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Five Writing Blogs Worth Reading Part Three

After this post, I will update you as I come across blogs of note. (I’m always looking for new ones). Here are five more that have provided me with usable information and insights into the writing life.

C. Hope Clark Hope is a talented writer who writes about writing and is currently promoting her excellent book Low Country Bribe (which I will be reviewing this week). She also writes the next blog:

Funds For Writers Voted one of the ten best blogs for writers since 2001, this blog will provide you solid information and leads  that will result in a freelance job, a contest, a job, a grant, you name it. There are two versions of the blog. One is free (the one I get) and one is a subscription. I am thinking about getting the subscription in the future.

Men With Pens James Chartrand is a pen name for the owner of this blog.Shes (Yes, she) a copywriter author, business expert from Montreal. Again, an insightful and informative blog about wrining and blogging. It’s a Top Ten Blog For Writers for the past four years and a Top 15 Copywriting and Content Marketing Blog That Makes You Money.

The Well Fed Writer Peter Bowerman’s blog and website. He published the book The Well Fed Writer and has maintained the franchise for years. He specializes in copywriting and blogging. A top blog in 2010, he is well established.

Nick Thacker Writes about writing and blogging. He wrote Building a Blog For Readers (Which I will be reviewing soon). He is informative and provides a new spin on what others are talking about. He will answer your emails if you contact him. I’ve gotten a lot out of his book and blog.

I hope you get as much out of these sites as I have. Are there sites you would recommend?

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Five Writing Blogs and Sites Worth Following- Part Two

I hope you enjoyed the first five blogs I recommended in Part One. Here are five more to investigate. I hope these will help you achieve your writing and blogging goals. I find these sites and blogs informative, encouraging and enjoyable.

Making A Living Writing Carol Tice’s blog site. She is a successful freelance writer and she writes about writing. She believes a freelancer can earn good money and she offers tips and information to make that happen. She also has the next site:

The Freelance Writers Den Carol Tice has a membership site that features extensive education resources, boot camps, webinars, online classes, forums, weekly meetings and personal coaching. I got a basic membership for $25.00 a month. You can withdraw your membership at any time, and I got a lot out of my month membership. The Den is not always available, you have to wait till it opens to new members. This insures that you get attention and can attend the online events. I find the classes expensive, but that’s just me.

The Passive Voice An awesome daily feed of writing and publishing information. I’ve learned so much from this blog. They do have a slant towards self-publishing, but they try to give information from both points of view. Subscribe to this to stay current on the industry.

Jeff Goins, Writer Jeff writes about writing and is very informative and insightful. I see him coming into his own as a writer and I’ve learned with him.

Wow! Women On Writing Interesting and informative blog that not only informs writers, they will actively help you with your blog. Recently they put out an email inquiring into people wanting guest bloggers. I have a start-up blog so my numbers don’t support a guest appearance, but they have another vehicle to help me. I can review a chosen book and be scheduled for a mass announcement via their extensive network directing readers to participating blogs. My first review will be on July 27th. I’ll let you know how it goes. As a writer, you can buy into the promotions they can do.

Look for another five blog post soon. Until then, enjoy these.

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I Am Free

I am free.

Three simple words that carry such meaning and weight.

It’s Independence Day here in America, one of my favorite days, not because of the cook-outs, but because of the celebration of freedom. It’s a day that makes me stop and think about my country and all that it affords me. I am a free woman in the greatest country in the world. I can do anything I set my mind to here. I have been afforded a life free of tyranny, free of oppression, free of retaliation. I have made decisions in my life that have caused me to take the path less travelled, and it’s OK here. I am free to do that.

I love my country.

We have many faults, and we can be obnoxious, and there are many broken things in our country, but the freedom we enjoy supersedes all the negatives. On this day, the dissention we experience in Washington doesn’t matter. On this day the problems each family experiences in the wake of decisions being made in the government doesn’t matter. On this day the rivalry between presidential candidates doesn’t matter. On this day my life choices, mistakes and triumphs both don’t matter. All that matters is Freedom. As a country and as an individual, we are free and that is what this day is about.

I wish you a wonderful day and I hope your celebrations with family and friends bring you great joy.

We are free.

 

 

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Five Writing Blogs Worth Reading – Part One

Finding good blogs to follow can take a lot of time and research. I want to share some of the great blogs and writers sites that I’ve found over the last few months.  Since there are a lot of them, I’m breaking the list down to five sites per post. I know when lists are ten + sites, I never have time to go to all of  them hence the manageable number of five.

Nina Badzin’s Blog Nina is an accomplished writer and blogger. She writes about the writing life, social media, parenting, being Jewish and a host of other topics. She regularly appears on the Huffington Post blog. Her essays are excellent.

Kristen Lamb’s Blog Author of “Are You There Blog, It’s Me, Writer” and “We Are Not Alone, A Writers Guide To Social Media” (an outstanding book on social media for the beginner). She writes about writing and life. I’ll be reviewing both books in the coming weeks. But don’t wait for the review, go ahead and get them…they are excellent.

Lisa Ahn’s Blog I discovered Lisa on Nina’s blog. She was a guest. She crafts words brilliantly. I love her essays. So Talented. You will look forward to her postings.

Paltry Meanderings Of A Taller Than Average Woman (the blog for Christy Carrington Lewis) I didn’t know what to make of this blog’s title. But Christy is a brilliant and talented writer and I enjoy her posts immensely. She has been “Freshly Pressed” on WordPress several times. Not an easy accomplishment. Freshly Pressed means the blog post was chosen out of hundreds of thousands of posts to be featured as an example of excellence.

Susan Kiernan-Lewis One of my favorite authors. She’s written the Maggie Newberry series all set in Provence, France as well as other books. I love her descriptions and the way she has crafted her stories. Thoroughly enjoyable. She writes about writing and life.

Five more blogs/sites coming soon. Do you have favorite sites you’d like to share? Please do. Thanks for reading and hopefully following me.

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