As most people who have followed my writing are aware, I have been involved with the Write Anything website for several years – first as a participant in the Fiction Friday writing prompts and subsequently as a contributor and deputy editor.
Write Anything is closing up shop this month and its departure left me and several others looking for a new gig. What we decided to do was create our own little writing corner of the internet: Today’s Author. At Today’s Author, our goal is to inspire creativity. We hope to provide insights, tools, tips and tricks for writing through regular posts, but we also hope to provide inspiration through our writing prompts and the interaction between us and our readers. The goal, of course, is to be writing and in many ways each of us involved with Today’s Author has been inspired, sought inspiration or needed the inspiration of a solid, supportive writing community.
We want Today’s Author to be that community.
Our official launch is this coming Tuesday, January 1, 2013. It seemed fitting to start the new site along with the New Year. That said, we did a soft launch this week to get some of the kinks out, work out some issues with the technology involved and figure out what we liked or didn’t like about our chosen theme. These kinks are further evidenced by my accidental publication of a post… supposed to be scheduled for January 2, 2013 but instead I published it on January 2, 2012. Sigh. There really isn’t all that much difference between 2012 and 2013 before the first cup of coffee of the day, is there? Anyway, my first post for the new site went live on December 24 and describes a little bit of where I am as a writer, where I have been and where I want to go.
So pop on over to Today’s Author. Read the posts we have up already. Check out the author bio pages for our team. Interact with the writers and readers of the site. Click through on the writing prompt submissions to check out some neat new fiction that was written in response to the prompts. And follow us. You’ll be getting involved at the ground floor of something I hope will become really big!