Saturday, 5 November 2011

Writing World

Just a brief post this week as I am feeling a bit under the weather (again) but as usual, not too ill to find another useful writing-related website.

This time it is http://www.writing-world.com/ which describes itself as "a world of writing information for writers around the world" although it appears to be based in East Sussex.

As well as lots of useful articles and other information covering many writing genres, what I particularly like about the site is that you can very easily subscribe to a pretty substantial free newsletter. This is issued on the first and third Thursday of each month and comes in the body of an email so that you can either print it out as hard copy or save it on your desk top if you care about the planet.

Although the newsletter seems more geared to American writers, the articles are fairly universal in their content. The current issue has an excellent article on E-book publishing which I found really interesting, especially as it answered a question about E-books that has been bothering me for some time. (Do they spell the end of good quality literature now that every Tom, Dick and Harriet can publish one?)

The newsletters also recommend books, websites, blogs and competitions for writers and the editorial stance seems to be that freelance writing should be seen as a "proper" job with a decent wage, something I am always keen to promote.

So far, subscribing to the free newsletter has not resulted in my in-box filling up with unwanted emails so why not give it a go? After all, the October 20 issue recommended Simon Whaley's blog (http://www.simonwhaleytutor.blogspot.com/) so it can't be bad!

  

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll go and check it out. I only fear that it will encourage me to spend even more time on the Internet when I should be buckling down to the writing...

    Sorry you're still not feeling well and hope you get it sorted out soon.

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  2. Thanks for your good wishes, Vanessa. Let me know what you think of the site/newsletter and don't feel too guilty!

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