Writer’s Blog just announced that a self-published author had made it to the shortlist for the PEN/Ackerley prize for memoir and autobiography. Read all about it here.
So maybe I’m psychic. This morning in my Google Reader, I found a post from The Writer’s Helper describing the Self Publisher’s Place (click here to read the post). Of course I had to jump over and check out the website (Self Publishers Place). It’s a fledging site with the […]
I’ve been following the print-on-demand (or self-publishing) issue for several years, watching as self-publishing has become (more) legitimized, and always with a bit of amusement given that some of the most revered authors in literature were self-published (ex: Virginia Woolf and Walt Whitman). What troubles me is that the “jury” […]
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 […]
Richard White, A. C. Crispin, and Victoria Strauss provide crucial marketing and industry information for writers on their blog, http://accrispin.blogspot.com/. In their own words: “Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, shines a light into the dark corners of the […]
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 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 […]
“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 […]