Writers’ Blogs I Like Reading
To nudge myself gently toward the task that I know will engage and even engross me once I’m back at it, I will sometimes read blogs of other writers. It sort of feels like I’m working, it sometimes gives me a practical tip or two, but often it just helps me find that part of my brain that remembers I am a writer. No, I’m not so far gone that I actually forget that, but after time away from my writing, I don’t feel much like one.
Sometimes I visit the blogs of writers whose work I’ve been editing: like www.tudorrobins.com (Tudor’s first novel, Objects in Mirror, will be published this spring.)
During our email chats about her manuscript, Tudor put me onto another blog that has become one of my favourites: www.kaykenyon.com.
Reading other people’s blogs isn’t writing. It won’t get that story or that non-fiction book written. Only writing will do that. But it’s a painless and often effective way of easing back into writing. What writers’ blogs do you like to read when you need help easing back into your own work so you can once again feel like a legitimate member of the writing community?
Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.