This will be my first Blog Spotlight of 2014. I want to start the year off by pointing you toward a really cool blog here on WordPress, from someone that has a real heart for helping writings. Kristen Lamb has a blog over at http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/ where she gives great advice and really helpful suggestions. Post after post, she constantly gives insight into the craft and the business of writing.
From the About Kristen Lamb tab:
Kristen has guided writers of all levels, from unpublished green peas to NY Times best-selling big fish, how to use social media to create a solid platform and brand. Most importantly, Kristen helps authors of all levels connect to their READERS and then maintain a relationship that grows into a long-term fan base. She is the C.E.O. of WANA International and the founder of WANATribe, the social network for writers.
I will just say that what she does with her WANA International could be an entire blog post itself, so I am going to focus on the rest of her blog, but make sure you take time to check out the link above for an amazing service she offers.
Her regular blog posts tackle almost every subject matter a writer would want to discuss. She presents it in a clear and entertaining manner, with plenty of humor along the way.
If you read my blog regular (which you should) you may recognize her name as I have reblogged several of her posts. Most recently I reblogged a post she wrote about the change in the publishing industry and how self publishing and small publishers are shaping the future called: The Mouse That Roared—Invasion of the Micro-Trend & Why Indies Hold Increasing Power.
Kristen has also written a really cool book, Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World (Amazon). In it she tells all about her experiences with, and her advice on dealing with, writing in a digital world. Here is some praise she has recieved for the book all ready:
“In Rise of the Machines, Kristen Lamb has provided an invaluable compass for navigating the uncharted waters of 21st century publishing. I pity the writer working today who doesn’t take advantage of the wealth of valuable insights and breakthrough methods contained in these pages.”
—David Corbett, award-winning author of THE ART OF CHARACTER
I will just say that you should follow her blog, like her on facebook and follow her tweets. When Kristen has an opinion, you want to hear it. I promise you, it is worth your time to read her posts.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you enjoy the coming year.
Until next time…