Monthly Archives: May 2013

57 Links of Awesome Writing Information and Help

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As someone new to the writing industry as of last year, I acquired an extensive listing of helpful links. Here are some of the most useful. I think even seasoned writers might find info here of interest.

If you know of additional awesome links, let me know and I’ll add them.

teen lingo http://www.thesource4ym.com/teenlingo/index.asp book doctor on http://coolstuff4writers.com/BookDrMain.html whole lot of author interviews http://coolstuff4writers.com/Interviews.html read about fav authors or discover new ones http://armchairinterviews.com/ character naming resource babynameworld.com copyright info from the horse’s mouth copyright.gov basic grammar info grammarbook.com best blog for word usage/meanings http://kathytemean.wordpress.com Writer Beware resource sfwa.org/beware International Conference listing http://writing.shawguides.com/ everything about fiction writing fictionfactor.com everything about writing horror horror.org/writetips.htm writer’s resource website and discussion forum dedicated to the romance romancedivas.com supports women writers wow-womenonwriting.com a free writers’ resource listing over 2700 current Fiction and Poetry publications http://duotrope.com/ weekly submission calls to paying markets writergazette.com Association of Author’s Representatives aaronline.org check out new agents agentresearch.com/agent_ver.html find agents easily/great forums agentquery.com Preditors and Editors-Beware of Scams anotherrealm.com/preditors the business side of writing authormba.com chart compares POD companies booksandtales.com/pod/index.php plot tips plotwhisperer.blogspot.com everything about agents and queries querytracker.net up to minutes news about publishing industry writenews.com connect with published or not authors writerschatroom.com every contest the editor can find writingcontests.wordpress.com Q&A section, a job thread and a critique section mywriterscircle.com science fiction and fantasy writers or am sfwa.org share your MS for annotation & chat bookglutton.com give and receive  reader feedback critiquecircle.com online destination for your writing group rallystorm.com Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network spawn.org Janet Reid dissects queries queryshark.blogspot.com Rachelle Gardner gives a lot of helpful info cba-ramblings.blogspot.com Janet Reid’s other blog- tons of resources jetreidliterary.blogspot.com Nathan Bransford- industry info nathanbransford.blogspot.com A Writer’s Guide to Self Publishing http://www.bubblecow.co.uk/2009/10/a-writers-guide-to-self-publishing/ 12 Random But Pretty Good Ideas for Selling Your Book http://www.yourwritersgroup.com/mywritersgroup/2009/10/a-lot-of-what-i-talk-about-here-falls-into-the-large-area-of-intangibles-craft-meditations-interesting-uses-for-your-left-.html 30 One-Minute Tips for Strengthening Your Novel http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/30-days-to-a-stronger-novel/ thousands of links for writers on all topics http://www.suite101.com/writingandpublishing cliché finder http://cliche.theinfo.org/ The Difference Between MG and YA http://www.write4kids.com/feature6.html Lulu Titlescorer http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php more info on writing for kids than you can stand http://cbiclubhouse.com/ best blog for helping writers write http://storyfix.com/ Website Grader by HubSpot http://websitegrader.com/ A site for writers, readers and fans of children’s literature http://kidlit.com/ Reasons Why Your MS Got Rejected http://www.inkygirl.com/scbwi-2009-notes-reasons-why-your-manuscript-got-rejected/ scbwi Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-fee based, has conventions http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Who-We-Are—What-We-Do Goodreads- Great site for Readers & Writers http://www.goodreads.com/ She Writes a site for women writers http://www.shewrites.com/ Inked-In a community for writers, musicians and artists http://inkedin.ning.com/ Red Room – Where the Writers Are; a collection of blogs, information, networking, videos and much more http://redroom.com American Christian Fiction Writers – a fee based organization with tons of resources for writers as well as local chapters http://acfw.com inkpop-a YA writers’ site by Harper Collins similar to Authonomy http://inkpop.com The Muse Online Writers Conference http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com
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50+ Editors, Proofreaders, Copy Editors, Reviewers on Twitter

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Following are 50+ Editors, Proofreaders, Copy Editors, Reviewers on Twitter.  All were found on Twellow.com. Check it out.

Sally Dinius                          @SDinius                             Proofreader

Sandy617                             @sandy617                         Editor

Heilan Yvette Grimes     @yvettegr                          Editor

Tamoor                                @tamoor                             Editor

Terry Whalin                      @terrywhalin                    Communications Expert

Ryan Penagos                    @Agent_M                          Editor of Marvel.com

Ann Handley                      @MarketingProfs            Editor

Dan Howdle                       @NowGamer_Dan            Games Editor

Sandra Turner                   @SpiritLife                          Editor

Jen Nipps                            @jennipps                          Editor

Lee Pound                          @LeePound                       Editor

Maria Schneider               @mariaschneider            Editor

Dee Stewart                       @deegospel                        Editor

Amarantoblook              @amarantoblook             Editor

Ruthdfw                              @ruthdfw                           Editor, Reviewer

Heather Gemmen Wilson @HeatherWilson             Editor

Yvonne Perry                     @writersinthesky            Editor

Norm Goldman                 @bookpleasures.com    Editor, Publisher

Renai LeMay                      @renailemay                     sci-fi/fantasy book site

RJ Medak                            @RJ_Medak                        Book Reviewer

Christian Davidson         @REcessionRoadie          Non-fiction Book Editor

Jennifer Tribe                    @jennifertribe                  Editor, Book Coach

Madbushfarm                   @madbushfarm                 artist/cartoonist, editor

Alice Wessendorf            @awessendorf                    Editor

Blakeovard                         @DidYaQ                             Editor

Bob Spear                           @bobspear                          Editor, Publisher

A2editor                              @a2editor                           Editor

Esther Lombardi               @bookgeek                       Editor

S.B. Redd                             @maverickauthor           Editor

Birdie Newborn                @Birdie                               Editor, Publisher

Katharine Reeve              @kreeve                             Editor

Erika Kotite                         @etkotite                           Editor

Wendy Woudstra            @pubcentral                      Editor, Pub Coach, Publisher

Book Chook                       @BookChook                    Editor, Reviewer

Janice Hussein                 @DocumentDriven         Editor

Molly O’Neill                     @molly_oneill                   Editor (children’s books)

The Fiction Desk              @thefictiondesk              Editor, Reviewer

Lauren Hidden                  @LaurenHidden               Editor, Reviewer

Laura Nathan                     @lnathan                            Editor

The Compulsive Reader @compelledtoread        YA Reviewer, Aspiring Editor

Julia S.                                  @booktweeting               Editor, Reviewer

E.P. Ned Burke                  @nedburke                        Editor, Publisher

Sue Moe                               @Sue_Moe                        Editor (sci-fi/fantasy)

Matt Bell                              @mdbell79                         Editor, Reviewer

DeWayne Hamby             @DeWayneHamby         Editor (Christian pub world)

Michelle Witte                  @michellewitte                Editor (non-fiction)

Lisa Davis                           @LisaDavisMedia)           Editor, Publisher

Kelly Sabetta                    @BettaBookPublish)        Editor, Publisher

Steve Melito                      @SteveMelito                   Editor, Reviewer

WildWriter                         @WildWriter                      Editor, Writing Coach

ForstRose                           @ForstRose                       Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer

Serena Agusto-Cox        @SavvyVerseWit             Editor, Reviewer

A List of YA Fantasy Writers on Twitter

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Twitter is an awesome place for finding like-minded individuals to learn from, converse with or network with. Here is a listing of YA Fantasy Authors who Twitter. If you’d like to be added, let me know. Enjoy.

tamoor | @tamoor Astrologer, Metaphysician, EFT, Writer, Author, Award Winning Author, Young Adult Fantasy, Dragons, Fairies, Visionary Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, YA Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Books, Book Reviews, Editor, FREE Ebook, Publish, Publishing, Independent Publishing.  http://www.talesoftamoor.com Location: Umpqua Valley, Oregon

The Enchanted Inkpot | @EnchantedInkpot We are a community for writers and readers of middle grade and young adult fantasy.

Robert Jeschonek | @TheFictioneer Writer of urban fantasy, scifi, mystery, comics, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. Watch for upcoming Clarion young adult novel My Favorite Band Does Not Exist. Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Carmen Bowles | @Cabowles2486 I’m writer who is a future bestseller from H-town. Genres: Young adult Romance, some sci-fi, and fantasy. I’m going for my degree in English.  Location: Houston, Texas

Marissa Miranda | @marissamiranda Current college student aiming to become a published young adult fantasy writer  Location: Florida, USA

Trulie Peterson | @TruliePeterson Writer of Young Adult fantasy and science fiction, among other things. Location: Florida

rrsmythe | @rrsmythe Young Adult Historical Fantasy Writer, therapist, taxi driver etc  Location: In the woods

Fiona Tankard | @writerinitaly British ghostwriter, writer and seo writer who has lived in Italy since 1994.  http://www.spiderywriting.com Location: Tuscany, Italy

Katherine Stillwater | @KStillwater Writer. Editing my first novel (Seventh Veil). Genre: young adult, urban fantasy, and paranormal-romance. Also, seeking an agent.  Location: West Hollywood, CA

Cheryl Rainfield / @cherylrainfield  Writer of Fantasy and Realistic YA. http://cheryl@cherylrainfield.com

Rebecca Ryals Russell / @vigorio Writer of MG and YA Dark Fantasy. http://yellowhatwriterrrussell.com Location: Wellborn, North Central Florida