This week's Let's Ask question is for Stacy S. Jensen
(see below for her bio info):
|Stacy S. Jensen|
My question for Stacy:
If you were to pick two blogs that has helped you grow the most during your writer’s journey which two would they be and why? Also, if you wanted to share your most valuable experience about writing with us please do so.
1) Writer Unboxed — http://writerunboxed.com/
Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton began this blog, which now includes bestselling authors and industry leaders among its monthly contributors. This blog deals with a wide variety of issues such as craft, social media/platform, the writer's life and funny videos or cartoons. For example, I like this video by Yuvi Zalkow http://writerunboxed.com/2012/04/21/10000-hours/.
The site also has a Facebook group. The questions, answers and support shared here are priceless.
2) Writing While the Rice Boils — http://writingwhilethericeboils.blogspot.com/
A blog by Debbie Maxwell Allen — Resources for writers with little time and even less money, who are on the journey to publication.
Debbie compiles a list of free resources on writing topics. I've searched her blog many times or filed away a link for future use. She does the work, so you don't have too.
A good sample is from this week — Pick a Flavor: Three Ways to Plot Your Novel http://writingwhilethericeboils.blogspot.com/2010/10/pick-flavor-three-ways-to-plot-your.html
Second part of my question for Stacy-
Also, if you wanted to share your most valuable experience about writing with us please do so.
When I seriously began writing, I read too many industry news, agent blogs, etc. Some posts drained me and others made my writing scattered as I attempted to follow all their tips. I discovered the really good posts bubble up on Facebook or Twitter. So, I unplugged from the agent blogs and some popular author sites. I catch the really good ones people share on social media sites. This saves me time and energy.
Stacy S. Jensen worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for two decades. Today, she mothers a toddler at home, children in her picture book manuscripts, and a memoir manuscript.
Stacy's blog is http://stacysjensen.blogspot.com
Tweet her at https://twitter.com/#!/StacySJensen
Feel free to leave any of your favorite writer websites in the comments below.
I'd love to check them all out. Thanks for visiting today!