For a long time now, Angela and I have wanted a way to acknowledge the people who have helped us develop into stronger writers and who add to the writing community as a whole. As a new feature here at The Bookshelf Muse, Angela and I will take turns giving well-deserved recognition to some of the people who really make an impact…people who truly are Writing Heroes.
Julie Musil has a knack for picking apart books to find out what makes them successful. This is an invaluable ability for writers, and since we can’t read every book out there, it’s nice when someone knowledgeable breaks them down for us. I’ve learned a lot about the writing craft from these posts alone.
I’ve also learned a lot about Julie through her blog. She’s not afraid to be honest about herself. The few stories she’s shared about herself and her family have endeared me to her because she is clearly an inspiring mom. She finds wisdom and inspiration in the smallest, everydayish things, and that is wisdom in itself.
And this may be a little goofy, but I am just blown out of the water by any blogger who responds personally to comments. It’s so hard for me to do (as you all obviously know), and I think someone who accomplishes this shows a superior level of caring for and commitment to their followers. I know how special I feel when she replies to a comment of mine, and anyone who attends to others with such a sacrifice of time is a hero in my book!
So, thank you Julie, for being one of my WRITING HEROES. You inspire me, woman!
To pay it forward, Angela or I will give a 1000 word critique to each Writing Hero we profile. These writers can then choose to keep it for themselves or offer it as a giveaway on their blog! All writing heroes will also have a permanent link in our header!
So tell me Musers…do you know Julie? Has she helped you or your writing in some way? Please tell us in the comments and help celebrate this amazing WRITING HERO!
Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.