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Scott Lax Blog

Why "No Comments," and recommended blogs

In that this is a blog, and most blogs have comment sections; and in that some people are reading this blog, I thought it would be a good time to explain why I don't have the comment section enabled. It's not complicated: I have limited time (as we all do) and I have so much writing to do -- the new novel to be edited, other fiction projects, as well as paid journalism. I also like to spend as much time as possible with my family.

But there are excellent blogs that do allow comments, operated by bloggers that have managed to make their reader exchanges to be part of their writing lives, and do so in a lively and respectful way. They're better at it than I could be, too. For now, here are two: workingwithwords.com, operated by John Ettorre. And for food lovers and writers, ruhlman.com is exceptional. (Links to the left.)

I'll continue this format: some thoughts and advice on writing. If you like it, please come back. If not, there is a universe of blogs out there (I guess I'm supposed to say "blogosphere"), so enjoy that, too.  Read More