The Business of Writing
- Hope Clark’s Newsletter offers plenty of advice about contests and freelance markets.
- Freelance Writing Jobs gives plenty of ideas for the working writer to find… well, work.
- Build Book Buzz with Sandra Beckwith is a great resource for writers who are trying to promote themselves.
- 1000 Literary Agents can help you find just the agent you need to represent your project.
- Looking for some extra support in your writing? Check out Laurel Leigh’s local offerings.
- Story Fix is the popular writers’ blog by Larry Brooks. He offers ideas on plot, character and setting and he’s very responsive to his readers.
- Hope ClarkÂ has a great blog about “finding the motivational and financial means to write.”
- Sandra Beckwith writes about tips for keeping your work in the limelight.
- Algonquin Books Blog – Here you can ask an editor a question! Give it a try.
- Sue Boynton Poetry Contest is great resource for writers in the Northwest.
If you’re a part of our community, we want to follow along as you blog, build platform, or tell your story. We also want you to see how blogging can work to help you create community and to market yourself as a writer. Send us an email and we’ll list your site here. Take a look at our amazing community:
- She Writes is an online communtiy of women writers. They offer support, conversation and resources. Several Red Wheelbarrow writers belong to She Writes, as well.
- Follow RWB Writer, Tele Aadsen, the author of the amazing blog, Hooked: One Woman at Sea Trolling for Truth
- Susan Wingate is a friend of RWB from San Juan Island. She’s a novelist and a very productive blogger: http://www.susanwingate.com/
- Pam Helberg is hilarious, smart, and honest! Putting on My Big Girl Panties is a great read.
- Rebecca Saxton is a great read, too. Check out her blog, Binding Wor(l)ds Together.
- Mike McQuaide is an outdoor writer and a bike enthusiast. His blog is full ofÂ high energyÂ and amazing pictures.
- Take a look at Nick Giguere’s blog tracking his travels by kayak with his wife.
- Let Carol Frazey of The Fit School inspire you with stories and encouragement to be your best fit self!
- Heather Tiszai is traveling by boat with her family. Follow her on their adventures on Little Birdies Take Wing.
- Jennifer Wilke is a historian and a screenwriter. Check out Then and Now: Intrigues of the Civil War.
- Wendy Welch lives in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Check out her Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap.
- Cami Ostman, one of The Chicks, blogs about running, traveling, and life: 7marathons7continents.
- Blogging for The Spirited Woman website, Nancy Adair is a travel writer extraordinaire.
- Dog blog anyone? Check out Kari–Rhymes with Safari–Neumeyer’s site!
- If a picture is worth a thousand words, you’ll want to follow Jolene’s blog: Jolene’s Life in Focus.
- Janet Oakley, the HistoryWeaver, has a nose for history. She researches and writes both historical fiction and non-fiction.
- How about a blog with a mission? Check out Rody Rowe’s website here and see what it’s all about.
- If you’re looking for a good place to write, pay attention to what Sean Dwyer has to say on his Dwyer Cafe. He’ll give you some great suggestions.
- Two of the original chicks collaborate on an online forum about women in extreme religions. Check out Beyond Belief.
- Love gardening? Check out Emily Schiller’s blog. You’ll love it too!
- Chanticleer Conference – March/April in Bellingham, WA
- Chuckanut Writers Conference: Inspiration into Action – June at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. WA
- Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference – July in Seattle, WA
- Surrey International Writers’ Conference – October in Surrey, BC, Canada