A list of writing-related websites

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This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post on writing-related websites…

I’ve never written a novel but it’s an idea I toy with from time to time. If I were ever to become serious about the venture, however, I know where I’d start. I’d have a closer look at a blog posted titled: 151 must visit writing websites. (How I wish they’d put a hyphen between the words “must” and “visit,” though.)

I like the way they subdivide their list into useful categories:

  • Structure and Plot
  • Characterisation
  • Researching Agents and Writing Queries and Synopses
  • Publishing and Business
  • Editor and Agent Blogs
  • Self-Publishing
  • Creativity, Inspiration and Writing Prompts
  • Workshops and Forums
  • General Writing Advice
  • Grammar and Language
  • Romance, Women’s Fiction and Chicklit
  • Literary Fiction
  • Crime, Mystery and Thrillers
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
  • Children’s and YA
  • Historical

I’m familiar with many of the sites they recommend and can vouch for, in particular, an entry under Editor and Agent blogs: Chuck Sambuchino. An editor and published author, Sambuchino provides excellent advice on literary agents, query letters and submission guidelines.

My only complaint about this list? It fails to include the Publication Coach!

Thanks to reader Wendy Kalman for pointing out the list to me.