Saturday, November 20, 2010

Some Excellent Resources for Writers

There are several websites that have significantly helped me in my writer's journey. I thought I'd share a few of them today. :) Enjoy!

Writer Unboxed - This blog has a group of contributors, and so the daily posts are fresh and helpful. This particular post (linked) suggests printing your ms out on paper in a different font than you've been viewing on the computer screen. Why? Because you'll be able to see your words with new eyes, simply because it looks different! I love this idea, and I'm going to give it a try.

KidLit - Even if you don't write YA, this blog has a wealth of information on the craft of writing and the business side of writing. Mary Kole uses a straight forward no nonsense approach to answering questions and tackling topics regarding writing.

Guide to Literary Agents - Chuck Sambuchino features a great variety of posts on his blog. Some of my favorites include the posts on REAL query letters. You can read the actual query letter, and then the agent explains why that query caught his/her attention. I also enjoy all of the agent advice on his blog.

Flogging the Quill - If you want your story opening to be the best it can possibly be, first, read this blog, second, submit your beginning for critique on the blog. I've submitted the beginnings to both of my finished mss, and the feedback was SO helpful. *IF* you're open-minded to critiques...

Well, those are just a few of my favorites. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS?


  1. I love Guide to Literary Agents, too! And I'm checking out the others now...

  2. Oh Margo, we love yours of course. I follow Guide to Lit almost every day. It's one of the best. I decided to openly post all the flogs I follow on my page. Come by and check it out. There are a few added as recently as yesterday. Also, doing a blog jog tomorrow-whatever that means. Have a good weekend:)

  3. I've never heard of Flogging the Quill; I'll have to check it out!