A list of some of our favorite writing links:
Absolute Write – Interviews, advice, forums, and contests.
Agent Query – Database of literary agents and resources for writers, plus forums and feedback under AgentQuery Connect.
Fan Story – Get your writing critiqued in this online writing community.
Fiction Factor – Tips, articles, and resources on writing fiction. Plus interviews, book reviews and writing courses.
First Writer – Database of agents, book and magazine publishers, and writing contests.
For Writers – References and groups for writers, plus information on conferences, markets and workshops.
Miss Snark – Literary Agent’s blog.
The Muse It Up Club – A writing critique club.
The Muse Online Writers Conference – A FREE online writing conference.
My Writers Circle – Forum for writers that includes resources and critiques.
Nathan Bransford – Website and blog of the author and former agent.
National Novel Writing Month – Annual novel-writing project.
Newbie’s Guide to Publishing – Author J.A. Konrath’s blog.
A Novel Journey: From Start to Finish – Tracks the progress of writing a novel.
Once Written – Resources, writing contests, book reviews.
Preditors and Editors – A list of agents and their contact information, forums, contests, and information about how to detect shady agencies and publishers.
Publishers Marketplace – A database on agents and agencies, which includes information on tracking deals and sales.
Publishing Law Center – Legal information regarding contracts, copyright, etc.
Query Shark – Agent Janet Reid dismantles and critiques submitted queries.
refdesk.com – “Fact checker for the internet.” Headlines, weather, dictionaries, search engines, photos, people search, driving directions, news sources….
Sharing with Writers – Author Howard-Johnson gives advice on writing, and blogging. Includes long lists of resources.
Six-Word Memoirs – Can you describe your life in six words?
The Story Starter – Over a billion different story starters.
Waxman Literary Agency Blog – A look at the industry from the agency’s side.
Writer Beware – Scam alerts.
Writing.com – “The premier online community for writers.” Writing tools and resources. Share your work and get critiqued.
We’re always interested in good writing websites to add to this list. Feel free to submit a site if you think it merits addition to our list. Thanks!