My name is Brenda Haas.
I'm a writer.
I'm also addicted to writing links.
Over the years, I've collected writing links like children collect candy at Halloween. As we race toward #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, Nov. 1 - 30), I thought I'd offer up my top 5 favs to promote progress and writerly success. Enjoy.
1. NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month occurs every November. The point is to write a fresh, new rough draft, start to finish. With the goal of a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, this site provides that nudge that many writers need to set a goal and keep a goal. This year, I've blocked off the whole month, been prepping like crazy, and am hoping 2018 will be my first NaNoWriMo success story with my proposed novel, "Charlotte's Choice." The NaNoWriMo site provides a wealth of information for novice and experienced writers. Join me on Facebook, @writerbrendahaas, to follow my NaNoWriMo word count progress and weekly blogs with writing tips. I'm also on Twitter: @HaasBren.
2. The Write Life. When I want to find all types of writing articles (freelance, craft, blogging, marketing, publishing) in one place, I pop on The Write Life site. There's a little bit of everything there, and the links they provide have proven worthwhile and from very reliable sources. Excellent resource.
3. Grammar Girl. Mignon Fogarty founded the Quick and Dirty Tips network and created Grammar Girl, named one of Writer's Digest's 101 best websites for writers. Located on all popular social media venues, Fogarty is any writer's new best friend. Providing info on FAR more than just grammar, she authored "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" and six other books on writing. She's my go-to source if I'm stumped on pretty much anything. Note: her Quick and Dirty Tips network doesn't just help writers. Info can be found on everything from health & fitness to pets to parenting to money & finance.
4. Writer's Digest. This site is hugely popular for a reason. Tied to the Writer's Digest Magazine (which I've subscribed to for years), the website provides free and not so free opportunities for writers to hone the craft of writing. Including writing prompts, editors' blogs, articles by genre, competitions, seminars, a writing "shop," etc., Writer's Digest may well be the first stop any writer should make on the road to getting published.
5. Fiction University. Blogger Janice Hardy provides seriously great stuff with posts on character development, setting, plotting, editing, revising first drafts, self publishing, submission process, synopsis/query letter writing, etc., the site provides a writer with useful articles on just about any subject.
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