Places to go
So after you are done here, I have a few link recommendations for you. They’re all reading and/or writing related of course. Most of them have been posted in my blog before, and I will be adding more as we go along. You can also try looking at my Webly Wednesday posts for more links.
- I Write Like …
Find out which well-known author you write like (or have a great laugh).
Make pretty “word clouds” of a text you’ve written. Also useful for seeing if you overuse certain words.
Useful writing links
- Duotrope’s Digest
A database of more than 3,000 current fiction and poetry publications.
National Novel Writing Month. Write 50,000 words in 30 days.
- The Original Fiction Mary-Sue Litmus Test
Testing your characters for clichés and “Mary Sueness”.
- The Universal Mary-Sue Litmus Test
Another of those tests.
Online fiction – read/submit
- Every Day Fiction
Read a new story of 1,000 words or less every day. Or submit your own.
- JukePop Serials
Serialised novels of lots of genres. You can submit your own to get a chance of being published.
Useful reading links
Make your own virtual bookshelves to keep track of what you’ve read and what you want to read.
- Great Novels and Word Count
An impressive list of well-known books and their wordcounts.
- Library Thing
Catalogue what you read. Like Goodreads.
- Top 10 Longest Novels in the English Language
Dizzyingly high wordcounts ahead!
- The Best Author Blogs
Links to more than 50 writer blogs.
- Literary Tweets: 100+ of the Best Authors on Twitter
Authors on Twitter.
Another place to make a virtual bookshelf.
Other links (or things that fall in more than one category)