Saturday, September 14, 2013
A Writer's Writer: The joy of writing
Welcome to Blogs Over Easy. Every Saturday, I feature a couple of blogs that stood out during my week-long blog hopping. This weekend it's all about prose. There are so many good blogs and not enough time to read them. Over the summer, I found writing challenges and prompts to be good sources for finding new
blogs worth reading. At one site, that is fairly popular, I discovered some really good writers. Today, I want to link to an exceptional one. You wouldn't discover her based on voting though, voting is about popularity more than it is about quality writing. That's not a swipe at winning entries rather I am arguing that even on writing sites, readers support who they like and not necessarily the best written piece.
Anyhoo, I don't rely on what's popular but the writing, and I enjoy the search for quality work. This week, I'm featuring two bloggers who deserve more traffic than they are currently getting. Check out:
Sugar and blood
Jean M. Curio at The Flunked Adjunct's is regularly overlooked at a popular writing site. The name of her site drew me first because I went to college. I was the young woman who went for the education not the degree. If you love the power of words and stellar writing, check out this writer. She is brilliant and she has a wicked sense of humor. Read her. You'll be glad you did.
A man jumped out, glanced at Bub’s twisted body and ran his hands back and forth over his hair, as if erasing the image.
Mikey watched Bub’s eyes go blank and whispered, “He’s dead,” more to himself than the man.
Cover that in plastic, and put it in the fridge
Ken at Ken-inatractor is farmer and a writer. My first read was about hay. I'm a city girl, not into farming and know didly squat about hay, but Ken's style and humor had me, and was I mindlessly chewing while I was reading? When a blog on hay is interesting, well I say you write well. Check out Ken. He's friendly and he'd be happy to talk with you.
It's sort of like covering that plate of left-overs with plastic wrap and putting it in the fridge to save for a later date. maybe, say.....7 years from now? Except, my plastic wrap is 350 feet long and 50 feet wide.
What are your thoughts on writing challenges and voting? Tell us about a blog that blew you away this week. Drop a link and brief description. Would love to hear from you.
Happy blog hopping,