By Maria Ferrer
My plan is to put together a Directory of Blogs and Websites for Writers. I have included the first three entries below for your perusal. I will continue to add to this directory in future blog posts. AND, if You know or hear of any other good blogs or websites for writers, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will review them here and add them to the directory. Thank you for your help. ---mcf
DIRECTORY OF BLOGS & WEBSITES FOR WRITERS
Category: reviews, resource
Author: Barbara Vey of Publishers’ Weekly
This is a chatty blog from Barbara Vey, a Senior Contributing Editor at PW. She talks about her visits with writers groups and authors, and conferences and contests. Two regular features on her blog are the “WW Ladies Book Club Blurb” – in which she highlights an upcoming book --, and the “YA Readers Book Blurb” – in which she highlights an upcoming YA book. She also does author interviews.
Author: Dana Lynn Smith
Networks: Facebook, Twitter
Dana Lynn Smith has a degree in marketing and 15-years of publishing experience. Her website’s tag line is: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Promoting Your Book. This is a very informative website full of tips for the new and the seasoned writer. She sells several book marketing guides like, TWITTER GUIDE FOR AUTHORS and FACEBOOK GUIDE FOR AUTHORS ($12, pdf versions).
Do friend her on Facebook and Twitter, as she gives great tips and links to other marketing and promotional professionals. Recent posts on her website include, “Book Publicity: Five Tips to Writing a Strong Press Release” and “The Golden Rules of Social Networking.”
Authors: Virna Depaul, Misa Ramirez, Lee Lopez, Tonya Kappes and Susan Hatler
The site’s tag line is: In hot pursuit of Mr. Right. This is a funny, creative and informative site for writers by writers. These enterprising Ladies profile hero and heroines from different books. The site features “hero files” and “hot topics.” Plus, it often features guest authors and bloggers. Writers can become “members” of the site (for free!) to receive their signature Cheat Sheets. There is a sample of one on the website: “Sexy Words to Remember When You’re Writing Your Love Scenes.” These Cheat Sheets are a hoot and very helpful.
Do you know of any blogs or websites that should be included in this directory? Let me know.♥
BIO: Maria Ferrer has been published in short fiction, but that was years ago. She hopes to add to her writing credits in the New Year. Keep your fingers crossed for her.