Changes in my day job dictate that I’m spending much of my usual writing time looking for my next gig. Blogging may be sparse, but I’ll try to post bits when I can.
For this week, I share some of my favorite writing and writing business websites:
- We Are Not Alone: Kristen Lamb – Lamb’s focus is author branding through social media, and she makes her case with tough but snarky posts. Her Good Girls Don’t Become Best-Sellers helped me get a lot more comfortable with talking myself up. Lots of good info here on promotion, writing, and writer self-care to prevent burnout.
- Terrible Minds – Chuck Wendig – Frames writing advice in a rude, wildly funny manner. Includes “Five Things I learned Writing” guest posts and flash fiction challenges. Check out his writing books (more linked below the fold) for solid advice made hilarious.
- Helping Writers Become Authors – K.M. Weiland – A kinder, gentler writing blogger, I’ve found her story structure posts (all in the left nav) invaluable for ironing out the kinks in my novel. As a big fan of the Marvel cinematic universe her Dos and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel series (all posts to date linked at the end; more to come) frames story problems with examples I’m familiar with.
- Writing Excuses – the long-running podcast offers 15 minute episodes with guests, writing prompts, and golden advice on all aspects of the writing business – check their tag cloud. I may put the Impostor Syndrome episode on repeat! There’s even a transcript site if you can’t listen.