This is a part of my 7 day blogging challenge – every day for 7 days, I will post about 7 things. It’s day four today – hump day! So far, we’ve looked at children’s books, meditations, and tea. Today, I’m going to share 7 posts from fellow bloggers, that have helped my with my writing.
This is from kiwi writer Freya Robertson‘s blog. She’s a hybrid-published author and an avid gamer. This post is bookmarked on my computer, and when I get stuck with where-to-next? for my editing, I refer back to her post. Though my writing tends to be fast-paced, these tips are practical things I can do, written in a straightforward way, to ‘tighten’ my work.
She might just be playing to my Harry Potter addiction here, but indie author Victoria Grefer has put together a post that is truly amazeballs. There’s some sage writing advice, and some great inspiration – inspired, of course, by Harry Potter 🙂
Children’s indie author & self-publishing guru Joy Findlay has written a beautiful post, reminding us how important it is not just to find balance, but to maintain it. She reminds us that life (and writing) is a huge balancing act, and no matter what’s happening around us, the most important thing is to enjoy the process of writing; to love what we do.
Scriptwriter & actress Barbara Peterson has written an uplifting (and funny) post, perfect for writers who are prone to creative anxiety. So all of us, right? It’s a reminder that our journey – in writing and otherwise – won’t always take us where we expected to go, but maybe, just maybe… that’s a good thing.
Writer & blogger Ben Roach has put together a diverse range of the kind of book covers that make you want to buy a book – and perhaps reflect the quality of writing inside. This post is a reminder to respect ourselves and our work enough to give it a fitting outfit – as well as a better chance on the market. He’s also chucked in a few no-no’s at the end, and it’s definitely worth a look.
Author Meryl Ferguson put this post together after NaNoWriMo last year – something I’d totally intended to do but completely slumped in, mostly do to panicking and underplanning, which she addresses in this post. The most interesting reason she’s explored is ‘self-sabotage’, which perhaps is more of a truth for many of us than we’d like to admit – and usually indicates that we’re not in it for the right reasons – whether that be the story, the message, or writing altogether. A thought-provoking read.
Okay, okay… this is one of my posts, but I do think it’s a good one for this list! I wrote this post after an acquaintance from Google+ asked for feedback, and realised that my critique could help my own writing, and if it helped her and it helped me then it could probably help some of you. So here you go. An editing post from me, to round off 7 blog posts for writers.