Thursday, August 12, 2010
I often get questions about how to get into freelance or other writing, so thought I'd share some of my favorite writing resources. There are so many great sites, blogs, newsletters, classes, and other treasures available for all genres.
Here's a small sampling.
Funds for Writers is the brainchild of Hope Clark, and features newsletters, books, markets, contests, and grants for writers. FFW has been voted as one of Writer's Digest 101 Best Web Sites for Writers since 2001.
Writing for Dollars is another stop chock full of articles, markets, books, a newsletter, and even a daily cartoon.
Long Ridge Writer's Group offers courses for writers, articles, chat rooms, forums, and helpful links.
LRWG is the sister school of The Institute of Children's Literature, where I took several courses (which were excellent, btw). ICL's site also has great links, chat rooms, markets, a bookstore, contests, and more.
Writing, Etc., where Beth Ann Erickson is in charge, has articles, e-courses, books, advice, and a newsletter.
Writer's Digest not only has a great magazine, their website boasts articles, tips and info, courses, and a weekly newsletter.
Coffeehouse for Writers offers t-shirts, mugs, and other gifts for writers, as well as online courses, critique groups, newsletters, links, and a blog.
This list barely scratches the surface of the resources at our fingertips, but perhaps a link or two will inspire or help on your writing journey. You know me, I'll share more links in the future. :)
What are some of your favorite writing resources or tips? What advice would you give to someone just jumping into this writing life?
Have a wonderful weekend!