I thought it would be useful to have a list of resources which would come in helpful especially for people like me who are new to writing, and blogging. So with that in mind here are some bits and pieces I would like to share with you, along with details of blogs who host weekly memes.
Starting of with Mxlexia: the magazine for women who write http://www.mslexia.co.uk. I subscribe to this and find it an invaluable resource for advice, information and interesting articles.
I found this particular on-line Mslexia resource very helpful : Workshop#2 Composing a pitch letter. https://www.mslexia.co.uk/getpublished/pub_wkshop2.php
Pauline Harris: I just came across Pauline recently via Netgalley, I will be reviewing her novel Puppet soon. Anyway her website is http://paulinecharris.wordpress.com – where you can find advice on developing a platform, twitter, what its really like to be an author particularly from the perspective of a younger person. Pauline is 18.
15 twitter hastags that every writer should know about. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-twitter-hashtags-writer/
40 twitter hastags for writers http://www.dailywritingtips.com
More!!! 40 twitter hastags for writers http://writeanything.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/twitter-hashtags-for-writers//40-twitter-hashtags-for-writers/
More unusual hastags I’ve come across:
#aryaclub I found this via http://theprettybooks.wordpress.com. The #aryaclub “is a young adult book club whose members include Daphne, Stacey, Caitlin, Jim, Asti, Debbie, Caroline, Faye, Charlotte and Julianne. We meet once a month to talk about YA books (and occasionally children’s and adult fiction!), eat copious amounts of food and try not to freak out the only boy…! ” https://www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk/aryaclub
#MSWL: Manuscript Wish Lists from Agents. I Found this via http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com
#IWSG. Insecure writers support group – http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com – first Wednesday of each month Twitter hastag
#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8-sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. http://www.wewriwa.com/
#BookadayUK via http://prettybooks.wordpress.com
#RBRT Rosies Book Review Team – below are some useful information about reviewing http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/rosies-book-review-team/ Also http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/resources-for-writers-editing-publishing-and-more/
#30authors. Hosted by the Book Wheel. 30 Authors in 30 Days is a first of its kind event aimed at connecting readers, bloggers, and authors. Hosted by The Book Wheel, this month-long event takes place during September and features 30 authors discussing their favorite recent reads on 30 different blogs http://travelingwitht.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/30-authors-in-30-days-author-ariel-lawhon-on-the-distance-by-helen-giltrow/
#SOTuesday Shout out Tuesday. ” Tuesday so often gets left out of things on Twitter and in real life. Music Monday Hump Day. Follow Friday. Hungover Saturday. Hungover Sunday. And never forget about Throwback Thursday. Never forget.” http://www.20somethingawesome.com/tag/hashtags-that-should-be-trending
Teaser Tuesdays meme I discovered via http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com. It is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Who has the following weekly memes: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays, WWW Wednesdays, (three questions – what reading what finishing what reading next) Friday Finds, and My favourite find Saturdays. http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
Top Ten Tuesday “Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!” Broke and the Bookish. http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html
One liner Wednesday Linda Gill.
” The rules are as follows:
1. Make it one sentence.
2. Make it either funny or inspirational.
Have fun! ”
“Waiting On” Wednesday Found via http://lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com/ Waiting on Wednesday #39 Weekly meme hosted by Jill on Breaking the Spine. http://breakingthespine.blogspot.co.uk/Upcoming releases that you just can’t wait to read.
Celebrate the small things. Friday don’t take things for granted – – – Found via /mscoffeehouse.wordpress.com. Hosted by http://viklit.blogspot.co.uk/ Co-hosts: http://dianawilder.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.thecyborgmom.blogspot.co.uk/ http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk
SOCS Streams of consciousness Saturday posts SOCS. This one I found via irenedesign2011.com. Host is http://lindagill.wordpress.com
The Sunday post: ” It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.” http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/2014/09/sunday-post-124.html
Inspiring places blog hop http://cateartios.wordpress.com #inspiringspaces bloghop.
Sharing The Bloggy Love http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/features/sharing-the-bloggy-love/
@fantasyfaction. Lots of interesting Writing articles http://fantasy-faction.com/category/writers
Romancing September – Rosie – http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/romancing-september-romancingseptember-day-9/
The bookshelf Tag – Answer questions about books than tag 5 other bloggers to do the same. http://justinaluther.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/bookshelf-tag/
Stacking the shelves via confessions of a book geek – tynga’a reviews. “We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!” http://www.tyngasreviews.com/2012/05/staking-shelves-official-launch.html
And lots of resources on Sherrey Meyer’s site:
Tips on book covers – The Glasshouse http://jaglassbooks.wordpress.com
List of small press publishers – http://madeleineswann.wordpress.com
The womentoring project http://womentoringproject.co.uk/
There are still a few publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts. Lou Treleaven has compiled a very useful list: http://loutreleaven.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/childrens-publishers-accepting-unsolicited-manuscripts/
No doubt I haven’t mentioned everyone! Too numerous to include but I will be adding to this list in future posts. Hope it proves a helpful resource to fellow writers and bloggers.