Monday, July 13, 2015

Online resources for writers - Advice, tips, and networking....

Online resources for writers - Advice, tips, and networking....
Julie Flanders

Much like the music industry before it, the publishing industry has undergone, and continues to undergo, dramatic changes that would have been considered unthinkable little more than a decade ago. Thanks to the rise of ebooks and the powerhouse that is Amazon Kindle, as well as social media platforms such as Tumblr and Blogger, it is easier than ever before for writers to share their ideas and creations with the world. But despite of the sea change in the way we create, publish, and consume information, one thing has not changed, and that is the fact that writing well is hard work. In addition, it’s always safe to say that navigating the publishing industry, whether one is an aspiring novelist or a hardened freelancer, is not for the faint of heart.

Fortunately, the Internet is filled with excellent resources to help both novice and seasoned writers alike. While most of the resources listed here are aimed at fiction writers, there are also many general sites that cater to all types of writing, as well as several created specifically to serve writers of nonfiction books and articles. In addition, because writing is a solitary and, at times, lonely pursuit, I have included the sites of several associations that provide networking opportunities and a sense of community among writing professionals.

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