Back in the early 1990's, there were few resources for writers. An author had to attend a formal school or dig through the library for help. Today, we have the Internet and access not only to information, but also to a supportive writing community.
Here are some websites and groups I've discovered:
American Christian Fiction Writers - ACFW for short. http://www.acfw.com - This organization is devoted to providing educational opportunities, critique groups, and an annual conference. They also have a loop where writers can discuss all aspects of writing, a prayer request loop, and a fiction finder. The annual Genesis Contest for unpublished writers is one of the premier contests available to those in the fiction community.
Writing Blogs - I could write a post with just links to great blogs. Here are a few of my favorites:
Jean Fischer - http://jeanfischer.wordpress.com - Jean is a freelance writer, and formerly worked as an editor for Golden Books. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry.
Edie Melson - http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com - I recently discovered Edie's blog. She has great tips on Social Media and other aspects of writing.
Jeff Goins - http://www.goinswriter.com - Jeff gives valuable information on how to expand your blogging platform. I always enjoy his posts.
Christian Fiction Online Magazine - http://www.christianfictiononlinemagazine.com - Bonnie Calhoun is the editor. Numerous authors contribute to this topnotch magazine.
Writers: What are some of your favorite writing websites/blogs/magazines?
Readers/Bloggers: What subjects do you like to see on blogs?
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Susan, I'm humbled to be included in your list of recommended resources for writers! Thank you so much, it means a great deal to me.
Hi Edie -
It's well deserved. I'm enjoying your blog so much.
I love Randy Ingersoll's funny, informative newsletter, Cecil Murphey's blog and newsletter, and Angela Hoy's newsletter.
I've also learned a lot from YOU and Karen Lange's blogs. You ladies are great resources of wisdom and knowledge.
Hi Jen -
Thanks for the additions. I'm honored to be included on your list.
Great resources, thanks for sharing them, Susan! There are so many wonderful tools out there for us now.
Had to smile at Jen's comment. She's a sweetheart too!
Hi Karen -
I agree. In fact, there's no doubt in my mind that I could be reading these sources 24/7!
Jen's comments made me smile as well. As you would say, "she's a peach."
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