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November 1st, 2006

Tools for people who sit at a keyboard all daySome fab resources for writers I came across recently:

The Renegade Writer. The blog by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell, authors of the must-have book for freelance writers, The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success. Check out such helpful blog features as You Ask: We Answer (an interactive Q&A column) and Sourcery Central (a place where you, too, can find people to interview for that article you’re writing on those with unspeakably weird phobias — Paging Tyra “Can’t Get in a Pool with Dolphins” Banks).

Written Road. An invaluable blog for working and wannabe travel writers, by Jen Leo, author of the Sand in My Bra series of spit-take-inducing (or so I hear) travel essays. I mentioned this site in my book — reason being, it’s loaded with tips, markets, resources, and as the site’s subhead says, “the inside scoop to the travel publishing world.” Plus, Jen’s published about 9,000 books and articles on her travel adventures, so if anyone knows what they’re talking about, she does.

Miss Snark. The blog of a dominatrix-inspired, anonymous lit agent who doesn’t mince words. Tips and answers to all your burning questions about the book publishing biz are served up as wryly and brutally as possible. Submit an ill-informed question or a shitty mini-mini book proposal for that blog-turned-novel and be prepared to be crushed like the pondscum nobody you are. Or as the blogstress herself puts it, “When Miss Snark mingles with authors in her stilettos, there are no survivors.” Still, you will undoubtedly learn something. Or at least spit your milk all over your keyboard. Thanks to the infamous Ariel of Electrolicious for tipping me off to this wondrous site.

Entry Filed under: Book,Creative process,This freelance life,Toolbox

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  November 2nd, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    oooh–thanks for the great resources! Ahh to be a travel writer, how dreamy. Also, I am very excited for you book to hit the stores. I am going to pre-order it on Amazon!!

  • 2. Michelle Goodman  |  November 2nd, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    thanks, nicole. enjoy!

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