These are some can’t-miss resources for writers. Some websites, some books, some magazines. Nobody has asked me to post here-I post what I find to be useful. If you’re a blogger, beginning writer, or word enthusiast, you’ll probably find some helpful tips in these sources. I’ll be adding as I find new sources (and have more time!).
OWL, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Books about Writing, a list on Galley Cat
Books I think every writer should read:
Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
Atonement, by Ian McEwan
Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury
A Collection of Beauties at the Height of their Popularity, by Whitney Otto
Truth & Beauty, by Ann Patchett
My Kind of Place, by Susan Orlean
Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand
Seth Godin, author of “The Dip” Everyone interested in getting a job or getting freelance work should read his new book, Linchpin
Third Tribe Forums Incredibly powerful community. Membership only. The fee is TOTALLY worth it.
Mashable Great Twitter 101 and Facebook 101 marketing guides
HARO Help a Reporter Out Thrice daily (business days only) emails from reporters seeking sources. Can be great for marketing. They have STRICT rules, and you MUST follow them, or you will be blacklisted.
Two books: The Anti 9-5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life both by Michelle Goodman
These are two of the BEST books you can read if you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer.
Powell’s Books If you REALLY love books, sign up for their review-of-the-day e-newsletter. Fantastic!
Flashlight Worthy Books, almost 400 great book lists by theme
Last updated 4/26/10