Monday, October 17, 2016
A Really Cool Announcement
Hey guys, I have some great news! As some of you who follow my writings tips know, I'm a huge fan of The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. I'm not exaggerating when I say I refer to it almost every week when writing, and if I'm not referring to that, I'm referring to one of their other awesome thesauri. And overall, they just have a really great website for writers: Writers Helping Writers.
Earlier this month my blog got listed as a top writing tip blog on their website, next to other amazing writing blogs that I've gone to and learn from, like K.M. Weiland's. But that's not even the really cool announcement.
Back in September, Angela and Becca contacted me out of the blue about a new program they are doing on their site, where their followers can learn from other writing coaches. And guess what? I'm so excited to say that I'm one of those writing coaches! And all of the other writing coaches are freaking amazing! (Honestly, way more amazing than me.) You can see the super cool line-up here. No really, you want to see everyone else involved. James Scott Bell is a #1 bestselling writer who has published numerous books, both writing craft books and thrillers, and he's taught writing in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Michael Hauge has worked in the writing industry for 30 years and consulted on scripts such as I am Legend, Suicide Squad, Hancock, Concussion, The Karate Kid, and others. Roz Morris is a fantastic writer, and as a ghost writer, she has sold more than 4 million books. She's been working in the industry for more than 20 years.
And that's only three of the coaches (four including me).
Needless to say, this will be a killer program, where each writing coach is sharing writing tips with the world right on the Writers Helping Writers website.
Last week Angela and Becca officially announced their Resident Writing Coach Program. I definitely recommend you follow them, and I'll post links to some of the writing tips from the other coaches on my social media from time to time (and of course, link to my own). The first one will be up this week!
I'm so grateful and excited to be a part of this program.
Also in other news, my friend Michael is getting ready to launch a new vlog (I beta-viewed one of the promo videos and it looks freaking amazing) that follows his long-term outdoor adventures (long-term meaning hikes and trails that last weeks and months), with tips, insights, vicarious experiences, and just fun chats about whatever. While the vlog hasn't launched yet, you can already subscribe to his Youtube channel, I'm not lost. Michael is also a writer and this vlog can also be a good resource for writers working with stories that require characters to travel long distances. His vlogs will give you the personal insight and experiences that can make your story realistic.
And that's the end of the cool stuff going on. Great right? Thank you to everyone who follows and supports me, and have a great week!