Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Surrey International Writers' Conference - Notes Posted

I posted my notes from the 2008 Surrey International Writers' Conference over on the Compuserve board. If you want to see them, navigate to the message here. You don't need to be a member to read, only to reply to a message.

One of the things that often happens at conferences is that speakers recommend various books, websites, blogs...that sort of thing. Below is a list of websites of interest to writers, recommended by Surrey presenters, in no particular order:

Queryshark.blogspot.com
A blog where Janet Reid reviews queries and makes recommendations. She’s got a huge backlog, so don’t expect to see yours anytime soon, but a great place to scroll through and see what works and what doesn’t.

Twitter.com
Social networking site that centers around updating and commenting on each other’s status.

http://www.free-expressions.com/
Don Maass’s seminars

Zoomii books
http://zoomii.com/
A virtual bookstore for Amazon books. Displays the books on bookshelves, categorized by genre and bestsellers. Click through to purchase through Amazon.

Sarah Lovett
http://sarahlovett.com/workshops/getwriting01.html
Articles about the writing process.

Ted.com
Video footage of great speakers talking about a variety of topic. There is a series on Master Storytellers. Recommended by Vicki Pettersson.

sfwriter.com
Rob Sawyer’s website. Look down sidebar for section on “How To Write” for his writing columns.

http://www.authorbuzz.com/
Author book promotion service.

http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/buzz_balls_hype/
Blog about book marketing

I'll post the short list of book recommendations from this year in the next day or so. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny
Nice to see you briefly at SIWC.

That zoomii link is so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny W.

Jenny Graman Meyer said...

Hey Jenny,
Sorry I didn't get more time to talk with you! Don't be such a stranger!