I’ve discovered some terrific blogs this week and want to share them.
First, Michael Ignacio’s Imagination Ignited is a new blog, but a strong one. What makes it strong? Partly it’s that, although there isn’t much content yet, Michael has set up what he intends to do and is clear about what to expect as he fills out his pages. Partly it’s because, since the content is still germinating, he’s using his blog to promote his fellow writers. Generosity is an attractive quality, in a person and in a blog. Visit him for solid introductions to some writers who may be new to you.
Jo Robinson is a new Google+ friend whose blog, africolonialstories, is a new favorite. Jo lives in Zimbabwe and has just come through a serious bout with malaria. I was like, “I’m so sorry you’re ill — but OMG I KNOW SOMEBODY WITH MALARIA!” Most people I know have stuff like sinus drainage. I mean malaria! How cool is that? Anyway, visit her blog.
La Vonda R. Staples doesn’t write bitty blog posts. She writes beautiful, elegant, moving, and sometimes angry essays. They are worth every minute of your time. She calls her site, “A blog on history, cultural commentary, and my reflections on society.” Go. Read. Grow.
Where Writers And Authors Meet should be called Where READERS And Authors Meet. It’s a site and app devoted to bringing authors and readers together. A cool thing they do is post information about an author and invite questions. The author has a week to answer the questions, then the answers are posted. Yes, Imma be on there. In July, I think. Long time from now. That’s how popular the feature is.
Now, you know I’m learning to knit. A friend (Dani Greer of Blog Book Tours) suggested KnittingHelp.com, and it has, indeed, been a great help. Thanks, Dani!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Interview one of your characters. If you need to practice first, interview your favorite character from somebody else’s writing.