13 March 2011

A writer’s week on twitter – blogs that inspire

Inspiration is a very personal thing - and for me it can change from one day to the next depending on my mood and how well the writing is flowing. 

I enjoy the random links to blogs you can only really get from twitter, as you never know what you are going to discover. 

Best of all is when you find a blog that really gets you thinking – so here are a few that ‘inspired’ me this week:   

An Original Impulse

Denver based author Cynthia Morris (@originalimpulsecoaches people who want to write and create and says her aim is to help women make their dreams of writing into a reality.  She does also help men though and says writing is her lifelong passion – have a look at her Original Impulse  blog. 

I was inspired by her article ‘Ten ways to improve your writing’, where she says  Writing, like life, is in the moments, and in the moments are the details. Your story should create a picture in the reader’s mind. Create a world for us and let us live there for awhile. Close your eyes and imagine your story as if it existed in another realm. What are the smells, sounds, tastes of this world? Give them all to us.”

Terri Treasures

Florida based Terri Tiffany (@territiffany1is on her fifth novel and is happy to be called an inspirational writer.  I enjoy her Terri Treasures blog and really like her honesty about writing and giving advice.

Terri says  When it comes to my blog, I try to share the mistakes I’ve made along the way and those I learned from. They won’t be the same as yours. You also won’t see me giving out a lot of technical writing advice like plot and structure because I know the books out there can do a much better job than I can. And besides that, I’m still learning.”

The Creative Penn

It was Brisbane based Joanna Penn (@thecreativepennwho started me off with blogging, as I had never thought of it before last month and now I have four on the go.   If you haven’t already seen it make the time to have a look at her blog The Creative Penn.  

In particular, I was inspired by Joanna’s blog post that gave a break down of the launch process for her latest book Pentecost.  Joanna said in her post  Blogging takes a whole lot of time but very little setup cost. I also love it and blog as a hobby anyway. Totally worth every moment I spend on it.” 

Finally...

A big thank you to writer and book publicist Emlyn Chand (@emlynchandwho kindly found the time to review this blog and made 23 (!) recommendations on how to improve it.  I have made quite a few (can you tell what they are?) and am still trying to work out how to do the rest J  

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the shoutout! I do appreciate it and will check out those other blogs:)

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  2. Thanks for the links. I'll have to check some of these out. :)

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