I spend too much time reading other people’s blogs. Granted, I’ve learned a lot from them and continue to do so. But I need to be writing more novels and short stories instead.

That said, if you also are a writer, here are some people you need to be keeping in touch with.

1. Kristine Kathryn Rusch. She posts about once a week and knows a lot about the publishing business, both from the writer’s viewpoint and the publisher’s, having been both.

2. Dean Wesley Smith, husband of Kristine Kathryn Rusch. His Killing The Sacred Cows of Publishing series will open your eyes. He’s also offering comments on how he writes his newest short stories and offering them for free reading within a certain time span.

3. The Passive Guy. He ranges far and wide with his blogging and offers several different ones a day, but he is also a lawyer and often dissects bad contracts for his readers to understand.

4. J.A. Konrath. Always controversial and often right.

Leave me a comment. Have you found someone interesting to follow? I have several more on my favorites panel, and check out others via twitter when they are highlighted, but the above are the ones I trust.

WHAT I’VE READ THIS WEEK—Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin.

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  1. I don’t spend a lot of time reading blogs (which is probably funny since I maintain a couple), but I love listening to podcasts since I can learn things while I’m walking the dogs or jogging or what not. For writers, there’s The Creative Penn, and though I haven’t come across any great ones on self-publishing or book promotion, there are a number basic internet business ones that teach you things like getting more traffic to your blog, monetizing your blog, starting a newsletter, etc. Just check out the business section of iTunes. Most of these are hosted by solo entrepreneurs, which is basically what we are as authors!

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