Sunday, May 9, 2010

101 Best Websites For Writers

I'm posting Monday's entry on Sunday night as we will be traveling home to Kansas on Monday, dodging storms all the way, or so it seems from the weather site.

One of the nicest parts of my Mother's Day was an hour spent at a large Barnes and Noble store in suburban Dallas. First, a good cup of coffee at the cafe followed by a time to browse to my heart's content. I  feel so at home in both libraries and bookstores.

My only purchase was a copy of the May/June issue of Writer's Digest which features the 101 Best Websites for Writers. This prestigious list comes out once a year, and it's something all writers should check out. Make a checklist of the ones that appeal to you and visit them one by one. Some may only be interesting, but others may be a means to mining gems in your writing life.

On the almost 8 hour drive we have tomorrow, I plan to study this issue in depth, and I'll check the ones that are of particular interest. Then I'll read the Master Your Genre section and the interview with Anne Lamott, the author of Bird By Bird, a book that every writer should read at least once.

Needless to say, I'm looking forward to our drive home as I have the entertainment all lined up.

Look for my next post on Tuesday, May 11th.

1 comment:

  1. I miss that nice cup of coffee and a few good books. I often spent time at the Barnes & Noble in Plano, usually for Friday night entertainment.