Friday, October 14, 2011
Pay It Forward Blogfest
Today is not my usual venue, but this is something I've been thinking about for a long time and couldn't pass up the opportunity.
Alex and Matthew have come up with this great idea and I just had to participate.
Keeping it short and sweet, here are the three blogs I think everyone should read.
I Think; Therefore I Yam by Susan Swiderski. Every time I go there I learn something new. I am never disappointed with the font of information this woman has, from states, to shoes, to billboards. Her laws from the states, and weirdest news stories of the week are just a few highlights I enjoy. Go on over, you won't be disappointed.
Laws of Making by Deren Hansen. From the Hero's Journey, to the Virgin's Promise, Deren shows us how to break it all down, and write from the bottom up. A little philosophy thrown in for good measure, I love the way he makes me think about what I write.
R. Mac Wheeler. The best crit partner anyone could ever ask for. He knows more rules to writing and how to break them than anyone else I've ever met. Crits back from Mac make the St. Valentine's Day massacre look like a parade. So much redline, you might go blind. But well worth the horror. If you can get through one of Mac's crits without giving up writing all together, any New York editor will seem like the Easter Bunny in comparison.
So those are my picks to Pay It Forward.
Have a great weekend everyone, and don't forget about my big cocktail party on Monday.