Web extras for "Books or Bytes"-Winter 2011

More of the Write Stuff

Google “writer,” and you’ll get 203 million pages to choose from.  Where to start? Here’s some advice from the experts about the most useful Web sites for writers.









See Writer’s Digest’s latest list of the top 101 sites for writers. Their list divides sites into these categories: general resources, challenges/creativity,  publishing resources, jobs,writing groups and communities, genres/niches, agent blogs, protect yourself and just for fun.









• Melinda Blau, author of the Quarterly article “Books or Bytes,” recommends:

-At Goodreads you post your favorite books and learn what others are reading.

-The “Follow the Reader” blog holds weekly Twitter talks with industry powerhouses.

Booksquare promises to “dissect the publishing industry with love and skepticism.”

Galley Cat, which calls itself “the first word on the book publishing industry,”  features news, resources, and job opportunities.


Author and MHC Professor of English Corinne Demas says, I steer my students to Poets & Writers magazine rather than Writer’s Market (which is commercial).


Feel free to add your thoughts below!

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