I stumbled onto a blog post written by Kristen Lamb when I followed a link from the #Memoir Writing daily paper to a recent post of hers. Let me just say, I read through the first post, went and refilled my coffee carafe and then proceeded to drink in all the knowledge (along with the coffee), tips and witty repartee. I was all over her site — laughing out loud while learning some important elements to include (or not to include) in my writing.
I know there are millions of sites out there claiming to assist writers — new and old. In my opinion, Ms. Lamb’s delivers on that promise. She is an expert in Social Media for writers and has even authored two books to help us navigate the social media oceans:
We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media
by Kristen Lamb
Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer
by Kristen Lamb
Kristen started a movement she calls WANA (We Are Not Alone). It’s a group of authors and author wannabe’s that are learning from each other and Kristen about writing, how to use social media — learning how to start a blog, why you should and building a platform that is a necessity in today’s publishing world.
She encourages interacting with other WANA’s and with your followers. I can’t really explain it all here and there is no need since Kristen does it herself at Join the Love Revolution #MYWANA.
If you get a chance to look around her blog, you will find posts that cover just about any question an aspiring author might have. Things like setting, plot, genre, self-publishing, traditional publishing, tips for writing success and so much more. I really think I need to re-read what I have read so far and take some great notes.
Her voice is so real, inviting and down to earth. She’s funny, captivating and a wonderful teacher if you just read. I subscribed to her blog immediately and joined the MYWANA Commons project she has going on at Flickr.
If you are serious about writing, Kristen’s blog can help you — no matter the genre — good writing is good writing . Check it out here: Kristen Lamb’s Blog.
I know you will enjoy it, at the very least. She’s a Hoot!