Websites With Great Writing Advice
Konrath: Hilarious mystery writer and author-advice-giver
A. Carver: Science fiction/fantasy writer
K. Harper: Science fiction/fantasy
Sparks:Bestselling romance/fiction writer
Gillespie: Nonfiction writer
Lisle: Science fiction/fantasy writer
Stephanie Rowe: Agent interviews, author
advice and more
Writing Advice and Articles on Writing
Absolutewrite.com: A wealth of articles by writers
Writerswrite.com: Dozens of great articles on writing
and Robin Books: Dozens of great articles on writing
Road to a First Novel: Writer’s Digest Article, by JV Jones
and Betsy Mitchell
Manuscript Format: William Shunn
Abs-Books: Articles on Agents, Queries, Unprofessional manuscripts and more
Publishing Process: An overview from beginning to end
My Favorite Blog Posts About Publishing
The reality of having a book turned into TV/film
What to pack for a book tour
Writing for money
Book-a-year schedule and its follow-up post
The reality of making the publishing rounds
Finding Agents and Publishers
I have an "idea" for a novel
Should I self-publish?
How long will it all take?
I'd write a book too if I had the time...
Getting an MFA/reality of publishing short stories
Writers, rejections, publishing is "broken"
from Editor to Literary Agent: Noah Lukeman interview, with
some answers on an agent's routine
Editors Do: A 2002 interview with an editor about the daily
routine, what happens after a novel is acquired, etc.
Simon and Schuster: A publishing story from acquisition to
editing to publicity
Day: Why some manuscripts are accepted, others aren't, as well
as some writing tips
Ranking: The truth unveiled— or at least partially uncovered
Advice on Publicity
Cross NY Times Interview: She discusses how she created buzz— BIG buzz
Romance Marketing Advice: Carolyn Jewel discuss the successful
marketing of Romance
Publishers, Small Publicity: A realistic article on what to
expect from publishers
Central: More marketing advice
Bowerman: Pages of advice from a self-published author who's
done very well for himself
Factor: Dozens of great articles on marketing, all by multi-genre
Conventions: Best-selling author Tess Geritsen's experience
on Trade Conventions
Rights: Deanna Carlyle offers astute advice on selling/understanding
Jackets: Amanda Craig on book jacket design
v the New York Times: Who owns the rights to the NY
Times' Bestseller List?
Acquisitions Process: Publishing for Dummies explains the process
of what happens when an editor likes a book
Year in the Life of a Novel: What Happens After the Contract
is Signed, by Shirley Kennett
Mystery of Advances: by Justine Larbalestier
Book Standard: Sales figures; subscription necessary
successful is your website?
Book cover video: Step-backs, die-cut, foil and more!
Snark: Yikes! Watch out. She's a mystery agent who'll answer
all of your questions about getting publishing and finding representation.
But she's not called Ms. Snark because she serves tea and a cuddly smile
with her advice... Although she has stopped blogging, anyone who ever thought of becoming a writer should
stop here first and read the archives.
M.J. Rose: From e-books to multi-book author. A publicity success.
She also interviews writers for their "backstory".
Weiner: Author of In Her Shoes and Good In Bed.
Bookseller's Perspective: Selling books is more complicated,
fun, and insightful than you'd think
Writer: Author news, publishing news, the life of an author,
Views and Shmooze: By mystery writer Rochelle Krich
Park: Author interviews and more!
Jones: Author of Leaving Atlanta as well as The
Untelling. Great insights on publicity and writing.
Lipstick Chronicles: A blog that covers author news, the writing
life, publishing news, author websites and more
Lit: Women's Lit Blog by Karin Gillespie
GalleyCat: Inside news concerning the publishing industry. You heard it here first!
Barry: Max Barry philosophizes on the writing world and a
whole lot more
Gerritsen: This best-selling author of thrillers blogs about
the writing life
Knight Agency: Inside information in the form of a daily blog
from the hard workers at the Knight Agency
PubRants: Like the title says!
Other Helpful Sites Just For Interest's Sake
up how many times your name is mentioned on blogs
you have a website, this site will check all of your links for any that
DidTheyReadIt: This site allows you to track your email to determine
when a recipient read your letter, for how long, how many times, where
they read it, and more. Scary! But useful?
a Writing Website: Advice from an author
A FavIcon: Create your own icon on the address bar of
your personal website.
Vie En Rose: Book Gift Baskets that come with musical CDs,
tea, socks, pewter bookmarks and more!
Publishing: Statistics on American publishers, the average
book-buyer, prices, bookstores and much more
FixThisPhoto: FixThisPhoto.com does an amazing job on photos! Want to be thinner or
erase those laugh lines?