My name is Alanna Klapp, and if you’re reading this, thank you! I’m a writer and guest host for The Writing Show, a podcast which provides information and inspiration for writers. I love to read and write, and to explore the vast online opportunities that exist for writers of all levels.
My friend, neighbor, and fellow writer, Jenny, e-mailed me the link to the 43 Most Inspiring Writing Advice Posts of 2009, posted on the Procrastinating Writers Blog. Jenny’s aunt, Darrelyn Saloom, is a writer who made the list of 43 with her piece titled The Battle of Resistance. The inspiration for this list is the group writing project proposed by Daniel Scocco on Daily Blog Tips. The project? To write a 2009 Year in Review post.
I’d pondered a blog of my own since September (even wrote a short list of ideas for posts last month), but this is what motivated me to start. Through this project, I can introduce myself and share what I’ve done in 2009 as my first blog entry. What better way to begin than to reflect on an end?
So, with this in mind, here’s the list of Alanna Klapp’s Four Guest Host Podcasts for The Writing Show in 2009.
1. Writing Fiction, with author John Derhak, posted on February 8th
John Derhak is the author of two hilarious and scary novels, Tales from the moe.Republic and Tales to Chill Your Cockles.
2. Writing Fiction, with Thrity Umrigar, posted on July 5th
Thrity Umrigar is the national bestselling author of four novels, including The Space Between Us and The Weight of Heaven.
3. Writing Memoir, with Deanna R. Adams, posted September 27th
Deanna Adams is the author of the memoir Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl.
4. The Importance of Detail, with Erin O’Brien, posted December 5th
Some of you know me and have listened to these interviews, and I thank you! If you’re new to The Writing Show, I invite you to listen to these podcasts along with the other 2009 shows, and the archives that date back to 2005. There’s a show for you no matter what you write.
I also invite your comments and feedback. If you’ve listened to any writing podcasts in 2009 that you found informative and inspirational, please share them!
Thanks for reading and listening, and Happy Writing!