Dear writers, you might notice that I haven’t been posting here lately. Or maybe you haven’t noticed, which is the point of today’s post. I have decided to discontinue the Writer Aid blog. I will keep the past posts, resource list, and information about my editing and coaching services online, but the weekly posts will cease. I will continue to publish writing-related content in other publications and occasionally on my Unleashed in Oregon site, but as a few publishers have said to me over the years, this blog just doesn’t “pencil out” anymore.
A quick Google search shows an endless list of blogs and newsletters for writers. Every writer wants to publish a blog about writing. Nobody can read them all and still get any writing done. The best blogs and newsletters are produced by people who dedicate themselves to that work. Me, I’m scattered all over, with three blogs, a website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. I’m working on projects in poetry, fiction and nonfiction, as well as maintaining a music career. I have enjoyed sharing my insights about writing here and at the Everything But Writing site that preceded it, but it has been 10 years, and it’s time to move on.
You will not be without resources. Let me recommend some of my favorite sites to check out:
Every year, in the May issue, Writer’s Digest publishes 101 Best Websites for Writers. If you can’t find something there, you’re not trying. Visit http://www.writersidigest.com
Here’s a list from The Positive Writer of top writing blogs that I totally agree with. Click on the links there for advice and inspiration that will keep you writing for years.
At Funds for Writers, C.Hope Clark inspires writers with her articles and extensive lists of contests, funding sources, and publishing opportunities. There’s a free newsletter, as well as a paid version with more listings.
And poets, Diane Lockward’s poetry newsletter never fails to teach me something and get my pen moving. Click on the link and scroll down to subscribe.
There are more. So many more.
It’s hard to say goodbye, so I won’t. I’m still here. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or come say hi to me on Facebook.
Now, let’s go write.