Friday, August 26, 2011

100 Sites for Fiction Writers: #46 - Fiction After 50

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

Fiction After 50

Dead as a Scone (The Royal Tunbridge Wells Mysteries - Book One)If you are an older fiction writer, sometimes you might feel like you are being left out, or that you are behind the curve. So many writers nowadays are young, right? Well, not all of them. In fact, more and more people are finding time to write as they approach their retirement years, and many of them have something to say to today's reading audiences.

But if you happen to be feeling left out, do yourself a favor and check out the blog titled Fiction After 50.

Writers Janet and Ron Benrey are the moderators of the site, and they frequently post about concerns for all writers, but often about concerns specifically for older writers. For instance, they blog about such topics as "A Late-Bloomer Liability," studying whether or writers need to "keep up with the times" in the way they approach their fiction. Another post compares pros and cons of paper books versus e-books, titled "The Persistence of Paper."

The Benreys both have plenty of experience in the publishing field, including working as editors and her as an agent, so they are knowledgeable enough of what they are speaking. Of course they also use the site topromote their own e-books, but you don't have to be concerned because for the most part they keep that out of their blog posts.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I guess this one fits my profile. I better check it out.