Top Websites, Conferences, & Tools for Writers

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This week at The Debutante Ball we’re talking craft. Rather than focusing on one aspect, I thought I’d bring you some of my favorite places to be on the web or otherwise, as a writer. I’d love to see what your favs are in the comments below. I’m always sniffing out new great sites.

BEST WRITER BLOGS

WriterUnboxed.com

RomanceUniversity.org

Terribleminds.com

WomensFictionWriters.org

Beyond the Margins

Writers In the Storm

TheCreativePenn.com

Ploughshares

GrubStreet.org

Zoetrop: All-Story

 Publishing Perspectives (more for pub news, but very good site)

Booksbywomen.org

 

BEST FORUMS

Backspace

SavvyAuthors.com

Absolutewrite.com

 

BEST CRAFT BOOKS

21st Century Fiction & Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass

Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell

Write Away by Elizabeth George

On Writing by Stephen King

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery by James Frey (Great for more than mysteries!)

StoryFix by Larry Brooks

The Emotions Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman

Writing Irresistible KidLit by Mary Kole

BEST TWEETERS

moi: @msheatherwebb (just go with it)

@SusanSpann (follow hashtag #publaw for great tips)

@Porter_Anderson (industry news and controversy)

@ElizabethsCraig (craft)

@Janice_Hardy (craft)

@BrendaDrake (craft & contests)

@ThereseWalsh (craft & news)

@KristenLambTX (craft)

 

BEST WRITING ORGANIZATIONS

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Historical Novel Society

Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association

DFW Writers

Romance Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators)

 

BEST WRITER CONFERENCES

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

DFW Writing Conference

Muse from Grub Street

Historical Novel Society Con

Bouchercon

San Francisco Writers

Willamette Writer Con

RWA National Conference

 AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs)

 

What are your favorite writer tools?

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Heather Webb

Writer, Editor
Heather Webb is the author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE, her debut historical (Plume/Penguin 2014). A freelance editor and blogger, she spends oodles of time helping writers hone their skills—something she adores. You may find her Twittering @msheatherwebb, hosting contests, or hanging around RomanceUniversity.org as a contributor to the Editor's Posts. She is also the Twitter mistress for the popular Writer Unboxed. She loves making new reader and writer friends. Stop on by her website, Between the Sheets!

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