Saturday, October 19, 2013

Discovering a New Blog

I have started following a new blog.  OK, it's not a new blog, but it's new to me.  The author is Mary Carroll Moore, the instructor of my online class.  The title of the blog is "How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book".  It will probably be mostly of interest to other writers.

Ms. Moore posts once a week on Fridays, which is a much more sane posting schedule than every single day.  With that schedule, her posts can be focussed, thoughtful and long.  My daily posts wander all over the map in topic, length and seriousness.

A professional writer and teacher of writing, Ms. Moore has insider knowledge that I want to acquire.  Reason enough to follow her blog.  However, there are many more reasons.  Her blog page is chock full of stuff. There's links to her books, a weekly writing exercise, a slideshow of her paintings, even a copyright protection blurb which may show up on my own blog when I get the time.

But my absolute favorite feature is a sidebar entitled "Encouraging Words — Well-Known Writers with a Large Number of Rejections — But Published!  Did you know that A Wrinkle in Time was rejected 97 times?  I love that book and the circumstances behind its initial rejection and eventual publication give me hope.

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