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PostSubject: Links 'R' Us   Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:04 pm

Have any links to valuable writer sites you want to share? Any editor/publisher blogs that shine some light on the dark world of publishing? Post the link here with a little description of what the site is about
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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:24 am

Whoop. I have TONS of helpful links. And they are:

1. The Association of Author's Representatives
Desc.: This site is amazing. You can search for literary agents by category, location, whether they're accepting queries and pretty much everything else.

2. I am Your Editor
Desc.: This link is to an article about submitting your novel to an agent. It also has links to other articles on the bottom of the page.

3. InkyGirl
Desc.: This site is run by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, and features "daily distractions for writers." It's pretty amazing. There's also a weekly comic strip, titled "Will Write for Chocolate" that can also be found at www.willwriteforchocolate.com.

4. Hatrack River
Desc.: This is Orson Scott Card's official site. In addition to just being awesome, it has a section just for writing workshops and a q&a about writing with "Uncle" Orson. Smile

5. StoryToolz
Desc.: Okay, this site is freaking amazing. It has wordcount monitors and progress meters as well as readability calculators and, my personal favorite, random conflict generators. Those generators pulled me out of a dark, depressing bout of WB and helped me get the idea for my NaNoWriMo novel.

6. The Seventh Sanctum
Desc.: Okay, this site is rather infamous because every single one of the generators varies from silly to outright stupid, but I just love it. I once spent four hours just hitting the "Generate" button on the "Brain-Hurting Fanfic Pairer" because I was bored. I've been fiddling with it again for the past few minutes and I got Inspector Gadget and d'Artagnan...yeah.
It's a GREAT site for procrastination and one or two of the generators are actually kind of useful. Sort of. Maybe. Perhaps. If you're desperate.

Okay, that is all for now.

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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:27 pm

Here's some I'e collected over the years:

Autocrit (cut and paste your work into the field and see all the overused words & much more!) http://www.autocrit.com/

The Critique Circle (Great & safe critique site (password protected)) http://www.critiquecircle.com

Query Tracker (track all your query letters and find good info on thousands of agents) http://querytracker.net/

Urban Dictionary (need some slang? Find it here!) http://www.urbandictionary.com

Emotion Thesaurus (lists of character 'actions' that are associated with specific emotions --fear, suprise, love, confusion, etc) http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/

Setting Thesaurus (lists of common settings and description broken down into the 5 senses) http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.com/

Wordle (Just plain cool!) http://www.wordle.net/create

Online Reverse Dictionary (So cool if you need to work backwards to find the right word!) http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml
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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:10 pm

You should all be reading Nathan Bransford's blog. He's an agent with tons of helpful advice.

Query Tracker and the Emotion Thesaurus are great, too. but that was listed below.

I'm creating a Location Thesaurus , but haven't gotten it up and running yet. I will soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:37 pm

Lady Glamis wrote:
You should all be reading Nathan Bransford's blog. He's an agent with tons of helpful advice.

Aw he's a God, that man! Very Happy

Heres a few golden oldies;

Miss Snark : the blog

Miss Snark: the index

Here are some review and editor bloggers.

Crapometer 10 pages or query review site

Editorial Ass

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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:18 am

Procrastination sites:

How Many of Me?
Desc.: Type in your name and the generator calculates approx. how many people in the USA have your (or, *cough*, your character's) name.

Jostens Class Ring Designer
Desc.: Okay, this is one that I have a lot of fun with. I design class rings for my characters!!! And then I use the print screen button to capture the final design. Razz You have to plug in an actual school, so what I do for the characters that go to schools that I've made up is this: use my own high school. Anyway...
Oh, and designing the ring is completely free. Just don't hit the "buy" button at the end...

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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:21 am

The Sunday Times have compiled the top 100 blogs, here are some under the category 'words' that some may be interested in

http://bookslut.com/blog

http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com

And for George Orwell fans - here are his diary entries reproduced in sequence each day from years 1938 - 1942

http://orwelldiaries.wordpress.com

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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:08 am

An easy way to manage your query info: http://querytracker.net/

A must have resource for Children YA writers: http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php

A wealth of info all everything writing and publishing: http://hollylisle.com/

Rhyming dictionary: http://www.rhymezone.com/?loc=bar

Excellent site for all types of myths: http://www.pantheon.org/
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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:28 pm

This e-zine's next issue will have a YA theme, if people are interested in submitting: http://dropsofcrimson.com/

From the people: June's issue will be YA. If you've got a YA story you'd like to submit, send it to editor @ dropsofcrimson.com. The deadline is May 15th. For submission details go to www.dropsofcrimson.com

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PostSubject: Writers Conference Info   Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:10 pm

For anybody who's thinking of attending a writers conference this summer, the latest post on my blog for writers is "Dos and Don'ts for Writers' Conferences." I'm a working journalist and published novelist. Check it out at
http://annerallen.blogspot.com/


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PostSubject: Re: Links 'R' Us   Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:03 pm

I have a lists of agents and editors who blog as well as a growing list of sites I consider great resources on my blog. I also profile a kidlit agent every Thursday, which seems to be appreciated by many. Check it out!

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