Sunday, June 24, 2012

Your Weekend Blog Visits

Ah, weekends. I actually have less time on them than I do on weekdays. For instance, I'd like to do a big post regarding last week's New York Times Book Review. However, it's only 8:30 AM, and I already know that's not going to happen.

Thank goodness I have that NESCBWI Blog Tour going and have developed just enough self-discipline (or habit or mental muscle memory) to keep plugging away at it. And who knows if I'll be able to get today's stops done in one pop?

Okay! Ann Haywood Leal. Her blog is The Backstory where recently she's been writing about getting around for work, to the New York SCBWI conference, for instance. She's also written about family and people she's met.

John Lechner's blog, The Untended Garden, is lavishly illustrated often with photographs or examples of other artist's work embedded within posts in which he writes about them. If I had time, I  would try following this blog for a while. But...  John has a second blog more closely related to his own work.

It's 8:44. As I foresaw, I have to stop for a while.

Six-thirty-four PM. I'm baaack.

Okay. Random Noodling has a terrific header illustration. It's Diane Mayr's blog and deals with "poetry, information to share, books to recommend--or not..."  Diane is interested in haiku, and she does something called Happy Haiga Day posts. I've no idea what that is. In addition to her books, Diane has published magazine articles. She's also one of The Write Sisters. I've seen that named floating around the Internet, maybe on Facebook.

Why look! The Write Sisters is Diane's second blog. The Write Sisters also have a website, though it just won't open for me tonight. They are seven writers who started out as a critique group, have published more than 100 books among them, and now offer workshops.

Laura Williams McCaffrey's blog, Here There Be Dragons, hasn't been updated since last year. She was doing a lot of writing prompts back then. She has some material at her website relating to plotting. Yeah. You all know how I am about plotting.

Dawn Metcalf's first book Luminous was published last year. Her blog, Officially Twisted, appears to be a mix of posts about her writing, specifically, and writing in general.

Enough for this weekend.

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