Are you an aspiring writer?
If you said yes, then I hope you take the time to look into these resources.
Writing a novel, short story or even an article can be very overwhelming, but it can be done.
Everyone starts from scratch and my advice is practice, practice, practice. Read as much as you can on how to start a novel or advertise a blog. The answers are out there and with every creative endeavor, it takes persistence and patience.
Never give up no matter what the rejection. There is always a way to get your work out there. Oh, and always, ALWAYS pay for an editor.
If you are interested in self publishing, I really recommend checking out Createspace.com. This is Amazon’s print on demand site which allows authors to publish their work without putting a lot of money out up front. Except for the cover and editing, it won’t cost you anything to publish as the site will print a paperback when its ordered and you can format for digital publishing. Its genius and it has opened the publishing space up to those of us who are sick of querying and want a voice. On the flip side of that, it is imperative you edit your work thoroughly before publishing. Maybe even hire someone to format it professionally because it is a tough process despite being accessible.
Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I can answer your questions about the process.
Chick Lit is Not Dead – Yes, that genre still exists and it’s better than ever. Join Liz (another Liz) and Lisa to explore and discuss new and current authors.
Ladies Who Critique – Need a critique partner for your work? This site will hook you up. Test your work or find an editor for your manuscript–new members joining daily.
Writers Digest – The go to website for tips and tricks from getting started on your first novel to getting published. Articles, podcasts, seminars–its all here.
Writing.com – Need some daily prompts to get those juices flowing? Writing.com offers those and much more.
Grammar Girl – Need a refresher in proper grammar and punctuation? Yep, this is the site.
Writing Forums – Talk to other writers for help or inspiration.
Literary Marketplace – Find all the websites and emails for literary agents. Tip: before you query, make sure to check out the agent’s website to get directives on how they want submissions.
TheCreativityPost.com – Twelve things you were not taught in school about creative thinking.
Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can answer your questions about the process.