Tips and Resources for Aspiring Writers

Recently, I’ve been asked questions about resources for writers. I won’t endorse any of the resources I provide because I am not personally linked to any of them. However, I have found useful information from these resources. Please, feel free to explore them in your leisure. I hope they are of some use to you.

Resources

Books:

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, By: Mignon Fogarty

For the Write Reason: 31 Writers, Agents, and Editors Share Their Experiences with Christian Publishing, By: Marybeth Whalen

The American Directory of Writer’s Guidelines: More than 1,700 Magazine Editors and Book Publishers Explain What They are Looking for from Freelancers, By: Stephen Blake Metee

The Christian Writer’s Market Guide, By: Sally Stuart

Publishers:

(Note: The following are Christian publishers and editing services. They work mainly with novice authors).

PartnerPublishers (http://www.partnerpublishers.com/)

ChristianManuscriptSubmissions (http://www.christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com/)

Honestediting (http://www.honestediting.com/)

The Writer’s Edge Service (http://www.writersedgeservice.com/)

Websites:

(Note: These websites can be used for informational purposes, for networking, or for advertising).

http://www.writersdigest.com/

http://www.loc.gov/literacy/

http://www.ala.org

http://www.librarything.com/

http://bookforum.com/

http://www.authornation.com/

http://www.pw.org/about-us

http://www.helium.com/

http://www.associatedcontent.com/

http://www.facebook.com/

http://www.logoriaseries.com/

http://www.goodreads.com/

http://storms.typepad.com/booklust/

http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealk.htm

http://www.authorsden.com/

And… I’m back!

So the summer semester came to a close. I made out with A’s in both of my classes (HOORAY!)

Fall semester started this week. It is also my last semester in my Master’s program. I will be graduating December 12, 2009. I already completed my graduation check out. Now all I need to do is pass my classes and I’m good to go. : )

I know it’s been exactly a month since my last post. But it was a much needed hiatus. I was able to catch up with school work and put some things in order. I must admit that there were a few distractions during that period of time. Some were good and some not so good. But at this point I feel that any and all distractions WILL be eliminated. I refuse to waste anymore of my time on stumbling blocks.

With that said, I am tackling this final semester with gusto! ^^

The writing process is moving along at a steady pace. I sometimes find it difficult to stay in tune to what I’m working on but I’m learning how to find inspiration and get something done (even if it’s just a few paragraphs).

I’ve been meeting other aspiring writers and it’s very encouraging to see people trying to make their dreams come true. I am thankful to them for supporting and cheering me on. The feedback is always appreciated. Negative or positive, I take feedback and use it to improve my work.

I’ve been doing a lot of freelance editing and that’s helping my writing as well. It can be tedious at times but I’m learning to edit on a deadline. What I’m trying to say is that I’m becoming more disciplined, lol.

I have a lot of posts planned so I will probably flood my blog with updates in the days to come. ‘Course that’s always a good thing. ; )