5 Web Resources for Aspiring Authors

These resources taught me about the publishing industry and the art of perfecting my creative writing. Without them, I’d be a deer in the headlights.

If you’re serious about your writing career, you have to check them out.

1. Holly Lisle

Lisle is a highly experienced author and writer, and a reliable source of information. Her site is the first writing resource I came across, and it also happens to be one of the best. It tops my recommendation list. She’s got excellent articles on the art of fiction writing and the world of publishing.

2. Writer’s Digest

This site offers so much to writers, I haven’t even explored all of it yet. It holds an extensive collection of articles from various contributors and is highly interactive, offering a forum, contests, workshops and various other community elements. However, since there’s a vast collection of advice and multiple contributors, don’t be afraid to take things with a grain of salt.

3. Jane Friedman

Friedman offers reliable advice like Lisle, however her background is in the publishing industry and she has more expertise related to the technical side of becoming an author. I haven’t explored her site fully yet, either, but from what I’ve read, it’s definitely high quality, interesting and helpful stuff.

4. Janet Reid AKA “The Shark”

Haha this one cracks me up so bad! Reid is an experienced, wise and hilarious literary agent. Not only is her blog entertaining, it’s excellent advice on dealing with agents and publishers. Definitely a great way to pass the time while arming yourself with knowledge!

5. The Query Tracker Forum

The Query Tracker website is great for anyone in the querying process (helps you track your query submissions and search up agents) and the forum is even better. You can post your query for review and the critiques can be game-changing.

 

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