Jay Eckert's blog post and to my surprise, he mentioned my blog in it. Thanks, Jay, for giving me the Superior Scribbler Award! The guy in the picture is just like me. I still use pen and paper to write my first drafts.
Now I get to pick five of my favorite blogs. Aw, only five? There are so many to choose from!
#1: http://smblooding.blogspot.com/ by S.M. Blooding, affectionately known as Frankie on the YA review forum she founded several years ago, which I joined in September. Other writers from the same forum also post on her blog, which I read every day. Author interviews, funny stories, writing life, and book reviews are common themes on this blog.
#2: http://geniusborderinginsanity.blogspot.com/ by Kurt Chambers. Also part of the YA review forum, he's a wonderful children's fantasy writer. My three kids (8 to 12 years old) instantly became fans of his novels. One of them, Truth Teller, is ready for publication and I reserved my autographed, hard cover copy already. Now all he needs is an agent. *hint hint - future bestseller!*
#3: http://www.willwriteforchocolate.com/ by Debbie Ohi. Whenever I need a diversion, I read some of the comics for writers from the archives. The characters are just too sweet, and each short strip addresses a situation writers may go through. I recognized myself in quite a few of them. lol!
#4: http://bookinaweek.blogspot.com/ by Maureen Woods. I joined the book-in-a-week challenge every single month from December 08 to September 09. I boosted my writing from 10 pages a week to 28 pages a week. I enjoy reading this blog for the interviews with other participants in the challenge and useful tips about writing.
#5: http://kmessner.livejournal.com/ by Kate Messner. Kate is a writer for children living in the New York area and is a member of SCBWI. I recently discovered this blog through Twitter. I love the amount of pictures Kate displays in her posts! Her last post is a list of 2009 books she read and loved, listed by category. I made a note to myself to come back and jot down some titles for my next trip to the library.
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