Wednesday, June 2, 2010

As Promised, I'm Opening My Blog to Guests

I told several blogging friends that I was considering opening my blog up to guests after June 1st. I took the first step in May by reducing my own posting schedule to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The Thursday slot is the one I want to fill first, and I've decided to keep that day open for published (or about-to-be-published) writers who will tell us about their writing journey. I'll call the posts My Writing Life by "Author's Name."

I'm looking for essays of 500 words or less about the author's path to publication, with no profanity or graphic descriptions of sex or gore. I will be happy to include an author photo and cover art of the author's latest book. I'd like these posts to inspire and encourage beginning writers. Humor is encouraged. I will reserve the right to reject a post if it requires too much editing, doesn't fit in with my goals, or if I'm having a bad day and am feeling real mean (which, I assure you, doesn't happen very often).

If you're interested in a My Writing Life slot, e-mail me at:

plynnes at patriciastoltey.com

(using the normal e-mail address format, of course -- you know the drill).

I also want to mention that I recently received the Sisterhood Award from Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry. I want to thank Yvonne for including me in the sisterhood. I am honored.

I reserve the right to pass this award to other blogging sisters at some future date.

Now here's something interesting I noticed with this latest award. See the tiny url listed at the top of the award: dianarambles.com? I was curious, so I just had to jump over to see who diana is. I think you'll want to do the same. Diana Hansen is a blogger, but she's also a crafty creative designer who does custom blog designs. If anyone is looking for a change and doesn't know where to start, you might want to explore Diana's site and see what you think. She also does custom Twitter backgrounds, an option I should look into.

See what happens when you go exploring? Wasn't that fun?

18 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

That is the coolest award ever!!!!

And I really look forward to reading your guest authors.

Linda L. Henk said...

I'm looking forward to reading guest authors, too. I always relish a good cheerleading tale. I did check out Diana's blog designs and her post about breast cancer. Great work.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I didn't notice that Patricia, I saw some writing but took no notice of it.

Have a good day.

Yvonne.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'm looking forward to these guest posts; but I enjoy yours, Patricia. Congrats on another well-deserved award.

Clarissa Draper said...

I actually wrote a short story for a book called: My Writing Life. I can't give it to you because it has been published so I no long have all the rights to it but I think what you're doing is interesting.

CD

Carol Kilgore said...

You'll free up a day for yourself by having guest posts. I only post M/W/F, but I haven't thought about guests yet. Maybe one day. Congrats on your award.

Michele Emrath said...

Congrats on the award...And happy exploring!

The new schedule will bring new people to your blog and help out other writers--that's really great, Patricia.

Michele

Talli Roland said...

Great idea!

Exploring is always fun. I love finding new blogs!

Looking forward to reading the guest post.

Ann said...

What fun! Looking forward to reading your guest posts.

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

I'm looking forward to reading the guest posts.

Ellie said...

What a wonderful idea; I look forward to it!

catwoods said...

Patricia,

I can't wait to read your Thursday authors. Sounds like a great inspiration to the rest of us and right up your alley of supporting your fellow writers.

You rock my socks off!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations on your award and good work on noticing the details. I’ll see if I can come up with some sort of clever essay about the road to publication – if I do I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I look forward to reading those of other authors.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on your award Patricia. This is a great idea. I love it. I need to finish my questions and get those out to you. I'd love to be a guest blogger here.

Stephen Tremp

KK Brees said...

Congrats Patricia! You are most deserving for the award. Looking forward to guest blogging on your site.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like fun, Patricia! I'll shoot you an email about guesting. Thanks. :)

Jan Morrison said...

That's a good way to summer up the blog! I like it! and nice award. I'm going to check out Diane's blog!

The Old Silly said...

Kudos on the award. I love "exploring" too!