One of my favorite writers, bloggers, and friends is on Summer hiatus from her site/blog Cynsations. Yes, THE Cynthia Leitich Smith! A wonder of a woman, a wonder of a writer, and a wonderful friend to all writers and authors in the children's lit world.
She does an amazing Friday
round-up of Links and News for Writers and while I can't even BEGIN to do what she
does, here are a few links from blogs/articles that I've particularly
enjoyed the past month or two. I've even categorized them this week!
Website Tips and Info:
Your Homepage is not as Important as You Think by Jane Friedman
Three Ways to Improve Your Website Design by Jane Friedman
Is Your Author Website Doing its Job? 6 Things to Check by Jane Friedman
10 Ways to Build Long Lasting Traffic to Your Website by Jane Friedman
Just some Opinions: Don't Take Everything You Read to Heart!
Ways Authors Waste Time "Building Platform" on Social Media by Anne
Goodbye to Twitter Village, Lessons Learned by Benjamin Anastas
Social Networking: Snubbing a Potential Fan?
General Writing Posts that are Mah-velous!
Boundaries for Writers by Kristi Holl
On Writing Despair, Juicebox Mix by Libba Bray
Fear, the Uninvited Guest by Robin LaFevers - go to Writer Unboxed and read EVERY POST Robin has ever written. She is Simply Brilliant!
Printz Award and the Power of Story: Honorees Get Personal
Breaking Bias, Maureen Johnsons Coverflip Challenge - Fascinating look at book covers and gender bias. Loved the covers shown.
Sarah Zettel, Writing for the Long Haul: this is the newest post in the "Writing for the Long Haul" Series on Janni Lee Simner's blog.
Other authors Jannie has had so far are here:
- Uma Krishnaswami on honoring unreasonable exuberance
- Jennifer J. Stewart on finding community and support
- Sherwood Smith on keeping inspiration alive
- Mette Ivie Harrison on defining success
- Jeffrey J. Mariotte on why we write
- Judith Tarr on reinventing ourselves
- Kathi Appelt on the power of story
- Cynthia Leitich Smith on balancing business and creativity
About the Writing for the Long Haul series
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