Colony at Dairy Hollow
Located on the historic loop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, The Writers'
Colony will provide a quiet place to write and unwind.
The food is
excellent and the people are friendly. All the suites include a great
working space with wifi,
kitchen and privacy at an affordable price.
Check into their contests and fellowships.
I won one for my short story
"Black Diamond." My stay there was wonderful. Tell them I sent you.Tricks, Tactics, and Techniques from Published Authors: Thoughts on Traditonal vs. E-book Publishingby Jan Peck and David Davis
getting published and surviving the trials and tribulations of the
writing life from authors with 50 years of experience between them.
They've published art and writing with: About You! Books, Back Porch
magazine, Boys' Life Magazine, Celebration, Chicken Soup for the Kid's
Soul, Christianity Today, Comic Buyers Guide, Dallas Morning News, Dial
Books for Young Readers (Penguin/Putnam), Highlights for Children,
Humpty Dumpty magazine, Madison County Journal, Pelican Publishing
Company, Simon & Schuster BFYR, Sojourners Magazine, Sterling
Publishing Company, Turtle Magazine, The Winnsboro News, e-books, and
many other assorted publications. Real answers to your real questions
about the realities of the publishing world! How we were broke,
broke-in, how we stayed with it through struggles, got published--and
you can too!
Download your e-book copy today! Available in all formats for reading on Kindle, Nook, Personal Computer, iphone etc. etc.
NORTH CENTRAL/NORTHEAST SCBWI CHAPTER
Home sweet home. Join now for the fellowship and writing information
THE SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
If you want to write for children this is the organization to join. It
will save you YEARS of struggle.
This is the site for the national organization.
The Austin, Texas chapter of SCBWI. More nice folks.
BRAZOS VALLEY SCBWI
SCBWI Brazos Valley is one of five Texas Regions of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators,
the international, professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature.
The Houston chapter of the national organization. Lots of good help and fellowship
for writers here!
SOUTHWEST TEXAS SCBWI
This chapter meets bi-monthly in San Antonio, Texas.
JAN PECK'S WEBSITE
Jan's site is chock full of writing tips and information. She is an
award author writer and former editor at Boy's Life Magazine.
She is also my partner in our "two for
author programs. Don't miss out on all the information on
writing and her books!
EMMA DRYDEN'S WEBSITE
Help for writers from an experienced editor
DFW WRITERS' WORKSHOP
A professional association for North Texas writers of all backgrounds, genres and experience levels.
Writers helping writers since 1977. This is a GREAT bunch of folks!
AMAZON'S SEARCH ENGINE
When you get an idea for a book, this is a great place to research what
is already published.
Also, type in a publishing company name, the type of book, and sort the
books in order of bestsellers
to understand what types of books the publisher has had success
ONLINE RHYMING DICTIONARY
Stuck? Check out this search engine for the perfect rhyme for that word.
Mark Twain is one of my heroes. Click here to
read some of his wisdom filled quips.
WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS
The Writers' League of Texas is a nonprofit professional organization whose
primary purpose is to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers,
to help members improve and market their writing skills, and to promote
the interests of writers and the writing community.
THE PURPLE CRAYON
Here you'll find useful articles, mostly for writers and illustrators;
selected links to online resources
for writers, editors, teachers, librarians, parents, and other
children's book people; and information
about his new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's
VERLA KAY'S SITE
This is the place to come for information on how to get started, and
what to do
after you start selling. Begin with the Getting Started, Writer's Tips,
and Links pages,
and browse through the extensive workshops on the Transcripts page.
Then, when you need more information, move on to the Published Writer's
Share your successes on the Good News page, chat with other writers in
the Live Chat room (nightly) or on the Forum Chat board.
PREDITORS AND EDITORS
Which agents, publishers and other literary types are on the level,
and which are crooked as a bucket of rattlesnakes? Check this site to find out.
Cynthia has lots of information for beginning and experienced writers,
plus lots of other fun things. She has lots of interviews and assorted
interesting facts about the writing life on her blog, too.
THE CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL
The Children's Book Council is a non-profit trade
that has been dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and
of children's books since 1945. Be sure to check out CBC
. This is a writers'
illustrators' market guide that is updated twice monthly!
THE AUTHORS GUILD
This organization fights for the right of ALL authors-members or not.The
Authors Guild has been the published writer's advocate for effective
copyright, fair contracts, and free expression since 1912.
CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE GUIDE
A subject index to magazines for elementary and middle school students.
KID MAGAZINE WRITERS
Information for children's magazine writers.
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