Hey authors! Penguin Group USA has launched Book Country. You may be asking yourself, why you should care. Well, this is a new way for aspiring authors to post their work and have it critiqued by other writers. It’s time to take your writing to the next level.
If you are serious about getting published this is a great platform to get you started writing and submitting your best work. This site is going to serve as a way to get all of your questions answered in regards to the world of publishing. Book Country will allow users to self-publish their books for a small fee as well. I plan to utilize this great site and take advantage of all of the information.
It’s time for you to get inspired. Help is here and you may even get and agent contacting you to see your manuscript. If you would like to learn more about the launch of Book Country just click on the link, The New York Times.
A writers conference is a good idea. Writers can get together and work on their manuscripts and bond with one another. Conferences can be inexpensive all the way up to high priced getaways. You can polish up on your genre when you’re there. If you haven’t heard of the Shaw Guide you are in for a treat. This site lists every writer’s conference around the world.
Unfortunately, I have never had the luxury to attend a conference but I hope to do so one day. Check out the Shaw Guide at http://writing.shawguides.com/ for a list of conferences and workshop for the 2011 calendar year.
The Mysterious, Hilarious, Frustrating, Rewarding, Wonderful World of Writing
This event was hosted by the Kansas City Public Library. It was a free event for writer’s. Whenever I get the chance I make an effort to attend free events like this. Visitors get a chance to ask questions of authors who are in the business and can give insight in regards to the world of publication.
The authors on the stage were Nancy Pickard and Sally Goldenbaum.
Welcome to the Writer’s Follow Friday Blog Hop! Not sure if you qualify? If you have a blog to add, guess what, you’re a writer! So check out the rules, grab the link and join the hop! We’re small for now, but we hope to continue to grow.
This weeks question:
What is your most referred to website for your writing?
There are a ton of writer websites out there that have great information including this one. But the one that I found that has the most useful information and the best links for writers is: Author Rachelle Burk
Finally add your name to this list of wonderful blog authors by clicking the frog link at the bottom and adding your name and blog address. Make sure you actually answer the question and link to the hop. And please comment, we all like to hear someone out there is listening.
I love a good villian! Darth Vader was a good villian and he turned out to be Luke Skywalker‘s Big Pappa! Wow! Who would have thunk it? On the other hand I love a good hero like Batman and even Harry Potter. So, I need to start thinking of my own. I wasn’t quite sure how to put them together until I read about it at Word Play.