My goal for this blog is to provide one place for free online information to help writers advance their skills; a writer’s resource page. How do I propose to do this? Simple, by being a lazy bum.
There is a new-ish wave in the publishing world that says a writer must be involved in the marketing of their books through the use of social media. One way to do this is to have a blog. If the writer has taken advantage of this infrastructure before publishing, that looks even better to prospective agents and publishers. What this means is I need to have a blog, but I don’t know what to write about.
There are already numerous blogs and websites covering various topics relevant to writing. Why would I want to add one more? Besides, I’m new at this and am still learning. Then it came to me, like all good ideas do, while I was thinking of nothing remotely related. My blog could serve as a writers resource to help connect writers to all the information already available.
This serves two purposes. 1) I have a blog. Great! 2) I don’t have to put a lot of effort into it. Even better!
“But wait,” you say, “who are you, you lazy bum and how, exactly, will this work?”
I am Kelly Dunn a writer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I hope some day I will be a paid writer. What do I write? I take a modern setting, drop a fantasy element into it, and create a pseudo-scientific reason for that element to exist. An amalgamation of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Fantasy without really being any of them since there are no hot chicks in leather fighting demons on another planet whose culture is similar to Medieval England. An Urban Science-Fantasy, or as someone kindly informed me, slipstream.
In between these weird flights of fantasy I work two part-time jobs. My dream is to give them both up and be a fulltime writer. In the meantime I spend what little time I have editing my first novel and don’t want to dedicate too much time elsewhere. Which is why I’m doing the lazy approach to blogging.
On Mondays I will: post a link to a website that offers free information that will help writers in various aspects of their writing careers. They will include things such as: information to develop writing skills, resources to find agents and publishers, and tools that will help you be organized as you write.
On Wednesdays I will: post quotes. They might be inspirational, they could be about writing. Basically, whatever strikes my fancy that day.
On Fridays I will: post links to submission pages to magazines, online and print, for short story publication.
Feel free to use and abuse my laziness as you please. Should you feel compelled to share a great blog/website/article, add a comment to the Sharing is Caring section and I’ll add it to my list of stuff to check out.
May the muse be with you,