Google Reader: the Best Articles This Week for Writers from Martina Boone and Marissa Graff, the two women writers behind the incredibly waygreat Adventures in Children's Literature blog. My Google Reader is jammed with sites I've discovered from their weekly roundups of interesting, insightful and funny web sites for authors.
(My only problem with their weekly list is in order to go through all of the links I want to click through, it would take hours. Sadly, I don't often have that much time. I know -- my problem, not theirs)
This Friday (today as I write this) their Best Articles of the Week included one of MY blog posts!
So, how did a relatively new blog with a limited readership get in their weekly Best Articles list?
I shamelessly sent them an email with the subject line, "Shamelessly Begging for Your Best of the Week Consideration."
The thing about the entry I submitted was that it was refreshingly not all about MEmeMEmeMEmeME. Instead, it was a call for all writers to jump headfirst into Life, seeking out as many different experiences as possible, all for the sake of their fiction writing. (And, as Martina wisely pointed out, it's all Tax Deductable!)
The additional good news is that both Martina and Marissa said they appreciated having good articles pointed out to them, even if it was by the author. They weren't promising anything when they responded, but if they like article, they'll include it in their (extensive) weekly round-up.
Meaning, if I can do this, so can you.
So, what are you waiting for???