Writing Tips & Links
- From my writing blog, Writing it Out
- Simple Rules to Grammar
- Show vs. Tell
- How to Find Critique Partners
- How to Revise on a Deadline
- How to Revise When You Have Time
- From my group dystopian blog, The League of Extraordinary Writers
- I am a big fan of conferences and networking with other authors, as well as relying on other authors for beta reading. Some websites that help you connect with other authors include:
- Verla Kay
- Absolute Write
- …and don’t be afraid of starting your own blog, or attending conferences such as those held by the following societies for writers:
- Societies for Writers
- SCBWI: Any writer for children or teens should look into this professional organization, the provides professional information and a sense of community
- SCBWI-Carolinas: This is my branch of SCBWI—a great group of writers!
- SFWA: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America is a group of professional genre writers.
- The Elevensies: This group of debut 2011 authors shares information and peeks into the writer’s life.
- Other helpful writing links:
- Query Tracker
- Miss Snark’s First Victim
- This blog, run by a writer, often holds “Secret Agent” contests, where submissions of sample pages are read by agents and prizes include submission to the agent. This blog definitely helped hone my writing, as I reveal in an interview with the author.
- Literary Rambles
- Casey McCormick compiles detailed information on agents and features them regularly on her blog. She also features success stories, information on writing, and tips. A great resource for those researching agents.
“If we don’t tell strange stories, when something strange happens we won’t believe it.”