballoon.com/
~ BiblioBuffet: http://bibliobuffet.com/
~ Teen Fiction Cafe: http://teenfictioncafe.blogspot.com/
~ Read Short Fiction: http://www.readshortfiction.com/
~ The Book Deal: An Inside View to Publishing by editor Alan Rinzler – this guy really knows his stuff.
~ Internet Movie Database (whenever I see a film, I look it up here afterwards to get the scoop on the actors, trivia, awards, etc.)
~ Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent – Nathan works for Curtis Brown and always offers useful and cutting edge info on getting an agent, the publishing industry, the editorial process, etc.
~ Yahoo News – I find this site the easiest as far as layout and content to quickly keep up with the news of the day as it changes by the minute.
~ Perez Hilton – Yes, it’s cheesy gossip, but I admire how Mario Lavendeira (aka as Perez Hilton) built a highly successful website from humble beginnings with only a laptop and an “office” at the local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. He’s also an amusing writer.
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