On Writing from around the web


I've captured some of the best articles and advice for writers by writers from around the web. This selection is totally subjective. I know there is a plethora of sites and organisations that provide solid information about all aspects of the writing  and publishing industry. If there's anything in particular you'd like to see here, drop me a line.


The Creative Pen

The Creative PennThe Creative Pen is a fabulous one-stop resource for writers who are going it alone. It's run by Joanna Pen, a British writer who lived here in Australia for ten years or so. She has hit the New York Times and US Today best-seller lists with her self-published fiction titles. When speaking of her own writing journey, she says:  "I have made so many mistakes, I want to try and save you time, money and heartache along the way." And she does so with an amazing collections of resources on writing, publishing and marketing for authors who want to go down the self-publishing path. She is proof that, if you work at it, success is possible. The key is to NEVER give up. 

Visit The Creative Pen.  


Women Writers, Women's Books


Women Writers, Women's Books is another resource site for aspiring writers. It's US centric, but has some solid advice for writers wanting to self-publish. Its categories include Writing, Publishing, Marketing, and it also includes blog posts from a variety of speakers/presenters and commentators about, well, pretty much anything to do with the writing industry.

Visit WWWB.


Grammar Girl

Mastering grammar is a crucial step on the path to being a good writer. After all, grammar is the road map of language. There are thousands of sites dedicated to English Gramnmar, but this one is one of the good ones. It's easy to digest and offers good advice. You just need to aware that it is an American site, so be aware of advice that invloves spelling. We use British English here in Australia. It's NOT the same. Still, Grammar Girl is worth a visit.


asaAustralian Society of Authors

The ASA invests in the professional and artistic interests of Australian authors by protecting basic rights to freedom of expression, working to improve income and conditions; promoting Australian writing and literary culture. They are the professional / industrial body for authors in Australia. Check them out. They have excellent resources for emerging writers.


Book Blog

The Guardian covers everything from news and current affairs to sport, science, environment, technology, etc, much the same way as SMH. I quite like their book blog. It's written by a variety of people about a range of writing across many genres. It's easy to navigate and makes for some interesting reading if you have some spare time. You can visit it here

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