Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Surfing the Web Again, and Here's What I Found

I like to go exploring once in a while. Internet exploring, that is. I plug a word or phrase into the search box and wander through the list until I find something of interest. I looked for "blogs writers blog" which was actually a typo since I meant to search on "blogs writers block." Even with the odd search phrase, I found some gems.

Writer Beware Blogs!

"Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with additional support from the Mystery Writers of America, shines a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. We also provide industry news, advice for writers, and a special focus on the weird and wacky things that happen at the fringes of the publishing world."

The Rejecter

"I don't hate you. I just hate your query letter."
"I am an assistant at a literary agency. I am the first line of defense for my boss. On average, I reject 95% of the letters immediately and put the other 5% in the "maybe" pile. Here, I'll talk about my work. Do not email me your submissions. I do that at work, not in my spare time."

And if you have no interest in these writing-related sites, check out these three humor blogs:

How Not to Act Old

Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?

Attack of the Redneck Mommy

That's all.

Be sure to drop by tomorrow for my first guest blogger, Alan Orloff, author of the debut thriller, Diamonds for the Dead.


Paul D. Brazill said...

Thanks for those. I'm sure that Writer Beware Blogs is one for me!

Ocean Girl said...

I'll check out The Rejecter :)

Clarissa Draper said...

I've seen some but not others...I'll go check out some of the other links. Thanks.


Karen Walker said...

Neat, patricia. I was on vacation when you asked about guest bloggers. Can I sign up?

Carol Kilgore said...

Great links! Some I know. A couple I'm definitely going to check out. Thanks.

arlee bird said...

I been to a couple of these and they had some pretty good info. I will have to check some of the others as well. Thanks for the scouting mission.

Tossing It Out

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I know of some of these, but certainly not all. Thanks for the links!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi all, I'm off for more fun and excitement in the 100+ degree heat today -- I think I should have picked a cooler location for a vacation. Oh, well. It's a good excuse for frozen drinks, ice cream, and standing downwind at the fountains at the Bellagio. I'll be checking in later. Honest. :)

KarenG said...

What an interesting exercise! Who knows what you might come up with?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks Patricia for the most interesting blog and tips, will check them out.


Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

All these links sound good, but how can one pass up Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat! Can’t wait to see what Alan has to say tomorrow.

Amy Tate said...

Thanks for this! The blogging world is growing so fast that it's hard to keep up with it all.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the links - I knew about the first two, but the rest were new for me. Thanks :)

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Look what happens when you go surfing. Very interesting links. :)