Writing in the Modern Age 2017 Year in Review
For our 416th post, I’d like to take a moment to offer a flashback of sorts regarding some of our blog’s events.
Since its guest author launch in 2013, Writing in the Modern Age has taken on an exciting life of its own! I can’t thank our guest writers, published authors and blog readers enough for seeing us through all those great changes! What began as a potential haven for writers at any stage to seek encouragement and advice in their careers has evolved into a fun place for readers of any book genre to find their new favorite author. And, of course, writers at any stage of their careers can still find great writing tips!
So, what did occur this year? Let me tell you...
We had multiple interviews, both with authors and characters (shocking – we had one with a kitty!), some great guest posts about author journeys, with writers providing advice, as well as poetry spotlights, book and blog tour features, an Author’s Bookshelf feature or two, and a few big book giveaways hosted on the blog. This year, we got to celebrate our 400th Anniversary post with a great giveaway, in which multiple authors donated their books. We had almost 1200 views on that post alone! Yay! :) With well over 60 posts this year and 100 participating authors, I’d say we’ve done rather well!
In 2017, we had a wonderful start with women’s fiction author Rita Plush’s great guest post at the onset of the year, to Chelsea Quinn Yarbo’s spotlight on a cool character from her paranormal historical mystery novel, and Alistair Cross’s interview regarding his dark fantasy novel, to Branka Ĉubrilo’s complex writing journey with one of her latest novels, all the way to a feature on Diane Merrill Wigginton’s Jeweled Dagger Series, and a couple book features for Beverley Oakley (not to mention three new articles by yours truly). So much has happened!
Again, thank you all so much for visiting the blog this year, whether you’re a loyal follower or a newcomer, you guested on the blog (see our ‘blog policy’, which offers more information about contributing if you’re a writer), or just simply stumbled across our site from social media. We’d like to offer you a load of gratitude from the bottom of our hearts!
Also, many thanks to our great writers and talented authors who wrote posts, or participated in interviews and giveaways!
Below I am including information about all the authors who were featured in 2017, either in an interview, article, book giveaway or other spotlight. Each author or guest blogger will be listed with a link to the most relevant website to find out more information about their books or writing. You’ll also see each individual author’s latest book cover, as well as his or her location in the world. For what reader hasn’t wondered where his or her favorite author comes from? Each cover will include an updated link to a purchase page. Additionally, I’m including a link or links to the posts each author contributed to this year. That way, you can catch any posts you may have missed!
Sound good? Great! Without further ado, here are our authors!
Readers, I hope you enjoyed our list this year. Authors and writers, once again, thanks for making Writing in the Modern Age awesome in 2017! We really appreciate your support and wish you tons of happiness and success!
Here’s to a wonderful 2018, a time of beginnings. Tomorrow is a new day, a way to turn the page on this life, so let’s make the best of it.
Happy New Year, everyone!
And, as always, happy reading! :)
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The fact is…our policy has changed considerably, at least for a while. Check out our 'Blog Policy' for more information about the types of features offered, how you can purchase a guest spot, my policy on review requests, and rules for guest writers. Starting from 2021, I was charging for some types of posts. Of course, there is never a fee for a guest article, as long as you adhere to the blog's theme. I also will not charge for big multi-author events which I host (these are giveaways or participation questions, and it's obvious what materials you're providing). If you'd like to submit a guest book review (no, I don't write book reviews, please don't ask me), I will always accept those and not charge you a fee at all. Starting in 2022, I WILL NO LONGER BE posting new release features, cover reveals, Author's Bookshelf features, author interviews, character interviews, and poetry spotlights. I am far too overwhelmed with other work to do constant blog posts. I'll still be writing my own articles sometimes and hosting multi-author special features. For companies that can afford a sponsored post, I'm willing to discuss a reasonable quote for a specialized article which fits within the blog's theme (No blatant promotions). Email me at
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