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57 Links of Awesome Writing Information and Help


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

Women Writers of Horror or Dark Fantasy Who Twitter


It used to be that writers of Horror or Dark Fantasy stories were predominantly men. And it still might be that way but women are growing in the writing of those genres. Since joining Twitter I’ve discovered several women, with very interesting Tweets, who write Horror or Dark Fantasy or both.

If you are female and write either genre, DM me on Twitter or leave a comment and I’ll be glad to add your name to this list. Maybe we can grow the list.

Penny Ash                   @PennyAsh       http://www.pucasforest.com

Pale Fire (out Jan 4th)             East Texas

Crystal Connor                        @InknQuill                 http://wordsmithcrystalconnor.blogspot.com

The Darkness (Feb)

Cecilia Dominic                      @RandomOenophile  http://www.random-oenophile.blogspot.com

Wolfsbane Manor (not pub yet)                      Decatur, Ga

Izabella Jamrocha        @IssyJam                    http://www.halfbloodtrilogy.com

Revelation (working on it)      Nunya, IL

Lynette Mejia              @Carinthia                  http://www.lynettemejia.com

Best of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2009 (anthology)        Lafayette, La

Cheryl Rainfield                     @CherylRainfield       http://www.cherylrainfield.com/blog

Dragon Speaker: The Last Dragon    Toronto, On

Lesli Richardson                     @madmumbler        http://www.leslirichardson.com

Out of the Darkness Charlotte County, Fl

Rebecca Ryals Russell            @vigorio                     http://www.yellowhatwriterrrussell.com

Odessa, Zarena, Jeremiah Holyfield, Prophecy, Don’t Make Marty Mad (by Calico Skelly)     Wellborn, Fl

Anyta Sunday             @AnytaSunday

Monica Valentinelli     @mlvalentine              http://www.mlvwrites.com

Buried Tales of Pinebox, Tx (an Anthology with David Wellington)          Madison, WI

Angel Wilson              @FLAngel03              http://www.forevermarked.blogspot.com

Forbidden Children (not pub yet)       West Palm Beach, Fl

Heather S. Ingemar            @heatheringemar

Seawillow M. Allen          @seawillowA

971 Mockberry Lane     Arizona

Nicky Peacock          @nickyp_author          http://www.creativemindswriting.co.uk

Stacey Katheryn          http://staceykatheryn.wordpress.com