These are some resources that I’ve found helpful as a writer who is just getting started.

General Resources

The Editor’s Blog – This one makes me think a lot about the language I am using to craft a story.

Grammar Girl – Language is your most important tool as a writer.  This site helps if you want to use it right, but don’t know the difference between a colon and a semicolon.

Writing Excuses – A podcast on writing.  Totally worth wading through the hard-to-navigate website to reach the archives.  Great car listening.

Technical Resources

Manuscript Format – If you’re trying to sell your writing, you should try to make it look professional when you’re submitting it.

Cover Letters for Submissions – What to do, and what not to do, when creating a cover letter for a short story submission.

The Grinder – A free website with a searchable index of submissions markets.

Scrivener – A great drafting resource, kind of like a cross between a note program, a wiki, and a word processor.  Not free, but it does have a free trial.

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