More excellent blogs and resources

In a previous post I mentioned a few blogs and resources you should consider following if you’re interested not just in the craft of writing, but getting paid for it. ‘Cause doing something you love is nice, but getting paid to do so is even nicer.

Well, here are a few more.

The Swivet is a mixed bag of odds and ends, but it always returns to writing. It first caught my attention with an excellent piece about self promotion that all aspiring writers ought to read, ESPECIALLY if you’re about to be or have just been published. It’s far too easy to forget that you’re responsible for getting yourself out there. For letting people know you exist. After all, more exposure = more work. Plenty of good advice in this blog.

It’s largely all about promoting itself, but the Penguin Books blog is worth watching for news on upcoming authors, contests, and what’s going on in the literary world. If you’re hoping to write mainstream lit, this is a good way to stay plugged in on publishing trends.

Not strictly about writing and instead plugged here simply because I like it is Alfred Hitchcock Geek. I’m obviously a fan of Hitchcock — insert a plug for my book, A Year of Hitchcock, here — and I think this guy does a good job of avoiding the same old ground other Hitch sites tread. Check it out.

Plenty more where that came from, but I’ll save them for another day. In the meantime, check “My Blog List” on the left for some more excellent blogs.