Yesterday was the last day of looking back to see where we came from, what we survived. Back then – back in last year – some of us cheated death, or lost family or friends to that evil. Maybe some lost jobs or pets or were forced to relocate or saw health deteriorate. Last year might have been hard on all of us.
That said, some of us had great successes, had health improve, found a place to live, saw families growing, found new jobs, got a loving pet, found a new love or a new friend. Even in the worst of times, there are the small joys.
But today is 1 – 1 – 2014. It’s the first day of a new year, and it’s time to look forward and to dream. Many of us have made resolutions and set goals and started the new year already at the keyboard pounding out a new story or finishing one that got away from us last year. For those of you who are starting the new year with us Magical Words, we have a dream to share with you.
Beginning in Jan 2014, we will be starting a slightly new format here at MW, bringing in new writers, new guest posters, (and making new friends) who might give our readers a new look at an old subject – writing stories. MW will still be a writing-based site, and we’ll still be offering all the cool info and we’ll still all share the great personal friendships we’ve developed, but we’ll be introducing something new too.
We’ve asked some great writers to visit with us for one day out of each week, for a month each. It will work it this way: writer William Smith will have Mondays, writer John Doe will take Tuesdays, writer Jane Brown will have Wednesdays, and writer Agatha Christie will take Thursdays. (Yes, I’m kidding about Agatha. The Grande Dame has been gone so long that her haunt has moved on.) Some months we’ll have a guest writer for Friday’s too, but often, Fridays will be the day for the regulars to come back and chat with you. Then the next month we will usher in the next batch of writers.
Each writer will write:
1. A post on Character
2. A post on Plotting (or other craft related topic)
3. A post on their writing life (how they do it, why, or how they live and write and stay sane, that sort of thing)
4. An entire day about a new release, topic of their choice.
To get to know them better so you’ll recognize them at cons and discover new books you want to read, they will provide
5. Web-sized author pic, cover pic, and short bio
6. Social media info
Our hope is that readers will discover the joy of getting to know writers and that all the writers here at the site (yes, I mean the people reading this post) will find new writers to network with.
We have a list of writers scheduled, but not every month is full. So, I’d like to know – who do you want to see here at MW? Dream with us, but not just big names. I want to see some of your favorite not-so-well-known writers on the wish list. And tell me why you want them.
Oh. And because BLACK ARTS is out on the 7th, I’ll be one of the first month’s guests. You guys better be nice to me and make me feel welcome! LOL