Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Miscellaneous Useful Writer Links

It's a spring-like 65 degrees today, so I decided to do a bit of spring cleaning. I actually removed ten books from my overcrowded bookcases, then the pain grew too great so I switched to cleaning up a few links in my link pile and passing them onto my readers.

Dean Wesley Smith


Dean is one of my fiction mentors. He has a forum section there where he answers questions about writing. He says he gets sort of blunt at times, and that's one of the reasons this site is always worth visiting.

There are a lot of posts that have discussions about different aspects of writing and selling and agents and just about everything anyone can think of to ask. No need to sign up. You can read it without doing that.

Chris York

Chris and her husband, J. Steven York, are two of my writing buddies up in Oregon. Their blog is posted irregularly, but always provocatively. Chris's latest post is on how writer's ought to behave at conventions—an essential read. http://cfyork.blogspot.com/

The London Times on Bestsellers and how they're promoted


Mistakes Writers Make

Author Vicki Hinze's blog has a whole series of posts about mistakes writers make. Maybe you never believed there were so many.

Professor Paul Brians' (Washington State University) has a most useful online book, Common Errors in English <http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors> Using the reference, you'll never get wrack and rack confused, or prostate and prostrate, or literally hundreds of other common confusions.

How to respond to a publisher's offer (lucky you)

Agent Kristin Nelson is starting a series in her blog about how an unagented writer should respond to an offer from a publisher. Great stuff here! It's called Agenting 101. Here's the first post:http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2006/06/agenting-101-part-one.html

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