by C.L. Phillips
After several years of working diligently on writing craft, exploratory reading, and the business of publishing, I though our Working Stiff readers might enjoy joining with me to exchange new Web Treasures.
Specifically, what are the treasured web sites that you read on a regular basis?
I've discovered many of my now favorite sites after I started engaging with Twitter in July, 2011. I've found that my twitter friends share some of the best information I've found on the web. So here's a brief description of my new favorite sites
The Passive Voice - Lawyer and writer (anonymous) blogs about all things writing, writers, publishing, and most important - publishing contracts. He summarizes other top blogs, netting out the key issue while still providing a link to the original source. I read this blog before any other.
Book News Daily by Stacy Juba (a mystery and romantic suspense author) - a great paper using the Paper.li tool that aggregates book reviews from blogs, tools for writers, and industry news. I caught this first issue from one of Stacy's tweets, and she helped me understand the power of the Paper.li tool. This is a fantastic tool for bringing information together for your readers. Maybe there's a paper in your future.
The #pubwrite Daily brought to you by the people of Twitter's #pubwrite following. #pubwrite is a twitter hashtag used by writers seeking to participate in a virtual community. The original premise was that you'd type a #pubwrite on your tweets when you wanted to hang out with other writers and have a virtual drink at a pub. Writing can be a solitary pursuit, so you can imagine the popularity of a pub where you meet others sharing your struggle and interest and where drinking is optional. A few of the key folks in #pubwrite collaborated to bring out this Daily paper, and the articles are both useful and entertaining. And if you haven't monitored the #pubwrite tweet stream, do so. The people are very open and sharing.
So those are my three new favorites. What are yours? Where do you go for a mental break from your writing?