These are some websites I’ve come across that have been insightful and helpful while pursuing a writing life. A writing life…what does that mean? To understand its meaning, I ascribe to Steven Wright’s wise observation, “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.”
Anyhow, these sites have helped me keep going. I welcome suggestions of others.
Writing for a young audience:
http://www.scbwi.org/ (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Including young adults)
http://kidlit.com/ (Mary Cole’s site filled with great advice)
General help for writing and getting published:
http://literarykitchen.com/ great workshops with author Ariel Gore
http://hippocamp2018.hippocampusmagazine.com/ wonderful creative nonfiction conference put on by Hippocampus Magazine
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/ (Nathan Bransford’s awesome blog)
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents (Posts interviews with literary agents)
Looking for a home in a Small Indie Press:
http://www.spdbooks.org/ Small Press Distribution carries many small presses, so you can go through their list to find a press whose catalog seems compatible with your manuscript or book proposal.
Finding Books to Read:
http://www.leewind.org/ (great site specific to LGBTQ-focused books)