Links

Here are links to useful websites for aspiring writers.

  • 4 the Words – The most fun and motivating way to get words on the page.  Friend me!  Username:  Valeria (my first Protagonist).
  • National Novel Writing Month – Write a novel in a month!  Writing goal of 50,000 words in November.  There is also Camp NaNo in April and July, where you can set your own word count goal.
  • Off Campus Writers’ Workshop – One of the best sources of writing seminars, located in Winnetka, IL.
  • Writing Excuses – Great, short, practical podcast for writers.
  • Savvy Authors – good online source for writing classes.
  • Writer’s Police Academy – kick ass conference every August where writers can learn and experience law enforcement, crime, and other cool stuff.  Located in Green Bay, WI.
  • Query Shark – For when you’re ready to tackle the horrible, tedious, hair-pulling task of writing a query letter.
  • Meaning of Names – my go-to place for finding meaningful character names.  Unless I just like a name.
  • Graveyard Shift – Lee Loftland’s blog for all things cop and writer.
  • Twenty Percent True – Free fiction podcast.  Monster tales with a twist.
  • Goodreads – for finding books and keeping track of what you’ve read and what you liked (and didn’t like).
  • Cinema Chicago – Screenings year-round and The Chicago International Film Festival.  Culture and whatnot.
  • Soon To Be Famous – An organization that encourages new authors.

Here are other useful links