I met Kristen Twardowski a little while ago when the Story Reading Ape reblogged one of her amazingly insightful posts.
Then he reblogged another one and I decided to follow her by email.
I don’t know about you, but I like getting emailed posts. I skip through them, hit the ‘Like’ button (if there is one), and move on. Or if I’m moved to comment, I comment. Sometimes I need time to peruse the post in more detail. Sometimes I think about commenting a while longer. But unless I like,comment or make a decision not to do either, the blog posts stay on my browser for the rest of the day. If they are still there next morning, I do something and say bye-bye till next time.
Kristen Twardowski’s posts seem to stay around a long time. They need a lot of thought, mainly because they make me think of so many things that I might comment on, I often don’t comment at all. They are brilliant, different, educational, stimulating, and really, really interesting. Here’s a recent selection. Don’t blame me if you find you just HAVE to add her to your blogging routine.
A Selection from Kristen Twardowski – A Writer’s Workshop
- How the Library of Congress is Trying to Archive Twitter
- Well, not only is it trying, but Kristen explains how they archive stuff anyway, and how slippery it is to archive Twitter… fascinating, and a great picture too
- Language Generator for Fantasy and SciFi
- Yes, Kristen not only found this amazing resource, but tried it out in numerous ways too. I just had my aliens speaking a garbled form of Korean….
- A Book Labyrinth in London
- This was just awesome
- How Books Get Reviews in the New York Times
- Informational, and leaves me realising that (a) I will never be reviewed in the New York Times and (b) it’s probably the last place I’d want to be reviewed anyway 🙂
- Librarian of Congress Might have her Powers Slashed and given to the President
- I went ape at this and had a good rant on twitter, I think. I certainly did a long comment!
- Online Resource: Reading Free Rare Books
- This stayed on my browser for weeks – I didn’t have time to look at it in detail, but didn’t want to lose it. I saved the page in my browser’s reading pane. I don’t often do that!
- When Autographed Novels put Book Stores in danger
- Really! A must-read for authors and autograph hunters alike!
- So You Want to Murder Your Husband: Stories about Poison
- Well, just the cover does this for me!
The previous day’s post about the library at the end of the world was probably the first one I spotted, although Kristen has been blogging since the end of July last year, and the selection above covers less than half her output of the last two months! You may have found some equally wonderful gems on the internet, but this is one of the most amazing blogs I’ve seen, and I’m really enjoying her take on things.
I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!
Twitter – @KristenTwardow