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10 Great Websites for Writers

10 Great Websites for Writers

“10 Great Websites for Writers” by Joan Y. Edwards

Here are 10 great websites for writers. They have articles for beginning writers, intermediate, and advanced writers. Many of these articles include many references for you – fiction and nonfiction.

Have fun browsing!

1.Writers Digest. “101 Best Websites for Writers 2015:” http://www.writersdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/101-Best-Websites-for-Writers-2015.pdf 

2.Write Life.com.”100 Best Websites for Writers 2016:” https://thewritelife.com/100-best-websites-writers-2016/

3.Writers Treasure.com. “Creative Writing 101:” http://www.writerstreasure.com/creative-writing-101/

  1. Write It Sideways.com.

a. “101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part I:” https://writeitsideways.com/101-of-the-best-fiction-writing-tips-part-i

b. “101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part II:” 101 of the Best Fiction-Writing Tips, Part II

c. “101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part III:” 101 of the Best Fiction-Writing Tips, Part III

d. “101 of the Best Fiction Writing Tips, Part IV:” 101 of the Best Fiction-Writing Tips, Part IV

  1. Mark O’Bannon. Better Storytelling.net. “Advanced Writing:” http://www.betterstorytelling.net/advancedwriting.html
  2. iuniverse.com. “20 Writing Tips from Fiction Authors:” https://www.iuniverse.com/Resources/Writing-Editing/20WritingTipsfrom12FictionAuthors.aspx

  3. Randy Ingermanson. Advanced Fiction Writing.com. “Writing the Perfect Scene:” https://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/writing-the-perfect-scene/

8. Storymind.com

a. “Basic Tips for Beginning Writers:” http://storymind.com/page 626.htm

b. “Basic Tips for Intermediate Writers:” http://storymind.com/page629.htm

c. “Basic Tips for Advanced Writers:” http://storymind.com/page628.htm 

d. “Story Structure:”

 9. Daring to Live Fully.com. “Nonfiction Writing Tips:” https://daringtolivefully.com/nonfiction-writing-tips

  1. Joanna Penn. The Creative Penn. “Nine Things You Need to Know Before You Write Your Non-Fiction Book:” https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/06/05/write-a-non-fiction-book/

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Five-Star Agent Blogs

“Five-Star Agent Blogs and Ten Other Valuable Agent/Query/Writing Resources” by Joan Y. Edwards

Here are resources that might have the vital information to help you find the right agent and ways to improve your manuscript and your query and send it on a successful journey to publication.

1. These two big guides have inspiring and information you need to know about agents and how to contact them.

  1. Query Tracker is a free service that will keep track of your query letters to agents and publishers using a highly advanced tracking system. It will help you find agents and publishers using its wide database. It also has a premium membership. I suggest to use what’s free first. They also have a blog.

Joan’s Top Five-Star ***** – Top Notch Agent Blogs

  1. Scott Eagen, agent, Romance genre. Greyhaus Literary Agency: http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/
  2. Kristin Nelson, Agent. Adult and Children. Nelson Literary Agency. Great query/pitch blog posts. http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
  3. Michael Larsen, Agent with Larson Pomada Literary Agency: http://sfwriters.org/blog/
  4. Rachelle Gardner, agent, http://www.rachellegardner.com/
  5. Query Shark. Blogspot. Query Writing. http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

Ten Other Extremely Valuable Resources: Blogs by Authors, Agents, Editors, Reviewers

  1. Cheryl Klein, Author, Editor: her blog: Brooklyn Arden
  2. Janet Reid, Agent, Adult Crime Fiction, Fine Print Literary Management:  http://www.jetreidliterary.blogspot.com
  3. Joyce Hart, Terry Burns, Diana Flegal, Agents. Romance Genre, Hartline Literary Agency: http://hartlineliteraryagency.blogspot.com/
  4. Nathan Bransford, Author, Social Media Manager for CNET. Used to be agent. http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
  5. Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary and Media: http://newleafliterary.blogspot.com/
  6. Miss Snark, Agent. http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ She retired in 2007, but you can still read query letters and archives.
  7. Martina Boone, Marissa Graff, Lisa Gail Green, Authors. Children’s Publishing Blog. http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/
  8. “Story Book World,” Authors, Agents, and Editors. http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/
  9. Kelsey. Reviewer of Young Adult. “The Book Scout:” http://thebookscout.blogspot.com/
  10. “Teen Reads:” Reviews:  http://www.teenreads.com/

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