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.

https://thewritelife.com/best-websites-for-writers-2020/

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My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days

When November is over, and you have revised your manuscript, written your picture books, finished your sketches, and assembled your chapbook, you might consider working on your platform. Here’s a 30 day program from Robert Lee Brewer.

My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days.

path of a wordbender – Where Art Thou, My Query?

Do you need help with writing a query letter? Here’s a useful post with three great links.

path of a wordbender – Where Art Thou, My Query?.

The Golden Door By Emily Rodda – YouTube

Here’s a great trailer for a new book.

The Golden Door By Emily Rodda – YouTube.

I offer it for your inspiration!

The little film has much to recommend it.

  • effective
  • no actors
  • no location shots
  • no voiced narration

What can you put together for your book?

Legitimate Poetry and Writing Contests

Legitimate Poetry and Writing Contests.

Writing contests may or may not shorten your path to publication. If you win a legitimate one, it can add sparkle to your resume. Unfortunately, too many are just ways to raise money for the clubs that sponsor them.

Google the contest name and “scam” before you submit.

The link at the top of this post leads to an article that  lists a few good contests. At least one has a deadline coming up soon.

Check the websites for submission details and follow all rules to the letter. Judges may (or may not) look for any excuse to toss out entries. It cuts down their reading time. To be fair, in their place, you probably would too.

Good luck!

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions.

This article offers unique insight into an agent’s selection process. Fascinating reading for those interested in submitting either YA or adult fiction

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters.

Great information from Mr. Underdown, a wonderful author, friend to writers, and authority on the market for children’s books.

Check it out before mailing off that query you are stuffing into an envelope right now.