More resources for writers
In search of helpful websites and smart tools to make your writing life easier and more productive? This week’s finds might send you to the moon. They’ll certainly become handy for deadlines, lectures, and cafe writing.
If you haven’t stopped by recently, this is a new feature where I post information about books, writing, publishing and writers.
Resources for children’s writers, SCBWI, and a cool online project management tool
Rachel Burke’s Resources for Children’s Writers — Great resource page for anyone interested in writing for children. The index is a lovely thing to have as there are a lot of links. Categories range from legal help to publisher listings to tips and needed information geared to writers working in the children’s book field.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators — In case you have a picture book idea or other book geared for children, this is an absolute must organization. Tons of information available at no charge but the community of writers and added information inside the group is even better.
Teamwork Project Management — I’ve used this site for years as my project management system for my novel and other projects. Use the free plan and work on a minimum of 2 projects but, depending on how creative you are, even more. My trilogy is one project. Of all the online project management systems I’ve tried, and there have been many, this is the one I continue to use.
Book find of the week
Are you thinking about writing a memoir?
At some point in their writing life, most writers toy with the idea of writing a memoir. A creative nonfiction approach to an autobiography may not be their approach, but a slice of life or thread running through their lives often tickles their creative imagination.
Today, with the easy availability of self-publishing, the urge to write some kind of memoir attracts many, even non-writers. So it’s not surprising that there are a lot of how to books on memoir writing. A few weeks ago, I came across a small book by Abigail Thomas.
Don’t let he size of the book fool you
This is a slim but really concise book on how to approach writing a memoir. The page count is only 110. That’s short. Broken into sections, Thomas does a great job of providing information, demonstrating the techniques as she writes, and offering story-catcher exercises to tease out the wisps of memory.
That’s it for this week. All week long I gather bits and notes and finds about reading, writing, books, the writing process, the writing life and writers. Come back next week for more.
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