In this era we tend to be bombarded by all the information online. Today I’d like to give you a list of some of my favorite places to visit on the web. These are sites that I read regularly—places and people who have good content—delivered in a way that doesn’t use up my valuable time.
http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/ - this is a new find for me and I really like what Ana’s doing here.
http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/ - Rachelle Gardner is a literary agent and her blog was just picked as one of the ten best by Writers Digest. I’m glad they finally caught on—I’ve been following her for years!
http://www.mybooktherapy.com – Susan May Warren is a best-selling writer and extraordinary writing instructor. Her entire site is must read for anyone interested in writing fiction, but more on that later!
http://cecmurpheyswritertowriter.blogspot.com – Cecil Murphey is an incredible writer and instructor. His blog is always a great source of information
http://michaelhyatt.com/ - Michael Hyatt is the CEO of Thomas Nelson and his insights on the publishing industry are invaluable.
http://www.brncwc.com – this site is the official site of several writers conferences, but it’s so much more. Author and conference director Alton Gansky shares his wisdom about writing through posts, videos and screen casts.
http://www.jackcavanaugh.com/ - Jack Cavanaugh is an amazing writer and shares some really great excerpts from his personal library.
http://jodyhedlund.com/ - this is a blog I’ve just started following and I’m really enjoying it.
http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/ - started by author Gina Holmes, this site is also listed as one of Writers Digest’s best sites for writers.
http://bethkvogt.blogspot.com/ - Beth is a good friend of mine and fellow editor. I’ve learned so much from her insight into writing.
http://vondaskelton.com/Blog.htm - Vonda Skelton is my critique partner and writing BFF. I definitely wouldn’t be the writer I am today without her!
http://www.mbtponderers.blogspot.com/ - this is a group blog and one of my favorites.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/ - Seth Godin is considered one of the icons of online marketing. Anyone with a blog can learn from his pithy posts.
http://www.makealivingwriting.com/ - I learn so much from Carol Tice, author of this site. Her posts have had a huge part in my freelance success.
http://www.problogger.net/ - both of these are great blogging sites.
I follow a lot of folks on Twitter and a good way to find new people to follow is to go to someone’s Twitter page and follow the folks they follow. But to save you the trip, here’s a short list my favorites. Sincere apologies to anyone I’ve left off my favorites list!
People to Follow on Twitter:
@adgansky – Aaron Gansky
@kikoloni – Kristi Hines
@queenbeedm – Debbie Marrie
@evamarieeverson – Eva Marie Everson
@writersdigest – Writers Digest Magazine
@BRMCWC – Alton Gansky
@novilistjack – Jack Cavanaugh
@copyblogger – Brian Clark
@jrvogt – Josh Vogt
@terrywhalen – Terry Whalen
@bethvogt – Beth Vogt
@elizabethscraig – Elizabeth S Craig
@susanmaywarren – Susan May Warren
@anemulligan – Ane Mulligan
@michaelhyatt – Michael Hyatt
@marydemuth – Mary DeMuth
@rachelhauck – Rachel Hauck
@rachellegardiner – Rachelle Gardiner
@jamesscottbell – James Scott Bell
@grammargirl – Mignon Fogerty
@eddiesnipes – Eddie Snipes
@altongansky – Alton Gansky
@andybryant – Andy Bryant
Online groups to join:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWritersView/ - this is for more advanced writers, but they have another group for beginners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TWV2/ - this is a great resource for writers.
http://www.thechristianpen.com/ - this is a site for editors and those who are interested in editing.
http://www.acfw.com/ - American Christian Fiction Writers. This site also has a great e-zine, Afictionado.
http://www.acfw.com/ezine/ - ACFW e-zine
http://www.scbwi.org/ - Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators
http://www.mybooktherapy.com/ - My Book Therapy. They also have a great writers e-zine, Voices.
http://voices.mybooktherapy.com/ - The My Book Therapy e-zine.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BRMCWC - the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Yahoo group.
Now it's your turn, what are some of your favorite sites?
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