About A Writer’s Source
For fiction writers in search of resources for his or her story research, A Writer’s Source provides a wealth of sources to start you off or to push you further in your research. The blog offers links to helpful sites for a variety of story scenarios, many of which I’ve used myself in doing research for a story. You may see a reference to the occasional actual book.
Expect to also see posts on editing and revising a manuscript, a result of my five years as an editor with an educational publisher. I will also post on self-publishing, which I am seriously considering for my current manuscript, and is a sector of the industry in such flux it behooves us to keep up. (Yes, I just used the word behooves. Deal.) I’ll occasionally post on whatever else I feel the need to throw in my two cents.
I developed my research skills as a graduate student, where I first discovered my love of writing. I then spent five years as an editor. But soon the recession knocked me down from editor to proofreader. I took advantage of some time I spent unemployed in between and began writing in earnest.
I took the plunge and wrote my first novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), 2009 (and won!). I wrote a second in NaNoWriMo 2010. It was better. The revision continues.
And now I blog. Which means, the slow revision of my latest manuscript may… get… slower… But it will continue. I’m nothing if not persistent.
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There’s a word for a writer who never gives up… published. –JA Konrath