Friday, March 16, 2012

Looking for a few good blogs

Yes, that's right. I love to blog, but I also love to read what others' are writing. I tend to follow blogs that pertain to one of the following: discussion on veganism, fashion, art, writing, and health. If you have a blog that falls under one of these topics, please leave a comment. I'd love to follow you.
I'm currently using bloglovin, which I just love! I have a link to follow my blogs via bloglovin on the right side; it's the flashing Eiffel tower. I also installed the chrome extension for bloglovin, so once I add your blog to follow, it will give me a number update indicating how many new posts are ready to read.
I think that anyone starting off as a newbie blogger, should first and foremost, start commenting and reading other blogs. That's typically how one starts to develop their own follower base and it's a great way to connect with what others' are talking about.
Again, let me know if you have a blog worth reading and loving! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Female Writer's Style

What does a female writer wear? Is she concerned with fashion or is it more about comfort while honing her craft? Does she consider her muse and what they would wear while she's writing? I'm taking a look back at a few of the more famous authors of our time and what appearance they showed to the world.
The first writer I'm reviewing is Emily Dickinson. You can tell she was pretty simple in both her dress and hair style. I think this look was pretty prevalent among many woman of that era. Women were hard workers, whether it was inside or outside of the home, so they didn't focus so much on appearance. Of course, Emily spent many of her years in seclusion, so she likely was not a fashionista of her day.

The next author I wanted to check out is Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird", is her most famous novel. As you can tell, she's very similar to Emily, very plain and not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination. She was very comfortable and somewhat of a tomboy in appearance. From the looks of it, she did not wear makeup and is obviously a smoker. Hey, writers need a vice, some of our muses tend to stress us out! 

The third author, is Joyce Carol Oates. She has penned numerous books, including an Oprah Book Club Selection, "We Were the Mulvaney's". Joyce has an understated look, simple with minimal makeup. Her attire seems that of comfort, long flowy skirts, pullover shirt and jacket. In many of her pictures, she can be seen wearing her large, over sized glasses; but she must have got contacts in later years. 
None of these women would be considered fashionistas, not that a writer is usually concerned with that. They focus on their craft of writing, which could care less about their appearance. Granted, I have only looked at three great female authors, but I tend to think that many writers are this way. The desire and urge to write can come at all hours, who cares how your hair looks!? 
Besides, most of us are much more concerned with what's inside the book versus the picture on the back.