In the spirit of Thanksgiving, look up the contact information for a favorite author and send them a thank you email, tweet or hand-written note to let them know how their work has touched your life or inspired your writing.
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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?
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?
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?
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.