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resources are listed in alphabetical order)
The Craft Of Writing
Author-Network - Good site,
offering tips, articles and advice on getting your work
out into the market
Fiction Factor - Excellent site!
Offers writing tips for all writers, articles on the art
and craft of writing, ways to hone and improve writing,
tips on getting published, finding an agent, market
listings, writing contests, huge writer's resources lists
and much more!
nice site, containing articles, workshops, resources and
more! Designed for romance writers, but helpful for all
writers just the same!
Romance Australia - Great printed
newsletter for Australian Romance writers
Speculative Romance Online - Great site
specializes in sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories with a
strong romantic element. Offers articles, tips, reviews,
interviews and much more!
Write Directions - Excellent
resource site, founded by Beth Mende Conny, including
links, articles, writer's classes and much more!
Writer's Manual - WritersManual.com brings you tips,
techniques, writing resources, informative articles, and
more to help you induce, improve, and promote your
Writing-World - Cluttered site,
and often painful to navigate - but don't let the
banner-jumble put you off. Mostly aimed at non-fiction
writers, but plenty of great info for all writers on this
Romance Resource Sites
About Romance - Nice site, covering book reviews,
romance-author interviews, discussion boards for romance
writers and readers and more.
Authors - The home of the steamy Blaze range
of Harlequin Romances.
Romance Authors Network - support group for Canadian Romance
Charlotte Dillon's Resources for Romance
Writers - Very helpful romance resource site,
containing articles, research links, writing prompts, RWA
chapters and much more.
Desert Rose RWA's Romance Writing Guide -- What a great reference!
This site is designed around a bunch of articles arranged
almost in bookform, with each essay being a
chapter. Learn lots of good info from the
definition of romance to what you should do once you've
sold your manuscript.
Erotica Factor - Take your romance
over the edge and learn to put the sizzle in your
sensuality. You can also learn about writing for the
lucrative erotic fiction markets
Literary Times - Resource site for romance writers and
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Learning the Industry
Association of Author's Representatives, Inc
(AAR) -- A
not-for-profit organization for literary and dramatic
agents. Agents with membership to AAR are required to
abide by a strict canon of ethics. Highly
recommended by the Preditors & Editors agent watch-dog team.
Author's Compensation Survey -- This site asks writers to fill
in an anonymous survey, asking questions regarding
publishing contracts, how each manuscript was sold and by
whom, amounts earned for published materials, genres and
annual writing income. Good statistical information for
those interested in writing revenues.
Literary Agents.Org -- a great guide for anyone wanting to find
a literary agent. Includes lots of articles, tips and
hints and agent listings. Very helpful resource
Union - The
National Writers Union (NWU) is the trade union for
freelance writers of all genres who work for American
publishers or employers. They offer contract
advice and assistance, grievance resolution, a media
rates database, health insurance, member education,
National Job Hotline, and a quarterly member magazine.
Potential employers list contract and freelance jobs for
free and deal directly with writers.
Passionate Pen Agent List - Jess has compiled a large
listing of agents who accept romantic manuscripts.
Preditors and Editors -- The team at Preditors and
Editors are almost self-appointed watch-dogs over the
writing and publishing industries. Where possible, they
aim at bringing you info on agents, publishers and/or
scams aimed at writers.
Publisher's Weekly -- The online version of the printed
magazine. Lacking by comparison to the printed version.
USA Today Bestseller List -- A listing of the top 150 books
sold in America. Quite narrow minded and limited when
considering where else in the world those big-time
authors might be boosting sales.
Writer Beware -- The original and best-known
'scam-busters' for writers. Writer Beware is a great
resource, watching publishers, agents and scams aimed at
writers. Hosted through the Science Fiction and Fantasy
Coping with Rejection
Many writers feel as
though each rejection letter is deeply personal.
Regardless of whether the rejection you receive is a form
rejection or a personalized note trying to explain why
that publication has chosen not to accept your
brain-child - to a writer, the declining editor is the
Reject Writers - Excellent site,
takes a light-hearted look at how other writers cope with
Rejection Collection -- A place to post
your rejections - but let's face it - all writers get
rejected, so why cry over an industry norm? Supposedly
designed to help writers cope with rejection.
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Writers of America (RWA)
Romantic Science Fiction & Fantasy
Romance Writers - Great print subscriber-based magazine from
Links for Romance Writers and Readers
Writerspace - Resource site for
romance writers and readers.
Book Promotion, Marketing and
Cafe Press -- Make and sell your own book
marks, t-shirts, mouse pads, coffee mugs or tote bags
with any graphic design (including your site logo or book
cover) through this site. You purchase goods at
wholesale prices and sell them yourself at a retail
Earthly Charms -- This site
purports to be 'specializing in author
promotion'. Aimed at doing the hard work of
marketing and promotion for the author by way of
merchandise and a newsletter.
Promotions & Marketing - Huge list of
FREE self-promotion and book promotion articles, tips and
advice from authors and editors about selling books,
promoting your writing,
Road to Romance -- Contains book
reviews and author info, author interviews and some
articles for romance writers.
Romance Book Reviews -- A site that
reviews all kinds of romance books, including
Professional, inexpensive website design specifically
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