Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Fiction Writer's Resource

I absolutely hope that everyone who follows this blog, also follows Janet Reid's blog. In case you don't (shame, shame, shame), she linked to this site.

Here's the blurb from the site:

After over twenty years of writing fiction, I decided to create this website for aspiring novelists, screenwriters and short story writers to help you take your craft to the next level.

Within these walls you’ll find how-tos on characterization, plotting, scene and story structure, dialog, narrative and everything in between, all written from the no b.s. point of view of a working professional.

There are articles on how to find an agent, getting producers or publishers interested in your work, writing outstanding query letters and finding the right publishing house or production company for your style and genre of writing.

There’s also a Downloads page where you have access to free software and ebooks, like How to Format Your Screenplay Like a Pro, and a community forum (coming soon!) where you can ask questions and discuss your work.

Much of what you’ll find here is based on my many years of studying –- and most importantly -- practicing the craft of fiction. And I’ll be contributing new articles on a regular basis.

The site is filled with tons (okay, not that many, but a lot) of articles to help us hone our craft and - most importantly of all - get an agent. I figure if Janet Reid recommends the site, I'd better check it out. Knowledge is power, after all.



Lady Glamis said...

Okay, okay, I should be following both of these, you're right. Oh, gosh, add it to the HUGE LONG list I have! I just can't keep up! But these look really helpful, thank you!

Scott said...

Lady Glamis - I know, one more blog to follow! There are so many out there, and it's hard to pick and choose. I'm becoming very afraid of my bloglist. It's growing each day. I don't think that's a good thing. : )

Litgirl01 said...

I actually follow those...loosely. I used to follow a little bit more than I do now. :-)

Davin Malasarn said...

I check out Janet's blog every once in awhile, but I'd never heard of the other one. I just checked it out. It looks nice! Thanks for the post, Scott!

Scott said...

Davin - you're welcome. I'm all about passing on useful information and/or sites. Isn't that why we blog about writing in the first place?

Then again, it's one more blog to follow . . . :)

Tess said...

thank you! I follow Janet's blog (somewhat) but was unaware of castingthebones -- just love the name of that blog!