Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Author, Jody Hedlund's Blog

I follow Jody Hedlund on Twitter and frequently click on links to her blog posts about the writing life, both inspirational and craft articles. A lot to learn here. Check out the topics on her side bar for past articles.

Recent Blog Posts:
  • Write Because You Love It
  • 3 Reminders About eBooks Versus Paper books
  • Some Things Are Out of Our Control
  • 7 Dialog Basics that Can Help Tighten Our Stories
  • Why We Need to Put Our Books to Bed
  • How Can Modern Writers Become & Stay Visible?
This is a blog well worth checking out.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aurora Wolf

Looking for science fiction or fantasy stories? Check out Aurora Wolf. In addition to publishing anthologies, Aurora Wolf posts stories on their website, ready to read with a click of your mouse.

According to their guidelines:  "Aurora Wolf publishes stories where dreams and memories are created for reader's enjoyment. Our online free library and low priced print and e-formatted anthologies feature speculative fiction with strong characters and morals that uplift the soul, encourage positive thought and bring hope into our world.

Authors should know that this is a paying market, although payment is only $5 per story at this writing. If your story is picked for an anthology, you'll receive further payment.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Creative Writing Now

This writing website was "created as a free service by writing teachers to provide a supportive and friendly place for authors and poets at all stages of their writing lives.

At this site you'll find:

  • Writing prompts and story starters
  • Free writing courses
  • How to articles
  • Free fiction and poetry contests
  • Teacher resources
What fun! Stretch your writing muscles by trying something new.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter!

art from all over (brought to you by Shelley Davies & Julie Fortenberry

There can never be enough bunnies on Easter. Shelley and Julie have gathered a plethora of bunny illustrations in their Easter post. 

Check out this blog anytime for great children's book illustrations. A fun place to browse.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Business of Writing and Taxes

Here are a few articles I found around the Web this week about the business of writing and taxes. If you haven't set up your business this year, why not do it now?

Writers& Taxes by Rachelle Gardner

Monday, April 2, 2012

Author Name Pronunciation Guide

Ever wondered how to pronounce an author's name? The Author Name Pronunciation Guide from TeachingBooks.New gives you small audio snippets of authors and illustrators pronouncing their own names and sharing short stories surrounding their names.