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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2007, 08:59:47 AM »
http://QueryTracker.net

It's my own site, and I made it because I figured the query process needed modernization.  Not only does this site contain a list of agents, but it also has tools to help you track all your queries, and collects data about each agent.

Here's how it works.  Users record the dates queries are sent and replies are received.  They also record the genres of their manuscripts.  Data can then be collected showing not only agent response times, but how many queries of each genre did a particular agent receive, how many they rejected, and how many they liked.  So now, even though an agent may say they desire a certain genre, you can now see exactly how much they really do.

There's more to it than this even, but I don't want to run this post too long.  Take a look and let me know what you think. http://QueryTracker.net
This is the website I created for helping authors find agents and track queries, and I humbly offer it for free.  http://QueryTracker.net

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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2007, 04:44:00 PM »
For frauds, schemes, and the like go to the following website.

http://www.sfwa.org/beware/

For a good list of publishers and such, go to http://www.ralan.com/

It's not paranoia if they're really after you...

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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2007, 11:55:50 AM »
Another great submission/query tracker is at www.duotrope.com

They've also got searchable information on contests, lit mags, and the like, but their submission tracker is what I like best.

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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2007, 09:34:40 AM »
Joanne Mallon is a media coach and a lovely lady, offering tips and inspiration.

Here's her latest post - on freelance resources:

http://joannemallon.typepad.com/joanne_the_coach/2007/11/useful-links-fo.html

She knows what she's talking about!

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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2007, 04:43:47 PM »
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« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2007, 04:02:48 AM »
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      Hi, just wanna share my simple community site for writers.
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Hello everyone,

I have this site for novice writers and writer wannabes like me, a simple community site where  you can post, comment, and share your write ups.  It still needs furnishing so any suggestions you have in mind is greatly appreciated. here's the link http://www.papersnpen.com


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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2007, 12:10:34 PM »
Hi

I only joined yesterday, and just want to say a big thanks for all the recommendations here!!  I've bookmarked loads of sites already and they're all really useful.

One of my favourite sites which I've used for a long time is fantasticfiction.co.uk.  This is a brilliant website for avid fiction readers so hope it may be useful to some of you.



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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2008, 12:41:44 PM »
Recommended by Steve08:

'10 universities offering free writing courses online.'

Here's the link:
http://education-portal.com/articles/10_Universities_Offering_Free_Writing_Courses_Online.html
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« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2008, 05:20:43 AM »
Qassia is a new content-publishing and web directory site. It offers writers the chance to get paid for their work (via Google AdSense advertising revenue) and generate links to their blogs/websites. Here's Talisman's original post about Qassia...

I was told about this exciting new site by a friend of mine todaywhich seems at first glance at least to be very promising indeed. Qassia is a credit-driven intelligence engine coupled to a cascading tag-based web directory. You can add your websites for free, and without having to add reciprocal backlinks and can also add what they call intel. Short for "intelligence", intel is a tidbit of information. Qassia rewards users who add intel in three ways.

Backlinks You get one backlink for every piece of intel you add. Every intel will carry a direct backlink to one of your sites. So the more intel you add, the more backlinks you get.

Credit When you add intel, you also get credit, in the form of Qassia dollars. Your net worth in Qassia dollars determines how well your websites rank in our directory.

Revenue When your intel is displayed, you get 100% of the advertising revenue generated by that page.

This means that website owners have triple incentive to contribute intel. The contributed intel will allow Qassia to become a vast repository of intelligence, with unrivalled original content.

Qassia is sometimes confused with sites like Wikipedia, Squidoo, most recently, Google knol. Qassia is fundamentally different from these sites, because Qassia is not about asking people to upload authoritative articles. You could upload a lengthy academic treatise if you want, but you can also get away with contributing a hastily scribbled tidbit of information about a person, a company, a place, an event, a thing, or anything you know about.

What we value is intelligence about the people, companies, and places around you. The people and places do not have to be famous, and the intelligence does not have to be earth-shattering.

Qassia isn't a wiki. Your intel will not get edited (it will get rated, but not edited). You can write your intel in any tone or style you like. You can write in the first person, and you can write your entire intel without using the shift key.

Not only is Qassia 100 percent free - we do not even ask for reciprocal links - but, in addition to promoting your websites and discovering stuff, you can also earn real money - very easily and without any hassle. We have the best, most generous, and most reliable ad revenue sharing program on the web.

We believe that, only by completely pampering our users and giving more than any other website, and in fact giving more than the users themselves expect, can we attain our goal of becoming the most incredible website the world has ever seen.

While the Wikipedia and other knowledge repositories are huge, boasting tens of thousands of articles, less than 1 percent of human knowledge has been uploaded to the Internet. At Qassia, we are giving users the incentive and the freedom to add the remaining 99.9 percent.

The vast web of intel created at Qassia will produce more than a useful intelligence engine. The advent of Qassia is a cataclysmic event in the history of the Internet. We are redefining the web experience. Come be part of history and create your free Qassia account now.

If you are interested, then click the link below

http://talisman.qassia.com/


I'd just like to add that I also write a blog post about Qassia. You can read it at the URL below:

http://www.mywritingblog.com/writer/2008/02/qassia-new-revenue-sharing-website.html

Nick  :)
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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2008, 07:09:58 PM »
From Steve08

'The electric eclectic'. A site containing  list of writing resources.

http://bloxword.ca/writing.htm
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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2008, 11:05:16 AM »
http://www.virtualbooktoursecrets.com/blog/

This one has some interesting hints for marketing your books.

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Re: Recommended Web Pages
« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2008, 12:43:17 PM »
Here's a link to a US literary agent's website, as recommended by Suzie:

Hi guys,

I recently found a blog written by an agent in the offices of Curtis Brown, USA. Apart from entertaining posts, I think there is a great amount of valuable information in the 'Essentials' section of his blog (right hand side, half way down) that would be of tremendous use to fellow MWC members. He also makes it clear what he is looking for, how to submit, and most importantly, how to contact him directly.

There is also a link section to other agent's blogs, which also contain valuable submission and contact information.

Check it out: http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/


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« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2009, 07:49:17 AM »
Link to a new social networking site for writers, recommended by Scrumpy.

Hello everybody, happy new year!

I just wanted to introduce to you the new social networking site for writers, AuthorSpace.

It's like any other social networking site except the fact it's just for writers and authors! It was opened a few weeks ago by myself and provides writers, published or unpublished, an area to showcase writing, books and so on.

The general idea of AuthorSpace is to sign up (for free), create your own unique page, promote yourself and your books, make new friends, and start to build a fan base. It was created with self promotion in mind to help writers promote themselves and their work.

As mentioned earlier the site has only just started so bear with it and feel free to take a look and let me know what you think.

http://authorspace.ning.com

See you there!



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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2011, 01:17:04 PM »
20 high-tech tools and resources for writers, as recommended by Prince_Capri:

http://www.writerstechnology.com/2009/08/20-hi-tech-tools-and-resources-for-writers
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