While brainstorming blog topics, I had an idea. I enjoy the #ww (Writer Wednesday) hashtag on Twitter, although if I'm to be honest, I almost always forget to take part. So, I decided to take the original #ww idea, expand it a bit and bring it to my blog for a trial run.
On Writer Wednesdays I'll highlight a writer who I feel my fellow writers should be following if they're not already. In addition, if you're looking for new followers/writers to connect with, or have a writer friend that you think we should follow, please leave a comment with your/their information! If this proves popular I'll add a Mr. Linky, but for now we'll see how it goes. :) Book bloggers who are also writers are welcome to participate, provided that they discuss their writing somewhat often on their blog or twitter.
I'll also be using Writer Wednesday to highlight any major news in the industry, to share author interviews, or as a platform for my followers to share any good news they may have. If you'd like to participate, there's info at the bottom of this post.
This week's Writer Wednesday recommendation is:
I've been reading Natalie's blog for quite some time now and I really enjoy it. Her Happy Writer's Society posts run the gamete from informative to humorous. Her post What Happens When it IS You post should be required reading for all writers. You can also follow Natalie on Twitter.
The website Bookdrum.com are holding a tournament. What is Book Drum? Well, in a nutshell: "Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music." Sounds pretty interesting, right? Their 2011 tournament is open until April 30, 2011. Interested in finding out how to enter? Visit the tournament website here.
If you haven't already entered, there are a few more days to enter the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Each winner will receive a $15,000 advance and a publishing contract with Penguin!
Are you a writer, publication or publisher? Do you have news to share, a contest or book to promote, or wish to be interviewed? Please e-mail me at vicariouslyaware (at) gmail (dot) com. to be featured in an upcoming edition of Writer Wednesday.