I'm giving a talk about blogging at the meeting of the Marin Branch of the California Writers Club tomorrow at the Book Passage in Corte Madera. I always like folks to be able to have an electronic handout, in addition to a paper one, so I'm posting the handout I'm using here. Forgive me if you've seen a lot of these links before, and please feel free to add more examples of blogs about writing, or by writers who publish in print, as well as online, in the comments.
Writer/Writing Blog Sampler
100 Mile Diet by J. B. Mackinnon and Alisa Smith
Book: Plenty (US) and 100 Mile Diet (Canada)
9 to 5 Poet: An Annotated Diary of a Working Writer
A.Fine Blog by Allison Fine
Book: Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age.
Books: Dirty Girls Social Club, Playing with Boys, Make Him Look Good, Haters.
Books: 18! You can see them all here. Nickel and Dimed (2001) was very popular.
birdiejaworski.com (New blog. Not too many entries yet)
lapajaro.com (Old blog. More content)
Birdie's stories have appeared in many online and print journals, including Good Housekeeping, The San Diego Reader, Adoption Today, Mipoesias, and the American Press Institute's Media Center blog. Birdie's blogs and stories have been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Positive Thinking Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal as well as many other news outlets.
BlogYoNoMo (Blog Your Novel Month)
Inspired by National Novel Writing Month. Don’t know if they will do it in 2007.
Dispatches from the Final Frontier by Michael Belfiore
Book: Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots Is Boldly Privatizing Space
Books: The Book of Dead Birds, Fruitflesh and Self Storage
Getcha Grub On by Anna Lappe
Books: Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen and Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet
Book: Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-pompous, Non-preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day
The Julie/Julia Project
Book: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Katya Andresen’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
Book: Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes
Pause by Jory Des Jardins
Writes about women’s business issues, marketing, blogging, and entrepreneurship for Fast Company, Inc., Corante, and other topics for The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Worthwhile, and The New York Times. Essay on corporate authenticity in More Space: Nine Antidotes to Complacency in Business.
Poetry Thursday (Looks like they are discontinuing this series).
Poetry Thursday is an online project that builds community by encouraging bloggers to read and enjoy poetry, as well as sharing it with others.
Has links to two blogs that publish poetry:
Bolts of Silk
The New Verse News
Wish Jar by Keri Smith
Books: Author and illustrator of several books including Wreck This Journal –an activity
book for creative destruction (2007 Penguin Books), and the Guerilla Art Kit
–everything you need to put your message out into the world (2007,
Princeton Architectural Press), Living Out Loud –activities to fuel a creative
life, (2003, Chronicle Books), Tear Up This Book (2005, American Girl), Story
in a Box-Cinderella, and Princess and the Pea (2001, Chronicle Books).
Book: Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
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