useful links

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://www.pw.org/

http://www.writersdigestshop.com/

http://www.agentquery.com/

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.goodreads.com/

http://www.leewind.org/ (great site specific to LGBTQ-focused books)

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