As a follower of thecreativepenn on Twitter, I was directed today to a wonderful post on a site called Publetariat: People Who Publish.
The post is a wonderful post to read for food for thought. It's called "Should You Blog? And If So, What are Best Practices?" The post is geared toward newbie writers (whether newbie published or still unpublished), and is a great read for those of you considering blogging or somewhat timid about the idea.
This is the second time I have clicked on an interesting link to Publetariat, so I took a bit more time today to look through the site. I recommend that readers of my blog do so as well in case it is a site you would like to follow. The group is dedicated to burgeoning small press authors and publishers, and if you go the "About" page, you will see this impressive list of contributors:
John Backes - co-founder of The Children's Book Insider
Alan Baxter - Blade Red Press
Mark Coker - Smashwords
Nick Daws - freelance writer/consultant
Guy LeCharles Gonzales - Spindle Magazine & Loudpoet.com
April L. Hamilton - author, and founder of Publetariat
Michael R. Hicks - author
Highspot, Inc. - consultants to authors and publishers
Jude Johnson - Scorched Hawk Press
Hugh McGuire - Bookoven, Librivox, earideas & datalibre.ca
Joanna Penn - The Creative Penn
Dana Lynn Smith - The Book Marketing Maven
Joshua Tallent - Kindleformatting.com
Heidi M. Thomas - author, writing instructor, consultant
Zoe Winters - author and indie publishing consultant
Reading the above list made me positive that I will be checking in with this site from time to time for some great advice!
Egad, what a weekend to lose my wifi!
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