A Selection of Websites for Writers

The Write Life is a good site go get to know. It includes many excellent resources for writers. Here’s their 2020 list of websites. When you have time, cruise around and see which ones fit your needs.


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Lou Treleaven Interviews Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown

Here’s an interview with an agent who represents books for children, Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Click on the link to find out more about her.

An interview with Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown | Lou Treleaven, writer.

Follow Jill Corcoran’s Blog if You Write for Children

I met Jill Corcoran at a conference in 2012 and was very impressed. She is sharp, warm, and honest. Follow her blog for some great advice, or go to a conference to hear her speak. If you write books for children, you will not be disappointed, even if you have another agent.

Hello 2013.

Be Informed and Inspired by the Most Popular Writers Digest Articles of 2012

Here’s a fabulous holiday gift from Writers Digest. Follow links to the most popular articles of 2012.

The 19 Most Popular Articles on Writing of 2012 | WritersDigest.com.

Follow Agent Vickie Motter’s Excellent Blog

If you are interested in finding an agent, first realize that the field is highly competitive and it may take a while.

In 2012 I attended a number of writer’s conferences and focused on the presentations of agents. I haven’t queried any of them yet, because my current novel wasn’t quite ready, but I gathered information, and even read for one in a session at Pike’s Peak. Pitch sessions, one-on-one critiques and group readings are all good ways to meet agents at conferences. So are casual conversations at parties and even meals at those big round tables.

You don’t have to attend a conference to find out more about an agent that interests you, though. More and more of the ones who are interested in finding new talent are sharing tips and submission instructions through their blogs.

Here is a blog I came across this morning from a suggestion on my Twitter page.

Navigating the Slush Pile.

Becoming a More Effective Blogger

Just before National Novel Writing Month began, I launched a personal campaign to integrate my far-flung online presence. It has been fun, and I have met some wonderful new people.

I am also learning slowly how to use this site to greater advantage. Here are three blogs about blogging I am going to start following. Take a look. You may want to follow them to.

3 Bloggers Every Serious Blogger Should Be Following | Michael Hyatt.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4 | Just Beneath Poems | WritersDigest.com

Today’s prompt on the Poetic Asides blog is “Just beneath…” If you need an idea for any sort of work, that’s a good start.

To read the many interpretations of that inspiration in Brewer’s community, click on the link below. You can also add your own.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4 | Just Beneath Poems | WritersDigest.com.

Here’s mine:


Just beneath

the surface

like a spawning

fish at the edge

of a summer

pond, something

pushes and

nudges. Fecund

and implacable

as a black hole,

it takes all

in. What

comes next?

I hold

my breath.

Brooklyn Arden: A Revised Plot Checklist

If your write fiction, and particularly if you are revising a novel, you should know about this blog, its author, and her book. I have shelves of writing books, but there are very few as good as hers. Don’t miss her new plot checklist. Online now. Click the link below.

Brooklyn Arden: A Revised Plot Checklist.