"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe" ~ Neil Gaiman (A Game of You)


The Essentials

I love, love, love to learn.  It's one of my favorite things to do.  And now that my passion for writing has flared into an all consuming flame, my two great loves collide.  There is just so dang much to learn!  And I'm loving drinking it all in.

Here are a few of my essential sources.  They consistently give excellent advice on how to improve your writing, as well as sprinkle in a good deal of wit and encouragement.

Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent
Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent
KM Weiland at Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors
Roni at *Fiction Groupie*

Who are your favorites?  Do you have any essential stalking recommendations?


Sue Jackson said...

I'll have to check these out. My problem is there's simply too much to keep up with! I also want to keep learning, but it's hard to find the time.

I subscribe to Writer's Digest and Writer's Market e-newsletters, plus several groups with opportunities for freelancers, but they tend to collect in my Inbox!!

What I really want to do is sign up for an online class - Writer's Digest has a bunch of them - but again, I never seem to fit it in. I've promised myself I will do it when school starts again!


Walt said...

Thanks for the list of resources, I'll be adding them into Google Reader just as soon as I finish writing this comment.

At the moment, I'm subscribed to a variety of creative writing sites but I don't pay nearly as much attention to some of them as I should. I find that if any given site doesn't have a predictable posting schedule, I'm more likely to pass over a new post when it becomes available.

I kind of see it as "Person X only published writing advice once every three weeks. Either they aren't passionate about educating their readers or they are simply too busy."

There is one resource that I keep up with as often as I can. Writing Excuses is an audio podcast headed up by Brandon Sanderson (Epic Fantasy author). Each episode runs roughly 15 minutes and focuses on one topic per show.

Writing Excuses -

Shelli said...

Thanks, Sue -- I too subscribe to Writer's Digest, but not the other. I'll have to look into it.

Walt -- Thanks, I'll check out writing excuses. And thanks for the tweet! You are awesome.