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Jane Friedman. Writing communities and networking strategies in the Digital Age. When you first started composing your masterpiece, you probably thought the biggest hurdle was actually getting it done.

Writing communities and networking strategies in the Digital Age

By now, you’ve learned there are many more challenges than just the writing process. You need to find an editor, a publisher, a peer review group. Home Page. 5 Networking Tips for Writers. I run two businesses – one a public speaker, and the other as the Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference.

5 Networking Tips for Writers

This doesn’t leave me a lot of time to write all the business collateral I need – web copy, press releases, programs, etc. I’m in a position to hire writers, and I see many of them screw it up occasionally. Here are five tips to help you make stronger connections when seeking work. 1. Don’t go to Networking Events. GIVEAWAY: Mare is excited to give away a free copy of her Kindle e-book to a random commenter. Column by Mare Swallow, public speaking coach and the Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference.

I hired my first program assistant at a cocktail party. 2. Let me clarify: I have also had success at (usually free) networking events hosted by writers groups – and I’ve met editors I wanted to hire, writers who attended my workshops, and authors who later spoke at my conference. Writers Write. Finding the Cure for Writer's Block in a Web App. Posted 01/28/2014 at 6:38pm | by Michael Simon Lord knows how much I've spent on apps for writing.

Finding the Cure for Writer's Block in a Web App

It wasn't so bad when I only had my Mac to worry about. Every few months, something new would come along promising tighter compatibility and a better overall experience, and I would eagerly fork over a few bucks to check it out. I bounced from Word to WordPerfect to Nisus in search of the perfect writing experience; something powerful, clean and versatile that would stay out of my way while I worked. But even before we entered the post-PC era, sharing was always an issue. These days, things are a whole lot better. But that doesn't mean my search is over. It wasn't supposed to be this way. And at least one developer still believes that's true. Nathan Kontny is no stranger to technology. "Draft started as just a simple way to mark major versions of my work that I could easily go through to find that old stuff," Kontny said.

When you use Draft, Kontny's passion is evident. 5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills. As a writer, if you want to get better, the biggest thing you can do is to keep writing.

5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills

The more you write, the more consistent you become, and the better a writer you’ll be. Having a great writing environment is a huge part of that, but the biggest thing is to keep writing. Here are 5 apps that can help you do just that, and improve your writing skills. Scrivener Writing a book, e-book or even a screenplay? It’s built by writers for writers and is the simplest thing in the world if you want to get words on paper, get them organized and get them published. OmmWriter OmmWriter is for when you want to go into zen writing mode and just put words on paper (er, screen). WordPress. Search Engines for Serious Writers. June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore.

Search Engines for Serious Writers

Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines. 23 Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

23 Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger

~Ernest Hemingway How strong is your writing? No matter how good you think it is, there’s always room for improvement. In most cases, plenty of room. Luckily, there are some amazing websites that’ll help you improve your writing, and take it to the next level. (***By the way, have you seen this amazing online creative writing course, “Story Is a State of Mind,” created by Giller finalist Sarah Selecky?

Want to strengthen your story, empower your performance, and beef up on the publishing business? Here are 23 sites (in no particular order) I look to for daily inspiration and advice: PS If you find this list useful, please share it on Twitter, Facebook or StumbleUpon – I’d really appreciate it! 4) Query Shark A query critique site you don’t want to miss. 5) Men with Pens Fantastic articles on copywriting and freelancing. 6) Ask Allison Writing and publishing Q&A by novelist Allison Winn Scotch. Ty Johnston: life on the written page: 100 Web sites for fiction writers.