Poets & Writers works along the same lines as Writer’s Digest. They are all about providing tools for writers.
They publish a magazine six times a year. Articles are also available through the website. They offer a place to connect with other writers as well as listings for conferences. Need an agent or some inspiration? There are links for those, too, among many other things.
Storyfix is author Larry Brooks’ website/blog. He is most well-known for his books on writing, Story Engineering, where he breaks down what he calls the six core competencies of writing, and its sequel/companion, Story Physics. These two books are often promoted by Writer’s Digest, whom I mention back in my first post.
On his site, he talks about writing and offers his services for manuscript evaluations. You can also buy his books while there, one of the few places they can be found.
I thought long and hard about what my first writing resource link should be. Okay, not really. But I wanted something that would encompass everything I wanted to do with this blog. Writer’s Digest does the job. They are all about educating the writer.
It’s the mother-load of information in various formats and it comes in a well-organized package. They offer webinars and tutorials. They have a magazine and an e-newsletter. They have links to resources, conventions, articles, blogs, and contests. Each link is easy to follow and they offer suggestions on what else to look at.
If you write novels, short stories, or poetry, you can’t go wrong looking here.