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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2006, 03:43:19 AM »
Thanks, Ann.

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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2006, 09:28:14 PM »
Just couldn't let this topic go by without championing my own site which I always work long and hard on.

http://www.writeaholics.net.  The site is full of writing articles, writers' freebies, writers' resources (most of them fr*ee) and a fr*ee monthly newsletter full of information, advice, articles, writers' resouces, competitons, markets and more.  Plus when you subscribe you get a fr*ee eBook Become a Freelance Writing Success

I know this just looks like fr*ee advertising, but I do think that my site is great for writers.
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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2007, 03:34:01 PM »
Another good one is:

www.fictionfactor.com - Covers all aspects and questions re writing.
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2007, 04:26:36 PM »
Another good one is:

www.fictionfactorl.com - Covers all aspects and questions re writing.

i think it is: http://www.fictionfactor.com

...i think you had a typo in your link. but it's all good. ;)

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« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2007, 06:41:00 PM »
This is a great one for questions of grammar:

http://gocsm.net/sevas/esl/gramcheck/

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2007, 02:09:02 PM »
I've just started reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse and I'm really enjoying it so far.
On the cover is a website address:

http://www.mosselabyrinth.co.uk

This isn't just a publicity page for the book.  This site has been running since 2000 and Mosse and her husband have used it to chronicle the entire process of writing Labyrinth and there is also a great advice section for new writers with 52 tips (one for each week of a year).

This site is essentially a blog, but it's been going since before most people even knew what a blog was.  Way ahead of its time.

It's inspiring, it's informative, but most importantly it's not patronizing.

Thank you SO much for this link! This is an amazing website! Coincidentally, I am reading this book at the moment, so I am buzzing with excitement over Kate and her work! There is a huge wealth of knowledge on her pages. I recommend this to everyone, for sure. :)
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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2007, 10:36:40 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2007, 02:28:22 PM »
Good advice about editing:

http://www.poewar.com/archives/2005/03/06/writer-edit-thyself/


Added:
You should look at each scene individually and ask two things - is this scene advancing the plot or is this scene advancing my character. If it is not advancing anything in the story then you should cut it out.
If the scene is removed does it leave a hole in the plot - if it doesn't then it didn't need to be there in the first place.
Any set-up's or necessary details could be added to another (necessary) scene.

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« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2007, 03:38:12 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tv/network/public.shtml

For all your BBC writing and storytelling skills

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« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2007, 09:12:31 AM »
The Renegade Writer is very good ' www.therenegadewriter.com

Also, if anyone is interested in blogging www.problogger.net

And guess what, here's mine: www.freelancewritingtips.com - it's a collection of articles written over the years to do with writing/journalism etc, plus Youtube videos, interviews and talking points.

Thanks, hope you like it, this blogging malarkey is addictive!
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« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2007, 12:52:54 PM »
Here, I found this... well I didn't someone else did but yeah.

http://www.wridea.com/ it's quite new as of yet but an interesting idea at least. You can share ideas with friends as well. Kind of... interesting. Goof way to collage your ideas online.
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« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2007, 04:44:14 PM »
I'll just add a recommendation for Ruth's site, those articles are great.

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« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2007, 04:58:20 AM »
Does anybody have any websites in which you can just post entire stories for people to read for fun. Like an e-book site or something. Yes I know I'm being kinda vague, but I don't know how to describe it. :-\

Depending on how big your stories are, you are welcome to post them to www.letsgetpublished.com - there's no fee involved. :)
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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2007, 12:39:48 PM »
I've just had a newsletter from The Book Zone. It seems to be concentrated on the UK (sorry!) but it contains a great deal of publishing news which could be of use to aspiring authors. They are billed as the 'inside track for book lovers'. Here are two snippets to give you some idea what they're about:

New World Record in reading!
Author David Mitchell and his publisher Hodder are hoping to achieve an official Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people reading a book simultaneously on Saturday 2nd June, when copies of Black Swan Green will be given away in city centres across Britain. More than 80 library authorities have also joined the scheme.     
 
Books on your mobile phone?
Mobile phone users in Sweden will soon be able to access more than 100 HarperCollins English language audiobooks, streamed to the phone without the need to download via a computer. And content from the Rough Guide travel books on hundreds of European cities, with mapping supplied by Via Michelin, is to be made available pre-loaded on Motorola mobile phones sold throughout Europe.

Here's the link: http://www.bookzoneonline.com

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2007, 07:02:43 AM »
If you are an aspiring travel writer, I can thoroughly recommend websites and workshops run by Dea Birkett and Rory Maclean (www.travelworkshops.co.uk)

I laughed, I cried. I wrote myself a postcard. I watched as pitch after pitch was rejected by the Mail on Sunday and I learned about a fab new website called takethefamily.com. See their work at www.rorymaclean.com and www.deabirkett.com.




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