Ever find yourself stuck in your writing? Or you don’t know what to do next? Or maybe you’ve wondered how professionals will react to your work? Check out these websites and learn from some of the best:
- kidlit.com – Literary super agent Mary Kole blogs about what makes children’s fiction stand out from the pack. Her site is loaded with tips to hone your fiction and catch an agent’s attention.
- goinswriter.com – Jeff Goins blogs about writing, blogging and encourages aspiring writers. He challenges writers to be honest and not be afraid to write the truth. His tips on successful blogging are a must for anyone starting a blog.
- novelrocket.com – Novelist Gina Holmes, along with numerous other contributors, give fiction authors the tools they need to hone their craft and make their stories shine. Posts include tips and advice from literary agents, published authors and much, much more.
- advancedfictionwriting.com – Randy Ingermanson, known as the “Snowflake Guy,” gives tons of advice on how to write fiction, from concept to completed novel. His Snowflake Method is a great way to help you plan your novel and see it completed.
- writetodone.com – Mary Jaksch’s website has articles from hundreds of contributors, all with the focus of helping writers grow. From fiction to non-fiction, blogging to copywriting, she’s got it covered.
- killzoneauthors.blogspot.com – Thriller and mystery authors, including James Scott Bell, unite on this awesome site dedicated to those genres. Daily tips and insight into creation of thrillers and ideas, and everything else thriller/mystery related.
- margielawson.com – Margie Lawson uses her expertise in psychology to bring powerful emotion to writer’s stories. She offers online classes (very affordable) with other writers to help you hone your craft and deepen your words. Classes vary, but cover topics like emotion, body language and deep editing – just to name a few.
- literaryrambles.com – Casey McCormick and Natalie Aguirre interview literary agents and research the most recent information to help writers find the right agent for them. A great resource if you are on the hunt for an agent.
- queryshark.blogspot.com – Literary super agent Janet Reid critiques query letters online, giving her advice from years of experience of how to improve your query. You can read all submissions and her advice.
Rachelle Harp is editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Intentional Novelist, as well as an avid coffee drinker. Her speculative fiction has appeared in Havok Magazine and her non-fiction in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She’s a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, a Zebulon Contest Novel winner, and a Novel Rocket Launch Pad Novel Contest grand prize winner. Read more at rachelleharp.com or follow her on Twitter.