R115. Four Ways Blogging Benefits a Writer

Room 604, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Creation, career, promotion, and conversation. Your blog is more than a tool for creating the dreaded “platform.” It can be the hub of your online activity and a source of inspiration. Five digitally-savvy authors share stories of how their blogs inspire them to write, build relationships, and help them get published. We’ll cover Internet best practices and ways blogging gets you noticed by search engines and the people who use them. Learn how being yourself online is your very best asset.



Isla McKetta is a novelist, book reviewer, and an internet marketer. Her latest project, a book of writing prompts co-authored with Rebecca Bridge, is forthcoming. She is on the board of Richard Hugo House.

Rebecca Bridge is a poet, essayist, and screenwriter. She is co-author of the forthcoming book Clean Out the Static in Your Attic, a collection of writing prompts and exercises. She has received many awards and fellowships.

Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of a forthcoming memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules. Her work has appeared in Filter and Third Coast. She serves as adviser and lecturer for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington.

Ann Hedreen is a writer, teacher, filmmaker, and creator of the radio podcast and blog, The Restless Nest. She recently completed a memoir, Her Beautiful Brain. She and her husband Rustin Thompson have made more than 100 films and won many Emmys and other awards.

Jack Remick is a poet, novelist, and blogger. He edits and maintains bobandjackswritingblog.com with Robert J. Ray. He has taught writing at the University of Washington Distance Learning Program.


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