Giving Back to the Writing Community

My fellow writers and other Internet browsers who tripped, fell, rolled, and stumbled upon my little known blog, I want to show my appreciation for all the successful writers who have really contributed to helping the rest of us along. I’m sure I don’t know them all and am sorry if I skip over any on this post. And if I do skip over someone please send me links to their help! I’m always craving to read/view/study more about our craft.

I guess the best way to go through my thanks is to walk along my journey into the writing world. The first piece of writing help I delved into was Stephen King’s On Writing. I’m sure a lot of you have heard of the horror King’s memoir (see what I did there :D). It’s not only an entertaining read, but also provides his insight on the craft. I think any young writer should read this book. It’s very well done and let’s you get inside the head of a best seller. Thank you, Stephen King,  for my first stepping block.

The next step on my journey I’ve probably mentioned 100 times; Brandon Sanderson’s writing courses. These were probably the most submersible and the biggest Kickstart for me. Sanderson’s courses have become more mainstream over the past couple of years and he has put out multiple versions. If you’re just beginning, check these out. I will never be able to thank Brandon enough for the amount he’s given back to the community and how much I have learned from those courses. Thank you, Brandon Sanderson! Oh, and he has some great books too!

R/writing is up next. Though I’m not as active there as I used to be, r/writing ,and reddit in general, is a great resource in life. I’ve spent many a days reading tips and tricks and lists posted in r/writing. And this thanks goes to all the other indie/self-published authors and lurking career authors out there that remain anonymous in the r/writing community.

My last thanks goes out to Michael J. Sullivan. Though I have yet to read his works he’s been the prime example of giving back to the community from a self-published perspective. Over the last couple years, he’s exploded onto the scene and has documented every step of the process for all to follow. No one, that I know of, has gone into the details of what to do and how to do them as Sullivan has. Not only this, but he is very active in the social media channels and, from my experience, is always open to chatting with other authors and provide advice. Thank you, Michael J. Sullivan, for the continual support!

Well, that’s it. All my quick thanks and shout outs. If you’re an inspiring writer or trying to hone your craft, check these people out. You will not be disappointed.

– Your bus riding – needing more time to get things done buddy.

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