NAF member Tymothy Longoria let me guest post on his blog Aspire No More. Prepare to get messy with me and "Put Away the Bucket" as I talk about getting emotion into our writing.
Ironically, that guest post went live the same day that Mike Duran posted on his blog about How the Writing Community Insulates Writers. It has to do with writers focusing their blogs on topics only of interest to other writers, and how that defeats the purpose of reaching readers.
This really has me thinking. Actually, I've BEEN thinking about this a lot. Writers writing about writing is not always the ideal way to reach readers. Which is, of course, what we really want to do if we expect to actually have people read our books.
But writers write. It's what we spend a huge part of our day doing, thinking about doing, and often wishing we were doing more of. So naturally, we write about it. (Yes, we writers do tend to be obsessive types.)
If we're to NOT write about writing, though...what then?
I recently listed on here many of the things I don't post about, including things that are too touchy/preachy/controversial/wasted arguments, things that are too trivial, things I suck at, and things that are frankly none of your ding-dang business.
That leaves me with....
Right. You see now?
I'm going to have to give this more thought. In the mean time, I have already given you plenty of links to keep you busy.