Thoughts for Tuesday concern some of the best websites for writers. I can't take credit for doing the research, Writer's Digest did, but I thought I would post some today and again Thursday. I'm hoping that at least some of them will be new to you, and of value.
Adventures in Agentland:
This blog fields practical questions about queries and submissions.
Not an agent-run site, but it has a long list of "agent spotlights", comprehensive looks at individual agents seeking new clients in the genre.
Red Sofa Literary:
Good submission tips and general advice for writers, as well as "Red Sofa Chat" interviews with publishing pros and authors.
ONLINE WRITING COMMUNITIES:
Writers of all ages and genres welcome in this active online writing workshop: resources for tracking submissions, generating characters, and measuring progress on manuscripts.
Hosts a serious critique group for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
If you're willing to review others' work, you will get impartial evaluations of your own: must do four reviews to get three back, need a membership but it's FREE.
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing:
Thriller writer J.A.Konrath offers strong opinions on how to make a living as a genre writer as he blogs abut his ongoing experiments with both traditional and self-publishing.
Plot Whisperer for Writers & Readers:
If you're struggling with plot development, Award-winning writer and writing instruction Martha Alderson knows how to help.
Writer Beware Blog:
An industry watchdog keeps writers and publishing professionals up to date on the lastest scams, hoaxes, and schemes circulating around the industry.
Author and writing instructor Larry Brooks offers expert advice on story structure, character development, and other related topics.
A number of top-notch contributors from leading literary agents to bestselling authors offer valuable business and craft advice for all writers.
There are more to come on Thursday. Check these out and see which one might be of use to you.
Until next time,
That's a wrap.