10 April 2011

A writer’s week on twitter - writing advice and tips

Twitter has a wealth of advice and tips for writers if you know where to look.  A good place to start is #writing where you should soon find Jon Winokur’s @AdviceToWriters with links to great writing quotes, articles and practical information from a wide range of sources at  http://www.advicetowriters.com/  
I usually check out Jon’s tweets (he has over 56,000 followers) as you never know what you’ll find, such as: 40 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

@writing_tips  is a good source of tips on grammar, spelling, punctuation and all aspects of  freelance writing on  http://www.dailywritingtips.com   Founded by writer Daniel Scocco (@danielscocco ), a small team of experienced writers and editors work hard to maintain standards on all aspects of writing, from book reviews to business copy writing.  As well as grammar and punctuation, a favourite of mine is the ‘word of the day'  which is always worth a look.   


Writer's Digest

Cincinnati based @WritersDigest has been providing advice to writers for over ninety years and is always worth looking out for in the timeline.  If you are quick (deadline is 15th April) you can enter the 19th WD self publishing awards (see http://writersdigest.com/selfpublished )

Categories include:

  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age)
  • Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)
  • Children's/Picture books
  • Middle-Grade/Young Adult books
  • Reference Books (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books)
  • Poetry

Fuel Your Writing

Finally, for something a bit different look out for Christopher Jackson’s Fuel Your Writing (@fuelyourwriting ) 

Fuel Your Writing aims to “fuel” your passion for writing of all types and to make
http://fuelyourwriting.com the inspirational “go to” site for business writers, novelists, short story, advertising, technical writers - the list goes on and on…. 

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