For many years I hosted a blog with weekly posts by some amazing authors, from debuts to award-winners and bestsellers, about how they got started writing and publishing. Each and every one of us faced so many challenges along the way. It takes persistence — belief in yourself long after your own mother may have given up on your writing career — to get a book published, or even a story. I found these guest author posts inspiring, and have culled them to keep some of the best.
The blog also included some of my own posts on writing and publishing, as well as posts about some great bookstores — which are always great resources for writers. Most host author events, which are often free (please buy the author’s book!) and usually have a question period, where most of us talk freely about how we write.
Please note: some of these may not be as pretty as they once were, do to platform changes over the years.
Good luck with your own writing!