As the new year approaches, it becomes prudent to look back on all that has occurred with regards to this blog. Though Writing in the Modern Age was launched in 2010, the heart of it – its authors, writers and readers who constantly contribute to it – didn’t arrive until 2013. Since March 29th of 2013, Writing the Modern Age has not only become a place for readers to learn about new authors from different genres, it has transformed into a safe haven of sorts for authors and aspiring writers alike to pick up helpful tips for their publishing journeys. I still want to thank the brilliant and talented Stefan Vucak for volunteering to be our first guest author on the blog. I also would like to thank all of the authors, writers, editors, and poets who have donated their experience and work to this wonderful cause since 2013. You all have my eternal gratitude!
So…just how far has Writing in the Modern Age come since the beginning? Quite a ways, actually. From its launch, it started with the intention of creating a place for writers to come for advice, a veritable writer’s toolbox if you may. Since its inception, however, it has grown considerably, even taken on a life of its own. Not only can writing tips be found on the blog, readers can discover new, favorite authors by reading author interviews complete with book excerpts, character interviews, republished book reviews and poetry spotlights. Readers can even be enticed by editorials about authors’ publishing journeys. The sky is the limit here on Writing in the Modern Age, and yes, that even includes major book giveaways! The blog has evolved, practically created a “writing monster” in a sense.
And now this is an entity we can all be very pleased with. So, I am both humbled and inspired by the progress we’ve all made together on this Writing in the Modern Age expedition.
I can’t thank my 2014 authors enough. With nearly 100 posts and 70 contributing writers in one year, I’d say that every one of us should be proud for adding to this blog. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all! From Robert Fanshaw’s aptly named article “A Year of Writing” last January to our International Authors’ Day post in July all the way to Fiona Tarr’s author interview on December 22nd, it has been a very busy year.
Writing in the Modern Age has been a lovely writing community to be involved with, and I am so excited to have met all of our wonderful, talented authors! It was such an honor to work with all of you. We are so grateful to have a great group of readers as well!
For newcomers, please feel free to subscribe to the blog for future posts and look back through the archives on the right hand side for more fascinating interviews, articles, reviews and poetry spotlights than you can possibly imagine! Another quick method is to either check the full blog schedule on the right or to search the hashtag #WritModAge on Twitter for past posts.
So, here is my big thank you for all of our participating writers, published authors, editors and poets that stopped by Writing in the Modern Age this year with either a post or a book donation.
Readers, you will find a detailed list below with the best author/information link as well as that individual’s latest book. Thank you all for making Writing in the Modern Age as wonderful as it has turned out to be! I couldn’t have done any of it without you! Happy holidays, and I hope to see you back here in the New Year!
Writing in the Modern Age Writers & Guests
Once again, thank you all for making this year on Writing in the Modern Age amazing! :)