I don’t have as much time as I would like to explore all the fantastic resources that are available on the Internet for writers. Expect this list to grow as I do find the time. But for now, these are my favorite links.
• Jordan McCollum has a great section of downloadable free writing guides. The one on Deep POV is amazingly helpful; I refer students and clients to it all the time.
• Roni Loren may be an adult romance writer, but she has a section on her website that is filled with valuable advice for writers in any genre.
• Alicia Rasley is the author of a book on viewpoint that I admire, even if I don’t always agree with everything she says. She also maintains a website that is like a free graduate course in how to write fiction.
• Harold Underdown’s book on writing for kids is now in its third edition, but he also maintains the most wonderful website for children’s writers. If you want to know anything about any aspect of what’s going on this wacky business, Harold’s site is the first place you should go. And who could help but love the Purple Crayon name?
• And of course, there is SCBWI, a rather unwieldy acronym that stands for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. This is the professional organization for children’s writers, around for over forty years and international in scope. Membership is open to both published and yet-to-be-published writers alike. No group of people is as generous with help and advice as are children’s writers, so I would encourage you to consider membership. There are special members-only marketing resources available at the website as well.