Writer. Adventurer. Currently working on The Dreamless City, a series of steampunk novels and short stories.
For a while, I’ve been wanting to get the best of writing resources I’ve found and share them. I have them bookmarked on various computers, saved in different reader and feeds programs, and generally disorganized all over the place. I’m trying to find a good home for them and will be adding to this list as I filter through everything.
I’d also like to hear about experts or writing and publishing sites you have run across that you think others would benefit from reading.
Behler Blog – news, advise for writers, and beagles with margaritas
Query Shark – if you want to go the legacy publishing route, a good query is a must
Pub Rants – polite rants about queries, writers, and the industry
Rachel Gardner – wide variety of topics of interest to writers
Janet Reid – one of the best known and most respected agents
Nathan Bransford – great source for industry news, also just published his third book
Publishing Perspectives – good site for news and industry trends
Miss Snark – no longer updated, but the archives shine light on the industry
Barry Eisler – author with experience on both sides of the legacy/self-publishing fence, co-wrote Be the Monkey with Joe Konrath
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing – Joe Konrath gives great advise for authors, also co-wrote Be the Monkey with Barry Eisler
David Farland’s Writing Tips – check out his weekly blog called Kick in the Pants
Michael Stackpole – successful science fiction and fantasy author who educating the next generation of writers. Check out his post on Seven Traits of Enduring Characters.
Janice Hardy – Fiction University website with over 1000 articles to take your writing to the next level FOR FREE!
Kindle Pitfalls – Chris McMullen shared his wisdom about formatting books for the Amazon Kindle platform
Absloute Write – great advise, interviews, and updated publishing news (recommended by Ronica)
Goodreads – you should be doing research about books like yours and what people are saying
Writer Beware – great warnings about scams that often target writers
Writer’s Digest – write better, get published, advise about everything writerly (recommended by Katie)
The Future of Publishing (recorded 12/18/2012)
Please share your favorite writing sites in the comments below. I would love to create a master list that is helpful to everyone.