Recently, Toby Stein, a friend, poetry lover, and KWD reader, asked me to gather together some of the sites I refer to from time to time. What a great idea!
To fulfill my motivational mission, I often turn to a range of sites for inspiration and information. Here are five that I find full of resources: writing advice, marketing tips, and lore. I’m happy to pass them on and hope you’ll check them out:
Bookbaby.com: This site focuses on self-publishing and offers great resources independent publishing, but it also publishes an online blog with helpful advice on writing and marketing (blog.bookbaby.com).
Copyblogger.com: Though this site focuses on Internet marketing content, its blog often features how-to tips that any writer of either fiction or nonfiction can benefit from. Its archives are a treasure trove (copyblogger.com/blog).
Pubslush.com: This site is a fantastic resource for writers. It’s a “community connecting the writing world to readers.” Pubslush is a “pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order options for authors and publishers” (see my post, Pubslush Empowers). You can access its blog for writing advice (blog.pubslush.com).
Strange Worlds Online: My pal Hank Quense is a satiric fantasy author and creator of a fabulous alternate Arthurian world captured in his novel duo, Moxie’s Problem and Moxie’s Decision. He also is the author of a series of excellent “Fiction Writing Guides” and “Self-Publishing Guides” that feature great advice on story design, marketing, book design and publication (strangeworldsonline.com).
Where Writers Win: Created by book lover and marketing pro Shari Stauch, this is one of my favorite online sites. Its primary focus is on helping authors, both traditional and self-published, to market their work — and it offers fantastic social media advice and other tips. It also often features valuable writing resources and events. It has a rich archive, with loads of helpful posts (writerswin.com/blog). I love this site — we all need to hone our marketing skills!
As I find more sites, I’ll pass them on, so we can all build a helpful list. If anyone has other favorite sites, please let me know and I’ll share them. Thanks, Toby, for a great idea — and with these resources to guide us, let’s write on!