The following list (in no particular order) contains a few the writing resources that have helped me. I hope they serve you as well.
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- Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): Online resources for writers and illustrators in the children’s writing market. If you write or illustrate for young readers, join this organization. You’ll thank me later.
- Writers Helping Writers: Home of the Bookshelf Muse, a broad spectrum of resources for all types of writers.
- Mystery Writing is Murder: Author, Elizabeth S. Craig, provides a wealth of industry insights and practical tips that apply to all types of writing.
- Writers on the Storm: A novel writing blog, offering insights and inspiration for novel writers of any genre.
- Adventures in YA Publishing: A terrific blog with a focus on children’s publishing.
- Author, Jody Hedlund: Insights on publishing and the writing life from an author who diligently worked her way to success.
- Writers Digest: Write better. Get published.
- Writer Unboxed: An essential blog stop for tips on craft and the business of publishing, both traditional and indie.
- Jane Friedman: Awesome articles about writing, reading, and publishing in the digital age.
- Kristen Lamb: Expert advice on navigating social media and building an author platform.
- I Write for Apples: The “Query. Sign. Submit.” writer and agent interviews are helpful for those entering the query process.
- Literary Rambles: The agent interviews on this site are invaluable for anyone entering the query process.
- Hey, There’s A Dead Guy In My Living Room: A blog on mystery publishing, from idea to bookshelf.
The best writing advice I’ve ever received…
Keep on writing no matter what. Published authors are the writers who didn’t give up.