During the A to Z Blog Challenge, Lydia Kang of The Word is My Oyster passed the Blogger BFF Award on to Arlee Bird of tossing it out and host of the challenge. Arlee was kind enough to pass the award on to every one of the participants in his challenge. Be sure to visit Lydia's blog. It's fun, it's fresh, and it's full of writerly thoughts.
I think the award is cute as can be, and since I have lots of blogger BFFs, I decided to pick five blogs and spread the love.
The first is the group blog for Northern Colorado Writers, the brainchild of Kerrie Flanagan. Kerrie is the director of NCW and chief of the Northern Colorado Writers Conference. Since most of the members are about an hour north of Denver, we would be writer orphans without NCW's support. Kerrie has recently turned some of the blog posting duties over to other members, so I hope you'll drop by The Writing Bug and see what they have to say.
The second blog is It's a Mystery. Elspeth Antonelli combines her sense of humor and her wisdom as she writes about writing. I've never read a boring post on her blog, and I learn something every time I stop by.
Elizabeth Spann Craig of Mystery Writing is Murder was, like Elspeth, one of the first blogger friends I made almost a year ago when I started. Elizabeth is a great resource for writers, especially mystery writers, and she shares tons of information each week on Twitter and on her blog.
Kay Theodoratus and Tim Northberg were two of the first friends I made after I joined Northern Colorado Writers. Both have written fantasy novels and are looking for agents/publishers. Kay blogs at Lessons from my Reading and focuses on the joys of the revision process and the art of queries. Tim Northberg blogs at The Darth Writer. His current life and blogging project revolves around learning how not to sweat the small stuff. Both of these writers/bloggers are interesting and entertaining (and you learn stuff when you go there).
So there you have it. Seven blogs to check out (including Lydia and Arlee). I hope you find someone new on this list.