Thursday, June 16, 2011
Aspiring Writers Tools
Aspiring writers often don’t make a profit.
Especially aspiring writers who home school and study.
Over the past month or so I’ve discovered some absolutely fantastic tools. I’m sure you’ve all already found them… and forgotten to tell me … but just in case you haven’t discovered these tools yet…
YALitChat … an online weekly chat on Twitter… but it’s so much more than that. It’s also another online social media tool.
Check out these hash tags (#) on Twitter #PBLitChat (picture book Lit Chat) #KidLitChat #myWANA #amwriting ... I'm sure there's more
Writers Digest Community .. another social media platform for endless activity and inspiring knowledge.
Query Tracker … I have just discovered this one this week. I do remember someone mentioning it a while ago – but I guess back then I was only interested in finding Aussie publishers and agents … but now I’m ready to search far and wide and hey, I love America so why not?
WriteOnCon … this one I found last year … all MCs under 18 … a brilliant online conference in August
Natural Reader … this is a free download and it reads your text back to you
Dragon Dictation … I don’t use this – because I don’t have an iphone, ipod or ipad … I heard someone else talk about it and now my hubby uses it and loves it. It turns your voice recording into text … so you can write on the go!
Christopher M Parks’s Manuscript Analyser... this is great to pick up adverbs, overuse of words etc
Rhymer ... a free online rhyming dictionary for all the poets or picture book writers.
The Bookshelf Muse ... another one I just discovered thanks to a lovely reader ;)
Australian Writer's Resources... Competitions, publishers, writing groups
Christian Writers Downunder
The Writer's Resource
Write to Done
Predators and Editors - listing publishers the good the bad and the ugly
Doxical - your online guide to grammar, punctuation, usage and style
And what I love is …
These are all free free free!
Do you have any wonderful sites or platforms you’ve discovered recently?