The World’s Biggest Bookstore–oops, I mean Amazon.com, have recently launched a new widget that you may want to share with your own readers.
It’s a stream of commentary on everything and anything related to reading.
THE STORY SPOT is going to observe for a while before adding the widget here. We want to offer you only info you that find valuable. While this Omnivoracious stream immediately intrigues, it also appears to be as very, very broad for our collective tastes.
If you do end up posting the widget on your own blog (click the little GET WIDGET link at the bottom), let us know here. When the readers speak, we hop to it!
It’s a new year and, because of you, we’re growing! A warm welcome is extended to our new story coaching team: writer/producer Sarah Dodd, filmmaker Sara St. Onge, novelist Leonard Chang, and writer/director Jeff Renfroe. Each of them brings expertise and unique perspective to the work of creating stories that resonate and entertain.
Here at the close of 2008, I’d like to humbly extend my personal gratitude to you for making this year — the maiden voyage of THE STORY SPOT — a brilliantly fulfilling one. Because of your loyalty, your enthusiasm for the site, and your continued sharing of posts among friends, I am inspired anew each and every week to bring you interesting and relevant tidbits to fuel your creativity.
Some of you are new to writing in all its forms and some of your names we recognize from your accomplishments on screen and in print. All of us, wherever we are in our life of learning, share a love for this nutty pursuit of thrilling, zinging, wondrous story. Watch for the expansion of our service offerings in 2009 with the addition of some very exciting names to our roster. Hopefully they, too, will be inspired to share what moves them in the world of storytelling.
Thank you for all you’ve given me. I wish you all continued joy and success in your creative explorations in the new year. Read, write, and come back here to share your thoughts. THE STORY SPOT would not thrive without you, our readers and Twitter followers.
Happy Holiday Season and a story-filled New Year! /djw
Just a quick reminder to give a click on our GOOD READS widget. You’ll find our curated reading list of notable story-related blogs including that of the wildly popular screenwriter, John August.
The MENU button will show you what’s on tap and you can scroll from blog to blog by using the arrow buttons. Visit your favorite writer’s blog, sign up for their feed, and tell a friend. Your readership (as it is here) is always appreciated.
If you have suggestions for additions to our GOOD READS reading list (especially if it’s your own blog!) do send it along. And, if you’d like to offer THE STORY SPOT content on your own site, you can get your own free, automatically updated widget right here at SpringWidgets.