Writing in the Modern Age 2019 Year in Review: Big Reflections - Past and Present
Writing in the Modern Age 2019 Year in Review:
Big Reflections - Past and Present
Hi, everyone! A year I imagined would crawl right by, in fact, did
not. Instead it flew so fast, I suffered vertigo several times. ;)Tomorrow we’ll adjust our calendars to reflect that life has changed in a blink, welcoming 2020. For this year’s annual review post, I’d like to commemorate the evolution of Writing in the Modern Age. Six years ago, I opened the blog to guest authors and it’s been a wild ride ever since. WritModAge grew from the initial seed of a place to help other writers at any stage of their careers, all the way to not just that, but also a site where readers can comfortably discover their new, favorite authors! Through author and character interviews, book and writing service interviews, guest articles, book spotlights and mega giveaways, it has become a unique resource for writers and readers alike. So…give a warm round of applause to all 350 content writers and authors who visited us via various events from 2013 to 2019. However, there were 104 guest writers this year alone. That’s awesome! :)
Check out our latest Writing in the Modern Age blog post here.
2017 Year in Review
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!
Q.L. Pearce - California
Chelsea Quinn Yarbo - California
Mikki Smith - Indiana
Stef Smulders - Italy
L. Anne Carrington - Pennsylvania
Branka Čubrilo – Australia
Posts: Guest Article 1
D.L. Owens - Undisclosed
Rhonda Cratty - Colorado
Posts: Book Feature
Alistair Cross - West/New England (U.S.)
Tom Starita - Colorado
Rachael Stapleton - Ontario, Canada
Michael J. Sahno - Florida
Tracie Podger – Kent, U.K.
C.L. Bush - Undisclosed
Dan Buri - Oregon
Hayley Oakes – Blackpool, England
Post: Cover Reveal Feature
Nathaniel Danes – Washington, D.C.
Nikki Ashton – Cheshire, England
Honcho Mars - Texas
Linda Diane Wattley - Ohio
Nina Mason - Georgia
Cindy Tomamichel - Australia
Laura Barnard – Hertfordshire, U.K.
Ricardo Mejías – New York
Fiona Tarr - Australia
Posts: New Release Feature
Jenny Lynn - Texas
Adriana Kraft - Nevada
Leah Hamrick - Michigan
Post: Character Interview
RB Hilliard – North Carolina
Post: Pre-order Feature
Dating Connections - Florida
Mark Giglio – California
Posts: Guest Article 1
Diane Merill Wigginton – California
Post: Book Series Feature
Aisha Malik – Alberta, Canada
Post: Book Feature
Jeffery Martin Botzenhart – Ohio
Posts: Book Feature
Serge de Moliere – New York
Beverley Oakley – Australia
Toni Kenyon – New Zealand
Tom Johnson - Texas
Susan Lynn Solomon - New York
Monica DeSimone - New Jersey