Favorite not-Blogs

To choose my favorite blog is impossible.

Some of my favorite bloggers aren’t writing much at present. I don’t mind that because I know that they are busy living life — one recently adopted a child, another recently graduated from college, and a third recently moved across the pond. Those life events are all so much more important than hammering out blog posts — although they could possibly become fodder for posts in the years ahead.

Writers have to live life in order to write about it.

To answer the prompt, (Your Favorite Blogs) I tried to think about something I had recently read that spoke to me — and I thought of Jonathan Rogers.

Jonathan sends out a weekly letter for writers called The Habit.

To say that it’s my favorite blog would be a misnomer. He hasn’t updated his blog since May. (Tsk, tsk – Jonathan)

Still, if I could recommend one place to get good sound writing advice, it would be from Jonathan Rogers. I look forward to The Habit every week.

Number two would be Tweetspeak Poetry. It’s not really a blog, but they post a poem each day — and everyone needs a little poetry. I read my daily poem with my morning green smoothie.

Both Jonathan Rogers and Tweetspeak Poetry have courses and workshops for more in-depth writing work. Jonathan has a course starting next week — Writing with Flannery O’Connor. He has two spots left, so sign up now.


4 thoughts on “Favorite not-Blogs

  1. I think adopting a child and graduating are huge reasons …. rather more than taking a plane across an ocean. But you are kind to me. I am SO tempted to sign up for this course but I know I wouldn’t do it justice exactly now. However, I am hugely grateful for the nod to Jonathan who I rather think I will investigate further. Green smoothie and poetry sounds too tempting!

    • I should warn you that Jonathan is brutally honest in his critiques. One of my favorite worst favorite was when he told me that a piece I had written for class was technically good but boring. When I re-read it, I realized how very boring I had made a perfectly good story. I had squeezed the life right out of it by trying to adhere to an assignment rather than use my natural voice. It’s a good teacher who tells you when you’re bad.

      • Thank you for the warning but you are absolutely right …. good teachers don’t soft soap, they are honest and honest is sometimes a little brutal!

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