Friday, December 9, 2011

I Like You; I Really Like You

Ever read a letter or email and swear you "hear" the person who wrote it? We reveal ourselves via the subjects we choose to talk or write about, our tone, and word choices. Mix in our individual ways of looking at the world, and you get the mysterious and sought-after trait called voice.

Earlier this week, I suggested you check out seven bloggers who are doing interesting, funny, and/or inspiring work. Today, I'm giving a shout-out to more who possess distinct and memorable voices.

Janelle Madigan Janelle's fiction skews paranormal, but her blog is about everything that catches her interest: music that transports the listener, women's reproductive rights, creativity, and authors + contracts.
Jennifer Groepl Most of Jennifer's blog topics are writing related, and her passion for the craft is clear, even when she wonders whether she should stop aiming for publication and write to please herself.
August McLaughlin August is wise beyond her years but isn't a know-it-all. She has the heart of a seeker and takes her blog readers along on a quest for meaning.
Drunk Writer Talk This is a group blog, yet individual voices ring out. What's more, despite the blog's name, the five women who write it don't let alcohol cloud their thinking. Come here for clear-eyed movie and book reviews and for insight into storytelling, book promotion, and shoes.
Sheila Seabrook Women Unplugged is another group blog, and Sheila posts every other Wednesday. She's in good company with five others, all of whom are members of the Women's Fiction chapter of RWA. Sheila's recent posts have been as diverse as the recipe for Poppycock, her late father's favorite holiday snack, to taking her mom shopping for a burial plot.
Joan Reeves Joan offers tips for newbie and old-hand writers, author interviews, and advice for indie authors. Each post ends with an insightful and punchy "Takeaway Truth."
Julie Hedlund Julie's a children's book writer with an appetite for challenges. In 2012, she'll draft twelve picture books in twelve months. At the moment, she's made it through week four of Artist's Way and came up with thirty picture-book ideas in thirty days. Her blog posts are honest takes on these challenges—and on the ones life tosses to us.

Again, big thanks to Lynn Kelley who handed me The Versatile Blogger award with the stipulation I pass it on. It's been an honor to hand off this baton.


Lark Howard said...

Thanks for the links and blog suggestions, Pat! Can't wait to check them out!

Julie Hedlund said...


I am so honored to be on this list in such great company! I like you too! I really do!! :-) I will check the links of the blogs I hadn't heard of yet, but I absolutely agree with your summaries of the other WANA1011 blogs. Such an inspirational bunch!

Coleen Patrick said...

Thanks for the links--off to check out the new-to-me ones :)

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Happy reading, Lark!

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

I couldn't agree more, Julie. The WANA 1011 blogging group is super inspiring. I admire the way you take up one challenge after another, girl.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Thanks Coleen--you're an inspiration to me, too.

Karen McFarland said...

Thanks Pat for making me look bad. Really appreciate it Pat. Giving out these blogging awards in a timely manner. Thanks a lot. LOL!!! I couldn't help myself Pat. So sorry. I'm getting so silly these days.

Congrats to everyone on your list. You all deserve it!!!!! :)

LynNerdKelley said...

I love your shout-outs, Pat!

JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords said...

Hello, Pat! I was out of town when I received your email and the "shout out."

Thank you so much. I accept the challenge although I too will have to split it into segments.

All I want for Christmas is about 6 more hours in each day--or 6 times more energy so I can get more done!

Happy Holidays!

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Karen! Heh, heh, heh. The award is part of a plot to make you look like a slacker. How'm I doing?

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Lynn,
Thanks for your shout-out to me. I'm thrilled to keep it going--and have the megaphone to prove it.

Pat O'Dea Rosen said...

Hi, Joan,
I'm glad you're going to pass on the award. Yes, break up the shout-outs to manageable amounts. I hope Santa brings you time and energy--or at least a case of Red Bull.
Happy Holidays to you, too!