Friday, April 8, 2011

Staying in touch with writing

One of the best ways to stay in touch with writing is to subscribe to magazines, read blogs and newsletters and join organizations. MAGAZINES *Writer's Digest This magazine offers something for all writers * Interviews with established writers * Tips to make your writing better * Conferences, workshops and other gatherings for writers * Tackles fiction, nonfiction and poetry topics *RWR (Romance Writers Report) * Specifically for romance writers, however, tips can be applied to all genres * In-depth articles * Contests and conferences *ROMANTIC TIMES * Book reviews, reviews and more reviews * Subtitled "The magazine for fiction lovers" * Interviews with authors BLOGS * Writers Forever--my blog offers 1) Tips on writing improvement 2) Book reviews 3) People who make a difference *Romantic Times blogs *Copyblogger NEWSLETTERS * Nelson Literary Agency--wonderful suggestions; tells what's going on in publishing * Local newsletters--keep you abreast of what's going on where you live for great story ideas ORGANIZATIONS * NFPW--National Federation of Press Women (accepts men as members)--many states have an affiliate * RWA--Romance Writers of America--many states have affiliates * Society of Professional Journalists * South Carolina Writers Workshop * Local groups, e.g, NCWN--North Carolina Writers' Network * Organizations specific to topics: travel writers, food writers, etc.