by Lillian Csernica on July 29, 2013
writingsbyKristol — Day 9 Challenge: The Cons of Writing
Kristol’s comments make perfect sense to me. It’s almost comforting to know that writers face so many of the same challenges, from the personal as well as the professional point of view. I take no pleasure in knowing my fellow writers are suffering frustration and setbacks, yet I do take comfort in knowing that there are times when even the writers I most admire have struggled and may continue to struggle. It’s not easy making a living as a writer no matter what type of writing you do, all the more so in a country where roughly 15% of the population of 315 million people read on a regular basis. That means only 4,725,000 people read regularly, an amount just under the total population of the state of Wisconsin. I don’t know about you, but those numbers scare me.
The View Outside — Day 9 Challenge: Discussion of a Current Writing Project
It always interests me to hear about another writer’s process, the choices made, the comparisons between plot and character options. This particular post is well worth reading for all of that. Also, the blog design is easy on the eyes, which is a mercy!
Hunting Down Writing — Day 6 Challenge: Websites for Writers/Sharing Posts from Other Writers
A really wonderful list of resources well worth the time and effort to pursue. Hunter rocks!
Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning — Day 5 Challenge: Top Three Blog Posts
These blog posts were of particular interest to me because I love history and historical writing, both fiction and nonfiction. Also, Ms. Bruning provides information on Daniel Boone, who is an ancestor of mine on my mother’s side. It’s always fun to find out you have famous relatives!
Hunting Down Writing — Day 1 Challenge: Should Writers Blog About Writing?
Another excellent and thought-provoking post by our Challenge Hostess. The opportunity cost as well as the cost/benefit analysis of blogging vs. actual writing should be taken seriously by every writer. These are the times that try people’s souls, because we’re told we need a social media platform but the maintenance of it takes us away from the very writing we’re trying to create and promote.
And there you have it! Another blog challenge completed! Many thanks to Hunter Emkay for the really useful and informative prompts.