Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: Helpful Websites for Writers

"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." ~Bill Watterson


Got my latest Writer's Digest yesterday. Among the articles (how relevant!): Romance: Why It's Hot and How to Break In (read and read some more, learn the subgenres and the heat levels your audience expects); Young Adult: Top Editors and Agents on What it Takes to Make It (be original, don't follow a trend, don't talk down to teens); and Top 101 Websites for Writers.

Of those top 101, I check a few pretty regularly and recommend them:

Absolute Write - the forums are terrific ~ you'll find an answer to any writing-related question you might have

Agent Query - up to date profiles on agents, what they're seeking, and how to query them

Preditors and Editors - lets you know who you can trust and who you can't, in the publishing biz

Nathan Bransford's Blog - this YA agent is personable and honest about what's going on the world of young adult publishing

WOW! Women on Writing - publishes monthly e-zines filled with information for writers of all levels and all genres


It's been a crazy week for me, so I'm hoping to do a little relaxing, yard work, and writing this weekend. What about you?


Liz said...

Took Friday off - so going to Zumba then Sams Club, writing. Saturday - Walmart, Landfill, gym, writing. Sunday - Zumba, writing

Jessica Strawser said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the latest issue of WD, Allie--many thanks to you for mentioning it here!

Kind regards,
Jessica Strawser
Editor, Writer's Digest

GladysMP said...

I am not a writer, but I read everything I can get my hands on. Hope to do some reading today since hubby will be out of town until Sunday.