Friday, January 4, 2013
10 Interesting Web Sites For Writers
Surfing the Internet for many usually leads them to either shop for things they don’t really need, checking twitter feeds on things you don’t truly care about, downloading bad porn, or stumbling upon Web sites that may be quirky but useful. Here are 10 sites that should interest writers and those in the book publishing industry:
Think you can write a great story? How about doing so with just six sentences?
How about doing it with just a half-dozen words?
Free writing community for writers to get reviewed by fellow writers.
Writers share their work, enter contests, join writing groups and more.
Learn about 150 writing contests worth entering.
One-stop site for screenwriting contests and markets.
Hundreds of quotes from famous sources on the craft of writing.
Learn about grants, contests, fellowships, and paid writing gigs.
Literary agent Jan Reid gives straight advice to writers.
Nelson Literary Agency founder Kristin Nelson addresses every facet of publishing (from someone who has agented 13 NYT bestsellers).
22 Countries Use The Internet More Often Than Americans
It is hard to believe but America lags way behind with online access. According to a study of 127 countries by the International Telecommunication Union, as reported in USA Today, only 77.9% of Americans use the Internet. Can you imagine that more than one in five people never use the medium that drives our information dissemination, economy, communication, and entertainment? Further, it amazes me that almost two dozen other nations are ahead of us. Iceland tops the list with 95%, then Norway at 94%, Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg.
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