Writer's Corner

A list of helpful publications and blogs for authors about creative writing, marketing, and the publishing industry. You can also find fun, informative tips and resources on my blog, Pearls of Wisdom.

From website: WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles.

From website: Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and "the bible of the book business," is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 9,000 per year.

From website: The Independent Publishing Magazine (TIPM) launched in late 2007 by our Editor-In-Chief, Mick Rooney (author and journalist), with the purpose of providing essential information, resources and reviews of publishing service providers.

From website: Shining a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. Also providing advice for writers, industry news, and commentary. Writer Beware is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

From website: Absolute Write is a comprehensive informational Website and community for writers of all levels. Absolute Write offers articles and information about fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, freelancing, and copywriting. In addition, we provide information about editing, publishing, agents, and market research. You’ll find links to resources and a large and active online community of writers and publishing professionals.

From website: Whether you are an attorney, manager or student, writing skills are essential to your success. The rise of the information age – with the proliferation of emails, blogs and social networks – makes the ability to write clear, correct English more important than ever.

Daily Writing Tips is about that. Every day we publish a new article, with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary.

From website: Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules.

From website: Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com. 

A fun, empowering blog by bestselling author K.M. Weiland that offers writing tips and support to aspiring authors.

Blog by bestselling author Jeff Goins that shares insights on how to make a living as an author and hone one's craft.

Writing blog discussing the craft, creative process, and various exercises to improve skill.

From website: Your one stop information shop for children's writers and illustrators. Our goal is to organize relevant information about writing and illustrating for children in one handy spot.

From website: YA Highway was born in 2009, when five aspiring writers —Kirsten Hubbard, Kristin Halbrook, Michelle Schusterman, Kaitlin Ward, and Amanda Hannah—met on the forums at Absolute Write and decided to start a group blog chronicling their publishing journeys...the site's focus changed over the years, abandoning book reviews altogether and embracing a role as a writing community resource.

Young adult book blog (owned by HarperCollins) featuring author interviews, infographics, and posts related to notable upcoming releases and genre trends.

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