Thursday, February 17, 2011
Blogging about Books and Writing
I've been swamped lately and haven't had much time for reading, much less posting, at the women's writing community She Writes. But it is a wonderful place to write about writing. I'm part of several groups there, including an excellent blogging group called Blogging About Books and Writing. This post today is part of a blog hop so that we can meet one another and make some wonderful e-friends. I'm all for that. :)
My blog here is about a lot of stuff, but books and writing definitely comprises close to half of my postings. Being a writing teacher, formerly at the university level, and now online at Brave Writer and also at our home school co-op where I teach high school students, I do write a lot about writing. :) I've also been writing a little fiction lately, although most of my writing is poetry and nonfiction.
If anyone would like a peek at some of my poems, there's a page of Selected Poems here that you may wish to visit. I also list my favorite books about the craft of writing at Best Writing Books above, although I'm sure that most of my favorites are not new to most of you.
We were asked by Meg to post a tidbit about blogging about books and writing. Mine is simple, and perhaps too simple: blog about what you love. Your passion will shine through, and readers will feel a true connection with you and will want to continue reading what you write. It's the same advice I give my writing students, and I think it's a simple little thing that we grown-ups too often forget as we try to budge our way into a certain niche in the blogosphere.
Anyway, please consider this little post a warm welcome to my (new) friends from She Writes as we meet and greet each other today.
Welcome, welcome, welcome!!
In writerly friendship,