27 February 2011

A writer’s week on twitter – writer’s resources

This week I have been looking at the wealth of resources writers can access through a quick search for #writing or #amwriting.  As well as being  a great way to keep up to date with the latest thinking, I have learnt a lot just by 'browsing the blogs!'  (I've set up a page called 'Writing Links' to make it easy to find my favourites) Here is a good resource directory, one of my favourite blogs and a quirky new writer's forum site - all found on twitter:

The Writer's Resource Directory

The Writer's Resource Directory is a good example of where an experienced writer has done some of the work for you already.  California based author T.K Richardson (@eveningfades)  says “The Resource Directory is here to assist writers in finding the information they need. Whether it's writing tips, editing advice, marketing your book, or discovering your publishing options" 

Writers In The Storm

This is a 'team effort' as Writers In The Storm is the work of a group of authors who say they chose the name because every writer must weather the storm within –  of self doubt, rejection, deadlines, and balancing our writing passion with everyday life.  Not to mention the storm raging outside - the paradigm shift in the publishing industry.  The main contributors are Laura Drake (@PBRWriter) Jenny Hansen (@jhansenwrites)  Sharla Rae (@SharlaWrites) and Fae Rowen (@FaeRowen)  - well worth a visit

Novel Publicity

One of my favourite blogs is the Novel Publicity site from Michigan based author and publicist Emlyn Chand (@emlynchand)  Emlyn has recently set up a Novel Community forum that is well worth a visit - still early days but a great idea to run alongside her 'twitterviews'  - online interviews with authors you can follow with a #tag


And finally...

Omaha based author and talented cartoonist Jeffery Koterba (@jeffreykoterba) has many claims to fame (not least of which is that in the summer of 1978 he was struck by lightning!)  The good news is that he survived to produce the Koterblog that shows that a blog can be inspiring, funny and poignant all at the same time.


3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for these. In fact, I love all these 'A Writer's week's on twitter' and how you choose a different focus for each one. Great job!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  2. Tony,

    This is AWESOME! On behalf of Writers In The Storm (WITS), we are delighted to be included.

    Now, I've got to go check out all the other links...

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  3. Thank you Jenny - I recommend Writers In The Storm to everyone who has an interest in writing :}

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