Welcome to another Feature Friday! We’ve survived another week. Today we’ll cast a blazing inferno on some bloggers who are consistently generating insightful posts about the written word. I try to dedicate time to broadening my understanding of the craft, and these folks seem to deliver on a regular basis. I’ll also be compiling the books I used to generate my blog posts this week into a one-stop-shop.
The first blogger I want to talk about is QuestingAuthor. Not only is this a blogger who offers great comments on my page (thanks!), but this blogger also writes a variety of really enjoyable content. If you scroll down to the bottom of their page, you will see all kinds of info-rich categories that include things like writing advice, processes, analysis, and inspiration (to just name a few).
The post that prompted me to reach out and share the love is called, Three Tips to Spice Up that Fight Scene. I know many writers struggle with writing believable fights scenes, and this post offers some enjoyable advice. Not to mention Final Fantasy was used as an example (which is a win in my nerd book).
The second blogger I wanted to give a shout out to is Andrew, over at The Idiot In Tin Foil. Some of you have mentioned how impressive it is that I generate a post each day, well, Andrew writes enjoyable short stories every day. The last time I stopped in, he was on Day 161 of his 642 day challenge. You heard me right. For me, Andrew serves as a source of inspiration. Plus, his short stories are a lot of fun to read.
While I don’t have a specific short story to point you all toward, Andrew has taken the time to categorize his content. You will find short stories that creatively explore the following: violence & murder, sky pirates, the supernatural, superpowers, the bleak wasteland, and many, many more. When I feel my creative well getting dry, I look at Andrews page and say, “If he can write an entire short story every day for 160+ days, I can at least pump out a few pages.”
Third, I wanted to point folks over to Jenn Moss, over at Rough & Ready Fiction. Her page is neatly organized, and her content is always full of insight. She recently updated her page and has done a fantastic job of breaking down her posting schedule. Jenn is also a regular comment contributor here at QE, and often offers very informative tips to help me expand my content and improve collaboration.
While I enjoy all of her writing, I’m a sucker for Meta Mondays as well as Tarot Tuesday. Meta Mondays cover a range of topics, but really they are a way for people to collaborate and discuss varying concepts. For instance, within Meta Mondays she recently posted Anachronisms—Nay or Yea? It’s a great topic for discussion, and her comment section almost reads like a web forum because there are so many thoughtful posters. As for Tarot Tuesday, I find this series to be one of the most insightful explorations into character archetypes, as well as symbols and metaphor.
As always, I wanted to take a moment to thank all three of these folks for (1) contributing regularly on my page, (2) being a source of inspiration, and (3) consistently encouraging enjoyable discussion about both fiction and non-fiction. You all rock!
These are the resources I used this week (Friday to Friday) to create my posts. I’m a voracious eater of greens and believe in the power of self-study to improve writing skill and understanding.
For a more comprehensive list of books I have utilized to build content here on QE, you can refer to this post.
That’s it for today! If you would like to be featured next Friday, contact me. It always helps if you let me know what specific post you would like to be featured. My goal with Feature Friday is to connect like-minded individuals with one another. The blogoverse is a giant place, and it’s nice to be able to provide some navigation. Until tomorrow, keep reading, keep writing, and as always – stay sharp!