Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

*This post is part of the write 31 days writing challenge.

Awesome Authors: Shelley Hitz

Whew! Today is the last day of the writing challenge! It was a lot of fun; however, after writing consecutively for 31 days, write two or three days a week should now be a piece of cake!

In my last post, I am highlighting author Shelley Hitz. Not only has she written many books, she recently re-branded herself and she now produces a fantastic podcast. She deals with all sorts of writing topics, from the writing process, to publishing, to marketing, to finding inspiration, and everything in between.

I love that her advice is practical and down-to-earth. Hitz takes the concept of writing and self-publishing, which can seem daunting and complicated, and breaks them down into doable, “bite-sized” chunks.

Shelley Hitz’s blog and books are great resources, especially for newbie self-publishers.

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Awesome Bloggers: Jane Friedman

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Awesome Bloggers: Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is a veteran in the publishing industry and another must-read blogger for writers. She has a unique perspective and shares some wonderful insights into the craft of writing. She also brings on some wonderful guest bloggers and interviews that offer even more insights and helpful information. In addition, also offers a resource page for writers with a list of her favorite websites and tips for new writers.

The advice Friedman offers is catered to both traditional and self-publishing authors; therefore, even if you are self-publishing you will find plenty of great suggestions, tips, and how-tos applicable to your needs.

On top of that, if you are looking for more, she offers consulting, speaking, online classes, and her own books to personally help you with all aspects of the writing and publishing process.

Thus, Jane Friedman is an awesome blogger because she offers timely, relevant advice that helps all types of writers.

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Awesome Bloggers: Colleen Spiro

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If you need a little inspiration to lift you up after a hard day, Colleen’s Blog, Thoughts on Grace, is one of the best places to go for it. She offers meditations each week based on the scripture readings from Sunday mass and her servant’s heart shines through every words. I always leave her blog uplifted, touched, and challenged. Colleen is a lovely writer and has a powerful, soothing writing voice.

Colleen is a prolific writer and besides her blog, Colleen has a podcast, online retreats, an e-course, and ebooks. In addition, she is a spiritual director. She is also a sexual abuse survivor and was brave enough to share her story in a memoir, The Third Floor Window.

So, again, if you need a little uplifting or inspiration, go check out Thoughts on Grace.

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