Monday, May 10, 2010

Sticky Beak (10)

Sticky Beak's all about sharing.  Sometimes we can't all get around to every single blog and website available so thats very Sticky Beak comes in.  By word of mouth (well you get what I mean) we are more likely to get to those blogs that we wouldn't have normally seen without someone pointing them out to us.

The links could be to your own post, a favourite blog post you would love to share, an author's website/blog, book/writing contests, reviews you really enjoyed, tour info or anything that you would love to share with others.  Just use the comments section for your links!!

This week I've focused on websites for you writers out there who may be interested in these.  There's some really cool advice and tools here.  If you haven't seen already I'm holding a writing project called Once Upon A Time.  You can check out the details here.

Here's Mine:

For Writers
Squidoo: Creating Character Profiles
When I was Joe: The Mash Up Approach to Settings.
The Business of Writing: How to Bring Characters to life.
Allen and Unwin Publishers: Being A Writer.
Holly Black: Writing Resources
Maria V. Snyder: Writing Advice
Keri Arthur: For Writers.  Some useful links here. Check these out.
Writropolis: Awesome Website A Community for Collaborative Fiction
Pro Copy Tips: Copywriting tips for smart Copywriters
StoryFix: Get it written.  Get it right. Get it Published
Write for Your Life: Awesome Website filled with practical advice and productivity for writers
CV2(Contemporary Verse 2): The Canadian Journal for Poetry and Critical Writing.
My Writer's Circle: Forum for writing.
Write It Sideways: Write Fresh. Write Bold. Another Awesome Website.
Grammar Bytes: Grammar Instruction with Attitude. 
Bring Yourself: Creative writing adventures.  Awesome Website.
Writer Unboxed: About the craft and business of genre fiction.
Writer Beware Blogs: Publishing Industry watchdog Group for literary scams, schemes and pitfalls.
Discover Writers: Author Website designers, literary websites, web design services etc.
The Book Deal: A Publishing blog for writers and book people.
Writer Dad: Helpful hints and strategies to help render our children into remarkable writers.
Essential Writers: For all kinds of writers, by all kinds of writers. Writing jobs, competitions, advice etc.
Prompted to Write: Writing prompts for stories, songs and creative living. Awesome
Self Editing Blog: Edit your own novel, screenplay or non fiction book.
Mad Proofreading Skillz: Fast and affordable for assorted writing.
Writer's Residence: An Online Portfolio for Writers.
Floreat Books: Services for Aspiring Authors
My Story Writer: Novel Writing Software
3000 Messages: Tips and tricks to make your communication more effective.  Interesting.
Inkygirl: Daily Diversions for writers. Free web application that lets you brainstorm online
Read Write Tweet: A Bookish twitter directory
Juiced on Writing: I want to Write and live as a writer. Simple as that.
Dear Literary Ladies: A writers haven.
Write to Done: Unmissable articles on writing.
Writers Remorse: Post a story, ask a question, connect with users.
Publetariet: People who publish.  Tips etc on writing

Book Bloggers I've Come Across
Absolutely Booked: New blogger. The site is maintained and run by Lara, a 19 year old book fiend
Lale On Lit: Fairly New Blogger.  Book Reviews, Creativity and thoughts on life in Turkey.

Other Cool Stuff
Books Of Wonder: Some really great children's books
Behind Yellow Eyes: The Making of the Linger Trailer.  Very Cool

Any websites you guys have come across that you would like to share?  Just post in the comments below!


  1. Great post! The saying goes, "Too many Books, Not Enough Time", well that sure goes for all the great blogs out there too! Thanks for sharing a great bunch of blogs!

  2. This is such a great meme! I missed out on a lot of these awesome posts, so I'm about to go check them out. Thanks for sharing! :D

  3. OMG thanks so much for mentioning me!! I feel so honoured!

    All these sites on writing are awesome- so much help for when/if I finally get to writing a novel properly (when/if I ever have the time unfortunately).

  4. Wow, thanks for mentioning me- I feel honored! :) The list of writing advice sites is great, too: I've run out of places to check out recently so these are definitely going on my list.



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