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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

101 Best Websites for Writers


Writer's Digest has it's yearly list out naming the 101 Best Websites for Writers. Weird-the link is broken. Sorry. Here is the list from 2009.

I am not familiar with a lot of them, but I plan on checking them out.

Here are the top 10 sites that I use.

Thesaurus.com - This is ALWAY open when I am writing

Pub Rants - Agent Kristin Nelson's blog: I have learned tons about what steps I need to take to get published.

Query Shark - I've read through every post - all 202 of them, and I learned how to make my query shine.

Confessions from Suite 500- Two lit agents give line by line critiques of the first 250 words of authors first chapter.

The Other Side of the Story - Author Janice Hardy is amazing. Her posts about writing blow me away. I learn something every time I read it.

Baby Hold - A great site for finding character names by origin (African, Spanish, Dutch) without having to give the site your email.

Navigating the Slush Pile - Agent Vickie Motter gives great advice. I especially like her Wednesday Reads. She reviews current books and then I can read them and see if I agree with her. It is nice to know why agents like certain books.

The Bookshelf Muse - This site is a great writing resource when you get stuck. There are lists and lists of different ways to describe: emotion, weather, character, setting, etc.

Grammar Girl - Love this site when I have a grammar question: Lay vs. Lie, Take vs. Bring, Who vs. Whom. I should have payed better attention in school :)

Slush Pile Hell - When I need a good laugh.

Does anyone else have great sites that they use?
-Angie




2 comments:

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

When I begin to think my query is awful I read slushpilehell because not only does it make me feel better about my query it gives me some good happy endorphins from LMBO (yes, I just went there)

For names I like this site too.
http://www.behindthename.com/translate.php

I've never heard of The Bookshelf Muse....I think I'll go there now. Thanks!

Angie Cothran said...

That is a great site. Thanks Shelly :)

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