Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And Now for Something Completely Obvious...

... I appear to be failing as a blogger. Most recent post was in November? Pitiful. So much for that particular New Year's resolution.

The best blogger I know is Betsy Lerner. Every day, five days a week, she posts something that will make you laugh or frown or smile or cringe. She's not always (make that, rarely) politically correct and she often uses languages or describes situations that make the repressed altar boy in me trip over my cassock. But she never fails to entertain or force you to think. Kind of what I should be trying to do with this blasted site.

So check her blog out here. Today's post is especially good for writers afflicted with beautiful-writing-ho-hum plot syndrome. And if you love to write (or hate to write but must write), get her book, The Forest for the Trees.

(Unnecessary Disclaimer: Betsy Lerner is not my agent. I do not know her. There is no financial remuneration involved in this post. I happily acknowledge, however, that I sent her my first-ever fan letter to an author about nine years ago, and she was gracious enough to reply!)

2 comments:

  1. Found your blog through -- you guessed it -- Betsy's blog. Blogging is tough to keep up, you're right. Like adding writing work to your writing work. I've gotten into the habit of having coffee with Betsy's blog, blogging, and then working. By the time I get to working on my book, I feel like I've been "writing" already. A little trick on my mind... And I need all the little tricks I can get!

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  2. Hi Teri, thanks for stopping by. Good strategy for getting the writing engine warmed up. My problem is I "check" so many different sites (blogs, facebook, twitter) while I have my coffee that my writing time suddenly disappears.

    Checked out your site and plan to continue to do so. Love the pics of San Francisco. My favorite city.

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