Happy Birthday, Crafty Writer!

The Crafty Writer is one-year-old today! Twelve months ago on 4 August 2007, we went live with our first post. Since then we’ve had an eventful year as we’ve brought you quality articles, interviews, courses and workshops on the business and craft of writing.

The Crafty Writer's first birthday
Image courtesy of jek in the box

Some highlights for the year have included:

And finally, a big thank you to all our regular visitors, this site would not be what it is today without you. Please let us know what your Crafty Writer highlights are and whether there is anything you would like us to cover in Year Two.

Related posts:

  1. Welcome to The Crafty Writer
  2. The Crafty Writer goes Full Feed
  3. Crafty Writer’s Book Club Launch
  4. The Crafty Writer Book Club is Open!
  5. Crafty Publishing

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14 comments on “Happy Birthday, Crafty Writer!

  1. Clare on said:

    Happy First Birthday! You’ve had an exciting year – hope you continue to grow.

  2. Fiona on said:

    Thanks Clare!

  3. sandra on said:

    Happy birthday, crafty writer! Well done fiona, keep it up!

  4. Jim Murdoch on said:

    Well done. I made my first post a day after you so we’ve both beaten the odds to survive this long. And now for our next trick … to see if we can last another one. At least now we have the support of our readers. When we started it was just us on our own and there was a time at the start if I got half-a-dozen visitors I was delirious with joy.

  5. Fiona on said:

    And happy birthday to you for tomorrow! Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?

  6. Rebecca on said:

    Happy birthday! Keep going!

  7. Julie Compton on said:

    Happy Birthday Fiona and The Crafty Writer!

    I love the book group discussions. Though I don’t always get the chance to read the book by the time you discuss it, I’m impressed by the depth of your comments and questions (and your knowledge, Fiona). I only wish my “in person” group was like your online one!

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Fiona on said:

    Thanks Julie! Why don’t you get your ‘in person’ group to join in with the Crafty Book Club online? You can use our discussion questions as a guide. In fact anyone can do that, as long as you let me know 🙂

  9. Rosalie Warren on said:

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog – there is always something interesting to read here. Many happy returns 🙂

  10. Tambra Kendall on said:

    Happy Birthday!
    May the success of The Crafty Writer continue to soar to greater heights.

    Blessings for another prosperous year!


  11. Alan on said:

    Happy first birthday Crafty Writer.

    Wishing you all the very best for another eventful and fun packed year.

    Keep up the great work.

  12. Fiona on said:

    Thanks for being such regular visitors: Alan, Tambra and Rosalie. Rosalie and Tambra have both contributed to this blog through articles and interviews. Alan is a very talented writing student of mine and hopefully it won’t be long until he’s published too. Check out his blog that he started after a workshop run by our very own Rod the techie guy

  13. Jay Mandal on said:

    Happy first birthday, Crafty Writer. Hope to see you again in a year’s time (if not before).


  14. Fiona Veitch Smith on said:

    Thanks Jay, as you know, you’re welcome any time! And thanks for taking part in the gay literature interview 🙂