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This is my first post in the Blog Hop. So, here’s my shout out to the first week’s prompt: Writing Goals.
My writing goals for 2014 are to finish the two novels that I am working on. Polish them up and get them ready to pitch at a writing conference in September/October. I write science fiction and fantasy stories full of romance, epic battles and royalty.
Writing Tools that I Use:
When I’m writing, there are a few different websites and blogs that I reference for writing advice, standards and trends. They are:
http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/ < Though Janet Reid doesn’t cover my genre, her knowledge of the market and the trending do’s and don’t’s of the industry are spot on. She’s also bluntly honest and eager to help writers.
http://americaneditingservices.blogspot.com/ < Laura gave me some invaluable feedback last year. I have followed her blog ever since. She hasn’t posted much recently, but has posted on editing pitfalls and grammar aids in the past.
I also use QueryTracker.com and AgentQueryConnect.com for feedback on my personal writing. I find QT a little more personable, but both sites are good. They both post on feedback, contests and advice and are good sources of support.
I have also found that stalking agents and other writers on Twitter to be extremely educational. They repost articles all the time that I would have otherwise missed (including this totally awesome blog hop). My handle is: @VedBrown
These are my key resources, along with a few good friends who are willing to read and give feedback in the flesh.