Writers Offering Advice

  • The Well-Fed Writer – This is the site of author Peter Bowerman, who’s written three books on how to make a living as a commercial writer. The site is like an online store with links to his books, seminars, CDs, and other items. He also offers a free e-pub.
  • Holly Lisle – This is the official website of author Holly Lisle. There are sections for both readers and writers. The writers section is a thriving community with forums, chats, crit circles and dozens of articles on writing written by Holly Lisle.
  • Fear of Writing – This is the official site of the book by the same name. Site has some articles written by the author and a few others. Also offers an online course based on the book.
  • Jill McGown’s Writing Advice – Writing advice about creating your own room, where to get ideas, where to begin, what books you need, research, writers circles, literary terms, typing, submissions, characters and more.
  • Andrea Semple – Provides a simple but sweet newsletter on becoming a novelist.
  • Inkygirl – An informative weblog for writers who work from home. Funny cartoon to lighten your day. Job postings.
  • The Rejector – An assistant at a literary agency posts about what not to do with your query letter. Sarcastically informative.
  • Charlotte Dillions Resources for Romance Writers – Extensive resources for romance writers.
  • Jane Yolen on joy in writing – This pages links to random thoughts on writing and on children’s books. Also check out her FAQs. Simple information site.
  • Writer’s Cheat Sheets – Notes on Plotting, Conflict, Sensuality, Romance Plots, Archetypes, Editing and the Five Minute Pitch. Just enough to get the juices flowing or jog your memory.
  • The Blood-Red Pencil – Sharp and pointed observations about good writing.
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About Maureen Wood

M. E. Wood lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband of fifteen years. She has been moderating BIW for over nine years and works on the Internet. You can learn more about her projects on her official website.