Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Authors, Wonderful Amazing Authors

Authors have always made my life wonderful.  The first books I read changed my life and started me on a path of wonder, escape, creativity, learning, enchantment, sharing, questioning and growing.

I never thought I would would be an author and that I would know so many.  My journey to become a published author has brought me in contact with some of the most amazing people I have ever met.  Writers as a community are wonderfully inclusive and helpful.  I love being able to call myself a part of this wonderful community.

I hope that everyone who stops by and joins me on this journey to finish editing my manuscript and get it out into the world while tripping through the alphabet in April will enjoy the journey and will find information to help them get their manuscript out into the world as well so that we may all enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Happy writing!
Kathryn Thornton


  1. Authors are awesome. This is one of the things that I have loved about the Internet because I have been able to connect with so many in a way I was not able to when I was younger. I often wonder how much earlier I would have taken my writing seriously if I had access to this amazing community when I was younger.

    1. I hadn't thought about the effect of the internet on my writing but you are correct. I have met a much wider range of people and the research I have to do for my books is much easier as well.
      Thanks for visiting.

  2. The online writing community has made a huge difference in my writing, I feel I have so much more support and encouragement. And I agree with Nicole, Authors are awesome! I was a late reader but there has been no stopping me once I got started. Now I am finally publishing my books as well. Good luck on your writing journey to being published!

    Visiting from http://storydam.com A supportive online writing community,
    and my personal A to Z posts - http://morgandragonwillow.com/2014/04/a-is-for-angry-activist-owning-her-feelings.html

    1. Morgan, Thanks for visiting. Where are you publishing your poetry?
      Did you self publish, indie? Do you have an agent? All things I am trying to work out at the moment. Love your insight.

  3. Ditto to what Nicole & Morgan wrote! I was a very lonely writer in my pre-internet days. Now I know lots of people (such as Nicole & Morgan) who "get" where I'm coming from when I want to stay home to research and write - and I actually find that fun!

    Nice to meet, you, btw! I found you via Nicole's blog hop. :D

    ~Tui Snider~
    Tui Snider
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

    1. Thanks for visiting. I am doing one on Nicole's list a day so I will visit you soon!
      I am also pulling 4 a day from the A to Z challenge list.

      I wish with all my heart I could stay home and write but as the bread winner for my family I have to squeeze it in when I can- like now on my lunch break.

      Enjoy the challenge.

  4. Writers are truly an amazing bunch.

  5. I'm right on board with you! It's such an awesome community, and I feel a little closer to all of the people that have so influenced me in my life with their words. So, congratulations all around!

    Alex Hurst, fantasy author in Japan. "B is for Books" is my current post.

  6. Absolutely. So many writers work from home, and even if they have another job too, they don't have an office for their writing job - or a staff room! The internet provides those things and it's hard to imagine life without it now. I have no idea how people used to find the exact spare part for an ancient washing machine, information on the history of a tiny village thousands of miles from anywhere...
    The internet has its downsides, but when it's treated with respect, it opens up multiple new worlds - and staff rooms! :)
    I did A for Amazing too, as I'm doing an adjective a day http://www.alison.runham.co.uk/blog/

  7. Bookstores are treasure troves of endless wonder! (http://www.hjblenkinsop.com)