. . . other bloggers’ and writers’ blogs, that’s what!
It’s Linda taking over for The Boss today; she’s still under the weather. Rey’s off on an audition for a commercial. My BFF can’t quite leave the actress in her behind—or is that the ham? <LOL>
The Boss has no doubt mentioned how much she wants to have an awesome, successful blog. Maybe, one day, she will; timing and time truly are everything. My belief is if the heart’s in the right place, and the determination’s there, anything’s doable.
That got me to thinking that maybe I’d touch upon successful writing blogs—based upon what I’ve seen in my research travels and what I’ve discussed with fellow bloggers.
Here are three worth checking out (to start):
Joanna Penn’s someone The Boss and a number of her blogging colleagues follow. The Creative Penn is laden with informative, instructive posts and podcasts. Joanna’s a NY Times bestselling author, so she knows what she’s talking about. And when she talks, you want to absorb every detail. Charming and compelling, the woman is an absolute pleasure to listen to. She provides loads of valuable guidelines and recommendations for aspiring writers, so check her out . . . then subscribe for regular email updates!
Daily Writing Tips is chockablock full of, yes, tips—from grammar to punctuation to creative writing. Like, who knew there were coordinate and noncoordinate adjectives? If you need help with writing basics, are unsure about word meanings and differentiations (as I apparently am), this is the site to visit. You’ll even find quizzes, which are always fun; who doesn’t like a challenge or two?
I can’t not mention an old favorite, one many of us grew up with in its physical, tangible form: Writer’s Digest. The site is full of beneficial resources—such as agent listings and story coaching, among [many] other edifying topics—webinars, contests and competitions . . . and, of course, tons of articles to assist a writer in cultivating his or her talent.
A short and sweet post today, but hopefully useful. As The Boss has often stated, you never need go it alone: countless sites offer valuable and practical advice, provide trends and news, and help set you on that path to success. You simply need to . . . yes, you’ve got it . . . do your due diligence.