Thursday, February 19, 2009
Booking Through Thursday: Authors Talking
Last week’s question was: “Do you read any author’s blogs? If so, are you looking for information on their next project? On the author personally? Something else?”
What can I say, I’m behind again... I wanted to answer this question and didn’t get around to it last week, so here I am doing it now.
I read three author blogs on a regular basis and in all cases what I’m looking for is either info on the author personally (their thoughts on various topics) or “something else.” Not so much info on their next project because they could hardly blog about that on a regular basis. (Not that I’m not interested in that too, but I’m more likely to go to an author’s website for that sort of information.)
The author blogs I read and love are:
1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started, which is Meg Waite Clayton’s blog (of The Wednesday Sisters fame): As I’ve mentioned before, this is a blog where authors guest post about their experience of first getting published. And despite the fact that all the stories illustrate how much hard work is involved in making that happen, every single post is inspiring. I highly recommend this blog, especially if you are interested in getting published some day.
This Is My Secret, which is Kristin Cashore’s blog (of Graceling fame): I haven’t actually read Graceling (though I plan to) and I can’t remember how I came across Kristin’s blog, but I’m hooked. I’m not sure I can put into words why I love this blog so much. Read her Valentine’s Day post, “Interplanetary Be Who You Are Day” to see what I mean. I want to forward this post to everyone I know!
Writerly So, which is DeAnna Cameron’s blog (her novel, The Belly Dancer, is set to be released in July 2009): This blog is mostly interviews with authors, another behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become published. Fascinating stuff!
I’m sure there are heaps of other great author blogs out there that I don’t know about or haven’t thought to look for. What are some of your favourites?
Read other answers to last week’s Booking Through Thursday question.