If you haven’t already noticed, our heroine is here to tell you that there’s plenty of information to be had on the net about writing, dear Reader. Some of it is excellent. Some of it is awful. Some of it is even worse and can leave a writer demoralized. Let’s concentrate today on some of the more constructive sort, shall we?
I’ve elected to stick mainly with sites written by well-known literary agents. Their focus is answering questions to do with writing and publishing (gee, go figure!) and range pretty freely.
Rachelle Gardner‘s Rants and Ramblings has an article titled Random! Questions! Answered! which caught my eye. She asked on Twitter for followers to post questions to her. Choosing a variety, she answered briefly. The last question was turned over to the readers for input. Take a look for some insight into her approach to being an agent.
Bookends has an article similarly titled Random Questions. In it, Jessica Faust has taken a group of questions sent into the blog and answered them. They are, as the title suggests, not on a theme so do take the time to read through it. Plenty of good info and advice to be found here, too.
Now here’s a major resource for all authors, particularly writers new to publishing. Chip MacGregor wrote not one but three articles referring specifically to the most basic questions about publishing. Chip’s Blog starts with Basic Basic Basic Questions, moves to More on the Basic Basics and then wraps up with One More Look at Basic Basic Questions. I strongly suggest a good read of these posts. File away what doesn’t apply right now as you may find the info important later. By all means, bookmark these if you’re still getting on your feet in the business.
There’s plenty more to be had by well-known and great literary agents on the net. I’ll be adding agent sites to my links soon. What are your favorite informative sites for advice? Please let me know so I can add them to my bookmarks as well. Thanks!