Misc. Links for Writers

Links for WritersFor a few weeks now I’ve been collecting interesting blog posts and other sites as I find them to share on the weekends as Bookmarkable! links. However, there is so much good information and writing that comes our way each day through inboxes and feed readers and Twitter and Facebook that I am going to start sharing what I find in shorter, more frequent “Misc. Links for Writers” posts. I’m inspired to do so by Tyler Cowen, a behavioral economist and one of my son’s favorite bloggers, who posts “Assorted Links” whenever he has a few on hand, with or without short commentary. Seems like a good way to share the love and wealth. 🙂

  1. From Poets & Writers: “Social Media for Authors: Forever in Search of Buzz” (a meaty article)
  2. Psychology Today Blog Post by Susan Cain: The Empathizing Power of Fiction (with a call to share your favorite memoir titles)
  3. E Victoria Flynn Writes about A Hankering for Typewriters and Other Things Old (great comments so far!)
  4. Pam Parker’s Electric Interview with Alan Heathcock (and a chance to win a copy of his short story collection VOLT)
  5. Author Nikki Katz Describes the Feeling of Writer Freeze (we’ve all been there)
  6. For Fun from BuzzFeed: “20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves” (I want these!)

4 thoughts on “Misc. Links for Writers

  1. How funny. I had just made a note to myself, inspired by your bookmarkable posts, to do the same for my blog. You are right: there are a lot of good resources to share.

  2. Well, the knowledge that “way leads on to way” should have prevented my hour-long excursion through cyberspace this afternoon, but I couldn’t resist.

    “Social Media for Authors” led to GalleyCat, which led to the Thrillerfest website, which led to Diana Gabaldon (who is a “spotlight guest” this year), which led to a Romantic Times Book Review Magazine interview with Gabaldon from November 2009, in which I learned . . .

    that her writing process is a lot like mine AND . . .

    she also has a Ph.D. and worked full-time as a college professor before publishing her first novel.

    So having found a new role model, I’m considering my time not wasted. Thank you!

    “Outlander” is now on my to-read list, as I’ve never checked out this wildly popular bestseller before. It’s always comforting to know that a good book is waiting for me the moment I finish my current one.

    • What a profitable excursion! It’s a good reminder that such browsing is not necessarily a waste of time. I really like the GalleyCat site. I’m not familiar with Outlander, but now I must check it out. 🙂

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