Saturday, March 28, 2015

Best in Blogs March 22-27 #amwriting #amreading

Here's this week's look at the best blogs regarding writing and reading in my wanderings. And continue below - there's a spotlight post of Legal Obstruction by Sylvie Grayson

Writer Unboxed
About the craft and business of writing - a blog I make sure to read regularly
"A Trove of Trivial One Liners...
ADDICTION CONDITION. A mental state where “have more” equals “need more.”  For writers, success is often an addiction condition.
APOSTROPHE CATASTROPHE. Any spelling or punctuation or usage error about which a sensible writer should know better.
BACKPREDICT. 1. To write a synopsis or outline of a successful movie or book in order to deepen understanding of its structure. 2. Derive early story elements from later events."

Operation Awesome
Great blog to watch for writing advice, contests, and agent info
"More on Contests, April Mystery Agent Lottery, and Nestpitch
I really enjoyed Aimee's post yesterday about contests--and I agree that they're a great opportunity for writers to get their work in front of agents and editors."

Project Mayhem
The Manic Mind of Middle Grade Writers
"Must Read Mid-Grade for 2015: March and April Edition by Caroline Starr RoseThere are so many incredible middle-grade titles releasing this year, I decided to dedicate my posts these next months to sharing as many as I can with you."

Adventures in YA Publishing
Awesome writer info and the BEST giveaways
"Now that Spring is officially here, we hope it's starting to warm up in your area so you can enjoy reading outside. There are a lot of great books releasing this week. Which one would you like to read while soaking up some sun?"

and check out this post too...
"Free First Five Pages Workshop Opens on April 4!"

Okay, gotta have some fun now and then!
"Why Pixar Movies Are All Secretly About the Apocalypse"

Michelle4Laughs - scroll to March 23 posts to see all the entries
Agent interview, contests and more - check this posts if you're a PB writer
"...Commenting on entries is for agents only. If you'd like to cheer or rave about a favorite, please hop over to twitter at the hashtag #PBParty. The party continues there as we celebrate and support our fellow writers.

Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope to have another PB contest this summer. Stay tuned to the blog for future news."

Project Mayhem
Middlegrade writers - reflecting on a sad event
"The world is simply that much lighter now. Losing Terry Pratchett is no small thing, in this world- the world of words."

What was your favorite blog post this week? Give it a shout out in the comments - even if it's yours!


  1. Most of these are new to me. Oh, to be able to just read blogs more hours each day. Never enough time to do everything that I'd like to do.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Yeah, I have a list and I try to hit them every couple days. It'll get harder when I'm trying to explore all the great A to Z participating bloggers.