resources are listed in alphabetical order)
The Craft of Writing
Author-Network - Good site,
offering tips, articles and advice on getting your work
out into the market
Fiction Factor - Excellent site!
Offers writing tips for all writers, articles on the art
and craft of writing, ways to hone and improve writing,
tips on getting published, finding an agent, market
listings, writing contests, huge writer's resources lists
and much more!
Lisle's Pages for Writers - A truly amazing resource -
offering "Forward Motion" - articles on
writing, Workshops to help improve your writing and much
Speculative Romance Online - Great site
specializes in sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories with a
strong romantic element. Offers articles, tips, reviews,
interviews and much more!
Write Directions - Excellent
resource site, founded by Beth Mende Conny, including
links, articles, writer's classes and much more!
Writer's Manual - WritersManual.com brings you tips,
techniques, writing resources, informative articles, and
more to help you induce, improve, and promote your
Writing-World - Cluttered site and
often painful to navigate - but don't let the
banner-jumble put you off. Mostly aimed at non-fiction
writers, but plenty of great info for all writers on this
Writer's Guild of
SF & F Writers
Romance Writers of
Erotica Writers Association
Learning the Industry
Association of Author's Representatives, Inc
(AAR) -- A
not-for-profit organization for literary and dramatic
agents. Agents with membership to AAR are required to
abide by a strict canon of ethics. Highly
recommended by the Preditors & Editors agent watch-dog team.
Author's Compensation Survey -- This site asks writers to fill
in an anonymous survey, asking questions regarding
publishing contracts, how each manuscript was sold and by
whom, amounts earned for published materials, genres and
annual writing income. Good statistical information for
those interested in writing revenues.
Literary Agents.Org -- a great guide for anyone wanting to find
a literary agent. Includes lots of articles, tips and
hints and agent listings. Very helpful resource
Union - The
National Writers Union (NWU) is the trade union for
freelance writers of all genres who work for American
publishers or employers. They offer contract
advice and assistance, grievance resolution, a media
rates database, health insurance, member education,
National Job Hotline, and a quarterly member magazine.
Potential employers list contract and freelance jobs for
free and deal directly with writers.
Passionate Pen Agent List - Jess has compiled a large
listing of agents who accept romantic manuscripts.
Preditors and Editors -- The team at Preditors and
Editors are almost self-appointed watch-dogs over the
writing and publishing industries. Where possible, they
aim at bringing you info on agents, publishers and/or
scams aimed at writers.
Publisher's Weekly -- The online version of the printed
magazine. Lacking by comparison to the printed version.
USA Today Bestseller List -- A listing of the top 150 books
sold in America. Quite narrow minded and limited when
considering where else in the world those big-time
authors might be boosting sales.
Writer Beware -- The original and best-known
'scam-busters' for writers. Writer Beware is a great
resource, watching publishers, agents and scams aimed at
writers. Hosted through the Science Fiction and Fantasy
Coping with Rejection
Many writers feel as
though each rejection letter is deeply personal.
Regardless of whether the rejection you receive is a form
rejection or a personalized note trying to explain why
that publication has chosen not to accept your
brain-child - to a writer, the declining editor is the
Reject Writers - Excellent site,
takes a light-hearted look at how other writers cope with
Rejection Collection -- A place to post
your rejections - but let's face it - all writers get
rejected, so why cry over an industry norm? Supposedly
designed to help writers cope with rejection.
Professional, inexpensive website design specifically
tailored to author and book promotion!
MortgageLoanHints.com - Lee Masterson's
'other' site dedicated to teaching people to take control
of their own finances and get out of debt quickly and
responsibly. Lee has worked in finance and/or banking for
the past 7 years, helping people to control their