Great Resources for Writers

I've been poking around cyberspace a lot while stalling on my latest project (shame on me), and one of the many amazing sites I've found for writers belongs to New York Times Bestseller JoAnn Ross. In addition to writing fabulous suspense and romance, JoAnn is an amazingly generous mentor. Check out her writer's resources section for helpful articles on everything from manuscript formatting to the definition of suspense.

If you're in the mood for cynical chuckles, Miss Snark's blog is a excellent place to stop. This agent incognito dishes out plenty of great advice along with the barbs and can't be beat for pure entertainment value.

Another blog I love to visit is M.J. Rose's Buzz, Balls & Hype. I especially enjoy the weekly "The Doctor Is In" column with Dr. Susan O'Doherty, a clinical psychologist from NYC who deals with creativity issues and is a writer herself. This week's post deals with coping with professional jealousy, but your own and others. The sad truth is, no matter how modest your accomplishments may feel to you, someone a rung lower down the ladder is going to cast an envious eye, just as you're bound to when others you perceive as less deserving achieve your goals. Learning to deal with the emotions without turning into a QBFH (Queen Bitch from Hell) is important to both your career & mental health.

My final recommendation is mega-bestselling suspense author Tess Gerritsen's blog. She's a major idol of mine, so it's refreshing to see how very human she is. Plus, she regularly offers sane, sage advice on the world of writing and publishing.

So what are your favorite blogs for writers?


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