Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Good Reads

I follow a lot of writers’ blogs, and so it’s no surprise that posts about writing will often show up here. Novelist (and singer) Josh Ritter talks about the importance of editing. L.L. Barkat cites six things your writing needs to wow readers. Athol Dickson (one of my favorite novelists) explains why he will not sell his novel. And writer Travis Thrasher isn’t quite ready to give up on traditional publishing yet. It was a good week on the web.


Of Two-Way Streets” by Jake Lee at Very Much Later.

New Marriage Technology” by Chris Fabry at The Fabry Log.

Seeing Red: To Write is to Edit” by Josh Ritter for The Wall Street Journal.

Resolving to choose: Either/Or” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.

Let somebody else do it” by Jason Stayszsen at Connecting to Impact.

"Six Good Things Your Writing Must Have to Wow Readers" by L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone.

My daughter’s favorite holiday” by Elizabeth Young for Viewshound.

Christmas Comes But Six Months a Year” by Matt Appling at The Church of No People.

And keep fighting” by Kelly Sauer.

Past, Present, Future” by Erin Kilmer at Together for Good. 

Boneyard Captain” by Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver. 

The kindest thing I can do” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy. 

Why I Will Not Sell My Novel” by Athol Dickson for Novel Rocket. 

If you don’t likethe way I drive, stay off the sidewalk” by Kathy Robbins at robinwrites. 

Godlypersecution” by Jason Vana. 

10 Reasons I’m Not Giving Up on TraditionalPublishing” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.


Never Roses” by D.C. Lutz at From the Middle.

Donald Davie” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

On building” by Claudia Schoenfeld at Jaywalking the Moon.

Honoring hero” and “I found a dream” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM. 

Them, Us. Not Me. Not You” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy. 

Snow and Ice” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper. 

Babes in the Woods” by M.J. Duggan. 

Only Him” by Karin Fendick at Flickers of a Faithful Firefly.

Paintings and Photographs

Water Water Everywhere” and “HCF Challenge” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.

The meaning of witness” by Claire Burge.

Taking a jaundiced view” by J Of India at Neither Use Nor Ornament.

Somethin” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.

Fall Waters” by Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago. 

What the Dawn Brought” by Kelly Sauer.


Lamentation of the Old Pensioner” by William Butler Yeats, read by Tom O’Bedlam at Spoken Verse.

Hyperactive e.e.cummings” via Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Photograph: Rain on Window by David Wagner via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


HisFireFly said...

Lots to read here.. thanks for the mention Glynn!

Louise Gallagher said...

As always Glynn, an honour to be mentioned amidst your Good Reads and a joy to explore your suggestions.


Kathy Robbins said...

Thank you for the shout out, Glynn! Have a great weekend, and War Eagle friend!


Maureen said...

Thank you for including me in your mentions.

I like Ritter's description that "Editing is getting it right." A simple, clear, and meaningful guideline for writing.

Doug Spurling said...

Thanks for remembering me Glynn - appreciate you!

Anonymous said...

in the goodness sneeks
going where
it's meant to go
going where
we do not know
going where
ever ideas flow
and keeps on going
for weeks
upon weeks
in the goodness sneeks

Anonymous said...

Really appreciate the mention, Glynn. Thanks so much!

Claudia said...

thanks again..

S. Etole said...

I always enjoy the links you share. Thanks, too, for the inclusion.