Introducing The Writer Files: A Look Inside the Habits and Habitats of Online Writers

Introducing The Writer Files

Finally, online writers and content producers are getting their day in the sun.

As one more way to celebrate the “year of the online writer” I’m setting out to bring you regular Q&As with some of our most esteemed colleagues, friends, and writing heroes, to explore the craft of the writer at work.

I want to give you a glimpse into the minds and the habitats of the scribes I admire.

The Writer Files — debuting Thursday with my interview of our very own Brian Clark — will be a regular feature on Copyblogger, inspired in equal parts by Jill Krementz’s pictorial The Writer’s Desk (photos of famous writers at work), and the Proust Questionnaire (an insider’s look at prominent figures).

As John Updike described the writer’s process …

Our task as we sit (or stand or lie) is to rise above the setting, with its comforts and distractions, into a relationship with our ideal reader, who wishes from us nothing but the fruit of our best instincts, most honest inklings, and firmest persuasions.

I hope The Writer Files will become your passport to some enlightening answers about that very process.

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About the author

Kelton Reid

Kelton Reid is Director of Multimedia Production for Rainmaker Digital, writer, podcaster, and mediaphile. Find out how great writers keep the cursor moving on his podcast The Writer Files, and find Kelton on Twitter.

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  1. I look forward to reading this series!

    Yesterday while I was writing, my cat Benny jumped onto lap and put his paws on my laptop as if he wanted to help me write. Sometimes, I wish he could help me write. :)

  2. Thanks Kelton :)
    Looking forward.

    I always love reading about the rituals of great writers on
    Now it will be interesting – to see how writers in digital age are doing it – when there are more distractions and more info load. And what better start than our very own Brian Clark who has created a digital empire – sure.. will be worth a lot :)

  3. I am waiting for these files from a long time. I am sure you are going to rock it. Please interview some people like Danny Iny, Ramsay, Pat Flynn about how they write that engaging content.

    I am sure that this is going to be great.

  4. I look forward to it. =)

  5. Looking forward to this! It’s going to be very good for hopeful writers to hear this life glimpse first-hand from professional writers. I’d really like to dispel the myths out there and talk some truth! :)

  6. Always look forward to anything Copyblogger has to say!

  7. Love this…like learning from the real-live masters. So appreciate Copyblogger…and by that I mean the people behind this site!!

  8. Looking forward to the series would be an understatement!

    Let the anticipation start to build :)

  9. Give who ever had this idea a raise.

    Good way to mix it up and provide another dimension into the life of a successful blogger.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Well this sounds good. I’ve gotten a handful of writing gigs and am looking forward to reading about others.

  11. Looking forward to this! It’s going to be very good for hopeful writers to hear this life glimpse first-hand from professional writers.

  12. Stellar idea for a series — love it!