In the last sixty days, I’ve been introduced – and influenced by – three writer sites/blogs. Yes, I know there are a ton more out there, and everyone has their favorites – but these are mine.
First up has to be Holly Lisle. I subscribe to her newsletter – she has a ton of writing courses available, plus a free mini-plot workshop (though I don’t know how long it’ll be free). I’ve been using her for my latest plot – and I’m LOVING it. The story is not remotely the same as the short story – and that’s kind of the point. It can’t be. Anyway – for Holly’s site and other fab info, go see her at HollyLisle.com. You won’t be disappointed!
My second go-to site is SavvyAuthors.com. Even if you’re not a member, there are a ton of articles to read on a daily basis that will expand your horizons and introduce you to new authors. I’ve only been a member for a couple of weeks, and as soon as I can figure out the forums and how to get my team going on the bootcamp, I’ll be swimming there happily. Plus, several members are also working with my publisher, so that’s a perk that I can’t get elsewhere.
My third favorite site is Kristin Lamb – find her at KristinLamb.net. Her tagline is We Are Not Alone – and she’s specifically talking to writers. There is so much solid information on her site, specifically about social marketing for writers, that you’d be foolish to not take advantage of her wisdom. I’m subscribed to her blog, and I couldn’t do without it. I save all those emails to go over again and again. One of these days, I’m also going to pick up her book on (what else?) social marketing.
I do have to say here that these sites aren’t solely romance focused. Everyone is welcome, no matter what you write. In the industry, it’s my belief that Romance Writers of America have set the gold standard for writers helping each other. Even if you don’t write romance, I suggest you join – the support you’ll find, and the learning opportunities available at dirt cheap prices, are more than worth the price of admission ($90 a year, I believe – unless it’s gone up recently).
So these are my top writer sites. I’d love to hear about yours!