Saturday, March 19, 2011

Amazing Finds

I’m so excited! I’ve found so many wonderful resources for writers lately. I’d feel just terrible if I kept them all to myself, so I’m sharing them with you. I encourage you to click on the links below. Hopefully, you’ll find these resources just as helpful as I have.  (Some of these are duplicates from my previous Sharing the Love post. Somehow, those links got erased, so I’m going to repost them along with my new finds.)

Brenda Drake writes novels for young adults and middle grade students.  She holds some awesome contests for her blog followers, some of which include amazing prizes like manuscript critiques from literary agents. Check it out!
Evie is a reader, writer, and blog designer who posts on a daily basis. Her blog layout is one of the best I’ve seen, and she’s kind enough to share her blog knowledge with others. Every Thursday she posts a blog tip to help fellow bloggers get their blogs in tip top shape. That’s not all!  There’s Must-Have Mondays, Talkin' Books Tuesdays, What's What Wednesdays, Favorites on Fridays, and Suggestion Saturdays. Head on over and take a peek!
I love this blog so much because there are always helpful posts for writers. Their most recent bit of advice dealt with research and the many types of research one can do to make their manuscript more authentic. If you’re looking for great advice to help hone your skills, then hop on over!
Leigh is a South African born, Irish writer, living between the US and Ireland. Her debut novel, The Carrier of the Mark, is being published by HarperCollins, and will be released to the public soon. Leigh got her start on InkPop, and often posts about the ups and downs of publication. She also holds some pretty unique contests. This blog is definitely worth your time!
This blog was created by a writer who loves to participate in writing contests, like me! If I’ve failed to spread the word about a particular contest, chances are she’s spreading the word about it on her blog. It’s worth a look.
Here, you’ll find a group of writers who love to help. Providing resources for YA writers, and giving author/ agent interviews are their specialties. Go! Go! Go! Follow them, now!
The agent spotlight on this blog is nothing short of amazing. If you’re on the prowl for an agent to represent your manuscript, then you seriously need to check it out!
Agent Query offers the largest, most current searchable database of literary agents on the web—a treasure trove of reputable, established literary agents seeking writers just like you, and it's free!
Love to Write? Connect with other writers like yourself. Read and vote on what others write. Talk about novels, poetry or a book you love. Write a post for the community. Connect with other writers like yourself. Make the Top Pick list and your writing will be read by a HarperCollins editor. (This site is for young adults, or writers who write for young adults.)


  1. Thanks for the blog love! Woohoo!

  2. You're welcome! Thanks for having such an amazing blog! :)

  3. Awesome, Amy! :) So glad you like YAtopia.

  4. *tackle hugs* Thanks so much, Amy!

  5. Thank you so much for mentioning my post at DNA Writers! *hugs* Your blog is great too!!

  6. That's great! Good luck!