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Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

An Essential Editing Manual

Editing manuals are like potato chips: You can’t have just one. Not if you’re a writer or editor. One manual may be most effective in explaining the proper use of tenses; another is better at describing the pitfalls of poor punctuation. A third might be the most up-to-date on using […]

New Home

I know I already published a post about moving my blog to WordPress.com, but it seems to have disappear! Well, let’s see if I can make this one stick. Working on the web is always an adventure.

National Novel Editing Month

March is National Novel Editing Month and I’ve signed up to spend at least 50 hours editing my NaNoWriMo novel–The House. And I’m going to somehow do that while working 50+ hours a week at two jobs and without giving up my exercise routine. I gained a few pounds during […]

Freelance Writer’s Association

The FWA is “the world’s largest, free, online writing resource database,” providing free writing resources and writing links in a database filled with international writing web sites. FREE registration with FWO will get you some nifty software, and more gifts are provided if you donate. You can also subscribe to […]

Duotrope Digest

Duotrope Digest is a database of over 1,950 current markets for short fiction, poetry, and novels/collections. You can scour the net universe for the most current online and print writing markets using Duotrope’s high-powered search engine. Duotrope also updates their database several times a day, letting you know which markets […]

Zoetrope

“The Zoetrope Virtual Studio is a powerful collaborative tool for filmmakers, writers and other artists. Each of our workshops is a community where artists view, review and discuss one another’s work.” Membership is FREE, and you can choose from screenwriting to flash fiction workshops to participate in. As with any […]