Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Writer Unboxed newsletter



I've written about my love of Writer Unboxed in this Thankful Thursday post.

Today, I wanted to mention a new feature — a newsletter. WU promises fresh content from a variety of writers and industry sources like Donald Maass, Chuck Sambuchino, Victoria Mixon, Erika Liodice, Vaughn Roycroft, Jan O'Hara and others.

The newsletter begins in March. This post has all the details and the sign up box.

If you don't know about Writer Unboxed, you should check it out. It's one of the few daily blogs I follow. It offers a variety of monthly contributors on craft, research, the writing life and PR to name a few topics. Authors and website Founders & Mamas Kathleen Bolton and Therese Walsh created a real go-to for writers.

Some recent posts include:


The Facebook group is a wonderful community of writers. Writers at all levels ask questions and share information. I learn a lot from the WU blog posts, the comments and the interaction among the Facebook group. Now, I'm looking forward to the newsletter.

I don't know how the WU folks keep up with everything they do for the writing community, but I am grateful they do. Their efforts are appreciated by many.

29 comments:

  1. I've heard of it but never seen it Stacy. Thanks so much for showcasing it today. It sounds like it tells you everything you'll ever need to know as a writer. Cheers!

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    1. It is very helpful Erik. A fun place to search for specific craft topics, too.

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  3. I subscribe in my Google reader, but I'm thinking I should probably get it sent to my email. By the time I see it on the reader there are so many posts I don't get to read them all!

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    1. I've been behind on some of my reading, but I always find a nugget of helpfu or inspirational information when I stop by. I'm looking forward to the newsletter.

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  4. It did make me feel a little panicky... clicking over to the site and seeing about 100 posts that I *need* to catch up on reading!
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    Thanks for pointing out this great resource. Signed up and looking forward to learning more. Have you found specific PB resources there, or less genre specific writing resources?

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    1. Cathy, Not really picture book. There are some children's related posts like the school visit one and one of the founders writes YA. Debbie Ohi shares cartoons as a regular contributor. It's more writing craft. I find a lot of interesting posts about marketing, platform, etc. I also find a lot of encouragement through the posts — how people write, manage time, social media etc. I think it's a good one to KNOW is there, so you can just use the search button for a topic when needed, too.

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  5. You've convinced me! Thanks for the recommendation. What a wonderful resource.

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    1. Kim, I think you'll find it to be a valuable resource. Good luck.

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  6. I'm on the FB page and regularly read their blog, but didn't know about the newsletter, so many thanks. You are right it's not really PB focussed but very inspirational and educational for all writers.

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    1. Joanna, I thought some folks may have missed it. For others, the monthly newsletter might be all they want to know about. :) So much to read, etc. Yep, not PB, but very helpful to writers.

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  7. Thanks so much for the link love, Stacy! As I say in the community post I wrote, that you so graciously link to above, WU has changed my life. I don't know where I'd be without it. Thanks for spreading the word about the newsletter, and for your contribution to the nominees for my Community Roundup column. You are such a wonderful community member (and builder). I appreciate all you do!

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  8. Thanks so much for this lovely post, Stacy. As one of the "mamas" of the site, WU has been a huge part of my life for many years. Nothing pleases me more than knowing it's made a positive impact on writers' lives.

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    1. Therese - Your hard work is helping many.

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  9. Yes! I love WU and you've reminded me to link to WU newsletter on my "linky love" tomorrow!

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    1. Yes. Kathryn you really should put it in the linky love.

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    2. doing that now! and I think I'll just link to your blog :-D

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  10. I have NOT hard of WU but it sounds terrific! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. This sounds great. I need to look into it. And I love the idea of "Thankful Thursdays.":)

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    1. Thanks Leigh. I lurk around the web so much, Thankful Thursdays gives me an outlet to share all the riches I find. WU is a gem.

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  12. I have never heard of WU. Will have to check it out. Thanks!

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    1. Patricia, Also glad to introduce you to WU. It's a great site with tons of info for writers.

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  13. Stacy, thanks for sharing about Writer Unboxed. I've signed up for their newsletter.

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    1. Susanne, WU offers lots of info and support.

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  14. Thanks for sharing, Stacy. Writer unboxed is new to me.

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