Tag Archives: authors

Writer-Style Twitter

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

The WriteOwls encourage you to customize your Twitter feed to support a healthy writing life by following:

  • Authors you admire
  • Writers in your writing or critique group
  • Agents you’re considering sending your work to
  • Publishing houses and their imprints
  • Professional associations and organizations for writers, particularly those within your favorite genres and those in your region or town
  • Writing publications and literary journals
  • People who know books, such as librarians, independent book sellers, book stores in your town and book reviewers
  • Writing coaches, university writing departments and style guides

Who else do you follow on Twitter, and what have you learning about your craft by following them?

To the sink I go

Laura Ayo

Laura Ayo

Agatha Christie once said, “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” I suspect the same can be said for planning a blog post that offers something useful to the reader.  So, with apologies, it’s off to the sink I go.

Perhaps our readers will share some insights on the types of things they’d like us to share on this blog?

Insomniacs Anonymous 6-19-15

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

What were your favorite authors during the formative years of your writing, no matter how recent?  Can you see how those writers have influenced your own work?

Drop Everything!

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

Have a book you’ve been meaning to read? Why not celebrate National Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.) by making today the day you crack open that book? The dishes can wait. So can the laundry. So grab a book and read today.

Practical Prompt 4-8-15

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

Beverly Cleary once said that she read her manuscripts aloud before they were published. In honor of Cleary’s birthday on April 12, read your manuscript out loud, or have someone read it aloud to you. Listen carefully. Does every sentence sound the way you intended? Did the reader stumble over words or phrases? Take the opportunity to fix what you didn’t like.